Photo editing is one of the most important steps in creating special wedding photography. Using professional tools that can handle a variety of photo editing tactics is a safe choice. Messing up by choosing low quality online photo editing tools or an amateur photo editing techniques will only slow down the process.
Thought we are pampered with these photo editing tools, it’s a good idea to sharpen your photography skills rather than wasting time in photo editing. As a good photographer, your focus should be on capturing our subject the best way and later indulge in photo editing if you have some creative ideas that can enhance it further.
Photography tips that will lessen your photo editing burdens:
- Does your close-up shots lack details and get soft while using a macro lens? Here is a Solution that will work like magic. Set your mid-range apertures such as f/6.3-f/8, to balance depth of field with reasonable shutter speeds. Try out manual focus and skip auto focus for sharpness and clarity with macro lens.
- Keep your wide-angle lens ready and down low for a finer dynamic angle or half way up the path using a long lens while capturing the bride (this works well especially when the bride or groom gets down from the car). This will minimize your efforts during the photo editing sessions.
- What to do when the bride and the groom are exposed to harsh sunlight? There is an effective technique but you would need to practice this before trying it out during the event. Try underexposing by -2 stops and use fill flash to light the subject. You will be amazed at the result and will not need much photo editing later on.
- What if you are inside the church and not allowed to use flash as it might disturb the ceremony? The color cast might become a big problem and photo editing to remove excessive color cast can be a long process that you will have to repeat for several other such photos. We will advise you to make custom white balance with the grey card and shoot your photographs in raw format- and then you may do minor photo editing stuffs to correct it out.
- What if you have an awful time with out of focus shots? There are two solutions to it: First option – you will have to be ready and use flash with a recommended setting of ISO 400, 1/80sec to 1/100sec (this just depends upon how dark the surrounding is). And the second option is to increase the ISO, pre-focus and wait for a few specific moments that will pass out quickly.
- It happens that the group photos end up with shadows across the face. The best solution for this is to shoot pictures by standing on a ladder and use a wide lens. Underexposing by one stop will give clear detail in the highlights. Lastly, the fill flash option will help getting rid of the shadows without using any photo editing tricks.