3 HOURS TO LEARN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS... HELP!

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  1. RMThompson

    RMThompson the TPF moderators rock my world!

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    Hey all I have a bit of an emergency. Ive never done engagement photos before, and these are going to be at the beach. They hired me today, but they need me for 5 o clock!!\

    I dont have any equipment besides camera and tripod... eek. What do I do?

    Any posing ideas? Whats the BEST way to capture them as silhouttes, something I wanted to try... any other pointers?! HELP!
     
  2. Sw1tchFX

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    for silloettes, expose for the background (must be brighter than subject) instead of the subjects.

    good luck!
     
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    Turando TPF Noob!

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    I am not a photographer but I would suggest maybe having a checklist of shots you should take depending on what kind of engagement it is (for e.g. the engaged couple with each set of parents / with their siblings and so on.. and a closeup of the rings as well?) If you have a basic checklist of shots to take then it might help so you don't miss something.

    Good luck!
     
  4. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm guessing that you lived through this. My advice is to never offer services that you have not at Least researched again unless your customer is aware that you have no experience and wants you anyway.

    mike
     
  5. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I agree.

    So...how did it go?
     
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    Do what you know. Don't try to learn new things on the clients' time (unless you know you have already covered what they expect). Did you show them a portfolio? They should be expecting something similar.
     
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    There are lots of helpful tips in the Wedding and Portraiture forum for doing weddings and portraits, maybe you could peruse that section to adapt some of that advice for your engagement session?
     
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    Curious of how it went too .....
     

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