As a Cardiff wedding photographer, I am often asked at a meeting by clients whether I edit the photographs. the answer is, of course, yes! As discussed in previous blogs I don’t do huge amounts of ‘photoshop‘ style work but more work on the colour elements and tonal range. It is very rare for me to ‘clone’ objects out of a photograph unless I feel it completely draws the eye away from the foreground subject. I will crop the photograph as in the above photo to make it more punchy or crop out anything that again could draw the viewers eye.
This photograph was taken from Rosie and Simon’s wedding at Decourceys Manor in October. It was an overcast day but with a tweak to the colours, shadows, highlights and tone curve it makes the photograph feel lighter and brighter and more visually appealing. I love this photograph and it’s a great moment when I start editing a photograph and it goes from the first to the second photograph in front of my eyes. It is a greater feeling when you hear back from the couple and they gush about how much they love their photos. I suppose that’s why I do it and love it!