Engagement Session

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  1. manderb1

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    Recent engagement session I took on Sunday. However, when I uploaded them on photobucket they turned blue...the portraits are NOT this blue, I'm not sure why they changed when uploaded on photobucket though. Sorry I couldn't figure out how to resize them.
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    Thanks for looking, any comment/critiques are welcome.
     
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    Your color problem sounds like a color space issue. For uploading to the web, you will want your images to be sRGB. If they are in another color space, you should convert them before uploading.

    It's hard to critique so many images at once...but overall, I'd like to see their faces brighter (and in some cases sharper). #5 & #6, for example could have been brighter...and I just noticed her hand on his shoulder...it looks like that disembodied hand from Tha Adams Family. I always have to tell my subjects to keep their hands off of shoulders...it feels comfortable but usually photographs poorly.
    Also, in a couple shots, his glasses are slipping on his nose (this blocking his eyes) and ther are reflecting something on one or two shots. Using a polarizing filter might help this...but it should certainly be avoided when possible (take them off, change position etc).

    Overall, it looks like they were comfortable in front of the camera and you captured some nice moments.
     
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    Thanks for the help. Next time I will remember to put the pictures in sRGB before I upload them on the web. I did not even notice the "thing" affect (adam's family) but I will look out for that next time. His glass was reflecting the reflector. I noticed that when I was shooting and had my assistant move around where it was less noticeable but ...it was still noticeable. I will definitely work on that.
     
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    any other comments?
     
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    nice angles but the picture quality feels poor (mainly because of the color)...are you a friend of the couple or did they pay for these?
     
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    The color is messed up b/c of conversion to the web. The actual color is great. I will try to repost a few and see if I can get the color to appear right photobucket. This is a paid session
     
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    Well aside from the color, they're really nice. I like the one where they're both looking at her ring and the dipping ones. Flirty and fun, perfect for an engagement session.
     
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    thank you Lacey Anne
     
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    Here is an example of the color I will post more shortly,
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    more examples

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    Sorry this is my first time shooting raw, I think the color got distorted when I converted them to JPEG
     
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    Except for the color issue quite a few of them are very nice. You did well.
     
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    I love a lot of your poses and angles. I so think some of them you couls play around and see if a bit of a closer crop works for you. I played with the first one some if you mind I can take it away. ;)
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    I think some seem a little underexposed but I think they can be worked with in editing. I did a very quick one to the second picture but of course it will have the same photobucket color issues as the original because I didnt save it in a different color space either - in PS your pictures of course didn't look off color and neither did this edit.
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    Maybe play around with the levels a little and see what you come up with.
    7 and 13 seem a bit out of focus and I think you could probably use the burn tool on that glare from the glasses but I never had to try it so I don't know if that works but its worth playing around. :) Good job!
     

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