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    Just getting us started for this week.

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    Here are some I took Sunday of my cousin and her fiance.

    f5 1/60 ISO 100
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    f4 1/640 ISO 400
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    f5 1/60 ISO 125
    IMG_1163

    f5 1/80 ISO 160
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    Nichole & Brandon May 17, 2008
    Christopher Born Dec. 27, 2008
    Cooper Born July 20, 2010
    Camden Born April 29, 2014


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    AWWWW, Nichole! These are so sweet!

    My favorite is the last one. Very well done and a cute idea to boot. Her skin tone seems to have a slight green tone - on her hand anyway. Her face seems to be about right. You might want to check your white balance just to be sure. But as usual, I'm at work and not calibrated here, so take that w/ a grain of salt.

    I'm seeing the same kind of cast on their hands in #3 as well. #3 is my second favorite of the set. The only thing I would try differently here would be to lower their hands enough to where we could see her smiling face along side his in the background. I love your use of the shallow depth of field here. Looks really nice.

    In #2, I wish he was smiling a bit more - it seems rather serious for an engagement shoot. But that's just me. There seems to be a hot spot on his forehead as well. I think she looks adorable in this shot though and I'll bet they both love this one.

    I like the composition in #1. I like the contact between them. the setting is lovely. But the horizon appears to be tilted - like they are sliding down hill to our right. I keep tilting my head. Straighten it out and that will help a lot. Again, I wish he didn't look so serious, but maybe he's just a serious guy. Exposure looks really nice to me here. White balance may need a slight adjustment - everything looks a touch cool, but I hesitate to mention it due to my monitor being so unreliable here. Hopefully someone else will chime in for you.

    I hope you had fun doing these - it looks to me like it would have been a fun set.

    TFS!
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    OK, guys ... I've got 2 and I really need some help.

    In both of these, I am seeing a green cast on his face/neck. I cannot for the life of me fix it . I just end up making him look grey each time I try. I don't want to resort to a b&w conversion. But I'm getting frustrated.

    These photos mean a lot to me and my mom. We were at a funeral and these are taken in my mom's family cemetery near her dad's grave. She loves them as-is, but is asking for a big print and I don't want to print them with them looking so off in the color.

    Any, all assistance and advise would be much appreciated!

    1. f/2.5 50mm 1/100 ISO 100


    2. f/2 50mm 1/100 ISO 100


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    Sorry ladies, I got caught up in life

    Nichole, lots of creativity here, good work. I am seeing a bit of a colour cast in these. 1 &4 look a little green and 3 a little yellow. Also, the photos are all very central in their positioning.

    Gigi, I do see a bit of a cast in these but not a huge amount. Though it does, unfortunately, seem to be worst in his face. Have you tried masking at a low opacity using the colour in his hands as a starting point? I really suck at PP, so I'm hoping someone else has some great suggestions. Otherwise, good job!.

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    Some recents from me

    50mm, ISO 320, 1/250, F4.0


    50mm, ISO320, F4.0, 1/250



    So busy looking at the light I didn't look at composition. I suck at multi-tasking
    50mm, ISO 320, 1/250, F4.0


    Does anyone have any knowledge of shooting in /around snow? I get that the snow reflects light back, but how do you meter. I just could not get the exposure right. When I thought I had kids properly exposed I would over-expose the snow. Most of my images from this day are washed out or the snow is too bright. I need help!

    This one is SOOC other than the copyright.
    ISO320, 1/500, F5.6, taken with my 18-80mm at 78mm

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    Hi Gemma! Your DD is just so cute!

    #1. I really like this one. Great catch lights. I would probably clone out the scratch on her forehead. Even with the slight hand chop (her left hand), I truly like this one! Her personality really comes across well here. Exposure and focus look spot on to me.

    #2. another really nice shot. I actually really like the hair fallen across her face like that. It's real. It's sweet. It's great! Exposure looks really good too. The one thing I might look to edit is to straighten the horizon a bit. Seeing the trees and fence at an angle behind her catches my eye a bit. But if this is the in-camera crop, I wouldn't worry about it. You would end up chopping her a bit and for me, it's not worth it.

    #3. of the 3, this one is the most "snap-ish" and I guess that's the composition a bit. However, I still love it. It's obvious she's having fun and that comes across so nicely! Like in #1, you got really nice catch lights. Again, I would probably clone out the scratch on her forehead. This is super sweet!

    I live where it is hot 9+ months out of the year, so I'm no help with the snow. The only thing that might be analogous around here would be shooting around water. Most of the time, that means full sun as well. And to get faces properly exposed, the background is usually way over exposed. For that, the only real solution is to bracket the exposures and then put the images together so that everything is properly exposed.

    Hopefully someone with actual experience in that arena will chime in for you though.

    Thanks for sharing the pic though! It's supposed to hit 103F today with a heat index above 110F. And that is perfectly normal for this time of year. We have a "cool front" coming this weekend that is supposed to lower our day time high to 99F. We're celebrating!

    That snowy pic and the images of your DD in her cute little sweater are like a breath of fresh air! So keep 'em coming!

    Best,
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    Thanks Gigi

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