Los Angeles Wedding Photography Photoshopping and Lightroom-ing

June 04, 2013  •  1 Comment

Los Angeles Wedding Photographers Cloak Photography offer Wedding Video / Wedding Film Packages.

The question isn't why Photoshop the questions is why aren't all photographers photoshopping or using Lightroom. Some are old school and though they say they get it right in camera they usually mean they don't want to bother with the work of post production or don't know how. Sometimes it is absolutely necessary as when I wanted to creat a Signature Portrait for Christina and Ray. During consultation they said they wanted an Art Deco theme and loved B&W photography. I did a few after the shoot but wanted something really special. We shot in a studio and I knew what I was going to do. First I was inspired by this painting.

 

Well that building. So I searched the internet for a building like that and came across this Photo by photographer who so far only goes by JWT67 (But he shoots Sony so he's all right in my book) of a Dutch building. 

So in the studio I knew I needed a dramatic pose so went for the "dip" not this exact image but one taken a second before.

Then I combined the images in Photoshop and did color and tone manipulation and finally got this:

 

Some wedding photographers will scoff and say... not sure what they will say but I know it comes from a place of jealousy so I won't mind. :)

 

What about regular day of wedding photos. Those don't need photoshopping. Just take the image and deliver it to the client.

Here is a nice photograph of bride Nadia taken during a wedding reception at Malibu Lakes in Agoura Hills .

It is slightly underexposed taken at 6 pm but it is perfectly acceptable. (For others) I wanted a brunch pretty look. For some reason I kept thinking of Tavern on the Green restaurant is New York's Central Park as my inspiration though I have never been and probably can't afford. So I used mostly Lightroom and then some photoshop to adjust the tone to end up with this.

So what is wrong with putting in the time and effort to elevate the photos of the clients? What are they paying for if not my best.

 

 


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1.luz(non-registered)
I am at awe of your beautiful pictures.
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