Upload & Sell: On
So, I have a bride who's getting married in June, and we did their engagement session down in Houston last weekend. The middle of last week, I get a text from her basically saying "So, I've been researching cool stuff to do with our pictures, and I really like where the whole picture is in black and white, but there's a part in color that you really want to emphasize...can you do that with one of ours?"
Of course, I haven't done selective color in years, but I'm certainly not going to tell a bride "Umm, no. That's pretty much heresy to any legit photographer. You have horrible taste, Mrs. Client..." So, I politely tell her that it's not really part of my style, but I'll keep an eye out for a good candidate if an image might work for it. And I thought that was that...
So, I'm going through editing today, completely forgotten about the selective color request, until I get to the below image, and it occurs to me that it might make a decent candidate for a try at selective color. I fully expected it to look hideous and awful, as 99.999% of selective color images do...but I was very pleasantly surprised.
It may just be me being blind, but I actually kinda like the final result. I feel like the picture frame provides a really interesting element to the creative process here.
What do you think? Am I completely off here, or is this one actually not half bad?