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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 1st try Engagement


Hi,

This is my first try at engagement pics. A friend asked if I would help him out and shoot some pics for him and his girl. I said for a fee I would be happy.

Anyhow, these are some of what I came up with.

Looking for very honest critiques.

Grant




  NIKON D800    24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 lens    60mm    f/5.0    1/640s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D800    24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 lens    58mm    f/3.5    1/4000s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D800    24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 lens    27mm    f/3.5    1/640s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D800    24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 lens    36mm    f/3.5    1/1000s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D800    24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 lens    24mm    f/3.5    1/3200s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Jul 27, 2014 at 06:40 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 1st try Engagement


a few more




  NIKON D800    24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 lens    29mm    f/3.5    1/160s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D800    24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 lens    24mm    f/3.5    1/5000s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D800    24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 lens    44mm    f/3.5    1/640s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D800    24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 lens    31mm    f/3.5    1/200s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D800    24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 lens    24mm    f/4.5    1/125s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jul 27, 2014 at 06:42 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 1st try Engagement


last ones






















Jul 27, 2014 at 06:44 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 1st try Engagement


Nice work, are you using a flash on some of these?


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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 1st try Engagement


Looks like there's some fill flash on some of those.

These are great for your first venture into photography. If you like the look of straight out of camera images, then you did well. But if you want to add something to them, I'd try to define an editing style a little bit.

I also would try to avoid the whole "holding on the pole" thing. It's a little cliche, but your clients do seem very happy and cheery in the images. And that's more important.



Jul 28, 2014 at 04:53 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 1st try Engagement


Thank you for the feedback. Just what I am looking for.

Yes, I used flash.

Grant



Jul 28, 2014 at 06:23 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 1st try Engagement


Not too bad for a first attempt.

Since you're new, you may not know this, but selective color images (your last one) are just about the most awful and cliched thing you can do. Unless a client specifically begs for one, maybe steer clear.

With more practice, you'll learn to dial in your flash exposure with the ambient light. It shouldn't be anywhere near this obvious that you used fill flash.



Jul 29, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 1st try Engagement


Nice first try and I am sure your customers will be happy with the results

In the future, try to avoid shooting in midday because shadows are very harsh and colors won't be as nice, or at least shoot in the shade and use fill flash/reflector. Some photographers come up with great results in harsh light but it takes so much experience, flash mastery and editing skills.

Also try to open up your lens in some shots (ex 1,2,4) to have a nicer and less distracting background.



Jul 30, 2014 at 03:53 PM





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