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First Engagement Photoshoot - Snow

 
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Feb 01, 2014 21:35 |  #1

Shot my first engagement photos this morning in a somewhat unexpected blizzard. Snow was coming down like rain, melting all over me, my equipment, the couple, etc. We had a good time though, warmed up by the fire at the end and went out for coffee. C&C appreciated, I have much to learn about portraiture. All shot with the Canon 60D, 40mm f/2.8, and Tamron 70-300mm VC

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Feb 02, 2014 02:27 |  #2

Nice set,with snow its a bugger to shoot clear so perhaps MF in tough condition with in the indoors set very clear overall TFS


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Feb 02, 2014 10:00 |  #3

i think the cropping is slightly off, looks like you can bring the camera down on most (common from pointing the focus squares on the head). Make sure you are happy with the entire composition in the view finder.

Always over shoot in the snow so you dont get flakes in front of their eyes

light on her in the last looks a little dim and too shaded for me


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Feb 02, 2014 14:09 |  #4

Thanks! Cupic, MF wasn't really an option as I just have so much trouble checking focus with the 60D's lousy viewfinder and my lousy eyesight. I think I would have had to use a tripod and live view if I wanted to go that route. The snow certainly does mess with AF accuracy though. Pixil, thanks for the advice. I agree that the cropping on #1 and #4 could be improved as you suggest. On the other outdoor shots I wanted to emphasize the scenery around the couple, hence the perspective/cropping. On the final shot, I was supposed to have a speedlite fire but the batteries were dead. Compared to some of the other images in the set (which had off camera flash to my right with a CTO gel and shoot through umbrella) I liked how the lack of flash emphasized the fire, but in the future I'll probably need to tweak my flash technique and post processing to achieve the right balance of subject and background exposure.


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Feb 03, 2014 10:20 |  #5

jt354 wrote in post #16658275 (external link)
Thanks! Cupic, MF wasn't really an option as I just have so much trouble checking focus with the 60D's lousy viewfinder and my lousy eyesight. I think I would have had to use a tripod and live view if I wanted to go that route. The snow certainly does mess with AF accuracy though. Pixil, thanks for the advice. I agree that the cropping on #1 and #4 could be improved as you suggest. On the other outdoor shots I wanted to emphasize the scenery around the couple, hence the perspective/cropping. On the final shot, I was supposed to have a speedlite fire but the batteries were dead. Compared to some of the other images in the set (which had off camera flash to my right with a CTO gel and shoot through umbrella) I liked how the lack of flash emphasized the fire, but in the future I'll probably need to tweak my flash technique and post processing to achieve the right balance of subject and background exposure.

i dont think there is anything wrong with the view finder. if the little red square flashes red and the green dot turns on then its sharp


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