Lens Flare Ruined Wedding Pictures

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

KatieJo82:   Can the flare be photoshopped out?   Was he using a lens hood?  There had to be other options – was there open shade anywhere nearby?  I’d be disappointed too.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 2 months ago by  Astra. Reason: spelling error
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

How noticeable is it? Could he not just edit it out or is it too complicated?

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

It’s usually a style thing… Some people like the look of a lens flare. Were his portfolio photos like that as well?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

KatieJo82:  I’m guessing it was a bright sunny day, and it was around midday?

the “other option” you’re mentioning is not shooting on a super bright day, or waiting until much later in the day when the sun has almost set (the golden hour). Most photographers hate shooting outside midday when it’s sunny because you really are stuck between a rock and a hard place – lens flare or squinting. Some photogs have embraced lens flare as a style – it’s kinda hipster trendy right now. Though it doesn’t look like your photographer is really “working” the lense flare to make it look artsy and intentional; It just looks like a mistake. If he knew lens flare was an issue, he should have worked WITH it to make something cool out of it. 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 2 months ago by  ilovesophia.
Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

KatieJo82:  Oh, yeah… that is pretty bad… But! It looks like it can be salvaged with photoshop.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

It doesn’t look like it should be too diffucult to edit around in some pictures, the ones where it covers faces will be more difficult.

Also, love both of your dresses! 🙂

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 2 months ago by  stephisaur.
Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

KatieJo82:  Just check your contract as a lot of photographers have a stipulation about not letting others retouch their work

xx

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

KatieJo82:  hmm that’s suprising he had so many difficulties at that time. I would just ask him point blank to photoshop some for you before you take it to someone else. And if you do go that route, carefully read your contract first!! Mine doesn’t allow editing by anyone else – I’m not even permitted to apply a filter to my pro-pics on Instagram. many photographers don’t allow for anyone else to edit their work, so be very careful. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

stephisaur:  I know you mean well with this post but just a warning you have to be very careful doing this, photographers retain full copyright and its illegal to edit a photo without the photographers permission even on forums like this

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

btob17:  I’ll take it down now OP has seen it

xxx

Post # 15
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Newbee

You’re photographer should have been using a lens hood, which 9 times out of 10 will prevent lens flares such as the one you show, I have shot many times using sun as a backlight and never had an issue with flares, particularly he should have noticed the ones over the face. Check the contract and see if they prevent you from having outside sources retouch the photos, It is silly that your photographer didn’t even try to correct the mistake.

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