How To Accomplish This Look

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  1. avsfan21

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    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The technical flaws in the photo you posted are numerous.. but whatever it's not yours right?

    But, looks like pumped contrast to me, and an artificial vignette.
     
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    Yeah. Not my photo.

    If you could list the technical flaws, that could be a great lesson to me as a beginner!

    And thank you for your input.
     
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    Use wide-angle lens. Stand too far away from subjects, so subjects are small and insignificant within frame and lack immediacy. Underexpose by 2/3 of a stop. When processing image, add excessive vignetting so corners have steep light fall-off. Tweak so that image has excessive contrast and poor shadow detail. Done!
     
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    For me besides being overly processed - too much background and everything looks out of focus to me - no main focus. If the photographer wanted the log cabin church in the background he/she should have positioned the couple so that when they were the center (or 1/3 off) of the shot, the church was in the background without so much "scenery" - it is a wedding photo.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Darrel covered it all.

    As technically poor as the image is I bet the couple loved it, and Black Hills Photography whistled all the way to the bank.
     
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    Thanks everybody.
    This forum is very helpful and glad I joined!
     
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    The couple probably wanted to save a few bucks on their wedding photos and went with a family friend or someone on craigslist - that's whatcha get.

    In addition to all the other stuff mentioned, the tree on the far left should be cloned out.
     
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    Small town. It's what you get. Haha.
     
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    gah looking through the other pictures I think he could be her dad!
     
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    :lol::thumbup:


    To the OP, I would say one of the easiest ways to figure out how how to manipulate color, contrast, saturation, luminance, etc; is to download a free trial version of Lightroom and play with the sliders.

    I, for one, enjoy decreasing saturation and raising luminance.
     
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    I have photoshop.
    So I will attempt to experiment tonight.
    There is so much to photoshop that I feel like I'll never know anything.
    Haha.
     

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