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Engagement Shoot Photos

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 1:52 PM


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So a few weeks back I did an Engagement shoot for some good friends of mine. I had no idea what I was doing, and I was also going to be doing flash photography for the first time in a portrait session. To say I was nervous would be an understatement.

I had about one week to prepare and try and learn as much as I could about using a flash in various ways, and come up with some good ideas. I also had to buy some kind of flash stand, and got an extremely cheap stand with umbrella.

In the end though, I really think the photos turned out great, and while I might use one for my art, I wanted to show you guys a selection of my favorites from that shoot. Enjoy ;)

BCAS Engagement-003 by SevenPhotoDFW
BCAS Engagement-030 by SevenPhotoDFW
BCAS Engagement-041 by SevenPhotoDFW
BCAS Engagement-050 by SevenPhotoDFW
BCAS Engagement-064 by SevenPhotoDFW
BCAS Engagement-081 by SevenPhotoDFW
BCAS Engagement-088 by SevenPhotoDFW
BCAS Engagement-094 by SevenPhotoDFW
BCAS Engagement-100 by SevenPhotoDFW
BCAS Engagement-106 by SevenPhotoDFW




Current Features



Phidippus princeps 3 by Enkased

Enkased


Some absolutely stunning macro work, and infrared photography as well, that just makes me jealous. I see so many photos that look how I would kill for my own work to look, just an amazing artist that fits with what I love so well.

Better World by Enkased sweet spot by Enkased Dragonfly Facets by Enkased Mornings Chill by Enkased


Istanbul 2013 by onurkorkmaz

onurkorkmaz


Now at CRPhotography, I am responsible for adding photos from a few galleries each week, and it has seriously helped me discover some amazing new talent. The photo you see above this Deviants name literally caught me off guard, it is so close to perfection it isn't even funny. I can find not one fault with it, and the rest of his work is just as brilliant.

wharf by onurkorkmaz One Love Fest by onurkorkmaz Istanbul -11 by onurkorkmaz Pipe by onurkorkmaz


Watching You by BokehLight

BokehLight


Even normal standard subjects seem to stand out in this Deviants Gallery, everything from little insects to beautiful water drops. It was one of those lucky little finds that makes stumbling through the forums all worth it.

The Hidden Window by BokehLight Small World by BokehLight Morning Sun by BokehLight :thumb330781779:





Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 - Wow, Just Wow

Sat Jun 8, 2013, 5:50 PM


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I have gotten myself in trouble recently, as I have been watching way too many lens review videos. I knew I wanted something new, something a bit different. While I had just gotten my Tamron, it was just a direct replacement for something I already had. Just like when I got the T4i, it wasn't anything different, just new. I wanted that feeling like I got with the new flash I bought, a sense of new things I can do and of new ideas that come from having something new and different. I knew I had to get another prime also, as I love the 50mm f/1.8. Sprinkle on a current rebate about to expire, and my brain decide it was time to get the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8. After just one day shooting with it at the Dallas Zoo, all I can say is wow, just wow.

First some photos of the new guy for those who like that kind of thing.
First up, we have the box itself. I gotta say, the box for the Tamron was way nicer, and much beefier cardboard.
965679 10201141419559853 1452617776 O by SevenPhotoDFW

The lens surprised me with its size, and being heavier than it looks like it should be.
981447 10201141420119867 423547678 O by SevenPhotoDFW

Just look at that front element...
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Right away I did notice one build issue; the manual focusing ring was loose in the front to back direction. It is nice and tight, with some good resistance in the direction you actually turn it, but it moves forwards and backwards a bit like its loose. I thought at first it was just a bad lens, but sure enough every one they had in the store was like that. It didn't impact the function of the lens, but seriously was expecting better from Canon. The focus speed is pretty good with the lens, it seemed to snap onto things quite quickly, and the only time I missed focus with it was user stupidity. Of course I now demand full time manual focus of all my future lenses, and of course this has it and the nice focus distance window which makes things like focusing to infinity at night so much easier.

Now of course we have to talk about what makes this lens so great, its optical quality. I bought this lens right before heading to the Dallas Zoo, so I got to run it through its paces when I was able to get up close with the animals.

The first thing I shot with it at the zoo that day were some Lorikeets; the zoo had a nice enclosure you could go into and feed the birds. Even on my cameras screen the color saturation just instantly blew me away. I don't have it set high in my camera, and yet the colors were vibrant and just popped off the screen. Then once I zoomed in, the sharpness was just mind blowing.

