My first paid photography job. I would love some feedback from the mu-43 community.

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by bfenner, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. bfenner

    bfenner Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 24, 2010
    This was a community event in New London, Connecticut. The goal was to provide kids in need with a backpack full of school supplies. It was a great experience.
    Book Bag Drive - a set on Flickr
  2. JenPhoto

    JenPhoto New to Mu-43

    Sep 3, 2012
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    Lots of very cute pictures. Just got my OM-D so I'm thinking about lenses. Did you just use primes or were some of them from a zoom?

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  3. With_Eyes_Unclouded

    With_Eyes_Unclouded Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 17, 2012
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    I think that, for the assignment at hand, you managed to capture the feel of the event in a great way. Kinda "feeling like I was there" sort of way. I esp. liked the portraits and the fact that you worked various shooting angles.

    All in all, the only thing I'd feel missing is even more WA shots to somewhat balance the close-ups even more, and, perhaps, a few more "abstract" shots of random objects. But I don't know if this is the whole set, and it's nitpicking really. All in all, great job! :thumbup:
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  4. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    Wow, very nice! And that's with the "ancient" GF1! :smile: Shows that you don't need the latest camera to make great photos. :2thumbs:
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  5. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    I grew up in Preston not too far up the river from New London.

    Nice to see the Coasties turn out for your event.
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  6. Bill

    Bill Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2009
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Bill (really)
    I know it's a little late for this advice, but if you are going to work professionally, I strongly suggest that you get indemnity insurance. If you back over a kid....

    Very nice pictures.
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  7. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Great job well done! I happen to have the two bodies you are using. GF1 is good.
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  8. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
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    Nice work! Love the way you really got "into" the action on many of the shots! A lot of great candid shots of the kids, too!
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  9. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Good job. Event photography can be tricky. The more candid the shot the better{or perhaps more real} they tend to be. People posing is useful for some things but to really get the feel from an event - candids work best. Most of your shots are just that and thus I get the feel of the event from your pictures.

    What lens{es} did you use?
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  10. bfenner

    bfenner Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 24, 2010
    I was using the OM-D and GF1 bodies with the Oly 12mm and 45mm primes. It's kind of funny, I ended up selecting more photos for the album that came out of the GF1 than the OM-D. I'm not sure if it's coincidence, or if it's because I've been using the GF1 for so long that I'm that much more used to it and comfortable, leading to good shots. The album is still a work in progress and hasn't been presented yet to the client (setting up a zenfolio account). I think I will add a few more WA and "object" shots to balance out the album. Major Magee: I grew up in Lisbon. My sister currently lives in Preston. Nice little rural corner of CT. Thanks for the feedback so far everyone. This is all pretty new to me so I am trying to learn as much as I can from folks like you!