I have been working with Photoshop for a long time now. Since version 2 to be exact, so basically 18 years. I taught Photoshop at an art institute in California back when cool people wore beepers and all computers were beige. So now-a-days I put them skills to good use. I go through each and every photo taken and see what needs to be fixed. Wedding days are pretty hectic. There doesnt seem to be enough time in the day! We dont always have the time to pick up things off the ground or move canoes out of the shot. We have that moment and I dont like my clients waiting around.So I shoot first and edit later so you can get back to party with your guests.
On this page, I'll show you a few examples of pixel wranglin used to either enhance a photo or have some fun.
Here is a special moment when a groom sees his bride for he first time in a hotel lobby. All is wonderful except for the dude workin on his laptop in the background. I aint one of them creeps that try and make people move out of a public space they have every right to be in, so I shot away, and made laptop guy disappear later.
A wonderfully touching moment shared by my couple. Looks like a button was popped on her sweater. No problem- i just re-buttoned it digitally.
Not every wedding is perfect. Sometimes it rains and sometimes mud gets kicked up on that pretty white dress. So, I'll go in afterwards and recreate the intricate lace that isnt soiled and place it where it needs to go and *presto-chango, good as new.
"What is this crap all over my dock?!"
Thats what I thought when I took my newlyweds to get some shots before it got fully dark on the dock behind the Mills House. It seems that someone left all this stuff all over the place. That yellow canoe was killin the shot. I went in afterwards and cleaned it up.
Sometimes I want a particular lighting effect. Something that makes the couple seem like they are enjoying a truly private moment. So I have Tara get that light right where I want it and fix it all later.
The couples we work with like to play with guns. Big guns. Here's a canon at the Charleston Battery. In real life, the business end of these guns are sealed off. There also isnt a fuze to light. I went in later and made it right.
Sometimes I like to do trippy things to certain shots. Here's a couple trippy shots.
The next shot is a composite of several different images taken at different times. I wanted to put the drama into overdrive on this shot taken at her bridal portrait session.
I composited a movie styled poster from images I shot during the live performance.