My First E-Session........Any Advise??
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ADCOLE
Registered: Nov 27, 2011
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Hello,

I have scheduled my first engagement session tomorrow morning and I was hoping for some last minute advise/suggestions. I also wanted to know if using only the 14-24 2.8 and 85 1.8g only would be too bold and/or challenging or should I play it safe with the 24-70 and maybe the 70-200?

Thanks,
Antonio



ZachOly
Registered: Feb 15, 2011
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I'd take it all, but pretty much leave the 70-200 on unless something really caught my eye. The last thing you want to be doing is fumbling with lenses and settings



david1234
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
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70-200 and 85 all day



amonline
Registered: Jul 16, 2006
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Hard to advise when you don't mention the camera.



ADCOLE
Registered: Nov 27, 2011
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I appreciate you guys stopping by to post. 70-200? I will definitely take it under advisement.



nikonftw
Registered: Apr 10, 2010
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Act confident.

Give them sincere positive feedback.

Make them love you and the pictures wont matter.



ADCOLE
Registered: Nov 27, 2011
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amonline wrote:
Hard to advise when you don't mention the camera.


My bad. D800



ADCOLE
Registered: Nov 27, 2011
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nikonftw wrote:
Act confident.

Give them sincere positive feedback.

Make them love you and the pictures wont matter.




I appreciate that!



amonline
Registered: Jul 16, 2006
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ADCOLE wrote:
My bad. D800


You only need the 24-70, 85 and 70-200. The 14 will most likely be too wide. Also, with two people, there won't be "much" need to shoot below 2.8. The 85 will allow you to get creative below 2.8, but not by much. The 24 through 200 will most likely get the job done.



Tony Hoffer
Registered: Mar 14, 2008
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My advice: Go slow. Take time to think. Once you think you've slowed down, slow down even more.



joelconner
Registered: Jan 23, 2009
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All depends on your style. Having just the 70-200 would not be ideal for me...I would need something wider like your 24-70



ADCOLE
Registered: Nov 27, 2011
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Tony Hoffer wrote:
My advice: Go slow. Take time to think. Once you think you've slowed down, slow down even more.



Its funny you say that. Speed has been my achilles heel since the first time I picked up a camera. I will definitely heed your advice.

Side note: I always try to use natural light when I am shooting however, I am curious to know how you guys feel about utilizing speedlight(s).



ADCOLE
Registered: Nov 27, 2011
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joelconner wrote:
All depends on your style. Having just the 70-200 would not be ideal for me...I would need something wider like your 24-70


That was my thought process as well. I find that in a lot of situations I prefer to go wide and tight.



ocir
Registered: Sep 19, 2009
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Do your back a favor and just take the 24-70 then a couple of strobes.



khphoto
Registered: Jun 02, 2009
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Your first engagement session and you have a D800, 14-24, 24-70 & 70-200 VR? and an 85 to bring?

With that much invested, I'm confused why you would be asking about gearz.

Not trying to troll or anything, usually I see only have a basic cam and kit lens for posts such as this.



paregorike
Registered: May 20, 2008
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24-70 and 85. The best photos are when the couple makes magic. Let them relax and play.


R -



LivLif
Registered: Jan 31, 2010
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Hey Antonio! How did ur E-Session go?



ADCOLE
Registered: Nov 27, 2011
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LivLif wrote:
Hey Antonio! How did ur E-Session go?


I just posted some pics. Let me know what you think Chris.

Tony



XPO239
Registered: May 22, 2006
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Keep it simple.