First Engagement Shoot Critique Please

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  1. Terri Walsh

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    These are a few shots of the Engagement session I did yesterday for a family member. I would love to know what you think...
    I did alter them a bit in photoshop for the desired effects.
    I used my Canon 30D, 24-105mm and 50mm, 1.4.

    Thanks,
    Terri

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    I really like 1. Everything just looks right to me.

    Number 4 kinda makes the girl look like a dead log...
     
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    Thanks for your feedback Cero. In #4, I have to say it was quite cold, and they were uncomfortable and it shows! #1 was my fav too.
     
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    I really like how you captured the subjects, but I find the water falls in most of them to be so distracting, that my eyes almost miss the couple. Hope you don't mind the feedback, it's only my opinion.
     
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    i like 1 and the last 2
     
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    I like the shots but I think the most powerful engagement shots show the couple in some sort of tight relationship. I would crop to a 4x5 ratio to fit the standard 8 x 10 frame.

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    #1 is the one i would keep
     
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    I agree with your crops 100%. I think she has some really nice photos but the couple gets lost in all the open space.



     
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    My opinions:

    #1 is too intimate, especially since her pants are dark making it look like she's straddling him. I don't think engagement pics should necessarily say "hubba hubba!"

    #2: they didn't hold still enough for your long exposure. Plus she looks frumpy and you can't really make out enough of her face.

    #3: her face is covered again. They both look a little stiff. He should probably lose the shades!

    #4 looks painful. This shot seems to stress their weight in an uncomfortable way.

    #5 is the best of all because we can at least see who is engaged. However, this particular composition just isn't doing it.

    #6 is my favorite, and would make a good complimentary photo for the back of an announcement or something.
     
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    Not too sure about the black and white one, aside from the posing, there isn't much contrast between them and the background to make them stand out..

    I like the last one though great "and they lived happily ever after" feel to it
     

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