G6/85mm 1.4 Engagement shoot

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by MattyB, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. MattyB

    MattyB Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 3, 2014
    I was able to give my M43 gear a bit of exercise this weekend when a friend asked me to take a few engagement photos for him, this was pretty much the first time using the equipment and doing this kind of thing but I think it turned out pretty good! 85mm on a 2x crop is a pretty difficult focal length, the working distance is so huge! Any C&C is very much welcomed :) I using a Metabones adapter and a Samyang 85mm 1.4 onto a Panasonic G6, and processed in Lightroom - mostly using the Portra 800 setting from VSCO. There is a shot or two from the kit 14-42mm (possibly just the close up of the ring?) and there was some OCF with a Yongnuo 560 and some cheap triggers. I'm pretty impressed all round with the results from an 'amateur' system :smile:

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    Thanks :)
     
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  2. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    They're a little too sharp (clarity is pushed?) for me.
     
  3. MattyB

    MattyB Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 3, 2014
    You're pretty dead on with that! I did pump the clarity a good bit in post, possibly to much now you've mentioned it.
     
  4. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2010
    I like the more candid style, nice work!

    I love VSCO too- that's the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the first pic before scrolling down your thread and reading your description.
     
  5. rich9cinti

    rich9cinti Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 23, 2013
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Rich
    Great set.

    As for C&C, for portraits, especially for engagement shoots, ease up on the clarity and blacks. Easily done if you use LR or the like. By doing so will uplift the feel and heaviness of the images posted above. Great composition, too!

    Heck, if your clients like the current style, that's all that matters :)
     
  6. MattyB

    MattyB Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Mar 3, 2014
    Thanks very much :)

    I'm really not used to this kind of PP, I think if I get another chance to do something like this I'll have to see what I can produce without going as heavy on the clarity knob!