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A couple session

Postby blue-eden » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:31 am

On our way back from dinner (at 5:30 so I had only a couple minutes of light to work with!) I shot a couple frames for dh's cousin and his girlfriend. He told me the day before that he's going to pop the question soon! :yay:

Aren't they a gorgeous couple?

The sun had already set and gone behind the mountain, so I had to shoot at ISO 640.

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Postby lukesmommy » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:49 am

Stunning!!!!! They are gorgeous! Great photos!
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Postby Jess641 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:04 pm

Beautiful!!! I absolutely love the first pic!
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Postby Babydreamer1326 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:31 am

the 1st pic is great! :)
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Postby blue-eden » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:17 pm

Thanks! Because this was such a mini shoot and we had already lost the yummy light, they asked to come back another time. I'd love to do a real session with them, they are a great pair!
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Postby puddingpop » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:39 pm

Lovely couple and lovely shots Blue. Your work is always stunning to look at.
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Postby photofashionista » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:05 pm

I'm always amazed and how you get such great shots. They are always perfectly focused and so crisp and sharp with that lovely blurred background. I can't seem to master that at all. Any tips to pass along??
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Postby blue-eden » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:53 am

Thank you!

I get the blurry background by shooting very wide. These were shot at F2.
To get good crisp images, you have to have good exposure and good light. You can do that on any camera, with any lens.

I had poor light here, so I had to make sure the exposure was right. I upped my iso to 640 and put the shutter speed as low as I could go without getting shutter shake. Hold your camera as steady as possible to get good focus!
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Postby photofashionista » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:16 am

Maybe my problem is my ISO. Hmm...thanks for the info :)
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Postby puddingpop » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:03 pm

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Some cameras have auto ISO even manual mode, you just need to turn the auto ISO off. I didn't know this till a couple of weeks ago when I was reading my camera manual again.
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Postby blue-eden » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:04 pm

Just read your camera's meter and watch the histogram. That will tell you if you have good exposure or not if you're reading it properly. You'll know, watching your histogram, if you are over or underexposed and if you need to increase your iso to get good exposure.
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Postby victoria_1024 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:07 pm

These are beautiful! I'm so jealous of the gorgeous scenery you have to work with. I saw the others you posted on ILP, they turned out great. Are you learning a lot from your mentorship with Stacie?
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