Wedding photography post processing
Wedding Photography Post Processing
Editing images as a wedding photographer, is one of the many responsibilities that come with the job. Knowing how to edit wedding photos can be a time- consuming and stressful part of your post production wedding workflow. At Weddit, our goal is to empower the success of wedding photographers. We know that your time is better spent on things you love to do rather than editing weddings.
How To Edit Wedding Photos
As a photo editing service, we provide wedding and portrait photographers with fast, personalized, and consistent editing services. Though we believe in outsourcing what you don’t have time to do, we know that having knowledge about the absolute best editing techniques can be valuable for you. Because we are a company that specializes in editing wedding photos, we have gathered our top tips for editing techniques that can help transform your images.
1. Eliminate Haze
The dehaze tool (in Lightroom) provides an easy way for you to even out light quality in images that seem hazy. Other reasons you might want to eliminate haze in your wedding include: creating sharp lines and clear subjects, enhancing saturated colors, and boosting the image’s structure. We recommend familiarizing yourself with the dehaze slider bar so you understand how it works. Get creative and try experimenting with it!
A common issue that can happen to your images that often needs adjusting is noise, which is the discoloration of an image. One way to tell if your photo has noise is when you zoom in, the image appears pixelated. Noise often occurs in images that are shot in low light with high iso. As a wedding photographer, you can imagine that there are plenty of scenarios in which this might occur. It’s important to remember to shoot in RAW to ensure you have the highest quality images. Also, make sure to adjust color noise before adjusting the luminance noise and zoom in on each image while doing so, so you can have more control of the affects.
3. Spot Removal
Weddings are unpredictable by nature and unwanted things can sometime end up in your shots. The Spot Removal tool in Lightroom provides the option to clone or heal some of the areas of an image that needs to be fixed. There are many issues that can occur that would require the use of this tool as a solution. Here are some common instances you might want to use the Spot Removal Tool for: eliminating unwanted objects or subjects, clean up stray hairs, adjusting skin blemishes, remove distractions in the background, erasing crumbs or stains on clothing, getting rid of specks of dust on the camera sensor.
4. Removing Glasses Glare
Many are familiar with removing glare in Photoshop, but since our services are primarily Lightroom-based, we are going to dive into how it works in Lightroom. There are different techniques to remove glare from glasses. The best way is to use the Spot Removal Tool. Keep in mind this a delicate process because you are working in a smaller area, you have much less room for error. Some key things to remember when using this tool to remove glasses glare are: use a small brush, take your time, stop to check your work.
There are many options out there for how to edit wedding photos so these are just our top ones. Even though it is valuable to have the knowledge on all things editing, we still believe in letting the pros handle it to help empower you and your business. Have questions about our photo editing services? Chat with us and learn more about how to outsource your wedding editing.