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How You Shot It – The Singapore Airport Engagement Photo by Marcus Wong

By Pye Jirsa on August 26th 2012

This is a shooting tutorial that was submitted by Marcus Wong in the SLR Lounge Forum.

SLR Lounge Thoughts

All great shots typically have one thing in common, vision. A vision for the final artistic piece. This was Marcus Wong’s first attempt at an engagement shoot, yet his vision and execution definitely reveal that he has previous experience behind the camera. From the careful symmetrical composition, to the action enhancing bottom up angle, to even the post production, this image shows that Marcus definitely had a “vision.” So, we wanted to share it with you all in this latest installment of “How You Shot It.”

Marcus’ Background and Vision

This is my first time attempting an engagement shoot for a couple and my vision for this shot is to be fun and motion impact.

How Marcus Shot It

Shot with Nikon D700 and Nikon 16-35 F4 VR
Focal length: 16mm
Shutter: 1/200
Aperture: F/10
ISO: 200

Shot was taken at ground level up to give additional height to the jump effect. Besides the available daylight from the sky, I used off camera flash at 45 degrees to the right to provide some dramatic lighting.

Original Image (Image courtesy of Marcus Wong)

How It Was Processed

Post production is first to correct the barrel distortion and alignment caused by the lens used. Followed by using SLR Lounge LR4 Preset System and some minor adjustments on my own to bring out the final picture.

Final Image (Image courtesy of Marcus Wong)

To check out more of Marcus Wong’s work, be sure to check out his website at Beaniecow Photography.

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  2. Violet Whitworth

    I’m happy you broke out of the “typical” engagement style photography. This is FUN!

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  3. Emily Munn

    I am just trying to understand what is “engagement” about this shot? Im lost. 

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    • Pye

      Emily sounds like you may have not shot many engagement sessions or perhaps you just take a different approach. We shoot around 100+ engagement sessions per year. For us can vary from portraits, to romantic sunset shots, to funny pictures goofing around. We plan with each and every client, and everyone is different depending on the clients personalities and taste in photography. 

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