marshalledgar
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Who else is swooning over this dreamy wedding pic? There's an ethereal quality to the picture in a romantic pink that is giving me life!
Photography by the talented, Rich Lander in Orange County, California.
I am not a photographer by any stretch of the imagination, so I am really curious how this image was processed to get this amazing dreamy tone to it. Anybody have ideas? @jonpatrickhyde you are my go-to professional. What are your thoughts?
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Ah. The Rule of Thirds is related to The Golden Ratio - which is pretty cool stuff. Aston Martin designs their cars using the Golden Ratio - which is why I think they are so aesthetically pleasing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio#Aesthetics <------------About the Golden Ration http://www.goldennumber.net/aston-martin-golden-ratio/ <--------What happens when you design a car using the golden ratio. Pretty cool stuff. I use Thirds composition in ALL of my photos and I frame them IN CAMERA as I shoot them this way.
I love reading your comments @jonpatrickhyde because it's always easy to read and extremely informative! Thanks for sharing! people who know how to photograph get ally admiration because I'm so lousy at it. 馃槃馃槃馃槃
@marshalledgar - A few things in this image. First - it's digital. The blown-out background due to a setting sun (low in the sky) is a give-away. With digital images you have an enormous amount of leeway if you shoot in RAW format. Second - Time of day is important in this shot. OC from late April to mid-July - along with all of the rest of the SoCal Coast experiences a phenomenon called "May-Grey & June Gloom". Because the Pacific Ocean is cold off the West Coast (due to the Arctic Current) as the air/land temp rises during late spring and early summer - the coast often deals with a large blanket of fog that pretty much never goes far offshore during the day. In some places like Ventura, CA - it NEVER goes out to sea during the day and about 1/4 - 1/2 mile inland from the water is engulfed in fog 24/7 for weeks. Thus the May Grey/June Gloom moniker. There's a definite atmospheric diffusion element to this photo. I'd guess that they are not far form shore - if they're not right at the shore at a beach house - and the sun is getting low and the fog is already rolling in. That's the dreamy-mist-like thing that's going on. When you said he's in Orange County - I knew immediately what I was looking at. I deal with it all the time in Santa Barbara and Ventura - just 80 miles up the coast. The color is pretty easy to manipulate - as is a feature called "Clarity" in PhotoRaw - the RAW image processing component of Photoshop. By increasing "Vibrance" a small % - and decreasing "Clarity" a small % - then adjusting the red channel of the image - you can tweak images color, intensity *which is not the same as saturation - and sharpness/softness. It's my guess that he simply did about 2 minutes worth of adjusting to a photo that was taken at the right time of day in the right location to provide early evening fog/mist. It's a really nice photo. My critique as a pro-photographer would be - he should have stepped back another 2ft to get all of her dress in the shot. And he should have framed the image to put them in the right 3rd of the frame - This image is square - and digital SLRs (*assuming this wasn't shot with a digital medium format) have rectangular sensors. So this means to be square - it was cropped. I'd not crop an image like this unless they were dead center of the frame. Then I'd shorten on of the sides to move them off-center. There's a thing with the human mind - for some reason images split into compositions composed of thirds are more appealing to us. Don't know why. I'm sure there's a scientific explanation. But the fact remains that you are taught to use 3rds composition in photography & cinematography school. As a pro you try to NEVER put anything dead center in a frame.
wow, great links!! thanks
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