With this ring.
by: © Bryan Bukowczyk
9.3
Overall
Rating
9
General
impression
10
Subject
of photo
8
Composition
& Perspective
10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
10
Depth
of field
8
Color &
Lighting
10
Focus
General
impression
Bryan, you have a nice photo of an attractive couple with a few minor issues to address.
9/10
Subject
of photo
A nice lookin' couple.
10/10
Composition
& perspective
I might have composed this one a little tighter. See comments below...
8/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
Exposure is spot on.
10/10
Depth
of field
Depth of field is good, eyes are in focus on both subjects, and they're well separated from the background.
10/10
Color &
Lighting
Color is good with nice warm skin tones. I might have lit this a little differently - high front or slightly to the right would have softened the shadows on the sides of the couple's faces.
8/10
Focus
Focus is sharp on both faces.
10/10
Description
An engagement photo session for a upcoming wedding. That they were engaged.
Technical Details

Nikon D3X

Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
Exposure time: 1/200 ,
F-stop: F2.8
ISO: 200
Flash: Mounted
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Steve Hockstein
20+ Years
United States
People
13 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
Details. I still struggle with details when dealing with exposure, focus and composition, but it's easy to find fault later. This photo is about the couple's engagement, so the four subjects of the photo are the two faces, the ring and the relationship of those three items. Lose the clunky bracelet - it completely eats up the ring, rendering it almost invisible. Bring it all in tighter - the two faces and the ring. Work the hair - remove the strands of hair over the flower, control the loose hair on below her neck. It's easier to do it before you shoot rather than having to clean it up in Photoshop.
2.
Get your subjects comfortable. It could be argued that they're also engaged to the camera. Try to direct their energy toward each other a little and forget the camera. A slight head tilt, a little snuggle. If you can accomplish that, you'll get a less stiff, warmer, more natural photo.
3.
A little hair light, a slight softening and/or vignette would make this photo pop. You're 95% there, attention to the details would make this picture sing like angels.
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Steve Hockstein
Experience: 20+ Years
Still at the tender age of 14, Steve began his high school years shooting professionally for the Pennysaver/Community News in his home town of Parsippany, NJ. He continued shooting professionally for a variety of publications while studying Studio, Narrative and Documentary photography at the R...
Specialty:
People
Location:
United States
Jobs: 13 Jobs
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