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Thanks for the tip man... truly appreciate it.

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Fantastic tips, quickly bookmarked. Thanks so much.

Apr 01, 2008 04:09

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GREAT TIPS!!!! People like you are why I spend so much time on this site. Thanks for the time and effort involved in such a very clear, yet thorough tutorial.:D

Apr 01, 2008 04:56

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zorz wrote in post #5228190external link
Adding few tips...

1. Have a spray-type bottle of water. Similar to "fresh" still life photography (fruits, plants, etc.), adding drops to skin using that bottle not only works well into the beach environment, but also saves you time from running to the sea to sprinkle seawater onto hair and skin.

2. In cold weather (as it was for us two days ago), have blankets to wrap around the couple between the series of shots or during setting up, especially if elaborate lighting is involved. Otherwise, they will start looking like frozen fishes, affecting initial enthusiasm and cooperation.

Here's a shot from last e-session past Saturday, a collage with few more is in this thread.

Glad to see your still hard at it. Ain't this a great thread? :-)

Apr 01, 2008 12:24

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When do we get to see set up pics of the couple being spritzed with blankets on?

Apr 01, 2008 13:56

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Philco wrote in post #5238902external link
When do we get to see set up pics of the couple being spritzed with blankets on?

Check over in the Macro section for how to shoot iceicles... ;)

Apr 01, 2008 14:09

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Philco wrote in post #5238902external link
When do we get to see set up pics of the couple being spritzed with blankets on?

That's on the 'outtakes reel' for which there is an extra charge! ;)

Apr 01, 2008 14:15

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I guess April Fools day is as good a day as any for this thread to descend into farce.

Apr 01, 2008 14:59

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Stunninlgy useful and well thought out post, really great. Bookmarking as well.

Apr 01, 2008 18:58

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A sincere thanks for posting. I'm most interested in your tips on how to interact with the couple- loosening them up and getting them comfortable. Any more?

Apr 01, 2008 20:19

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. Great advice!

Apr 04, 2008 16:37

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Thank you for taking the time to put this together.

Apr 04, 2008 17:54

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great thread with lots of useful information. one thing i'll do (especially if i know the couple) if one or both seem stressed or uncomfortable with the idea of an e-shoot is to have them meet me for a glass of wine (not red, of course) (usually helps to relax the bride to be) before the shoot.

Apr 05, 2008 12:26

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Thanks for the tips! This really helped me out the other day.

Apr 05, 2008 21:38

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Thanks that's a wealth of information...You should write a BOOK:)

Apr 06, 2008 01:22 as a reply to post 5205460

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