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Wedding photo enhancement example – 0707140526

I tend to get questions regarding photo enhancements, so here’s one example of how digital enhancements can change the mood of a photo. Let’s take this wedding photo I took at a Rockford, MN wedding in July 2007.

Here is the SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera) photo:

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Looks pretty good! Many clients and viewers would agree on that. But let’s make it look even better – let’s go for a more dramatic look. With some different enhancements done with one or more editing programs, a little skill and some time, we can give the wedding portrait a more dramatic look like this:

Dramatic wedding photo enhancement

Now, I can take it even one more step further. Let’s turn this dramatic wedding portrait into its own artistic work of art. There would be multiple different ways to go about creating an original work of art, but I won’t go into the details. I could talk forever about that… so, without further ado – the finished piece:

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Now, I can understand everyone has different tastes and I’m cool with that. The main point is, you don’t need to settle for “just” a photograph taken by me. I can turn a photograph into a one-of-a-kind, original work of art for you and your loved ones to cherish for a lifetime.

If you should have any questions or interest in this, just let me know! I’d be more than happy to discuss your options!

2008 Bowl For Kid’s Sake photos with a touch of my own

As I prepare the photos to send to the ad agency for preparation of the promotional posters for the 2008 Bowl for Kid’s Sake fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Winona, I thought I’d add my own unique touch to really make the photos “pop”. I use a number of different post-processing techniques and I feel that the photos are much more striking because of it. Now, whether or not the ad agency uses them for the posters, that’s to be determined – however, it would be nice to see a distinctive photo relay an important message.

Compare my “finished” version compared to the regular version. I’d love to hear any comments that anyone may have!

Here is WSU basketball stars, Jonte Flowers and Jon Smith, finished & fully post-processed:

Jonte Flowers and Jon Smith - WSU Basketball stars - by Shannon Porter Photography

Before:

Winona State Basketball players - Jonte Flowers & Jon Smith

See all of the fully processed photos here – 2008 Bowl for Kid’s Sake event photos by Shannon Porter Photography