Post # 1
Bees I have a question for you … I’m designing a wedding album for our photos on Shutterfly and when you are putting your photo into the album, you can choose to put an effect. The effect that caught my eye was “Vibrant”. It makes the photos look brighter and like the title says, more vibrant. However, our wedding day was overcast with a little bit of sun.
Does this effect that I put on take away from how the day actually was, or does it make the picture better?
Here are some examples:
A picture with “vibrant” effect
An original picture w/o effects
What do you think?
I don’t want to ruin the pictures but I do want them to look their best.
Post # 3
@mylittleviolett: no I like the vibrant effect. The green from the trees and grass looks great and it enhances the details … if you like the way it looks, go for it!
Post # 4
With the vibrant effect is gorgeous
Post # 5
They both look good. The vibrant pic stands out in color so much more, while the other looks very natural – but kind of dark comparatively.
Post # 7
That effect looks like it’s mostly contrast a little extra clarity and some extra blacks. Not overkill at all IMO and doesn’t SEEM to be messing up the skin tones but you do want to be careful of that. Do you have a MAC to check the colors on? Your original file looks completely unedited, which is pretty unacceptable for pro photos these days.
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Post # 10
I personally always like the vibrance, but I do tone it down a little bit. I try to make it look the way I see it – I think I generally see colors a little more clearly/vibrantly than a camera captures them. Alternatively, you can try to just up the saturation and contrast a bit – I believe this is a different function than vibrance (in Photoshop). I usually save vibrance for photos that look dreary or colorless after any adjustments I make.
I think an adjustment in the middle of your two example pics would be perfect – the top one is a little too vibrant, and the bottom picture is a little bit washed out!
Either way, though… they are lovely pictures!
[ETA] For printing purposes, stick with the “vibrance,” printed photos often turn out murkier than on the screen.
In other news, I think your officiant is also officiating my wedding! <3
Post # 11
do the vibrant effect!!! if you handed me both photos and asked what the weather was that day I would still definitely say overcast, the effect just enhances the colors/lighting!!! overcast days make for better photos IMO anyway (and this is proof)
Post # 12
@mylittleviolett: The vibrant is 1,000,000 times better 🙂
Post # 13
@mylittleviolett: Agree with everyone else! That vibrant effect really makes the pic POP!
Post # 14
@Pinkmoon: I think so too.
@PassionatePhotoLady: I don’t have a MAC. The effect was only done on Shutterfly and I’m worried the effect will mess up skin tone. And I’m definitely aware that the photos are unedited. I didn’t hire this photographer, my dad did as a gift, and I’m very disappointed. Nothing I can do about it now …
@CakeyP: I don’t have Photoshop, so I’m not sure what to do. It is either, have the pictures with the vibrance effect or without the effect.
Is your officiant Jessie Blum? She is amazing!
@MrsMittansJohnson: I agree!
Post # 15
- Wedding: November 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
I love the vibrant colors! I would definitely go with this effect!
Post # 16
i would go with vibrant. it makes everything stand out more without looking like you doctored the pic.