View Full Version : Valorie's B&W Bridals plus outtakes!!

02-11-2009, 10:49 AM
ok so i think this was my very first shoot with the 85mm f/1.8 and i pretty much fell in love with it immediately. i shot mainly 85mm and 30mm until i got to the lighting and went with my 17-55 out of convenience.

we had no plan at all going in to this shoot. i was hired 3 days before and we're 2 hours apart. we met in the "went end" in dallas(for those who don't know the west end it's a trendy part of downtown with night clubs and restaurants) and we winged it...wung it? i don't remember the temp but it was freezing out, poor girl was shaking the whole time...so was i.

chronologically, these pictures are posted backwards.

1. 40d w/ 17-55mm f/2.8 IS @ 17mm ISO 100 f/8 1/60s shot with two 600w/s fotodiox strobes.

2. 23mm ISO 100 f/8 1/60s

3. 17mm ISO 100 f/9 1/250s

4. 40d & 85mm f/1.8 all ambient
85mm ISO 400 f/2.2 1/320s

5. 85mm ISO 200 f/2.2 1/160s

6. shot under the bridge
30mm f/1.4 @ ISO 800 f/1.6 1/250s(before anyone asks why ISO 800 i was shaking pretty bad from the cold so i needed to up the SS)

7. 30mm ISO 320 f/1.6 1/500s

8. i don't wanna bore y'all with a million pictures so i'll just end it here...i'll add some outtakes in my next post.
85mm ISO 400 f/2.2 1/400s

lemme know what y'all think....c&c is welcome and appreciated

02-11-2009, 10:57 AM
and a few outtakes.

gotta get the tennis shoes

like i said, it was cooold outside. valorie's mom being mom.

i love my whibal...really came in handy for these black and whites huh? haha

hurry up and get that camera set

brazilian tourist that wanted a picture with the bride. what you can't see is him holding her hand complete with interlocked fingers...gotta love the dallas cowboys sweater.

gimme a twirl

ok that's it for the outtakes.

02-11-2009, 11:06 AM
Nice work Adam! How'd you process #2?

02-11-2009, 11:13 AM
it's been a while since i did these so i don't remember exactly, but in lightroom i added fill, lowered saturation and upped contrast. in photoshop i took out the cars and the highway exit signs and just blacked them out. also added some USM contrast in photoshop and the obvious vignette. i think that's it.

02-11-2009, 11:34 AM
:cool: Awesome work Adam. I love #4 :)

02-11-2009, 02:24 PM

I hear your Cowboys had a rough season! Have you heard about that reality TV show they are making? One person is going to get a chance to make the Dallas training camp.

02-11-2009, 03:41 PM
poor cowboys. just can't seem to get it together. yea michael irvin is the host of the new show right?

02-11-2009, 05:19 PM
Some amazing shots here Adam; love #1-4 especially.

Jeff Keller
02-11-2009, 06:40 PM
Man, these shots really show what separates the men from the boys when it comes to portrait photography. Well done!

02-11-2009, 06:55 PM
All amazing Adam, even the outtakes. Awesome!

02-12-2009, 04:04 PM
Man, these shots really show what separates the men from the boys when it comes to portrait photography. Well done!
i appreciate that jeff, your review of the 30d is what started me in on this money pit.

and everyone else with the comments, i appreciate it guys.

02-12-2009, 04:12 PM
haha i was going through them and ran across this outtake. almost looks like it should be in a whibal ad.

30mm f/1.4 @ 2.8

02-12-2009, 04:37 PM
helps when you have a gorgeous bride dont ya think adam ? seriously.

02-12-2009, 04:42 PM
Gosh if you were cold then she must have been frozen. Did you have to Photoshop out any goosebumps?

02-13-2009, 06:25 AM
Brilliant shots! Love #2 that's awesome!

02-13-2009, 06:33 AM
I want to buy a whibal all of a sudden! you should get a commission or something. ;)

02-13-2009, 07:50 AM
I've been meaning to get some kind of white balance card myself... I like this one that Adam is using, so that's what I ordered!

02-14-2009, 08:52 AM
AMAZING!!! I loooooved #4. Just captures the mood so well. I've always loved portraits that don't show the immediate focus from the subject.

02-14-2009, 11:09 AM
I've been meaning to get some kind of white balance card myself... I like this one that Adam is using, so that's what I ordered!

i love it, it stays in my back pocket when i'm shooting. if you look close at it you can tell it's weathered. one time i dropped it when getting out of my truck, it spend a whole weekend getting ran over and parked on and my gf found it laying on the concrete! so they're very durable. made of some sort of hard plastic.

02-14-2009, 11:13 AM
i noticed the other day that they make a lens focus calibration system for front/back focusing. it's a little expensive.

02-15-2009, 04:48 PM
Dang! Gray card for 30?

Lens alignment for how much?

K, I can wait for the Chinese lensalign knockoff lol

02-16-2009, 07:35 AM
if you scroll to the bottom you can get the pocket card by itself without any extras for $20.95, that's the one i bought. well worth it in my opinion. it takes a split second to take a test shot with it.