A&P My first engagement shoot - 37 shots!

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  1. FusionZ06

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    Some good shots in there... but the whole drinking out of the same water fountain and the 2 shots of them w/ the ring off her finger are a bit odd. The ring pics would've been a lot better if you would've used the Tamron on it. I had to look and see what you were focusing on in the first pic. Thought it was the handrail at first. :o
     
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    Nice series.
    The grill one seems a bit random though?
     
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    Grill? Which one is that?
     
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    26.
    With the blue umbrellas etc.
     
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    this photo set makes me feel awkward.

    some really good ones, some ok ones, but some I don't see your inspiration for at all.
     
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    I think they liked the place :dunno:
     
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    dude, don't take it personal.

    feel free to explain what's going on in these photos?

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    ^what's going on with their arms? why is he out of focus? what is his expression saying? there's no way they would like this photo? she's showing no expression, the grass is dead, the handrails are coming out of his head

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    ^wide angle = bad idea
    fingers are way distorted, looks really strange/ awkward
    their hand positioning is just weird.nice cleavage :naughty:

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    ^his hands are cut off, he's smothering her, looks really weird, her feet look odd, why is he looking at the wall instead of her? what's at the bottom left that is distracting me? his shirt is pulling funny and makes him look really much fatter than he already is.

    they aren't bad photos technically, but i'm just not seeing what's interesting about them. again, don't take it personal, it's just how we get better.
     
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    There you go - that's criticism that I don't mind.

    :) I just hate when you say I don't see your inspiration and go :o about.....?
     
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    1. The idea was to use a shallow dof
    2. Was reallly hard for them to understand what I wanted. I wanted to shoot really their hands holding with the ring on top. For the life of me I couldn't get them to understand how I wanted it setup. So that's the end result.
    3. He was looking in the window a little ways down and it looked better. I think she really liked her eyes in that shot. I sat down and went over a lot of the pictures with her and it AMAZED me at some of the shots she really liked.
     
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    I hate 3

    and kissing with eyes open is creepy in 10
     
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    pawis werd em up

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    some nice lookin' pics, but overall id like to see them smiling and/or laughing more, in a genuine looking way. some of the shots they just don't look too enthusiastic about the whole thing.
     
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    5, 6, and 7 are all about the cleavage.
     
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    Nice pictures. 26 looks like they're about to have sex.
     
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    Lots of weird poses and harsh lighting
     
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    To be honest, i kinda feel there's a lot of awkwardness going on w/ most of these shots. I kinda feel like you're trying to force yourself w/ the posing and concepts, which ends up making things looked too contrived or staged.

    I think relaxing both your creative mindset and your subjects would help to improve your work. First i think you need to simplify your concepts. Then secondly, I kinda get the impression that you didn't spend much time w/ each shot. It feels like you though of an idea real quickly, told them to do it, shot a few, and stopped shooting thinking, "Ok, got a few of those...now let's try this..." and moved on before they were really able to settle into their "roles" for each concept. This may or may not have been the case, but that's just kinda what i imagine the shoot went like when looking at these shots.

    Also, the way he stands over her makes him look a little intimidating, which isn't what one would usually want from engagement pictures.

    Hopefully that's not too blunt or harsh, just trying to help.

    Oh and, kissing w/ eyes open = creepy...
     
  18. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    :werd: it's almost like a billboard shoot for CASDA. :hs:
     
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    whats up with 26? why did you choose to kill the green?
     
  20. BUCE

    BUCE what the fuck is the internet?

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    came to post this
     
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    I like 6
     
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    fuzzynaval Enlighten me

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    i think the location doesn't work for me.
     
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    Was he in the process of whipping it out?

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    That was my initial thought... ohhh this set is going to be good.:noes::rofl:
     
  25. SenenCito

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    LOL in most of the pictures it looks like he is about to pounce on her. Like ///Mik3 pointed out, there is some serious awkwardness in these pictures
     

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