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How to Restore Underexposed Wedding Photos

Weddings are always a blur of activity. As a wedding photographer, it’s your job to capture as much of the atmosphere, and emotions of the day as possible. Much of that emotion comes from the faces of those involved – the happy couple, plus their family and friends.

Capturing these emotions, expressions, and moments (especially during the ceremony & reception) are the real challenge of wedding photography. All too often, though, we as photographers also get caught up in the excitement and activity of the day. We take many shots, only to later find that close-ups, or portraits, are underexposed.

In this tutorial we will be using CyberLink PhotoDirector to restore these shots to their original, natural, colorful, vibrant state.  If you’d like to work through these steps with us, then you can download a free trial of CyberLink PhotoDirector here.

The most important thing to remember is that you should always been shooting in RAW. This way, even if a photo is underexposed, you still have complete control to adjust it as much as you wish.

For this guide we’ll be using the photo below. As you can see, the faces of the bride and groom are slightly underexposed, and while the rest of the shot is okay, there is a little spark missing. To bring this out, we’ll some minor touch-up work in PhotoDirector.  You can follow the steps below using your own image, and try out different parameter settings until you get the result you are looking for.

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In PhotoDirector there are 6 sliders to adjust exposure: Adjusting the global exposure slider or the Darkest, Dark, Midtone, Bright or Brightest will only partially adjust your picture in different ways. To fix underexposure specifically we start by adjusting Global Exposure, Darkest and Dark sliders until the image restores its natural colors.

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Next step is to make the colors more true-to-life by adjusting the Temperature slider in White Balance settings. We also tune-up the clarity of the image, giving the image more warmth and increases the clarity of the shot.

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The final step is just a small fine-tuning of the image to make it even clearer.  By adjusting the sharpness and removing noise from the shot we can really bring out the faces of those in the picture. In PhotoDirector, you can use the Noise Reduction wizard to do this quickly.

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So after that is all done, we have our final, radiant image.

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Make sure that you download your free trial of PhotoDirector to help make your photos like the pros.

 

For more PhotoDirector tips & tricks you can visit CyberLink’s PhotoDirector Learning page.

Some Aspects to Consider before Getting Commercial Photographers

Whenever you are trying to get the help from commercial photographers, there are some aspects you should pay attention to so you will not be disappointed. Make sure you do this as proper as possible so the money that you spend to get such photographers will not be wasted. Actually, among the aspects, you should focus on the quality of the photography service. If you have made certain of such thing, to be honest, the rest should be just fine.

However, the question is: how to determine the photography service has good quality or not. Well, for this matter, there are some methods that can be done. You might want to try to ask the recommendations of the other people who have ever become the customers of the photography service. Ask them whether they are satisfied or not. You can also ask about the detailed matters like the result of the photography and the other things.

Then, you can also try to figure out the reputation of the service. To be honest, you can pay attention to the duration of the service in giving photography assistance to the people. If the service has been dealing with this matter for a long time, you can expect that the service is highly experienced and thus, it should also be highly reputable. And do not forget about the cost you should pay to get the service. Is it worthy or not? It is actually fine for you to spend a little bit more as long as you can get the best photography result.

Benefits You Can Expect from Photographers Perth

If you live in Perth or the area nearby and you need to get a great photography service, well, you might be confused. It is because the alternatives are provided in plenty amount. It might be hard for you to determine which service should become your choice because most of them are so promising.

However, you should also notice that only a few of those services actually have the capabilities to bring the most optimal satisfaction to you. You can take a look at the photographers Perth that you can find from 3p.net.au. There are so many benefits you can expect from this service. The first is the fact that it can cover so many kinds of event in which you want to have the documentation. Therefore, no matter what kind of event you want to hold, there is no need for you to worry about the documentation. The second is the quality of the photography.

By considering the fact that the photographers are all professional and experienced, you can really find that the results later on will make you pleased. And the third, you should notice that the cost to get this service is not really that high. So, you can get the best photography service but at the same time, you can expect to save some money. What can be even greater than that?