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| p.1 #9 · Soft Glowing Wedding Pictures |
Just wondering how many of you take soft color/glowing with your camera or you do that in the post processing. If you do with the camera, what is your setup?
I don't think it would be wrong of you to try some of this with wedding photography or portraiture if you wanted to. If you're talking about a soft-focus look, you could take advantage of lenses that have what's called spherical aberration. With these lenses, the image can actually be sharp but it appears that there is a haze over the image. Also with spherical aberration, light sources can develop halos around them. This is referred to as halation. On the Canon side, the 50/1.4, when shot in the area of 1.4 and 1.6, has a fair degree of haze. On the Nikon side, I can think of the manual-focus 50mm 1.2, which is still sold new. If you don't mind used, Nikon has a 55mm 1.2 that I believe has even more haze to it. These Nikkors, too, need to be shot near wide open to bring out the soft focus.