Just another one of those post production nightmares…
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It was a really fun wedding to shoot… I knew absolutely nothing going in and I still don’t know anything… But Yovana and Gary’s wedding is finaly “In the Can”.
The wedding it’self was pretty much a traditional catholic ceremony held at St Thomas Aquinas in Ojai, California… I showed up early and they were late, but that’s always a good thing because it gives me time to look around and develop a feel for what I’ll be photographing. The nicest part about Full Mass weddings is they always go by the book and you have plenty of time to shoot… Tough part is you aren’t really allowed to be anywhere that you can get “that shot”… And sometimes it’s pretty dark.
But really… I’m not here to complain about the “House Rules” and how it’s “so tough for us photographers and it ain’t our fault” I’m here to complain about something else all together… Under any circumstances, I can’t stand post production but when things start going wrong… Yeah… Well… I fixed it and now it’s over and I’m pleased with the outcome:
The shot above took one quick bridesmaid and about 20 “takes”… After we figured out it was the high heels that was slowing her down in the grass we finally got one without her in the frame. The wedding Reception was held at the Ventura Peirpont Inn and this photograph was taken in “The Rode Garden” The sun was a little too high so the lighting in this image is pretty much all brought to you by Photogenic and Photoshop.
I’m always a little jealous of those little cameras you can fin in your pocket, especially as the night is coming to an end and I’ve been lugging my D3 and a few lenses around for hours. After I got home from shooting this I actually had to lay backwards over the fence on my porch for about 20 minutes before I could stand up straight again… I know… I’m whining and yes, I know, kind of a cheesy wedding shot.
Sometimes color just doesn’t seem to add anything to an image and then Sometimes….
I stuck around for an hour past my contracted time so I could get some of this… Sometimes it’s all about the color.