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#1 androo


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:39 PM

I've been asked to take shots of the proposal (as opposed to the wedding) and try to keep a low profile.. Are there any tips for this particular situation? Anyone been in this scenario?

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:08 AM

I've never heard of this particular kind of photography. I would say a lot depends on whether they want you to be conspicuous about it or not. It also sounds like a lot of pressure, since it will likely happen within a span of a minute or two...better make sure you're positioned in a good spot for these shots. Best of luck, Androo, let us know how the shoot turns out! 

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:40 PM

Thanks! Yes, he wants me to be inconspicuous.. so I suppose this would be a kind of hybrid between portraiture and... wildlife. lol...

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:47 PM

I can imagine you sitting under a nearby table... hahaha

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 05:24 PM

As mentioned above, be prepared by scouting the location. Try to visit it the location at a similar time the proposal will happen to understand light conditions. And take a few practice shots before they get there.

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 11:26 AM

The best advice is to visit the location with your friend at about the time of day or evening use them to compose a shot at various angles. Use your camera to meter the location take several test shots see what works the best. Note the meter readings on the camera ISO, f-stop, and shutter speed. When he big day happens get there early set up your locaion take a couple of test shots and you should be good to go. Best of luck.

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