What Would It Take?

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  1. The_One

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    Hello Friends,

    Coming Sun I am doing my first wedding as a secondary photographer. A bit nervous but confident enough to go through with it [​IMG]

    While researching for professional wedding photographers I came across a website which had some outstanding pictures in my opinion(http://www.dreamlife.net.au). See first 3 attached pics.


    To me they seem to be enhanced in PS and I would love to know how to get those effects. Also what setting to use on camera while shooting such images in the first place? Also look at image 2, does anyone know how to get the couple in color while leaving the rest in B/W?

    The last image is what I took and was able to enhance a little bit but I still don't think I am anywhere close.

    I would appreciate if someone can shed some light and guide me to become better.

    Thanks
    The_One

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  3. The_One

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    You are right. I've added the link to their website. Hope that's fine.
     
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    It's a funny thing (might be on a slight tangent), but if you've been in the wedding photography business and do market research....you'll notice one common denominator when it comes to portfolio pictures. The vast majority of wedding photographers use outdoor scenes in their portfolio....almost all. There is a reason for this. Just an observation. Good luck with the shoot.
     
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    as far as the colours go, if you like enhancing/messing with them, i like using the selective colour feature (image, adjust, selective colour). you can then fiddle with each colour individually. i only use hue saturation after selective colour, and still not all the time. as far as actual selective colouring (the colour people in black and white) there are a few ways to do it and you can always experiment and find new ones. one way is to simply select the people using lasso and magic wand, then copy and paste. then select your background layer and convert it into black and white. then take an eraser and clean up the edges of the people layer. another way is create a second layer of the whole image, desaturate it, then use the eraser and erase everything that you want to be colour. the saturate desaturate tool can be useful in this too. also consider the possibility of not a complete contrast between saturation and desaturation. you can have two dif reletive levels of saturation, or desaturation with the subject lightly coloured. play around and see what style you like.
     
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    You are right BuZzZeRkEr, it does make sense. Thanks
     
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    HI Wyjid,

    I followed your instructions and was successfully able to create a similar image. Thanks for your explanation.
     
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    righto. hope the wedding goes well. i'd like too see what results!
     

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