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  • 5D MkIII
  • 70-200 mm f/2.8
  • f/3.2
  • 70mm
  • 1/250 seconds
  • 200

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  1. Matthew Saville

    Very solid all-around, there is a lot going for this image, but quite a few small things that stand out to me, unfortunately.

    Firstly, I don’t know if the pose itself fits the look. When doing a dip, I feel like the couple’s best expression is facing each other. Having her look at the camera while he looks at her isn’t necessarily a bad pose, however the eye contact with someone who is leaning back so much gives it this feeling of “gosh I hope he doesn’t drop me, huh?” 

    So, in general, while I might also deliver this image to the client just in case they want it I would definitely consider the “winning” shot to be one where they’re looking at each other…

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  2. A
    Matthew Saville

    The next thing I notice is that their feet are cut pretty awkwardly; I do wish that this scene had included all of their feet and her dress.

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    • Michael Enoh

      I don’t know why I select this particular but I do not the same image with full coverage.

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  3. B
    Matthew Saville

    Next what I see is this video gimbal here. Bummer! Don’t be afraid to “command” the moment for a bit, tell the videographers to step back just a bit so you can get the shot, and do whatever you gotta do to get the framing right, etc. The clients will thank you later, even if the video guys are a bit annoyed in the moment…

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  4. C
    Matthew Saville

    After I nticed those two things, I started kinda feeling like the framing could also use a bit more space at the top, too, his head is kinda close to the top of this frame. I would have, again, backed up enough so that I could frame this scene with plenty of room around it, because you never know when you might need to crop a little bit off either the top and bottom, or the sides. The various different sizes of prints, and album pages/spreads, could mean anything from cropping to a 1:1 square, or even a 1:3 horizontal panorama, or anything in between. I know that might seem like a lot to think about, but just starting by capturing at least one image with wider framing will go a very long way.

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  5. D
    Matthew Saville

    Speaking of going to print, I’d photoshop out this stick here if the image were ever to hang on a wall or go in an album…

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  6. E
    Matthew Saville

    Lastly, I think if you had changed the angle of the shot, (stepped a few steps to your right) or had them dip more laterally (rotate the whole pose clockwise) instead of dipping away from the camera, that it would have done a lot to flatter her more. The “away” dip angle gives the viewer more of her whole body and less of her profile, and also makes his hand on her arm seem like it’s really digging into her arm.

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  7. Matthew Saville

    Sorry for making so many different comments; I hope all this helps! Again, a very solid shot overall, my comments are just to help take it to that next level!

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    • Michael Enoh

      I really appreciate your taking the time. I would rather take a solid critic and be better than to be flattered and stay ignorant. You just made me better. Thanks

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