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Nickcanada
02-22-2009, 07:24 PM
I shot that engagement shoot that was rescheduled today... here is what I got.
I tried to work really quickly because she was really cold. I made a few mistakes because I was trying to work quickly but I think they turned out okay...

She is OOF in this shot but I like the shot... I should have spent more time checking settings here! damn it. I used a flash off camera shot through an umbrella here in this shot.
1
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/nickandaline/IMG_1873-2.jpg

2
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/nickandaline/IMG_1847.jpg

3
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/nickandaline/IMG_1839.jpg

4
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/nickandaline/IMG_1890.jpg

5

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/nickandaline/IMG_1881.jpg

Csae
02-22-2009, 08:07 PM
I think you like him, he seems alot more often in focus.

I've seen the oposite happen but hes more centered, takes more of the frame and more consisently lit and in focus, i think you got a crush.

Jokes aside, the photos are great. I'd consider warming them up just a tad, especially considering they are portraits, but thats just me i always gravitate towards the warmer side of things.

Nickcanada
02-22-2009, 08:08 PM
A better version of the second last one there...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/nickandaline/IMG_1890-Edit.jpg

Nickcanada
02-22-2009, 08:12 PM
I think you like him, he seems alot more often in focus.

I've seen the oposite happen but hes more centered, takes more of the frame and more consisently lit and in focus, i think you got a crush.

Jokes aside, the photos are great. I'd consider warming them up just a tad, especially considering they are portraits, but thats just me i always gravitate towards the warmer side of things.


LOL, I actually have a bunch of more of a focus on her.

Here is one...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/nickandaline/IMG_1850.jpg

this one is a little warmer too.

drama
02-22-2009, 09:08 PM
A better version of the second last one there...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/nickandaline/IMG_1890-Edit.jpg

I like this one
The whole series is good but the posing is a bit repetitive

Nickcanada
02-22-2009, 10:00 PM
I like this one
The whole series is good but the posing is a bit repetitive
Thanks, yeah they are repetitive. While I was shooting I had Adam's words in my head "they're gonna like the ones they look best in" or something along the lines of that. Looking back I wish I could have played around a bit more with her hood, I like the fur and wish I would have thought to use that a little more.... and obviously I need to come up with some new/different poses.... :o

faisal
02-22-2009, 11:42 PM
Thanks, yeah they are repetitive. While I was shooting I had Adam's words in my head "they're gonna like the ones they look best in" or something along the lines of that. Looking back I wish I could have played around a bit more with her hood, I like the fur and wish I would have thought to use that a little more.... and obviously I need to come up with some new/different poses.... :o

I totally agree with Drama....so next time take your wife with you as your assistant (or anyone else ready to help out with some sense of photography)...I've had a friend help me the other day and she was great at pointing out different angles....made a big difference to the shots I got in the end...

I like the B&W also but I don't know why there seems to be an HDRish feel to it...

Nickcanada
02-23-2009, 06:54 AM
I totally agree with Drama....so next time take your wife with you as your assistant (or anyone else ready to help out with some sense of photography)...I've had a friend help me the other day and she was great at pointing out different angles....made a big difference to the shots I got in the end...

I like the B&W also but I don't know why there seems to be an HDRish feel to it...

Thanks Faisal. I was planning to have an assistant or two there but my sister inlaw was having a birthday dinner and my assistants were there instead.

On the B&W I did a little exposure adjustment but it's not an HDR.

adam75south
02-23-2009, 07:40 AM
the experience is the main thing nick. next time you'll know what to expect. personally, i think engagements are the hardest...and i really seem to just go blank sometimes. whenever that happens, i'm always like "ok let's do some ring shots"

Nickcanada
02-23-2009, 07:56 AM
the experience is the main thing nick. next time you'll know what to expect. personally, i think engagements are the hardest...and i really seem to just go blank sometimes. whenever that happens, i'm always like "ok let's do some ring shots"


Ring shots, yeah I got a few of those. lol

Thinking back I really should have just ignored her being cold. I think I rushed a little too much because of it. I had a few locations planned and really just wanted pictures I know would work and didn't want to experiment too much with poses/composition. The funny part was I was starting to sweat a little because I was dressed warmly and I was moving around a lot and walking really fast. It was only -2 or -3 C, that's like 26F.

I've got a few other poses/locations I'll post up soon but I'm not really at the point where I have a long list of poses I can rattle through quickly when needed. Like you said, it's great experience. Feeling a little rushed is just an excuse really. I can do better.

jamison55
02-24-2009, 04:19 PM
I agree with the general consensus that the key to great engagement sessions is a bit of variation...with the posing and with the framing. These photos are nice, well exposed, etc, but they don't tell me anything about the couple. I like to mix up the posed, looking at the camera stuff, with stuff that shows them interacting with one another a little more. Have them hold hands, look at each other and walk towards you. Have them focus on each other, lean their foreheads together. Have them kiss, have her lean her head on his shoulder. Get them sitting down, etc.

Here are a few eshoots from this year...you are welcome to use any poses/ideas you like for your next session:

http://jamisonwexler.com/blog/jamisonwexler.com/blog/beth-and-greg-engagement-portraits/
http://jamisonwexler.com/blog/jamisonwexler.com/blog/brian-and-danielle-engagement-portraits/
http://jamisonwexler.com/blog/jamisonwexler.com/blog/kelley-dennis-engagement-session/
http://jamisonwexler.com/blog/jamisonwexler.com/blog/nicole-lance-engagement-portraits/

michaelb
02-24-2009, 06:32 PM
I like the B&W shot best Nick, but they just look so odd to me in short sleeve shirts knowing how damn cold it is!

Jamison - I just looked at that first series; incredibly creative - some great ideas there.

Nickcanada
02-25-2009, 06:46 AM
Thanks Jamie! I appreciate it. There are some really great examples there.

I think where I get stuck is trying to find a way to communicate and connect with people. I'm used to being an observer. I gotta learn to be a director.

Nickcanada
02-25-2009, 06:50 AM
I like the B&W shot best Nick, but they just look so odd to me in short sleeve shirts knowing how damn cold it is!

Jamison - I just looked at that first series; incredibly creative - some great ideas there.

Yeah, I'm glad they were up for taking off their jackets. Right after that shot we ran over to a coffee shop. :D

adam75south
02-25-2009, 08:42 AM
definitely have to agree with the b&w being the best. they'll be happy with these either way nick. on my last session i thought it was extremely ordinary and the couple wouldn't stop telling me how much they loved them. maybe i'll post a few up today.

Nickcanada
02-25-2009, 08:49 AM
definitely have to agree with the b&w being the best. they'll be happy with these either way nick. on my last session i thought it was extremely ordinary and the couple wouldn't stop telling me how much they loved them. maybe i'll post a few up today.

I talked to her last night on the phone and she was really excited. She either has low standards or is just being nice but I'll take it. :D

Here is the gallery I sent her to.... http://brownrigg.exposuremanager.com/g/angie_and_brian_engagement_
(http://brownrigg.exposuremanager.com/g/angie_and_brian_engagement_)

C&C on the gallery is welcome.

Adam, definitely post up some of your shots. I'd like to see em'.