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Dreary Winter Engagement Shoot

 
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Feb 02, 2015 09:39 |  #1

My second ever engagement shoot. Pretty poor conditions - no sun or snow and just dirty brown grass and bare trees. I am mildly happy with what I got though. It was also 20 degrees Fahrenheit so my hands were going numb.

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Feb 02, 2015 09:51 |  #2

Nice job Ben. I really like two and three - especially the composition in three.

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Feb 02, 2015 14:50 |  #3

Nice job Ben and thanks for sharing. One of the nice things about those overcast gloomy days is you get this nice, soft, diffuse and pleasantly even light that can really work for you.

Numbers 2 & 3 are my favorites with great warm expressions on that first by the truck. It's apparent they are relaxed with you and it shows in the picture. I like the dramatic lighting on #3 and the landscape format suits it nicely. There is a little shadowing on the faces making them harder to see, but that's a minor issue.

I like the concept of the last with the shining clock, but you needed a bit more illumination on the couple for recognition, and also to balance out the intensity of the large time piece. In post you should be able to brighten up the couple perhaps about a stop or so. If you are shooting RAW that will easily give you 1 - 2 more stops. All in all nicely done.


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Feb 02, 2015 18:29 |  #4

2 and 3 are awesome, they feel so warm and full of life :)


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Feb 02, 2015 23:24 |  #5

2 is awesome


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Feb 06, 2015 20:33 |  #6

strictly from the thread title, i was expecting much worse, haha. the first image could do with a bit more warmth and a bit higher exposure, but otherwise you look like you did well. in this situation, bringing your own off-camera light would have been awesome.. the best thing about these types of weather situations is that you can underexpose the scene and bring out detail in some cool clouds, while lighting them up with OCF. that would have brought it to the next level, imo, especially in the final image you posted.


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Feb 08, 2015 07:21 |  #7

Ben, I also like 2 & 3 very much. I also wanted to add that there are pretty simple Lightroom techniques that I think you can use, if you wanted to, to enhance photos 1&4. An inverted radial filter would allow you to bring light to the subjects and for 1 I think you can warm it up a bit. I did this very quickly to give you an idea. I will delete them if you have an issue with what I did. Paul.

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Feb 11, 2015 23:42 |  #8

#3 is money! Great set considering the conditions!


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Feb 12, 2015 13:14 |  #9

Number one would have been much nicer shot at say, F8. It just looks a smidge soft on the edges and its the edges that make the shot interesting.


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Feb 12, 2015 14:15 |  #10

i really like number one and number three. very artistic!


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