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My First Engagement Session

 
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Jan 25, 2013 12:33 |  #1

A couple of my friends are getting married soon and they wanted me to shoot their engagement photos for them. Since I usually only shoot landscape and action sport stuff I figured I would do it for free as a learning experience to me. I feel they turned out alright for a first go around. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. You can see them all here. http://www.alexshawpho​tography.com …P#!i=2311866763​&k=btJVhKm (external link)


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Jan 25, 2013 16:40 |  #2

Good work. I really like the train shot. The night shots in the snow look underexposed a bit... and the couple looks too cold/uncomfortable. You might also look into shooting more wide open. Getting some blur on the background will help isolate your couple and put more attention on them.

Edit: Looking at your lens setup, the 28-135mm isn't going to give that shallow depth of field I was referring to. Your best best is to try a shot at 135mm f/5.6 with the couple framed pretty tight.


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Jan 26, 2013 00:24 as a reply to  @ Trent Gillespie's post |  #3

Thanks for the feedback! The river shots are def underexposed, it got dark way faster than I expected lol. As for shooting wide open I will try that next time, I haven't updated my sig in awhile and have since got a 17-55 2.8.


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Jan 26, 2013 12:54 |  #4

shaw811 wrote in post #15534984 (external link)
Thanks for the feedback! The river shots are def underexposed, it got dark way faster than I expected lol. As for shooting wide open I will try that next time, I haven't updated my sig in awhile and have since got a 17-55 2.8.

Awesome. I started out with that lens on my 40D a while back. It was a gem. Use it at 55mm f/2.8 and you should get some separation. Make sure the subjects are away from the background too.


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Jan 29, 2013 14:45 |  #5

Great job overall... but several of the images are underexposed.


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Jan 29, 2013 18:55 |  #6

You should be proud. These are "purdy gewd."


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Jan 30, 2013 11:36 |  #7

I think you did okay for a first time. I think you got some nice posing variety. #3 is definitely my favorite. I do see some underexposure issues and the ones with flash aren't very well balanced. But, very cute couple and I see real potential.


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Jan 30, 2013 11:41 |  #8

Well nothing shows up on your link, just a blank white page. Maybe you should post a few here that you feel are your best ones and then I could comment.


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Jan 30, 2013 12:28 |  #9

Numenorean wrote in post #15552276 (external link)
Well nothing shows up on your link, just a blank white page. Maybe you should post a few here that you feel are your best ones and then I could comment.

It showed up for me. But yea, it's best to post a couple of the pictures here for feedback instead of a link.


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Feb 03, 2013 23:41 |  #10

Great start on poses and Camera setup!


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onlyse
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Feb 04, 2013 08:23 |  #11

really like it..




  
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