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NIKKI (Post Production) by BYRON

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From another Wedding shoot.

Original digital image by my Assistant – Kiah.
Post Production by Byron.

Funny story about this shot…

The Bridal Party had just arrived in this gorgeous 1960’s hot rod and I saw this opportunity for this style of photo.

Unfortuneatly my Assistant Photographer had the same idea and leapt into the front seat before I could get to the car.

I hate it when my Assistant Photographer gets better shots than me. Its a good thing she is my sister!


  1. Remove skin blemishes and lines by using the Cloning Tool.
  2. Remove guests from the background by using the Cloning Tool.
  3. Clean-up the whites of the eyes by using the Burn/Dodge Tool.
  4. Add slight Caramel tint to the coloured part of the eyes.
  5. Increase size of highlights in the eyes.
  6. Brighten the teeth by using the Burn/Dodge Tool.
  7. Brighten the lips by using the Burn/Dodge Tool.
  8. Adjust Levels to create a “warmer” colour and to reduce the effects of some bad sun-burn.
  9. Add selective soft-focus.
  10. Cloned from the available areas of tree and bush in the original image over the top of the people.
  11. hard clone of about 80% opacity then a soft clone of about 30% opacity. It was still obvious (to me anyway) that it was a messy bit of cloning because of all the repetition due to such a small area being available to clone.
  12. added a soft blur to that area, and then added an overall blur with a small clear non-blurred area in the centre (done in Picasa).

Brisbane-based artist with a passion for grainy B&W photography and digital post-production work. I also teach photography online at The Photography Critique & Advice Group

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  • aglaia b
    aglaia balmost 6 years ago

    just gorgeous, the final image looks very painterly and timeless and very beautiful! ;-) xox

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful work Byron, lovely portrait.

  • oddoutlet
    oddoutletalmost 6 years ago

    stunning capture- nice post pro work!

  • Phil Threlfall
    Phil Threlfallalmost 6 years ago


  • janpiller
    janpillerover 5 years ago

    Wow – this is gorgeous Byron! Your post processing is exceptional.

  • janpiller
    janpillerover 5 years ago

    what did you do to remove the people from the rear window – is that just a cut and paste job?

  • janpiller
    janpillerover 5 years ago

    You did a really job! Nothing looks repetative. I bet the bride is thrilled with this shot!

  • Phil Threlfall
    Phil Threlfallover 5 years ago


  • Tara Johnson
    Tara Johnsonover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shot!!!

  • DragonInk7
    DragonInk7over 5 years ago

    I’m extremely impressed! I wouldn’t know the first thing about completely getting rid of people in the background!

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