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Vintage Wedding Photography

Vintage Wedding Photography

Vintage Wedding Photography
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Just a quick post today about vintage wedding photography.  Now and then I get clients requesting a few vintage type photos which I am more than happy to do as I love the style.  It has to be the right style of photo, but as there is a growing trend towards the DIY type wedding the vintage style of photography suits it well, hence it’s popularity.  So with that in mind I went and created a few vintage montages out of a recent wedding we did at the Mansion in roundhay park, Leeds.
From a photography point of view, and I still get a few photographers visiting, (they aren’t all brides & cold calling advertising companies you know), the processing isn’t too difficult, you have to have a good shot to begin with, typically a low depth of field (fast glass) as the processing won’t really make up for a bad photo (out of focus, poor composition etc)  There are loads of presets and actions out there which are a good starting point.  They all focus on reducing your contrast, usually by tweaking tone curves and doing a bit of colour shifting (split toning in LR).  Textures are also an important part of the vintage effect, overlaying an interesting texture at about 60% opacity can create some great photos.  Again there are loads of textures already out there (on the internet) or you can go out and take shots of brick walls, planks and burnt paper, anything with a bit of texture.  This is where Lightroom falls a little short as the blending of the texture has to be done in photoshop.  Flickr has great examples of photography processed in a vintage style, plus you can always ask the photographer for any tips or join any groups discussing it.  Anyway I must get back to processing more wedding photos!!  Thanks for looking folks.

Vintage Wedding Photography

Vintage Wedding Photography
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