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Couple's shoot

A shoot with Brandi and Josh at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Couple's shoot

A shoot with Brandi and Josh at the University of Maryland, College Park.

comments (20)

  • Yẹni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Oct 2007, 00:36
lovely one dude
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Yeni.
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 3 Oct 2007, 00:50
Good choice of angles, both the wall and the tilt. Perhaps having all of both of his feet in the shot would be preferable, but I don't really think it matters. Excellent work as usual!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Martin.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 3 Oct 2007, 01:43
You could draw a circle-crop around their faces, Dotun, and it would say it all.
Dotun Ayodeji: Yes, I agree Ginnie.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks, you don't get a "PERFECT" from the S&S house that often smile
How is it that all your subjects are such beautiful models? These two look perfect together!
Dotun Ayodeji: thats a good question, maybe I will say I am lucky. I really had fun shoothing this guys.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 3 Oct 2007, 05:07
Great capture, Dotun!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Kay.
  • onada
  • United States
  • 3 Oct 2007, 05:23
i love how you've angled this shot, how you can see the wall going back in the distance and the expressions on their faces. To me the wall and distance seem symbolic Its like a "together forever " shot. Great one!
Dotun Ayodeji: A very good way to look at it for real, thanks Onada.
  • Stan
  • 3 Oct 2007, 05:58
Very nice portrait but you see where you messed up right? wink

Hint: Cropping too close
Dotun Ayodeji: This was as shot really, if I thought I 'd messed up I probably wouldn't put it up smile The question you need to ask is, "does the framing take away from the essence of the shot? The essence meaning the intimate moment shared by the couple. When I asked this question and my answer was no then the shot gets a "go" IMHO. I also have a version with a closer crop and I almost prefer it, it's like I feel even closer to the couple than this one. I wouldn't even bother about his shoe, that was the least of my composition elements.
  • Roland
  • France
  • 3 Oct 2007, 06:36
What a nice shot... We can feel love and tenderness... I like your diagonally choice for the frame... Original !
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Roland, glad you like.
Magazine stuff here bro which means it's commercially viable and the crop or comp is perfect.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Oct 2007, 10:39
What you choose to include in your view for the shot is also a crop - a crop of everything in front of you. Just a comment on a reply. The rest of the reply is a 'go'.

The intimate part (object of the picture is leaning into the centre. Excellent. I like the lines of the wall and what you have created with the tilt.

Alternative title: College Crush
nice dynamic angle
good composiiton
well captured
Very nice D
  • Josť-Angel
  • Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona)
  • 3 Oct 2007, 14:23
Oh la la! L'amour! Nice pic! smile
Pure romance ! Angle is original !
  • bridge
  • Nigeria
  • 3 Oct 2007, 20:09
Excellent Dotun.
Nicely done and optimist smile
  • Kemi Og.
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2007, 16:34
I really like
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 4 Oct 2007, 18:12
This is sweet. I agree about his feet though, I think it would be better if they were fully in the shot.
i like this. you should sell it to U of M so they can put it in their brochure.

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