This is how I did this fun gorgeous shoot. Natural Light one window. The VFlat is turned towards Katie on the black side to asorb light as the room is white and instead of a coloured back drop I want a muted cream tone like this. She is young and the light in the open space is enough to flatter her face as long as I keep her face to the light source. There is no other light than the window on the left and there is no curtain or filter over the window as it was a foggy morning in Seattle even at 10.30am Shot on Canon 5D mark iii ISO 800 50mm 1.2 f/2.8 160/s always shoot in RAW
Straight out of camera on the left this image doesn’t need much correction the wedding dress is unzipped an folded down and I have wrapped the veil around her as a top and tucked the ends into her bra no pins needed. I lightly retouch her skin with clone and the skirt looked to white so I copy and pasted some tulle from her back and free transformed then warped it over her skirt dialled back the opacity and erased the edge until it blended in. I then copy the top layer and Filter Blur then I erase back the points I want to be in focus. This tricks the eye a little draws the eye into the focal point and gives a fantasy and ethereal look that I love.
My Mum taught me retouching when I was 18 she said “It takes two artists to do an art piece one to create it and the other to hit the first artist over the head when they have done enough” ha thanks mum. Remember to save your images in layers so you can remove filters and think Coco Chanel she said “when you are ready to go out look in the mirror and take one thing off” Less is more sometimes right.
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