Christine Perry  

Engagement Photo Newport Beach by Christine Perry

January 2022 - Engagement Photo Newport Beach

About the Image(s)

Camera Canon 5D Mark IV, Lens Tamron 24-70mm, Neewer Strobe light & trigger, F11, ISO 100, SS 160, edited in Lightroom
I look forward to sharing/learning from each of you!

10 comments posted

Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
Welcome to the group, Christine!
It is a very nice photo, which I assume is one of a series you took for the couple. In this sense, it's fine not to get closer to the people. Beyond the fine composition, what I like most is that all elements are perfectly lit, and that you achieved very subtle tones throughout the image.   Posted: 01/10/2022 19:06:00
Christine Perry   Christine Perry
Jose, thanks so much for your feedback! You're absolutely correct... This photo is from a series. Our session lasted for about 2 hours with 3 outfit changes. As you know the sun moves quickly, so timing was a challenge. Attached is one of the close-ups from the series.   Posted: 01/11/2022 04:00:01
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Bob Benson   Bob Benson
Well taken! Exposure, textures, color are wonderful. And the sky is interesting too. Perhaps cropping some of the sky pushes the horizon from being dead center, and emphasizes the couple just a bit more.   Posted: 01/10/2022 21:41:32
Christine Perry   Christine Perry
Bob, your feedback is greatly appreciated! I love seeing through the eyes of other photographers because they spot things that I simply overlook. Your suggestion is spot on! In looking at it again, I can't believe that I left all that sky dead space, yikes... Thanks again!   Posted: 01/11/2022 04:06:57

Anges van der Logt   Anges van der Logt
Hi Christine, welcome to this group! I agree with Bob, my first impression when I saw this image was about too much sky as well. The image you attach in a reply to Jose is much better with regard to the sky and focus on the couple. Well done!   Posted: 01/12/2022 01:42:06
Christine Perry   Christine Perry
Hi Anges, fortunately, the rest of the series has the right balance of sky :) I really appreciate your welcome and feedback... Thank you!   Posted: 01/12/2022 05:43:55

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Christine, welcome to our group. I can already see that I am going to enjoy your images.

While I do agree with the others about too much sky (easily fixed) I do like the foreground with its lead in around the rocks and up to their faces. It helps to establish a sense of place for us and I'm sure adds to their memory of the occasion.   Posted: 01/12/2022 11:00:23
Christine Perry   Christine Perry
Mervyn, thanks so much for the welcome! Having a foreground that would naturally draw the viewer's eye to the couple was the idea. You're right... too much sky is easily fixable. This young couple loved their photos that captured a special memorable moment. Really appreciate your feedback!   Posted: 01/12/2022 16:52:38

Andy Patterson
Welcome from me as well! I am probably the next newest member; I have only been here for a few months. I love the color and lighting in this image--really well-done. As others suggest I would take a bit off the top, but I would also try taking a bit off the bottom as well. I do like seeing the overal location--on the bottom I think just above that rock in the foreground. I really like the sky, but a bit too much with this framing. Maybe crop just a bit on top then put more saturation in the blue to bring that color back. Maybe something like this?   Posted: 01/14/2022 00:01:42
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Christine Perry   Christine Perry
Hi Andy, Appreciate your welcome! Your suggestion could work, without detracting from the image. Thank you for the feedback!   Posted: 01/16/2022 06:15:50


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