How to achieve this look?

Discussion in 'Wedding and Event' started by aeo_sanchez, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Good Day!
    I really wanna achieve this kind of post processing. (Link)
    Any idea how?
    Thank you!
  2. Looks like a vignetting effect with some blurring of the edges on the second shot (like older lenses create naturally). What are you talking about specifically?
  3. Generally, I see low contrast and reduced saturation.
    The photographer also cuts off the feet of several subjects, particularly the opening image and the first image of the bride.
  4. Hi! thanks for the response..
    I want to achieve the rustic lookl and the matte texture of the image
  5. It's difficult to say what you mean by the "matte texture," though it's likely you're referring to the desaturation that David G refers to.
  6. William Michael

    William Michael Moderator Staff Member

    "Generally, I see low contrast and reduced saturation."​
    I generally see that too. I also think that there is a both relative and actual increase in Saturation in the Green hues.
    What I mean is, I think that (for example if using Photoshop) the De-saturation was Hue selective and did not include Green Hues; and then the Green Hues were then increased in saturation.
    It appears to my eye the Post Production technique is more aggressively on for the Wide Shots (not "wide angle lens shots" but wide expansively FRAMED shots) - the Tighter Shots (e.g. Bust and Head and Shoulders Shots) seem to have less aggressive De-saturation; this is evidenced if one only references the skin tones and hair/beard. There appears an higher contrasts on the tighter shots too, even though the lighting appears to be soft open shade for most of the portfolio of that wedding.
    Enhancing Greens (and bumping deep browns) at the expense of skin tones would concur with "Rustic Chic Backyard Wedding".
    I think that the DoF and or "Bokeh" in some areas has had a little assistance from a "Blur Tool" or similar. To my eye it does NOT appear that either a soft Focus Lens or Soft Filter were used - the blur seems to be erratic in some areas: but difficult to tells absolutely at such small resolution.
  7. looks like a VSCO filter to me. You can buy the sets on their website and apply in lightroom. Most wedding shooters use those or similar (tribearchipelago, redleaf etc) and adjust in Lightroom to personal preference. You could of course set up your own Actions in photoshop or lightroom (color selective saturation, desaturation etc)...
  8. Shift tilt lense for some of the shots
  9. I like to achieve this kind of look on the images too.. The soft light is so sweet for my eyes.. Did they use flash for this? (Link)
  10. I was just revisiting this post and I also want to comment that there is not any magic or special software involved but rather it was the natural color palate of each image that makes the visual impact.
  11. Is it me? I really don't like the look at all! Blown out whites, cropped at the joints, such as the knees, colors look weird. I
    wouldn't be happy if I were this bride. Sorry if I offended anyone.
  12. LOL, I hear ya Bob. I was not going to go there, I was playing it safe and Just answering the question.
  13. I don't mind the look. Something a bit different which is showing up in a lot of fashion stuff lately.
    It is simply high key, high contrast post work. On my monitor, the whites of the dress are there and not blown. It is bright and cheery ... even uplifting ... so I could easily see a lot of brides liking this approach.
    - Marc

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