This first photo is unedited, just a slight rotation and crop, no color adjustments or added sharpness or saturation. Even with the low quality of this export (an accident, will update with higher quality once I am home), this photo just blows me away.
Unedited Zoo Shots 1 - 85mm Prime by SevenPhotoDFW

I also used the lens the whole time I was inside the Reptile building, as I needed the low light performance. In that regard it was about the same as the 50mm f/1.8, but I swear it was just a bit better at gathering more light, I want to test them side by side in controlled conditions to find out. The camera was pushing the ISO to around 1600 just about the whole time, and yet the photos still had good detail and colors, for how horrid the conditions I shot in were.

Again this photo is without edits, or any added sharpness.
Unedited Zoo Shots 2 - 85mm Prime by SevenPhotoDFW


I have to say with just one day with this lens I am downright impressed. For $360, this thing is a massive upgrade to my kit. The focal length on my cropped sensor camera is just wonderful (its about a 136mm effective focal length), and let me get right inside the cages of the animals, especially with the reptiles. The sharpness is like nothing I have gotten to use before, the same with the saturation, color rendition, and just overall optical quality. And of course, that bokeh is just drop dead gorgeous, so creamy and delicious. If you are a Canon user, and you don't have this lens, quit reading this and go buy the damn thing. You will not regret it.





Current Features



Phidippus princeps 3 by Enkased

Enkased


Some absolutely stunning macro work, and infrared photography as well, that just makes me jealous. I see so many photos that look how I would kill for my own work to look, just an amazing artist that fits with what I love so well.

Better World by Enkased sweet spot by Enkased Dragonfly Facets by Enkased Mornings Chill by Enkased


Istanbul 2013 by onurkorkmaz

onurkorkmaz


Now at CRPhotography, I am responsible for adding photos from a few galleries each week, and it has seriously helped me discover some amazing new talent. The photo you see above this Deviants name literally caught me off guard, it is so close to perfection it isn't even funny. I can find not one fault with it, and the rest of his work is just as brilliant.

wharf by onurkorkmaz One Love Fest by onurkorkmaz Istanbul -11 by onurkorkmaz Pipe by onurkorkmaz


Watching You by BokehLight

BokehLight


Even normal standard subjects seem to stand out in this Deviants Gallery, everything from little insects to beautiful water drops. It was one of those lucky little finds that makes stumbling through the forums all worth it.

The Hidden Window by BokehLight Small World by BokehLight Morning Sun by BokehLight :thumb330781779:





Hello Darkness my Old Friend

Sat Jun 8, 2013, 1:25 PM


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In the past I have had to make journals way too many times apologizing for being gone, and talking about how I'm back with vigor. But this isn't one of those journals.

If the few who pay any attention to me haven't noticed, I went from a buzz of activity over the course of about 5-6 months, to nothing at all. No replies to comments, no new work on my projects, even got booted out of a group for not doing anything. The only thing that has continued have been the daily submissions, and even that was a bit of a struggle.

Things happened, things I really didn't think would impact me. But I stopped doing things, stopped caring. I finally realized that it was having an impact on my life, and I have had to come to terms with it. I don't really think I have yet, and I find it hard to even write this (I've been putting this off for days). Long story short we found out my grandfather (who I live with) has skin cancer. In one regard it wasn't a shock, he worked outside in construction his whole life, and is permanently darker then he was as a youth. But it still was a shock to the system, one I couldn't even repeat to anyone.

At first it was one little spot, then with more testing they found it had spread all over, including his lungs and liver. Its hard to type even now, and even harder to admit its happening. This man has been in my life as long as I can remember, as my mom, sister, and myself moved in with them not too long after I was born. He colon cancer some 10+ years back, and recently was diagnosed with Parkinsons. And now this, and the thought of losing the man keeps me up nightly. Life just wouldn't be the same.

I don't want to use him or whats happened as an excuse, but in reality its what stopped me dead in my tracks. All I could do was take photos, it was like therapy for me. In that regard I have over 200 photos to edit (that is 200 selected out of about 1600, which was cut down from over 2000), and went and shot over 1200 photos yesterday at the zoo. I even got another new lens, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 which I used at the Dallas Zoo yesterday.

I don't want to let this bring me down like it has, my grandfather would beat me for that. I need to let this be a reminder to live, and get on with life. This shows how bad life can get, and that we don't have forever to do it. I am about to be 26 and need to get a move on. I like to think that I am on the right track, or at least heading in that way now. I am working on building my photography company, and also redoing ApertureSeven to be the beast I know it can be. While I am not in CRPhotography anymore I still want to do the Camera Science With Corey articles, and even videos based on them.

