A Special Engagement

This shoot is special because it is my own son and his fiance.  We had great fun over at a local location: the village of Savage, MD, including Carroll Baldwin Hall, the Savage Green, Savage Mill and Bollman Bridge. It is one of my favorite places to shoot.  Here are few that I liked without too much fiddling:

What I learned from this shoot:
  • Cloudy days are awesome! We shot these starting at about 5:30 pm on an overcast day. The sun could be seen as a bright spot in the sky, but it was perfectly diffused and we could shoot anywhere without worrying about shadows.  I was able to shoot at 200 ISO and still have my shutter speed wherever I wanted it. 
  • I do like the Canon f/2.8 24-70 zoom lens that I rented for this shoot. I think it might be the one to set my sights on because it has enough of a wide angle, but the 70 mm is a nice focal length for portraits. I'm going to rent an 85 mm prime just to be sure, but today, between the rental lens and my 70-200, I felt like my camera was an extension of my body. I could get exactly the images I was imagining. I really felt a sense of flow during this shoot.  I made 575 images and so far still have 192 that I really like. 

Comments

  1. GORGEOUS! Both the pictures and that girl he found! Nice job. It's so fun to do people you love!

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  2. Wow! She's really cute and the pictures all turned out great. Where were you when I need my engagement photos taken?

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