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Robin Usagani
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


I think I see slight improvement. What do you think? .

September 2010:














Here are photos I took of them in October 2012
http://usagani.com/blog/2012/10/littleton-family-photographer---mastera-family



Nov 29, 2012 at 05:54 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


Only a small improvement
I think we are all in a similar boat, the more we do the better we get.

Looking at the two sets the processing is much better (really like it actually).
You have avoided direct sun and are shooting later in the day?
The area and backgrounds are much better and helps to frame the subject well.

Posing is really good too...I also find a second shoot with a client is always better too.

Keep up the good work, I'm sure they will love these.


Edit: Did they notice the difference?...and what did they say?



Nov 29, 2012 at 06:28 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


Nah. You ain't progressed at all. What have you been doing with your time??!



I think this is an epic idea for a new thread. Get people to post a before and after link for those who want to show their development. Would make for some really educational material for the likes of amateurs like me, and will have some cracking photos to look through........



Nov 29, 2012 at 08:34 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


I think my one year later was pretty decent. They didnt use me though. I dont blame them. Luckily they keep seeing my posts on FB.


Nov 29, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


You can look at the two sets and really see how many different factors have led to set 2 being so much better.

Quality of light - better compositions - better posing - and consistent processing.

I echo the above poster that this could be a very good idea fora thread, because I think you would see some constant variables that improve to make sets better.

Personally I am probably about a year behind you Robin, as I remember reading / seeing your first wedding post when I lurked in the wedding Forum. This year was our first year in weddings / family portraits so hopefully we can follow in your foot steps



Nov 29, 2012 at 04:52 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


Very cool to see.

I think you need to bring back the sepia/desaturated look from # 2, though....



Nov 29, 2012 at 05:00 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


I see a lot of progress. Posing, composition, lighting(i.e. time of day and positioning of the subject to the sun) and PP is a lot better.


Nov 29, 2012 at 05:05 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


Where's the selective colouring? You must be new to this.


Nov 29, 2012 at 05:56 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


I look past the post processing and composition. But I can tell you really improved in your interaction with this family to make them feel at east in front of the camera. Kudos to you.


Nov 29, 2012 at 06:00 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


These are really great, man. I like the newer edits hands down. Plus, your composition has improved immensely. Does it make sense when I say that it is a good mixture between editorial and natural posing?



Nov 29, 2012 at 06:53 PM
 



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


To me, the main improvement that shows is the lighting, much more consistent in the newer set.

Somewhat stylistic but the newer set also shows more of the general environment relative to the people (is this good or bad?). Though it does bring out the season(s) or the time of year better.



Nov 29, 2012 at 07:03 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


Really a big improvement. They should be really happy.


Nov 29, 2012 at 09:59 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


Not only do the photos look better but the couple look like they have aged backwards!


Nov 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


Thanks everyone. Just bought my self AB1200, giant soft box, battery pack. Hopefully I can keep pushing my self.


Dec 01, 2012 at 02:52 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


Robin Usagani wrote:
Thanks everyone. Just bought my self AB1200, giant soft box, battery pack. Hopefully I can keep pushing my self.


Nice. What were you using for lighting before?

brad



Dec 01, 2012 at 09:18 PM
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Robin Usagani wrote:
Thanks everyone. Just bought my self AB1200, giant soft box, battery pack. Hopefully I can keep pushing my self.

ab1600?



Dec 01, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


Robin Usagani wrote:
Thanks everyone. Just bought my self AB1200, giant soft box, battery pack. Hopefully I can keep pushing my self.


Why not get an Einstein? You get the same maximum power + a minimum power that is 2 stops less than an AB400, plus wireless triggering, better color consistency, better flash durations, digital 1/10th control, better modeling lamp, beep when refreshed, etc...



Dec 01, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


Ab1600. Yes. I went the cheap way right now spencer .


Dec 01, 2012 at 11:04 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


Nice! This inspire me even more and proves that there's a creative light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks for sharing, Robin.


Dec 04, 2012 at 04:12 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Family photos I took 2 years ago vs recently


Damn Robin, significant improvement on all fronts. Great work.


Dec 04, 2012 at 06:55 PM





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