Wedding shoot 4 CC pls.

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EL2
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Wedding shoot 4 CC pls.

So this is my 3rd wedding. It was in Napa, CA. Great weather vineyard and all. Lots of shades, so I was happy with that, but it was not full shaded areas - lots of dappled lighting conditions.

Please CC, especially skin tone. The dreaded skin tones!!! :mad: I have lots more but these are a couple I have edited.

ISO 400, f5.6, SS1/160

ISO 400, f5.6., SS1/125

SS1/320, ISO400, f5

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My biggest thought on these is you should be exposing to skin not foliage in the background. They are underexposed so you want to brighten them up and then check the skin tones once you have the exposure to their skin where you want it.

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It looks like it was a beautiful, and fun, wedding! As for CC... # 1 seems to be taken from an awkward angle. The bridesmaid on the left draws more attention than the bride. # 2 is cute, but pretty underexposed. As for # 3, I think the bride gets lots in the shadows and surroundings, I would like to see her glow rathe than blend in. Maybe a comb of lightening and tighter crop?

Over all, it looks like you captured the fun and spirit of the wedding and I'm sure she will be happy with them!

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I agree with the PP's and the skin still looks underexposed. Great group shots, though! I can imagine those are hard to coordinate.

With #3, the bride is kind of lost in the background. Maybe if the trees and leaves were blurred a bit more, it would be more appealing?

EL2
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Hmm... need to check. I have a mac and my screen is pretty bright. Could that be contributing to the image looking underexposed?

I played with the 3rd picture... is this better exposure wise? She looks hella bright on my screen lol. Also applied gaussian blur.

Before... After...

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Hope you don't mind my play:

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I opened in raw first and adjusted midtones, exposure, and played with the color some.

The skin seems too red. I would not do a glausian blur. In fact I stay away from GB as much as possible. I did do a gradient layer and masked her back in. I also did seclective color layer and played with reds, yellows and neutral colors. Did a hue/saturation and masked the background back in, totally removing the cyan, blue, yellow, and green in her dress.

Played with the curve balances to darken and lighten.

(The color may not be perfect since I need to recalibrate - but you get the idea.)

EL2
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Thanks Cindy!

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exposure looks under to me too. Not too fond of the blur you did b/c it just looks shaky to me and I see the halo around her. Cindy's play is cool but it looks too fake for me like the bride was cropped and just stuck on a new background.

yay for more wedding practice for you. how do you like it?

the second pic is so much fun.

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I think you have a real eye for weddings! I'm having trouble seeing some of the pics, so I'm just going to comment on the last one of the bride alone.

I like the idea of this shot, but she seems just a bit too centered for my tastes. I would try a closer crop ... getting rid of some space on the left and top to put her back on one of the 1/3 lines. I think that would really take this one to the next level.

TFS!
GiGi