I am sorry for how things went, so many people were behind me in some of the things I was doing around here, and I let them down. Hopefully that all changes now.

And for those who actually read through this whole thing, I have a few bonuses for you; a preview of the new ApertureSeven as its being built, and some sample shots from the new 85mm from the zoo yesterday.

Where to view the new code as I write it: SiteBuild.ApertureSeven.com

These photos from my day at the zoo are not edited; no added sharpness, saturation, level adjustment, or added contrast, just a bit of cropping because I am OCD like that. It blows me away the colors and sharpness this lens gets, and the second of the snake was shot through fairly dirty smudged up glass, and in very low light.
Unedited Zoo Shots 1 - 85mm Prime by SevenPhotoDFWUnedited Zoo Shots 2 - 85mm Prime by SevenPhotoDFW

Oh and why not another bonus; more unedited shots from the zoo, this time with my new Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6
Unedited Zoo Shots 3 - Tamron 70-300mm Zoom by SevenPhotoDFWUnedited Zoo Shots 4 - Tamron 70-300mm Telephoto by SevenPhotoDFW





Current Features



Phidippus princeps 3 by Enkased

Enkased


Some absolutely stunning macro work, and infrared photography as well, that just makes me jealous. I see so many photos that look how I would kill for my own work to look, just an amazing artist that fits with what I love so well.

Better World by Enkased sweet spot by Enkased Dragonfly Facets by Enkased Mornings Chill by Enkased


Istanbul 2013 by onurkorkmaz

onurkorkmaz


Now at CRPhotography, I am responsible for adding photos from a few galleries each week, and it has seriously helped me discover some amazing new talent. The photo you see above this Deviants name literally caught me off guard, it is so close to perfection it isn't even funny. I can find not one fault with it, and the rest of his work is just as brilliant.

wharf by onurkorkmaz One Love Fest by onurkorkmaz Istanbul -11 by onurkorkmaz Pipe by onurkorkmaz


Watching You by BokehLight

BokehLight


Even normal standard subjects seem to stand out in this Deviants Gallery, everything from little insects to beautiful water drops. It was one of those lucky little finds that makes stumbling through the forums all worth it.

The Hidden Window by BokehLight Small World by BokehLight Morning Sun by BokehLight :thumb330781779:





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Corey D. Eacret
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
My name is Corey, and I have a passion for creation. As long as I can remember, I have never been happier than when I am creating something. As I got older I discovered photography, what for me is now my biggest passion and hobby in life. I have been doing photography for 8 years now and have spent time working in a portrait studio, as well as running my own company.

I am an avid fan of helping out other people, so if you need any advice, or assistance please feel free to contact me on here, or on my website. I am always up to help out a fellow artist!!
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rainylake Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :)

You have been featured here: rainylake.deviantart.com/journ…

Have a wonderful day! 

-Kathy :heart:
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cool cards! now i'm kinda hook into cards tricks and learning some. i want to learn more. by the way whats your personal fav. tricks? thanks!
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Squinsy Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing pictures!! Oops! 
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CarpeTellus Aug 5, 2013   General Artist
Thanks for the llama;)
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Happy belated b day, fellow Leo!:iconchampagneplz:
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:iconmalaladanila:
Corey, Happy Birthday!!! I wish you much love, happiness and health! :cake:
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Bealmeister Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!!!! :D :iconcakeplz:Airborne 
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Happy Birthday!
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feigenfrucht Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dear Corey, happy birthday to you and all the best wishes :heart: :sun: 
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy birthday!
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bl1zzardst0rm Jul 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
happy birthday man :party: :headbang:
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alexismoon56 Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you for the llama :D
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hannahxforever Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama c:
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BookThief17 Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for the fav!
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Thanks for the llama! :D
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ArielOlivia Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llama!:la:
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ansdesign Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the Llama! :)
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Ike9899 Jun 11, 2013  Student General Artist
You've Been Tagged.
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May-Bailey Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for tjhe llama and for the fav :)
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Ike9899 Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh. Thank you for the points! That has absolutely made my day... or what's left of it any way lol. I'm really speechless. More so than on your journal XD. Thank you. Just, thanks..
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jeremy7154 Jun 5, 2013
thanks for the badge :-)
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Lilly-Anne-Artworks May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the :llama:
I sent one in return!
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SnowflakeValley May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :iconcutellamaplz:
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