flew out to a small island off the coast of puerto rico for stacy and zach’s vieques wedding!
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well that’s amazing.
You are SUCH an inspiration. This is beyond beautiful.
Oh.. So gorgeous!
this is so good! would love to see the sooc shot to get an idea of your pp
You are amazing
Breathtaking. I’m in love!!!!! Where was this taken???
Whats your go to lens for environmental portraiture like this? 18-24mm range? 24mm prime?
Perhaps this could be called calm and stormy…
wooow what a nice shot!
Sam, which camera you use in your photos?
Sam Hurd Photography Thanks 🙂
Dynamic ‘sam the boss’ ranger.
This is killer!!
I love it. Which photoshop filter did you use?
Get out of here this can’t be real life. Most beautiful wedding photo I’ve ever seen!
Holy moly! How do you get your colors to look like this?!
This is gorgeous!
So jealous of this shot.
Amazing. What focal length is this?
Wow Sam, this is pure magic
Oksana Tulloch <3
This is so beautiful!
Exifs ?!! Lens ?!! Pleas 🙂
Would love to see the RAW image…nice editing
ya this doesn’t suck
This is gorgeous! Great job and so inspiring!
All natural light?
would you ever show a tutorial on your coloring?
Yarin Taranos full of surprises !
Stunning image Sam.
this is freaking amazing
The clouds!!!! Amazing!
Even the clouds are perfectly incorporated into the composition! Love this, Sam!
love this one sam!
Perfecto!!! Admiro tu trabajo!!!!
a sweet dream !
Joud Abu-baker :’)))))) thissss
M7lahaaaaaaaaaa Msh 9oraaaa ya5i ❤️❤️❤️
this. refreshing to see a different approach to editing wedding photos
Holy crazy gorgeous
Did you use a smoke bomb for this effect?
Amazing picture !!
D810 , a New Level in DR 🙂
so….basically this entire wedding is amazeballs.
read your last name as part of your comment “boring…so” and I was like..whoa, that’s not nice. Then…I realized it was all good.
I did the same thing in another Sam Hurd image Whitney commented on.
Oh no!!! Damn married name! 🙈
Hahaha Whitney this is hilarious. When we have meetings, my calendar says Whitney Evans Boring Skype call. My husband always thinks it’s funny that I have a boring skype call scheduled 😹😹😹
What do you mean the image was almost black. Did you lighten it up in photoshop after?
I may be wrong but what I think he is saying is that he had the The f-stop so low the image looked black on his viewer on the camera.
Yeah, thats what I took him to mean. Then he recovered in light room.
Im assuming he meant he exposed for the sky, leaving the couple and the vine wall completely underexposed, and just brought up the shadow detail in post.
Yes. I can almost assure you that is what was done. Probably shot 4-5 stops under what the camera would have metered, then recovered in LR. Be careful with this. Different cameras do this with variable success. Sam is more than likely using a Nikon that is one of the best cameras at doing this.
No noise recovering in LR? What am I missing here
Look up “exposing to the right”
You intentionally underexpose by however many stops you need to keep the sky blue in post. New Nikons and Fujis make this easy since they are ISO invariance cameras, I have a 6D and it works relatively well so long as I use a low ISO initially.
Use the dynamic nikon force field range
Use the Nikon quantum dark shot regain method. Works a charm. It records so much detail you can shoot it with the lens cap on. I once shot a whole wedding without taking it out of the bag..popped a couple of sliders in LR and job done.
Well i mean you could have also easily shot on sticks and bracketed and then combined the images.
It’s all about DR. There’s no other way to achieve a clean end result. Bracketing would be messy with movement.
Wow! amazing! how do yo do that flare?
He tells the Sun, “flare!” And the Sun flares 😛
Each lens/ focal length treats flare differently
wow!!! and this is why we adore your work sam! amazing (and yes, very risky indeed)
Great shot, Love the sun flare! 🙂
I’m really glad you said this, I spend way too much time focusing on back of camera that sometimes I’m disappointed in the editing room
Let us see the “before”
oh yeahhhh! http://i.imgur.com/oqAgW75.gif
FREAKIN SAM. suh good
Awesome capture! !
Anderson Pagani olha a subexposição aqui nessa foto.
Só nikon faz!
Im always scared to underexposure that much because im shooting on a 60d and the noise will be way too much
Gear does make a difference here, another option would be a normal exposure and then a 2nd exposure for just the sky and make a composite in post.
