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Last week I’ve spent a very fun couple of hours with Charlotte & Dirk shooting their engagement session. We planned a little walk around the Bloso domain in Hofstade and ended up going urbex style at the old pool. (which was our end goal all along)

The amazing thing about an esession is that everything is very relaxed and it allows me to try some new things. I’ve been struggling with my 24-70, it’s no longer working out for me on a crop body. (obviously) I love shooting with my 70-200 and it defines me and my type of photography but I’d like to complement those shots with some more wide shots. Thus, the 24-70 was thrown onto the full frame.

eSession Urbex

Another thing I wanted to try and put into the mix was doing some wider angle close-up shots. Certainly a technique that won’t work with everybody, either it’s unflattering or it just really feels uncomfortable for the couple. Not in this case …

Charlotte & Dirk , in case you were still wondering, you totally nailed it!

And the end of the session I tried Bert his famous “afdakskestechniek” and I also put the 50mm through his paces @ F1.4.

Kudos to those who earn em, I wasn’t alone that day. Lieven proved to be a great assistant, both helping me out as a sherpa and supplying a friendly chat with the couple. And when he wasn’t blinding them with the sunbounce he wondered off a couple of times just to come back with some different locations & angles he found. Lieven, thx!

9 Comments so far  
by Charlotte & Dirk · eSession « Tom Leuntjens Photography 06.11.09 12:51 pm

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by Jef Janssens 05.27.09 10:08 am

You ‘ve nailed it to, big boy!

by Frederik 05.26.09 10:50 pm

Very nice serie ! Love the post-processing

by tomleuntjensphotography 05.26.09 12:06 pm

@thomas, actually it’s 90% home made that I only used for the first time on this image but if you could point me to that 70’s presets …

the first one is a PS texture/dodgeburn/vignette treatment + my custom preset. felt like doing a special one 🙂

by Huwelijksfotografie Luna (Bjorn) 05.26.09 11:30 am

Great series Tom, I really love the second one!

by Thomas 05.26.09 11:26 am

Lovely series. Still using those 70s Lightroom presets I see? (or am I mistaken?).

by Nimsa 05.26.09 10:24 am

een dikke proficiat! Ook voor de ontzettend mooie bewerking!

by Jasper Van Tilburgh 05.26.09 12:01 am

I know this location very well.. Had a some ‘goodtimes’ with a model … Oh yeah. Long time ago. It is def Mechelen old pool no?

by Serge Van Cauwenbergh 05.25.09 5:19 pm

Seems like a very nice and quiet location!