Friday, March 12, 2010

Engagement Pictures

My sister-in-law is getting married and I took engagement pictures for them. I must admit is was fun, but a lot harder than many of you make it look! My hat goes off to those of you who do this type of photography all the time. The thought of shooting a wedding scares me to death! The pressure! The mothers! The bride! The white dress! No thanks!

There are few enhancements to the photos, not a lot. I think when it warms up again, I will invite them out to do this again. I have set a goal for myself this year to photograph more people. I will be looking for volunteers, my children and spouse will only do so much!

I just finished a few more books by Bryan Peterson. Understanding Shutter Speed and Beyond Portraiture both are a good read and inspirational. Add them to your own library. I found the book on shutter speed to be more helpful, because I like shooting action. Please let me know if you have read any books about photography that you have found helpful. I could always learn more. Thanks for stopping by.


holdingmoments said...

A really good set David. You should be pleased with these. I'm sure the happy couple are.
Love the first one, and nice touch with the rose in the last.

Anonymous said...

Great job with these photos! Very nice!!

Rebecca said...

Great job, being an introvert I find shooting people intimidating. Crazy, I know. I do wish I had more subjects to practice with. My son's interest has pretty much expired.

Marka said...

Nice photos!

I don't mind shooting weddings as a second photographer. That way the main photographer gets charged with taking all the important photos, while I get to roam around and take the impromptu photos without all the pressure.


Woody said...

Very nice, David. I could never do this for a living either.

I like the first shot a lot, but if it were mine, I'd crop it just above their waist. I think it would make a really good shot really great. The third and fourth shots are really nice poses for engagements shot.

Thanks for the suggestions on books. My oldest son plays baseball and lacrosse, so I'm always shooting action and I want to improve.

My goal this year was to improve my flash photography, so I'm reading Joe McNally's Hot Shoe Diaries. He's funny, but intense. A lot of discussions on white balance, gels and color blending. I like it.

Anonymous said...

You did an excellent job with these - really fabulous. :)

I have been reading "The Photographer's Eye" by...Michael Freeman? Well, Michael somebody.

I got my wide angle today...went with the Tokina 11-16. I am loving it! :) I also started shooting in RAW and the file sizes are ginormous so posting goes a little slower, but I'll have some shots up soon.


Gardendiggers said...

That's really good set. I like especially a second one - it's a smart shot. Good job :-)