Photographing couples workshop ~ Pictures and poses

Oct 21, 2010 | Location | 17 comments

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These are a few of the pictures from our first ever shooting couples workshop earlier today.
The format:

  • A two hour shoot with Stina and Joel in the morning.
  • Drive back to the Lovegrove studio for lunch
  • A demonstration of how to select pictures that sell by Julie
  • Speed editing using Lightroom and Photoshop by Marko
  • A slideshow of the finished shots

The day was limited to just four delegates so we all had lots of time to shoot. The pictures were all exposed using natural light. Into the sun, in the full sun and in the shade.  I used either my 100mm or 50mm lenses set to f/2.8 throughout. Enjoy

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If you would like to join me on a shooting couples workshop please email Blaise to register your interest. You can also browse our range of upcoming photography training courses here.

Please feel free to comment on these pictures or your experience on the day.

17 Comments

  1. Helen Perry

    Please, please, please, please, please will you make a Shooting Couples or a Passion on the Streets training DVD one day.. (pretty please?)

    I have all the others but I want more :-)

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    • damien

      Hi Helen,

      I expect there will be more DVDs at some point. Studio lighting is an obvious one missing from my lighting collection. The shooting couples training is something I love to share exclusively with my delegates at the moment. I’m also still working on a new genre for couples shooting. All will be revealed soon.

      Kindest regards, Damien.

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  2. Samantha Kaster

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!! THESE ARE AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE numbers 6 & 29 – GORGEOUS… I can’t wait till my brother comes back from Afganistan next month… I get 2 take him and his wife’s very first “couple’s pictures” I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Arvid

    Very nice.
    I love your way to work.

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  4. Nigel Pullen

    Great natural shots Damien. Just keeping the lips apart gives you a tremendous sense of anticipation.

    Looking forward to getting my hands on that Bron!

    Best wishes, Kind regards

    Nigel

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    • damien

      Thanks Nigel, The Broncolor kit is such a creative tool. Enjoy it and use it at every opportunity.

      Regards, Damien.

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    • damien

      Thanks Ian :)

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  5. Phil Stanlley

    All great Damien

    But 12 and 17………wow

    My new Arri will be out today for practice

    Phil

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    • damien

      Thanks Phil, have fun with your Arri!

      Cheers, Damien.

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  6. Richard

    Hi Damien

    Fantastic shots as usual!

    Is f2.8 your new f4 – bit OT but would you now shoot weddings at 2.8 or is it just that you generally stop down a bit from the largest aperture on any given lens you are using?

    I’m booked onto the 3 day wedding workshop at the end of Nov – can’t wait – just a pity the wedding I’m shooting this Saturday isn’t 6 weeks later!

    Cheers

    Richard

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    • damien

      Hi Richard,

      F/2.8 is my new f/4 although when there are two people involved f/4 is way better. You get 15cm of depth of field as apposed to 5cm! I look forward to shooting alongside you in a few weeks time. Damien.

      PS: My primes look as great at f/2.8 as my zooms did at f/4.

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    • damien

      Thanks Will, Once again you help me stay focussed. I appreciate your kind words.
      Damien.

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  7. Keith McAvoy

    Really great work Damien. I love the intimacy of all the shots.

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    • damien

      Thanks Keith, I’m working on my intimacy shots at the moment. Practice makes perfect! Cheers, Damien.

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