Synopses & Reviews
Bob and Dawn Davis have mastered all genres of photography, from weddings to children to photographing celebrities at special get-away weekends. Bobs knowledge of posing, lighting, composition and his ability to superbly photograph with the environment in which he is immersed is evident in We're Engaged!
Bobs beautiful photographs in this book and his explanations as to how he achieved each one will be beneficial to photographers of all levels of expertise. Do not let the title fool you, his descriptions of how he photographs engagement couples translates to executives, families and children portraits as well. He utilizes cityscapes and non-urban locations not just as backdrops, but also as a compliment to his subjects.
By using diagrams and descriptions along with their powerful images, Bob and Dawn explain in simple language how they are able to pose, light and properly compose their subjects, no matter where the location. They state which lens, exposure setting, and main and fill lights settings and positioning work best for each scenario.
Todays brides- and grooms-to-be have grown up inundated by world-class photography on the Internet, television, magazines, and social networking sites. Therefore, its no surprise that these savvy, image-conscious consumers have high expectations when commissioning their engagement portraits. They want unique, innovative images that make them look great and reflect their personal style as individuals and as a couple. In this book, acclaimed photographers Bob and Dawn Davis show you how to rise to that lofty goal and deliver memorable, personalized images from each session. Covering the process from start to finish, youll learn how to select locations, work with clients on their styling, get great poses even from camera-shy subjects, and find (or create) amazing lighting indoors and outall day long. Lighting diagrams paired with each final image selection, along with supporting image variations from the same session, make it easy to learn!
About the Author
Bob and Dawn Davis
are an international wedding photography and design, husband and wife team based in the Chicagoland area since 2005. They have had the privilege of covering celebrity weddings and speak at photography conferences/workshops around the world.
Taken from Amazon.com: Celebrity photojournalist, Bob Davis has over 25+ years of experience as a professional photographer. Capturing Michael Jordan's career with the Chicago Bulls, covering national presidential elections, shooting Eva Longoria and Tony Parker's wedding in Paris, it's all just another (spectacular) day for Bob. With a career that spans over 25 years, Bob's subjects may shift from time to time, but his passion for photography is unwavering. As a Canon Explorer of Light, Bob has been chosen as one of an elite group of 60 photographers representing Canon and united by a passion for photographic excellence. Bob spent 14 years contributing his award-winning photography to the Chicago Sun-Times before he began building his private photography empire. Bob's work has been featured in publications such as O Magazine, Time, People, OK, Rangefinder, and a variety of other digital photography resources. His clients include Oprah Winfrey, Eva Longoria Parker, Salma Hayek, Eddie Murphy, Lala Vazquez, and many more. He also works with celebrity event planners, Mindy Weiss and Colin Cowie.
More information on Bob's distinguished career as well as extensive examples of Bob's photography can be found at: