Has it really been that long since my last blog post!? WOW. Well, I guess I should be posting some goodies for you so you don’t get too bored with us. 🙂 How about a crowd favorite before and after. This one is pretty straight forward… Here is a shot from a recent engagement session I did in NYC where we started our photoshoot out by shooting in Grand Central Station. The obvious workaround for this photo was to enhance the couple up on the bridge, and minimize the people walking around distracting from the couple’s moment. So to do that we must first, Get rid of the people…. All of them! Then the second phase was stretching the Dynamic range as much as possible to bring out all the texture in the bricks, carvings, etc. Finishing up with some contrast popping color and sharpness.
Notice how much the architecture “pops” after the treatment
Replicating the floor under which the people walked, was by far the hardest challenge this photo required.
Here is a close up of the floor detail, etc.