"Standing On The Corner Watching All The Boys Go By"
©David A. Ziser
This is another image from the wedding I photographed a few weeks ago. The bride loved the the city/urban setting for these photographs. Once again I used the super wide angle Sigma lens to accentuate the feel of the location.
Here is the thing though; Using the super wide angle lens can easily distort your subject's body parts near the edge of the frame. In this case, the bride's hands were serious distorted (much larger than usual). Ok, how to fix it - I decided to experiment with the Lens Correction sliders in Lightroom 3.
By using the vertical lens adjustment slider I was able to bring the bride's hands and bouquet into a much better perspective with the onerous distortion. But wait, something else happened.
Now look how the building itself became distorted in the the top half of the frame. Does this help or hurt the image? I kind of like the effect - in my mind, it further enhances the stylized nature of the image. As a matter of fact, I want to give it a try on a few more super wide angle images. The result may be quite a treat. Hey, we're just playing, right?
Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with Sigma 8-16mm lens at 8mm, F5.6 @ 1/60 second, ISO 200, Enjoy! -David