Use AI to Automate Wedding Edits
Get some help in one of the most demanding types of photography
PopPhoto recently ran a special Wedding Week theme, with helpful articles from 10 everyday items every wedding photographer should carry in their kit to How to pose couples. When my editor asked me if there was any wedding topic that would fit into the Smarter Image column, I knew just the thing: automation!
Earlier this year I wrote about software that can help cull photos, which are designed specifically for weddings and other events. So for the latest column, I looked at using machine language features to sync settings between shots.
Yawwnn, you may be thinking. Copying edits between photos is nothing new. But throwing computational photography into the process can do wonderful, time-saving things.
Keep in mind that what AI features primarily offer is understanding about a photo—it can identify that a person is in a shot and then act on that knowledge. So let’s look at a typical batch of wedding photos. It’s easy to end up with multiple groups of photos of a bride or groom in one location posing. But unless the camera was on a tripod and the person is holding absolutely still, there will be a lot of variance between shots: the body position within the frame, the relationship to the background, the position of the head and arms, and so on.
But that doesn’t matter if the software is looking at making edits to “person in the image” versus “specific range of pixels in the image.” In the example above, the goal is to brighten the bride and not over-expose the background, and to do it without having to make repeated edits to each image.
In my latest column, I look at how to do that in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic (and Lightroom desktop), and Luminar Neo. Read it here: Turbocharge your wedding edits with the help of AI.
How else are you using or exploring AI features in photography? Let me know!