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Jul 07, 2015 20:10 |  #1

Hey guys,

I would love to get some assistance on how to edit more dramatic waves into this engagement photo. Please help me if you can! This image is only partially edited by the way


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Jul 07, 2015 20:27 |  #2

xarik wrote in post #17624143 (external link)
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Nice shot but I would crop quite a bit so that the couple is not really in the center. The yellow "thing" draws my eye away from the subjects and I would either clone or crop it away.
I see the couple filling most of the frame with that lovely splash of water to the right and that would make a nice frame...but that's me...others may have other suggestions :)


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Jul 07, 2015 20:47 as a reply to  @ itsallart's post |  #3

Like this? I wanted a more dramatic image, but this isn't bad...I still wouldn't mind learning a thing or two about PS if I have the opportunity :P


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Jul 07, 2015 20:50 |  #4

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Like this? I wanted a more dramatic image, but this isn't bad...I still wouldn't mind learning a thing or two about PS if I have the opportunity :P
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Nice, though somewhat grainy. Try to open the RAW image as a smart object to preserve the data :)


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Jul 07, 2015 21:24 as a reply to  @ itsallart's post |  #5

this is only 3MB to make it easier to upload. It will look substantially better when I give it over to the customer :P


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Jul 07, 2015 21:28 |  #6

xarik wrote in post #17624224 (external link)
this is only 3MB to make it easier to upload. It will look substantially better when I give it over to the customer :P

sounds good. I hope you shot in RAW :)


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Jul 07, 2015 21:29 as a reply to  @ itsallart's post |  #7

couldn't believe it when I changed over. I'll never shoot jpg again :P


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Jul 07, 2015 22:50 |  #8

Replace lighthouse with couple. Done. ;)

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Jul 07, 2015 23:11 |  #9

How about photoshop HDR? For the waves and foreground at least. Just a thought.




  
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Jul 08, 2015 09:31 |  #10

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Replace lighthouse with couple. Done. ;)

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Personally I would crop so the couple is in the left side and top half of the image, include the docking post (or whatever it is), darken the background, and play with vibrance and contrast settings to make things pop. I'm not usually a fan of vignettes, but it might work in this situation. I'd also try and high contrast black and white edit...Lots of things I "would" try if I wasn't playing on my phone during this useless company conference.



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Jul 09, 2015 08:57 as a reply to  @ jcolman's post |  #11

lol I laughed at this as well!

I do like HDR's at times, but absolutely would never do one for a couple shoot...HDR is more for landscape or scenery photography in my opinion and should be left where it is :P.

I did edit it a bit more I'm pretty sure, but it's on its way to the clients now, it looks almost the same as the above image (Mine, not the lighthouse).....Thank you for making me go back and look at the image, because I now realize that I mailed my client a 3mb image -.-....It was supposed to be 18mb


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Jul 09, 2015 10:21 as a reply to  @ jcolman's post |  #12

LOL


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