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Removing Pole from Wedding Scene

 
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Aug 27, 2010 15:55 |  #1

I am having trouble finding a way to remove the pole in this picture. I think the biggest problem I am running into is that the little girl's face is right behind the pole. Can anyone help me with this (so that it looks good)? Thanks, in advance!




  
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Aug 27, 2010 16:20 |  #2

That's really a tough one. You can certainly remove the pole, of course the issue is that it probably won't ever look 'right'. I'd do a severe crop and just have the couple.


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Aug 27, 2010 16:22 |  #3

Yeah the pole goes through so many areas of detail that you cant just clone it. I think you are stuck with it unless you have another shot you can grab some filler from.




  
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Aug 27, 2010 16:27 |  #4

DragonDan wrote in post #10801863 (external link)
That's really a tough one. You can certainly remove the pole, of course the issue is that it probably won't ever look 'right'. I'd do a severe crop and just have the couple.

i was considering the crop. you guys have just confirmed what i already knew... i just wanted to make sure that it just wasn't an edit that's too advanced for me.

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Aug 27, 2010 16:29 |  #5

gonzogolf wrote in post #10801875 (external link)
Yeah the pole goes through so many areas of detail that you cant just clone it. I think you are stuck with it unless you have another shot you can grab some filler from.

my filler isn't adequate... 2-year-olds move a whole lot! ;)




  
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Aug 27, 2010 16:30 |  #6

whirligig wrote in post #10801919 (external link)
my filler isn't adequate... 2-year-olds move a whole lot! ;)

Yeah, its one thing to have to paste some trees in or something to fill a gap. But in this shot you would have to build a face. There are people that good. But I'm not.




  
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Aug 27, 2010 16:30 |  #7

so, do you guys think that this shot is even worth keeping?




  
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Aug 27, 2010 16:32 |  #8

If you chop it from the pole then you have an okay shot of the couple where you can see his face. Its not the best shot ever of a couple, but any shot of a wedding is worth saving for later just in case. But as it is, too many backs and a pole.




  
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Aug 27, 2010 17:43 |  #9

ya i'd crop in on the couple. the bridesmaids backs don't add anything to the picture anyway so it'll probably end up giving you a better piece all around.




  
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Aug 27, 2010 18:41 |  #10

i definitely have better shots... i just liked the way this one looks like the bridesmaids and the flower girl are peering in at the bride and groom because of how their heads are positioned. but i'll cut my losses and move along. i really appreciate all of the input!




  
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Aug 27, 2010 19:49 |  #11

And by no means any disrespect but for a wedding photographer why would you even take this shot, the pole clearly is in the frame? I would have thought who ever would have moved and reframed the shot.




  
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Aug 27, 2010 20:28 as a reply to  @ KenVP's post |  #12

Make two shots out of one: the left side and the right side of the pole.

You'll have to sacrifice the flower girl and one of the bridesmaids, unfortunately.



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Aug 27, 2010 21:50 |  #13

KenVP wrote in post #10802995 (external link)
And by no means any disrespect but for a wedding photographer why would you even take this shot, the pole clearly is in the frame? I would have thought who ever would have moved and reframed the shot.

oh, i would totally agree with you- ordinarily. this was the most 'poled' and cramped tent that i have yet to work with... and with a crowd that wanted to be moving around with their own point-and-shoots. even with the obstacles, i only have a few that include a pole, but i just wanted to see if this one was salvageable. and, yes, although it sucks to hear it, i should have moved and reframed the shot (even if that meant knocking uncle joe and aunt frannie with their pos's out of my way)! :P




  
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Aug 27, 2010 22:17 |  #14

whirligig wrote in post #10803523 (external link)
oh, i would totally agree with you- ordinarily. this was the most 'poled' and cramped tent that i have yet to work with... and with a crowd that wanted to be moving around with their own point-and-shoots. even with the obstacles, i only have a few that include a pole, but i just wanted to see if this one was salvageable. and, yes, although it sucks to hear it, i should have moved and reframed the shot (even if that meant knocking uncle joe and aunt frannie with their pos's out of my way)! :P

LOL i totally get what you mean, gotta love everyone in your way.....




  
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Aug 27, 2010 22:22 |  #15

could you not see the pole thru the view finder???


I know, right? I'm just sayin'...

  
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