Photos with effects or w/o? **pics**

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@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
4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

With the vibrant effect is gorgeous

Post # 5
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

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 # 6
4812 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I like that effect.

Post # 7
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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.

Post # 9
1302 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


Post # 10
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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 # 15
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

I love the vibrant colors!  I would definitely go with this effect!

Post # 16
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i would go with vibrant. it makes everything stand out more without looking like you doctored the pic.

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