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Oct 11, 2012 14:34 |  #1

Hello All,

I want to thank everyone who has contributed to these forums, as I have learned so much here! Thank you for sharing your tips and tricks of the trade.

I have a 5D2, and I borrowed the 70-200 2.8 IS II and the 27-70 2.8 original for these from my father.

Fill flash was used outside, bounced off a reflector to soften it. Indoor pics are 100% natural light, and man was it dark! most are at ISO 5000-6400, f2.8m, 1/160 I realize now that I probably could go with a slower shutter speed with the IS on the 70-200, but I wasn't sure at the time, so I defaulted to 1/160.

What do you think? I would really appreciate feedback, especially on composition and on Posing in the first pics. What do you think on the grain on the indoor ones, I can't even tell in this size.

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IMAGE: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IluX5JhPQQo/UHcXq7eUGvI/AAAAAAAACtg/KpBZbL8xKiM/s800/Hall_006.JPG
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IMAGE: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FyUXh4yLUSI/UHcXrG2NGZI/AAAAAAAACtk/AMuVT1M7t04/s800/Hall_011.JPG
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IMAGE: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-w44Xv1hFYHE/UHcXrMlJ64I/AAAAAAAACto/Cuem8cGYJV4/s800/Hall_014.JPG
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IMAGE: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-rNYHuMli6bE/UHcXsRLYgqI/AAAAAAAACt4/q6-bQ6Rvt0Q/s800/Hall_038.JPG
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IMAGE: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fK2nmic0D20/UHcXtBb-_NI/AAAAAAAACuA/Rbs3xWsD5to/s800/Hall_051.JPG
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IMAGE: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ID7umpU6-FI/UHcXtklzo6I/AAAAAAAACuE/fRVMLq-98Jw/s800/Hall_059.JPG
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IMAGE: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CXNMO5yUDY8/UHcXueKfPdI/AAAAAAAACuU/taBJ3jrRgQ4/s800/Hall_072.JPG
8. (her ring is a bit OOF... bummer!)
IMAGE: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XVpGDyVFTNU/UHcXukaKBLI/AAAAAAAACuQ/E5Fk7q_ORF8/s800/Hall_106.JPG

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Oct 11, 2012 15:02 |  #2

Use the posing in (2) more than that in (1)--putting people square to you doesn't usually flatter as much as having them pivot to the side a little.

In (4), having the bride tilt her head up a little (and you can get up higher and shoot down a little) can remove the double chin. I'd touch up the area under the eyes (clone out on a layer, reduce opacity to taste--for me about 40% usually). This is also a good example of why you should introduce lighting--the quality of light isn't great here, with her eyes fairly dark.

Some of these shots look a little warm to me, but their close enough that it's just a judgment call.



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Oct 12, 2012 00:56 |  #3

Great set, look like a very happy couple and you captured that emotion very nicely




  
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Oct 12, 2012 08:15 |  #4

Thanks for the great advice! I always get wrapped up in the moment and forget about the little things like double chins that I could easily de-emphasize with posing! Posing is my biggest struggle right now, I appreciate the feedback!


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Oct 12, 2012 18:46 as a reply to  @ robots4joey's post |  #5

Agree with posing advice and the warmness. To me, on my uncalibrated monitor, these look flat and could use some contrast and a tad sat. #4, although straight on, might be a keeper for her...maybe brighten the eyes, teeth and unsharp mask the eyes..she has a wonderful look going there.


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Oct 16, 2012 18:26 |  #6

is that the jacket tag on his sleeve...? arent you suposed to take that off


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Oct 16, 2012 21:35 |  #7

Sure is!!! He mentioned it today, I'll be cloning that out now :) Great Catch!


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Oct 16, 2012 23:36 |  #8

Great light!


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