Ansel Adams pioneered landscape photography in the 1920s and was a master not just of capturing outstanding images but also of creating stunning prints. That's no surprise. For example, he worked for four days before he was happy with his print of the Half Dome at Merced River in Yosemite National Park.
So what does this have to do with your wedding photographs? Well, Ansel Adams has the answer for that. The image that the photographer captures is just like a musical score. You can give the same score to a school orchestra and to the London Symphony Orchestra, and when they play it the performances won't sound the same. Making the final image is like that performance and that's where your photographer can really make a difference.
Below are three different images that will give you some insight into what we can do with your images before you see them. Most of your images will need some digital adjustments to make the image look better but some of them cry out for more attention.
So this is the story of how the dedicated photographer doesn't just take the photograph but can also make the ordinary extraordinary.
Stacey & Dan
The final image
This images was going to be mounted in a square frame so the first thing to do was to crop it accordingly. We really liked this one in black & white. When you change a colour images to black & white it will usually look soft and lack depth. So changes were made to the brightness and contrast to give the image more bite. The final change was more subtle. The safety lighting you can see in the colour images has been removed.