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By Will_Pic
I have been practicing using an external flash. I took some pictures of a friend getting ready before her big day.

This picture has not been ajusted, its exactly how it was shot, the flash has bounced offf the wall.

Any coments are, as always very welcome?

Tags: Wedding Close-up and macro Dress Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: Chant57, mutley68, G3 and 2 more


JuliaB 14 110 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 10:54AM
Hi Will. Your profile says you would like some pointers. I'll try! I think some adjustments would have been useful here. The dress is very pretty and no doubt your friend will be pleased with a backshot of it for a keepsake. First though, I think you should try to get the colour balance right and I would be inclined to go back to your raw image and in the processing software that you use (?) to tweak the white balance so that whole effect is less orange and the dress is more ivory than gold. It would also benefit from boosting the exposure - use the levels. I hope that helps a little - just as a place to start.

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Chant57 Plus
14 395 3 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 12:27PM
I do like the detail here Will, and the composition, a wedding image with a difference, I do think however that it is slightly dark. Im presuming the dress was ivory, and I tend to agree with the former poster that it needs tweaking a little to get the best out of this image. That being said I do like the detail captured and the sense of texture in the material.
Maxeen 12 7 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2008 6:36AM
I love the shot and i bet the bride does as well. From the colour of the beads and her skin tone i don't think t is far enough out to worry and my money is its a cream dress. However the best tool to use is lightroom to correct exposure errors you can download a free trail from adobe very easierly.
14 Jan 2008 7:38PM
Thanks for all your help with this, i'll give it a try.

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