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Chapter 7 assignment The complete posing workshop. This is at a wedding. It is not socially acceptable in our culture to have them hold... (show more)
Exif Data
  • CANON EOS 7D
  • EF24-105MM F/4L IS USM
  • f/5.6
  • 50mm
  • 1/100
  • 100

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  1. Matthew Saville

    Hi Rachel,

    Very nicely done with the variety yet subtle symmetry of the pose, and in my opinion you did a fantastic job of posing them creatively with the caveat of not being able to just create “connecting points” between everybody. ;-)

    My main wish is that the whole image were just a touch brighter, and that the shadows had received a bit of fill light somehow.

    On an overcast day like this, we have the tendency to tell ourselves “oh, the light is awesome and soft, I don’t need to use flash!” …but the brightest light source is still directly overhead, and therefore will create eye shadows that could use a little filling. Even if you just have an on-camera flash turned way down, it will at least create a faint sparkle in their eyes. :-)

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  2. Pye Jirsa

    Overall great work Rachel, really nicely done in taking the posing workshop into account. Understood regarding the cultural point on connections, that’s something that definitely has to be taken into consideration. See my other notes below. 

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  3. A
    Pye Jirsa

    Watch your horizon line, make sure it’s straightened in camera or in post

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  4. Pye Jirsa

    Getting a little lower will block out the path so you see just the grass, group and ocean. 

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  5. B
    Pye Jirsa

    Notice how all the subjects are roughly the same brightness as background? This makes the subjects blend into the scene. This would be an amazing opportunity to incorporate lighting to make them pop and stand off the background. It will also fill light into the shadows of their eyes. 

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  6. C
    Pye Jirsa

    Few people have sunglasses on, sunglasses on, I might ask this guy to remove his and any others that are very noticeable. 

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  7. D
    Pye Jirsa

    Watch your spacing, this guy should be a little more to the right. Same with the guy just to the right of him. We want to balance and fill out the spaces so nobody is too hidden. 

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  8. E
    Pye Jirsa

    Have her relax her hands down a little, the bouquet is a little high. 

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  9. F
    Pye Jirsa

    Remember that in these types of cultural weddings, you often can create the connection points between the girls themselves, and the guys themselves, so that way you can get a more relaxed/candid shot. Girls holding arms/hands/linked, guys with hands in pockets, arms around each other, hanging on each others shoulders, etc. 

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  10. G
    Pye Jirsa

    Good placement on a singular plane of field, a prime like a 50mm shot at f/2 or f/2.8 will give you more than enough DoF for the group, and blur the background a bit to create a nice separation. 

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