Proposal/Engagement shoot

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  1. crimbfighter

    crimbfighter Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I shot a proposal for a client this past Friday. It was put together very late, as in only hours before the event. The proposal itself was not terribly glamorous, but the location was very pretty and special to them. Both are into hiking and it was at a state park they visit often. This of course meant they were in hiking attire as a request for nicer clothes would have tipped her off. Also complicating the matter was that the bride to be was adamant at the last minute they were going to bring their two dogs. That also meant his black shirt was covered in dog hair... He then jumped the gun a tad and she was not in a great position at the moment he popped the question.. It made for a complicated and chaotic, yet memorable, proposal. And she said yes! I will be doing a more formal engagement session for them down the road. These are my favorites. C&C always appreciated.

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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Turned out nicely!
     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    great set! this is personal preference, but i wouldnt mind seeing a bit more warmth out of the WB.
     
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    pixmedic The Mustached Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    a very nice set.
    although im not feeling the horizontal crop on 5 and 6. i guess im just partial to portrait crop, although the wider crop works great in #3 and #4.
     
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    The old, "No plan survives first contact!" situation. Looks like you done did good.
     
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    crimbfighter Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks Darrel!

    Thanks Braineack! WB is honestly something I always struggle with. I set the WB. Stare at it. Adjust the slider and think to myself, "that looks good." Walk away. Come back. Look again and not like it. Adjust the slider back to where it was. And repeat, never really feeling like I nailed it... Sometimes I just convert to B&W and call it a day... I'll probably take another look at the WB on the whole set before delivering the images. I appreciate the suggestion.

    Thanks! This is a common critique with my style. For some reason I actually tend to gravitate to horizontal in portraits like 5 and 6. You're certainly not the first to mention it to me. I think I like it because it incorporates more of the background, especially when working with wider focal lengths at shorter distances? Or maybe I need to rotate the camera more often..
     
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    crimbfighter Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks! The plan definitely went down the crapper immediately!
     
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    i think it has a lot to do with personal preference. I absolutlely see why you chose horizontal to have the rocks in view, im just overly partial to tall crops.
     
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    crimbfighter Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    So you like your photos how I like my women? :biggrin-93:
     
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    I'd be around here.

    I added "+5" to WB. then dropped the blacks ever so slightly, added a bump in exposure, and added a lot of vibrance.

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    crimbfighter Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Made a notable difference. Thanks for the edit.
     
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    And a hired photographer didn't tip her off? Or were you hired to lurk in the woods? This sounds like a fun and interesting job.
     

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