Full Tutorial: How To Photograph An Engagement Session

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Gear Used:

FujiFilm X-T3 Mirrorless Camera: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1433839-REG/fujifilm_16588509_x_t3_mirrorless_digital_camera.html/BI/6857/KBID/7410

FujiFilm 90mm f2 lens: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1149216-REG/fujifilm_16463668_xf_90mm_f_2_r.html/BI/6857/KBID/7410

FujiFilm 16 – 55mm 2.8 lens: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1110879-REG/fujifilm_xf_16_55mm_f_2_8_r.html/BI/6857/KBID/7410

FujiFilm 50 – 140mm 2.8 lens: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1454485-REG/fujifilm_xf_50_140mm_f_2_8_r.html/BI/6857/KBID/7410

Profoto B10 OCF Flash Head: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1427115-REG/profoto_901163_b10_ocf_flash_head.html/BI/6857/KBID/7410

Profoto 3′ Octa Softbox: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/900597-REG/Profoto_254711_3_RFi_OCTA_Softbox.html/BI/6857/KBID/7410

Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-30 Backpack: https://www.manfrotto.us/manhattan-camera-backpack-mover-30-for-dslr-csc

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Acdsee Photo Studio Professional 2020: https://www.acdsee.com/en/products/photo-studio-professional/?utm_source=fStoppers&utm_medium=Video&utm_campaign=Engagement2020

In this video, Patrick Hall of Fstoppers walks you through an entire engagement session photoshoot. Even though this session takes place on the beach, all of these techniques can be used no matter what sort of environment you are shooting in.

This photography session focuses around using the FujiFilm X-T3 camera, the 16 – 55mm f 2.8 zoom lens, the 90mm f 2.0, and the 50 – 140 f 2.8 zoom lens. This combo of camera and lenses works well for outdoor portraits because FujiFilm handles skin tones really well and also is easily able to capture super wide dynamic range scenes like you would find at the beach.

When the light gets too dark or you want more dramatic effect, Patrick uses the powerful and portable Profoto B10 strobe. This strobe is super useful for lighting up a scene and because the battery is built right into the unit, it’s super easy for an assistant or friend to hold while you capture epic looking images.

All of this gear can easily fit in the Manfrotto Manhattan Mover30 backpack. This backpack is great because not only does it look like a slick urban style backpack, but it also easily converts from a photo backpack with dividers to a normal backpack when you remove the inside shell.

Finally, all the images in this video were edited using Acdsee’s Photo Studio Professional 2020. This powerful software lets you cull, edit your raw files, and add artistic effects to each of your images quickly and easily.

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