Tried that a couple times but it gets too messy , in all honesty I just need to bite the bullet and get a 6d it’s an affordable camera that can keep up with the mk3 if it needed to. I invested in a sigma art 35mm first so the next upgrade is camera
my fuji XT1 does the job!
ya never cease to amaze…
So gorgeous. That flare is incredible.
Sam Hurd Photography do you mind sharing what glass you used? Im guessing the 24
You are amazing!
Brandon Rowe – unreal
Yeah, that’s okay or whatever… *quits photography forever*
I intentionally underexposed a 7D RAW pic by 4.5 stops of guys reacting to an Osprey landing in Helmand. It’s a winner.
can we see the before??
Great as always! Care to share the before image?
I second this
gosh i love this!
This is gorgeous Sam.
By the power of Sony 😝
Beautiful and thank you for sharing that little secret
Just incredible, man.
If you shoot canon it takes a bit more work
Show us SOOC!! Please
Fantastic. You inspire me to take more risks. I often play it too safe. Bravo!
Davide Mantovanelli mi spieghi che non capisco, please? Perchè vedeva tutto nero?!
Intende che l’ha sottoesposta parecchio (a schermo si vedeva quasi nera) per preservare le alte luci, poi in post ha tirato su tutto il resto!
Canon could never do this 🙁
Yes it can!
But I have tried and never get results I’m satisfied with! Perhaps I need to try, try again! 😀
I use Canon and it’s definitely capable of this.
I could never do this with Canon…I can now that I switched to Nikon. Canon’s shadow detail is just garbage in comparison.
Sam Hurd Photography Tell me which of the canons can lol
I shoot canon and I assure you, It can!
pic, or it did not happen!
Possible, but shadows will have a lot more chroma noise in a Canon. I’ve tried similar techniques with my 6D but the results don’t come out as clean as with a Sony sensor
My 5D MIII is nowhere close to this after testing…
Go to Sams workshop…he shows shots taken with the 5dm3 brought back the same way.
I attended one this past july…awesome workshop
Commercial RAW processors such as Adobe Camera Raw throw away some useful data in the Canon shadows that can be recovered if you use DPP, its a pain in the ass but its better than just pushing 5 stops
Vincent Frascello hmmm, i gotta give that a try. PITA workflow though
What is DPP @Vincent Frascello
You certainly can do it with Canon but it’s going to be noisy as heck.
Dodge 101 Sam
Sort of, except I didn’t dodge and burn this
Sam Hurd Photography lightroom? 100& shadoews and a few other 😛
Wow is that right? Well that’s amazing. Cheers
Joel Price, I like what he says here about shooting high risk/high reward. I dig it.
This is what i am talking about. I believe this 210%. If there is no risk, you look like everybody else.
idillisch mooi !
darn Nikon power
Woooo amassing mijo
Always funny when the bride asks ‘can we see some pictures on your camera’. Sure you can. Black. Black. Black. Black.
Whoops! Left the lens cap on again…
Utterly breath taking
Caio Faria check description and pic!!! Hehehe sweet shot!!
Nikon rocks at dynamic range
Dang. You make me want to convert to Sony or Nikon.
Do it Man…you won’t regret it
Big question if the day! ACR or lightroom
Sam Hurd Photography great shot. Did you mean Photoshop lightroom? Could you share some pointers?
How’s the close up/grain? Did pulling the shadows do a lot in that sense? Just curious! I love this.
What an amazing picture
Gutsy gutsy shot.
True, but knowing the limitations of your gear is critical…you can’t fluke important moments like this
Omg please tell me how!!! I want to learn to achieve this! Your talent is NUTS!
how do you always get the most badass clouds?? 🙂
Yesss!!!!! If only more photographers admitted stuff like this. Amen brother!
Only Fuji and Nikon can clean shadows easily. Canon has no DR. So they left 21% of their shares so the next 5D will be the great camera, or simply like Nikon D750
Wrong marketing move releasing the 5Dr, the 5Div would’ve got more traction and stopped most of those defecting to the D750. My Fuji Jpegs have more DR than my old Canon RAWs…
Yeah, but Fuji raw’s are incredible
Knock knock Sam we’re still waiting for the SOOC file. Hehe!
Alexandra Lay bruh…
Could you come to Egypt 😀
I’ve shot like that a few times, only to fail at the editing side of it.
It really is amazing what you can pull out when you shoot dark. Gotta watch out for noise in your shadows, though. Just really weird to me how completely different the strategies are between shooting film and digital.
before and after?
i need to know how to do this??????? Anna Lord
There’s creativity. And then there’s Sam Hurd.
Apparently you weren’t kidding about the lighting…
beautiful color ,frame ,perfect