My First Session of the Year

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  1. AprilRamone

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    Some engagment shots for my boyfriend's sister.
    CC is appreciated!
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    4.) This one's my favorite:)
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    5.) I've seen this shot a lot lately and thought I'd try it. But, I think I like other ring shots better...
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    nice shots!

    #4 is my favorite. wasn't the girl cold!??!
     
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    I like all of them! Great shots. The only problem I have is with number 1, the man's feet are awkward making his posture a little strange to me.
     
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    Wonderful series! Magazine quality for sure. Great composition and use of light. I cant pick out a favorite, they are all so good!

    Keep up the awesome work. You are a true pro. :thumbup:

    NJ
     
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    I agree the posture may be a bit awkward in the first, but it is still my fav. I think the ring shot is very neat as well! Thanks for sharing :)
     
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    I totally agree with you guys about #1. Ever since I saw someone drag a couch out into a field and take pictures, I've been wanting to bring my cool fireplace chairs outside. But, I think I might try it again when it's warmer out.
    The girl was actually saying that her feet were what was cold because I kept telling her it was ok if she wanted to wear her coat in between the shots.
    I was also trying to use a reflector without an assistant to hold it (I had an attachment that you can put on a light stand). Boy does it make a huge difference. I can't believe I've been going all this time without one.
    Thank you for all of your comments!
     
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    Yes reflector are wonderful things! :) I have a trash the dress in the snow coming up and I can't forget it! :) These are awesome!!!! I love em' I have to figure out how to get my vingetting to be like yours, so subtle. I like it. :)
     
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    Hi Kathi,
    My technique for doing vignettes is this:
    1.) Make a new layer
    2.) Use the Elliptical Marquee Tool and start outside of the edges of the photograph to make an oval where it's edges extend past the edges of the photograph. (Hope that makes sense!) I also make sure the feather is fairly large. I actually have mine at 140 right now.
    3.) Select->Inverse
    4.) Use the paint bucket tool to drop in Black.
    5.) Go over to the layers palette and drop the opacity all the way down to 0% and work it up until I think it looks good. I find that working from 0 to a higher percentage will make it more subtle because if I try to find the sweet spot going from 100% down, it's not as subtle.
    HTH!
    April
     
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    You are awesome!!! :)
     
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    These are fantastic! Great Job
     
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    I love all of these. You did an awesome job!
     
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