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Oct 30, 2012 13:43 |  #1

Hello all!
This past weekend i did my very first engagement session with some friends and wanted to get some feedback!

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Oct 30, 2012 13:47 |  #2

Really like the first two, I think the last one could have been better if you had him look at her instead of the camera. Still a great shot though!


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Oct 30, 2012 17:47 |  #3

Congrats on your first e-session. They're always a lot of fun.

#1 - A little stiff. Sitting side by side can be hard to be super close together. Upper bodies close is what you want. Also, this shot is going straight to his crotch, for lack of a better term. I like it when guys bend one leg under the other, so it's a little bit less of a crotch focus. I wish they were just interacting more. Also, the feet are a little close to the bottom of the frame; a little more room under there would be nice but I appreciate the fact the shot isn't centered. I also don't love the processing personally.

#2 - Again, you've got a bit of a stiffness and lack of interaction BUT not in the high fashion type way. It also seems like you were suffering with a bit of camera shake here from low shutter speed, and the crop is a little awkward down near their ankles.

#3 - Interesting way to do the ring shot. Are they having a thumb war?

#4 - I don't really have a problem with this concept, I've done similar shots, but I prefer the out of focus person to be looking forward or to the side so you can still get an idea of their face. Also, same issue with falling out of the bottom of the frame here. Another thought is when you have guys use their pockets, put their thumbs in and let the rest of the hands hang out.. Versus hiding their hands in their pocket.. Gives a little bit of the amputee look.. you always want to see SOME finger.


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Oct 30, 2012 17:55 |  #4

Thanks for the comments so far guys!

#1 - A little stiff. Sitting side by side can be hard to be super close together. Upper bodies close is what you want. Also, this shot is going straight to his crotch, for lack of a better term. I like it when guys bend one leg under the other, so it's a little bit less of a crotch focus. I wish they were just interacting more. Also, the feet are a little close to the bottom of the frame; a little more room under there would be nice but I appreciate the fact the shot isn't centered. I also don't love the processing personally.

---yeah i'm realizing more and more than i should have had him move the legs so it wasn't a crotch shot.

#2 - Again, you've got a bit of a stiffness and lack of interaction BUT not in the high fashion type way. It also seems like you were suffering with a bit of camera shake here from low shutter speed, and the crop is a little awkward down near their ankles.

---i did notice that it was a little burry, hence the B&W, made it a bit more usable.

#3 - Interesting way to do the ring shot. Are they having a thumb war?

Yeah the thumb war was their idea, i thought it turned out alright, i did get some more of the "classic" ring shots too though.

#4 - I don't really have a problem with this concept, I've done similar shots, but I prefer the out of focus person to be looking forward or to the side so you can still get an idea of their face. Also, same issue with falling out of the bottom of the frame here. Another thought is when you have guys use their pockets, put their thumbs in and let the rest of the hands hang out.. Versus hiding their hands in their pocket.. Gives a little bit of the amputee look.. you always want to see SOME finger.

Thanks for the help there! I wasn't really sure what to have him do with his hands....


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Nov 06, 2012 00:45 |  #5

#4 is my fav! Nice!


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