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Hello all. We just completed our first attempt at the DIY Engagement session on Sunday, April 22, 2012 . I have to be honest. It’s not as easy as I first thought. We only had about a 1 hour window for images that can be captured in a studio environment. 7 different poses/scenes that require 3 different lighting setups to execute. We were only able to complete one lighting setup and it the lighting wasn’t dead on. We needed another light camera right behind my head to provide a highlight at the back of my ear and give her some highlights to her left shoulder and right cheek.

Posing is not easy. Make sure you refer to the post I did on posing.

Ok are you guys ready to see the shots from today’s DIY engagement session?  Below are the few that my fiancé approved to share with you all.

 

MAKEUP TIME

THE AFTER SHOT OF MY BEAUTIFUL FIANCE OUTSIDE AT THE EDGE OF THE TUNNEL

THE ONLY POSE THAT WE HAD TIME TO EXECUTE FROM THE 7 DIFFERENT IMAGES WE WANTED TO CREATE. YES, IT WAS TOUGH.

Do you want to know how i setup this photograph of my fiance and I looking at her engagement ring as i place it on her ring finger?

Well, here you go:

LIGHTING SETUP:

SHOOT DETAILS

inside (Looking at Ring)
Description:Image for DIY engagement
Lighting Diagram: diagram3131335426152
Lenses: Nikkor 70-200mm VRII 2.8
Lights: Alien Bee 800
Alien Bee 1600
Nikon sb-900 (1 of 2)
Nikon sb-900 (2 of 2)
Alien Bee ABR800 (ringlight)
Light modifiers: Gary Fong Snoot
AB Grid 40 Degrees
AB  5 Foot Octobox
AB Grid 10 Degrees
ISO: 200
Aperture: F2.8
Lighting style: Edgy
Light ratio: 4:1 (2 Stops)
Number of Lights: 5

I also used 4 pocketwizard plus IIIs with the remote camera trigger cable to remotely fire the camera with my sekonic L-358 light meter with the pocketwizard module.

I HOPE YOU GUYS LIKE THEM. MAKE SURE TO CHECK BACK FOR OUR NEXT DIY ENGAGEMENT PICTURE SESSION.

Please also make sure you subscribe to my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/lawrenceatienza  for upcoming tips on making your engagement session a memorable one.

About the author

Lawrence Atienza is a Jack of all Trades and Master of ALL. Whether it be in the realm of Advertising/Advertising operations with over 10+ years of experience to dabbling in the creative realm of photography and founding/writing for http://www.PhotographySILO.com, Lawrence Atienza gives his all. PHOTOGRAPHYSILO.COM Lawrence is the founder/publisher of the first online photography resource geared for men. With only limited time and resources, Lawrence has built a strong brand any many Public relations and Photography Manufacturer relationships that allows photographySILO to review the latest and greatest photography products in the industry. We've also formed strong relationships with some of the top photographers in the world of whom you can read about in the Learn Section under "Get Inspired" you will truly be inspired. PHOTOGRAPHY MISSION STATEMENT: To create and capture carefully crafted conceptual imagery to provide unique and compelling photographs for clients. A LITTLE ABOUT ME: As a child, have you ever watched a commercial about a product that you’d do anything for and just couldn’t afford? An item that you desired so much that nothing else compared and nothing else could satisfy the want. A want so great that it warrants a person to save every months allowance to posses it. The feeling materialized many times through my life. From the Laser tag set with the gun, vest and sensor in my youth to a pair of Technics 1200s M3Ds with a Vestax PMC Pro mixer in my teens to a Peter Line Forum Brand Snowboard in my college years and to finally Two Nikon Cameras and thousands of dollars worth of lenses and too much gear to mention. As you can see, my interests grew in substance by age. Photography was the only hobby where I experienced the most gratification in the work produced. The many praises from my peers and clients for my creativity and skill in communicating the concept pushed me to the edge of pure satisfaction in my craft. The fulfillment I receive in creating compelling creative images in an editorial/Advertising campaign and/or capturing special moments on a wedding day compares to nothing else. So, I set aside my Laser Tag set, Dj gear and on a few occasions my snowboard for my passion in photography. ADVERTISING/ADVERTISING OPERATIONS Lawrence has been in the Advertising industry for the past 10 plus years. His career started within the walls of one of the top advertising agencies in the world as a media planner for a major movie studio. For all you none industry types, this role planned media (Outdoor/Television/Radio/Print/Online) for the client. Lawrence then moved to an online rich-media company that brought great interactivity to online banner advertisements as an advertising operations manager. Currently, Lawrence is an Advertising Operations Technical Traffic manager for one of the biggest automotive websites in the market. As you can see my experience in the advertising space is almost complete with client side experience as the last piece to complete my all around experience base. You can find him on Google+,Twitter and the major social media outlets.

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