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.
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:
|inside (Looking at Ring)|
|Description:Image for DIY engagement|
|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|
|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.
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