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Posted By: codiac2600, 06-01-2008, 01:48 PM

These guys were super awesome to shoot and I had such a blast. I used my portable lighting kit in pretty much every shot and did very minimal post work... everything looks so 3D and I'm super happy with the results.

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06-01-2008, 03:39 PM   #2
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Excellent shots. Your use of fill flash is really well done. Wow, that is one big dude. Looks like he play for the Bears!
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Nice shots Chris, but the last one is the best of the bunch

NaCl(either he's really big or she's really small)H2O
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Great stuff, lighting is spot-on.

Is he really tall, is she short or is it somewhere in the middle???

Either way, looks like a very happy couple and you definitely captured the happiness that comes built-in with the newly engaged.

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As usual Chris, striking photos.
Beautiful colours and love the shallow DOF with the bokeh.
I'm a fan of your diagonal angle compositions and these ones are just heart-warming.
Your clients will be very happy!
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You have really imprved over the first epics which were good to begin with. I love these, good angles, color poses enjoyed seeing them
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Those are some great portrait shots. Would love to know which lenses were used during which pics

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Excellent work Chris. Your right about the 3D look. Every shot is a winner, I'm sure they will be thrilled with your results. They look like a very happy couple.
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Nice job Chris, They are lucky to have a photographer with talent I took some pics at my son's graduation friday and man I stink at people shots.
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Thank you everyone for the comments! It was probably my best shoot of this style and it may be the fact that I'm also in love that helped make this more interesting

The answer to your quandary... he is tall and she is short, perfect combination! He is approximately 6 something and she is shorter than I am, so around 5'5".

I used a combination of the FA50mm 1.4 at f3.2 and my DA* 16-50mm f2.8 for the entire series. After shooting this series I'm going to invest in a 77 limited and maybe the 21 since I found myself wanting a little more range from time to time and most of the shots with the 16-50 were in the 24mm range.
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Here is some for all you cubs and sox fans

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Great series Chirs - not only are they mutt and jeff she is a Cubs Fan and he cheers for the Sox ! A match made in heaven - I immediatley thought of Friar Tuck in that first shot. Very nice captures.
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Your shots make me want to buy a 16-50 and pray to God I get a good copy!!


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