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Sunset: Jill & Scott

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8-12-07_NDX_6527On wedding days, most photographers would prefer overcast to bright sun except for the last hour or so when the clouds could go away.

There is nothing spectacular about the location of this image of Jill and Scott, but we still think it’s cool anyway. You can’t see the DSU housing complex hidden in the shadows or the gravel parking lot they are standing on.

The success of any image comes down to having a recipe and recognizing the time to use it. When you have only one chance to capture a moment, you do not have time to figure out how to use your camera. As photographers, we need to know what works and what doesn’t and when to tweak our recipe for better results.

Part of that recipe is in the post-processing of the image file. We want to enhance the the good stuff and minimize the bad. The closer you can get “in-camera”, the less time you spend on the computer perfecting each image.

Photoshop is not something learned overnight. After using it for over 12 years, I can tell you that there is always a new trick or technique to be learned. Anything that gives you more efficiency is a good thing. It might be a $1000 software program or the lastest, greatest computer hardware. When you enhance every image like we do, speed is everything. That additional speed can allow us faster turnaround times and most importantly, more time with our kids.