Joyce & Carlos Beach Engagement Shoot.

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This is an engagement shoot in Maui Hawaii. The hotel we all stayed at was next to the water, so I thought; Why not take the engagement shoot on the beach near the resort? The only obstacle I faced was the sand, and the fact that I was pressured to jump off a cliff after the groom did. Overall, its was a great experience and I couldn’t have been happier to take pictures for the newly weds.
Set Up: Nikon D7000 & D90 and (one) sb-800 flashgun (commander mode)
Post-Processing: I did a bit of curves, and added a bit of Gaussian blur to give the our subjects a bit of glow, some vignette, and added slightly a bit of white layer to the pictures to blend in the color tones a bit better.
Joyce & Carlos
Joyce & Carlos
Joyce & Carlos

Amit & Sanam Varma

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This was an, after wedding dinner party for the newly weds, Amit & Sanam Varma.
The main obstacle of this particular event was definitely not capturing smiles, but the lighting played a big role in capturing good pictures. It was a night party so the iso was “fairly” high, although the pictures still came out good with a small amount of grain. Now, the thing I like to do at “night events”, to show more diversity incorporated in my pictures is to have different settings. I use settings for my flashgun, and also a different set of settings for w/o my flashgun.

Set Up: The pictures were taken with a Nikon D7000 and a Nikon D90. For sure we had to use flashguns (sb-800) due to taking pictures at night also including the batterypack just in case of overheating the flashgun.

Post Processing: Varies depending on pictures, but I enhanced the colors just a bit, clarity, a bit of curves, and in some pictures I added vignette.

Amit & Sanam Varma
Amit & Sanam Varma
Amit & Sanam Varma