Style is usually the first thing we notice, and one of the most important decisions to make about wedding photography. It is important to realize the difference between shooting styles and editing styles. Before you plan your wedding photography, let's explore style.
Shoot and Edit
The shoot and the edit are not the same. You might love the vintage look of a photograph that appears slightly washed out or dramatic and moody images. this is a result of the post-editing style. You can edit images to match the editing style you love, but how the images are captured in the moment is the result of the style of the shoot. While the shoot is important for documenting your moments the way you want, the post shoot editing creates all the artistic effects.
Defining Post-Production Photography
Post-production is post-processing effects that are created with digital techniques and the creative vision of the photographer or designer. Finishing touches are usually made in an image-editing software, such as Photoshop or Lightroom. The masterpiece relies on good photography and pristine quality. Whether you want to retouch images to remove blemishes or process an image for a dramatic background, it would be accomplished during the post-production phase of your wedding photography.
Technique for Editing Wedding Photography
There are certain techniques that create the wedding photography you want. Cropping and leveling alters the size and shape of an image. This allows for different formats and size ratios. Adjusting color and contrast is accomplished with tools to alter the saturation, enhance shadows and lighten or darken an image for a more dramatic look. The brightness of your image affects the perception of mood and temperature. Adjusting the horizon can remove all unwanted elements. It is important to have an experienced designer or wedding photographer handle the post-production work.
Creating the Wedding Photography You Want
Creating the wedding photography you want begins with a quality shoot. Editing poor images will never create the look you want. It is important to choose the style of the shoot before you think about what happens in post-production. Classic wedding photography creates timeless portraits with the bride and groom next to their parents, close family and friends. These are intentional and posed images. Journalistic photography is a documentary style that utilizes the wedding day timeline to follow the wedding day and cover it like a news story as it unfolds. It captures those moments with perfect timing and perfect angles to tell the story. Editorial wedding photography is a rare style that captures moments worthy of a magazine cover. They are creative images that can tell a story with a focus on creating a specific mood or tone. Dramatic images can be accomplished during post-production or during the shoot with the mastery of off-camera flash, lighting and shutter speed. Fine art is traditional shooting with a light and airy feel. It visually narrates your wedding story with an artistic approach. The result is an image with a sophisticated, refined and elegant feeling.
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