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I hate weddings!
Posted By: J.Scott, 08-28-2008, 02:27 AM

I don't like shooting pictures at weddings. That said, I was recently at one and took the image below. Out of all the pictures I took that day I like this one the best. I like the gleam in the boys eye and the look of 'Help me!' in the little girls. What I don't like are the 2 white spots - windows I'll guess - on the top of the picture. I can't crop any tighter and I tried 'cloning' to remove the spots but that didn't look good either. Any suggestions to salvage this picture? Do they really distract the viewer from the two kids or is it just me being picky?


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08-28-2008, 02:48 AM   #2
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Only thing I could think of to salvage, is to clone from the wall over the white..
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doesn't bother me in the least. that girl is cute as can be.
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I think this is where lightzone shines. In lightzone you would have two options. Both require creating regions around the parts of the pictures you want to adjust. First is to relight the regions you create. Second option which is just as good is to remap the exposure zones in the regions. I went with the second option since it is faster to do with a single large region. I brought the windows closer to the exposure levels of the surounding walls. Since this is an attachment let me know and I'll take it down if you want.


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Very well done. Nice captures on the wedding day
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Its a nice shot Jeff and the white parts dont destract to much. Im sure you could get rid of them or tone them down somehow though.

I going to a wedding in 5 days time so it will be interesting to see how I get on, never done anything like that before
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Personally I'd try photoshopping a sign with the happy couples name in the area
It might not look decent, but you don't know until you try it.
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This is my try. I isolated the area using PS magic wand, then toned down the color by picking a selection from the nearby area and finally applied a gaussian blur to the whole thing. I also rounded off the guy's head in the backgound because it looked flat to me. I also put a wider border on the pic but only because I kept smearing the one you had applied. I am new to this whole photoshop thing and am sure someone else can do it better.




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Thanks for all replies everyone!

I'm self-taught at Photoshop so I only have myself to blame for my lack knowledge.

I'll give these suggestions a try when I get home tonight.

Thanks again.
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very rough, but you'll get the idea
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That is a nice shot Jeff - and yeah I am self-learned on Photoshop myself - my instructor is an idoit - Although he did give me several books that appraently I have to read.....
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QuoteOriginally posted by HGMonaro Quote
very rough, but you'll get the idea
Yep, looks good!

And you got rid of that distracting flower on her chin.

Thanks.
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That is a nice shot Jeff - and yeah I am self-learned on Photoshop myself - my instructor is an idoit - Although he did give me several books that appraently I have to read.....
Thanks Dave. The girl is the brides daughter whom we will be seeing this weekend. I wanted to give her the picture. Hopefully she'll like it.

I hear ya. I keep promising myself I'll sign up for a Photoshop course at the local Community College but I am a great procrastinator.
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