Friday, 20 January 2012

Before and After

I haven't done this on here before!

You've been shooting a very happy bride and groom outside, in mid December, in the freezing cold, for the last half an hour. Your toes have completely frozen and your fingers are painfully numb. You finish up and rush inside to the welcomed warmth, whilst turning around quickly to grab shots of the wedding party walking back through the door. In your sheer relief of the chance to thaw your feet and your inner urgency to capture every moment, you might just forget to adjust your manual settings on your DSLR to accommodate  the change in light from outside to inside. You might just do that and end up with an exposure similar to that on the left here...poop! 
Here is where my thanks and gratitude overflows for the wonderful creation of PHOTOSHOP! If it wasn't for this magical programme, I would still be cursing myself for my forgetfulness with this image! It is thanks to photoshop that this grossly underexposed photograph was able to be corrected and showcase what a beautiful image it is- shot in the moment, oozing with the excitement of the bride, the relief of the bridesmaid and the sheer delight of the groom, shown in the photograph on the right! Add a slight sepia overlay and you are left with a truly timeless image.

Thank you photoshop, your presence in my life is greatly appreciated!

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