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May 24, 2012 15:16 |  #1

My son and his gal. Shot with the 70-200 2.8L, 580EX main in Qbox24 and 430EX as fill. All comments welcome.

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May 24, 2012 15:48 |  #2

Lovely couple.

The first pose is a bit awkward to me. He is standing square to the camera and isn't connecting to her. She has her shoulders about 75 degrees to the camera (close to a profile), while he's straight across. Next time, have them both turn toward each other, have him connect to her physically (such as arm around her as in #2), have them overlap a bit so there's no gap between them, and then tilt their heads slightly toward each other.

The tree behing them in #1 suffers from being in sharp focus. The branch is skewering your son's head. Other than that, I like the lighting and the OOF background.

Did I mention that you captured a great looking couple?!?!

Thanks for sharing!


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May 24, 2012 18:21 |  #3

nice pics i think the 2nd is a little yellow green
and full lengths are easier with shorter lenses makes it more intiment


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May 24, 2012 18:49 as a reply to Pixil Studio's post |  #4

cpam, thank you for the posing comments. I really need to slow down and work with that more during the shoot. There are poses with better connection but I appreciate your comments here.

Pixil, thank you for the color critique. I have added a corrected version. Better I think but enough? I struggle with color since I have a bit of reg/green color blindness. I try to correct "by the numbers" but it doesn't always work out.


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HappySnapper90
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May 24, 2012 20:32 |  #5

The water and bridge to the right in photo 1 don't add anything to the photo. For me they compete for my eye's attention. The amateur thought is to get nice looking things around people in a photo where the professional view is often to remove items that will distract from your subject.




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May 24, 2012 22:16 |  #6

Mtn4Mike wrote in post #14480795external link
Pixil, thank you for the color critique. I have added a corrected version. Better I think but enough? I struggle with color since I have a bit of reg/green color blindness. I try to correct "by the numbers" but it doesn't always work out.

much better
id always error on the side of magenta rather than green better embarrassed than sick


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May 25, 2012 01:25 |  #7

#1 Lighting on the subject works pretty well, however the branch behind the couple I find a bit distracting.

#2 Composition ok, could be shallower DOF. Would probably pp the hair away from the brides back.




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May 25, 2012 08:35 |  #8

lahtir wrote in post #14482224external link
#1 Lighting on the subject works pretty well, however the branch behind the couple I find a bit distracting.

#2 Composition ok, could be shallower DOF. Would probably pp the hair away from the brides back.

BRIDE? dont tell dad that.... prom seniors


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May 25, 2012 09:04 as a reply to Pixil Studio's post |  #9

Yeah, please no bride talk!! :) They're prom Juniors actually. Good comment about the back hair though.

Happysnapper, I understand your comment about the bridge but don't agree we can't add interesting background elements. My mistake was to not increase shutter speed a stop or two to kill the ambient which would have highlighted the couple without distracting. I mean, why do pros shoot in front of sunsets, cityscapes, etc? They just do it better than I do :)

Pixil, interesting about erroring on the side of magenta. I had read that magenta should never be higher than yellow. It still is not in this image but they are very close now.

Thanks again!


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May 25, 2012 10:10 |  #10

You missed the focus in number one. I agree with the "disconnected" statements above.

Two looks good except for the color cast.


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May 25, 2012 13:53 |  #11

That lens is amazing! I love the Bokeh!!!


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