View Full Version : Nightmare sun at the altar
16th of September 2007 (Sun), 20:41
Whoever picked this spot at this time didn't think about light...they should consult the photog!! LOL. This is horrible....If I would've known I would've brought a giant diffuser panel adn put it on the roof!!! Is there any hope for help? If so please give me a step by step. This stinks! I didn't have a lot of options...okay...I had none. AAAAAAAH....15 minutes would have made all the difference in the world
16th of September 2007 (Sun), 20:54
If you shot RAW the recovery slider in ACR might help, but honestly you're pretty screwed. I don't know any way you could've done better without masses of powerful lighting equipment, on camera wouldn't have worked because of the way things are set up.
This is the kind of thing you never know until the day, and by then it's too late to do much about.
16th of September 2007 (Sun), 21:07
Well, that's about what I expected. Crap! Well, one can't work miracles ALL of the time...LOL.
If anyone has any bright ideas (I mean dark, LOL) let me know
16th of September 2007 (Sun), 22:23
I am not sure they are trash completly but they will require a heavy dose of PP. Might consider go to a B & W on the first and intentionally blowing out everything but the B & G. Perhaps the second as well and paint the flowers back in as that seems to be the focal point. The second may not be worth the effort. Would have been nice if the flowers were the leading line to the Bride standing there.
16th of September 2007 (Sun), 22:32
Mine turned out the same - except the bride was in full sun and the groom was in the shade. I downloaded a harsh sunlight fix action for ps and it seems to do ok but yes, alot of pp work just to get your one nice shot.
All the best with it :-)
16th of September 2007 (Sun), 22:50
That kind of stuff has happened to me many times, I'm sorry, I know it sucks! Like Tim said, you may be able to fix SOME of it if you shot RAW, but it's never going to be exactly how you want it.
16th of September 2007 (Sun), 22:53
Well, thanks everyone for trying to help...I do appreciate it.
17th of September 2007 (Mon), 04:40
This is my 10min attempt at recovery.
With a bit more work on critical pictures, it could work.
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