Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The last of the Weekends Weddings

This is from the Woodlands Leeds, I've purposefully shown different things in this post to give a little variety.

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A Sneaky Peak from The Guide Post Hotel Bradford

Here's a few images from one of the weekends weddings. In post production I added an Autumn feel to some of the images as it seemed appropriate with the fallen leaves.

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Monday, 2 November 2015

A Little More Post Production

Following on from my last post, not every photo is as easy as the last one and some need additional work. This next image is what I call a grab shot because it wasn't posed the couple were just walking to where we were going to do the photo so I thought lets see if I can get a nice image while they walk.

Step 1 Load the NEF and pick your preferred tone

Step 2 Remove the bits you don't need to see
You can see from the red circles our signs and notices that don't need to be there and I'm going to take these out. On every wedding I always remove some stuff if you haven't noticed then I have done a good job. Obviously time constraints come into it but I always remove more than I leave.

Step 3 Load up Photoshop to remove the objects 
As you will see from the below image the signs have now gone and the image is almost ready. The fact most people don't know I have removed stuff is good and it shows the editing is of a high quality because if you could tell I wouldn't have done a very good job.

Step 4 Finish the image
Now with the image toned, signs removed its time to add a little sharpness and finish the image. I've cropped a little at the bottom because it was a grab shot and only had a second to compose and shoot. The images are massive so even if I cut the image in half you could still print it large.

The Post Production side of Wedding Photography

What you see on the day is only a tiny part of what actually goes on. Post Production happens on every photo sometimes its very subtle and just a case of converting the image from RAW to JPEG and tweaking a little.

This blog is to show you what happens to your wedding photographs after they have been taken, I've used this wedding because it's the most recent wedding I have post produced.

Step 1 Take the image load up the RAW file into production software
As you can see from the image its called a NEF. A NEF is just the camera data and its not a nice photo yet but its not meant to be. NEF files are meant to be worked on before anyone sees them.

Step 2 Now I have got the image I'll use a preset to bring out the sky, remove some noise and sharpen it up a little

This is part of my preset bar, presets allow me to make a photo look a certain way by clicking which option I want. This is really useful because I can create an effect I like and apply it to any photo I want at the click of a button.

Step 3 Deciding how the photo should look
I've applied a different preset to the image and you can see all of the different presets below.

Step 4 Next Image
Now I've produced the photo and it all looks good its time to work on the next image. On a full day I produce at least 400 images so I have to repeat this at least 400 times before you see your photos.