Good afternoon, below is a shot taken from my 1st engagement shoot. Looking for constructive feedback.
Joined Jun 2008
Overall it is good I would have added a bit more light to their faces. I would darken down the grass right behind them.
Composition is fine, positions are ok, not stellar, but not bad.
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I'm going to disagree about the "good composition" comments. To be frank, I think the compostion is not very good at all. When shooting couples, a good rule of thumb is to try to place them so that their bodies form a "triangle" shape, bringing them together. However, if you do want to shoot them sitting, don't have the man leaning against a tree.
When choosing to shoot in a park or other outdoor setting, look carefully at your background and pick the best spot.
Depth of field can be sharp depending on your intent.
Or use a shallow DOF for a more romantic image
Hope these help
The is an odd color forming a straight line by her knuckles. Not sure what that is and looks like she has a watch shadow for her tan.
Joined Apr 2017
The last thing that many couples want to do after making a big investment in an engagement ring is to spend another small fortune on engagement pictures.
Joined Jun 2008
Jul 24, 2017 22:00 as a reply to Jethr0's post |
Scott O. Amateur Photography
I'd crop out the swath of white sky.
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Joined Jun 2008
I always shoot as wide open as I can to make the photos look as 3D as possible with a nice creamy background. Keep the focus on the eyes and the rest is easy!
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Looks like you got a great expression on both their faces and that's great.
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This one's pretty hot.....exposure got away from you a bit.
Remember what the DorMouse said.....feed your head.
I'd do one or both of two things: 1). Up exposure by a step and then lower highlghts to bring the brightness back down. This will lighten the faces. Or 2). Use an adjustment brush set to dodge (lighten) to lift the shadows on the face. Did you lift shadows in this edit? You might get away with doing that then reducing highlights if needed.
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