Katherine and Ben - Engagement Shoot

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  1. twocolor

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    Here is a photo shoot from this weekend. It was a two location shoot with a third location planned for this coming weekend.

    The waterfall location is actually the Flying J Corporate Offices in Ogden, Utah, while the other location was the Ogden LDS Temple.


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    I like all of them, especially 7 and 8. (but definately stick with color for that one shot in). You've got some great locations and tones here.
     
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    love all of them but you could probably use some saturating here and there. I specially love the last one..=]
     
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    #1 feels too skinny a crop. Maybe crop a little off the bottom and top?
    For #2, I like the B&W a tad better because I think it's easier to focus on the ring in that one. In the color one, I tend to want to only look at the top half of the frame because of all the color going on up there.
    I like how she is looking up at him in #4, but there is something about the composition that doesn't work for me. I think it's that there is so much sidewalk in it. I would try and get rid of that long white pole in the background as well.
    5.) Not sure about the tilt here, but I personally have a really hard time with them! I feel like this is one of the only ones where I can really get a good look at them and what they look like. (Oh wait, I can in #7 as well)
    I dig the long exposure for #6.
    I like the composition in #7.
    #8 isn't doing anything for me. Maybe a square crop would be cool so you could get rid of some of his legs which I find a tad distracting here.
    #9 is romantic. I like their bare feet:)

    I also think that most of these could really use a boost in color and brightness as I think the post processing is a little dull in them.
     
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    I tried an edit of that last one as I really liked it. I really didn't do much. Working in different layers and flattening as I went, I brightened it up with the brighten/contrast tool, and erased back a little from their shirts and arms, I also did a curves layer to lighten it up a tad as well. I did a another layer where I upped the color saturation a bit but erased back his face some because I didn't want it to be too orange. Then I did another layer with soft light at a low opacity. Then another layer with Hard light at a low opacity and erased back the couple so they wouldn't be too contrasty (I was just trying to get the background to pop a little more).
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    Not my taste, but good nevertheless.
     
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    April: I really love the PP on that pic. I will have to play around with some of the suggestions. I agree I don't have a lot of close up pictures, but the specifically asked for some just like that. They want a wedding announcement with text running in front of the background. My normal style with engagements is to do just that, show off the couple. I usually do more close up, giving a good look at the couple.

    The cement I agree with. If you were to put text for a wedding announcement there, though, I feel it's a lot less busy than trying to put text over trees and water and such.

    Thanks for the critique, Im going to try out your technics. I was having a hard time saturating it because neither him nor her wore anything but white. But, obviously there are ways to make them pop!
     

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