The Jepsons

Photographers + Editors

The Jepsons are wedding photographers and private photo editors based in State College, Pennsylvania.

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"Use your feelings, Obi-Wan, and find [your style] you will." - Yoda

The force is strong with you. Emotional force, that is. Emotions play a big role in what you desire to evoke through your work. Romantic, intimate moments are your forte, and dark, warm colors enhance that sweet feeling. Bold shadows and muted highlights bring out details in lighter parts of each image, and the darks are nearly black.

What this says about YOU: You get to the heart of the matter. You're emotive and expressive. Your work is your art, and you likely have a strong desire to show others how much you love the medium of photography.

 

(How are we doing so far? If this doesn't sound like you, you can GO HERE to peruse other editing styles. Forgive us?)

Tricky lighting situations might just be your Darth Vader, especially when keeping your post-processing consistent. How do you keep those images on a bright, sunny day consistent next to those images shot on a dark, rainy day? Sigh.

Never fear. (Fear is the path to the dark side.)

If you need some help with editing those tricky lighting situations, we've got what you need. Scroll down for resources we hand-picked just for you!

BUT FIRST, we feel like we should introduce ourselves...

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Resources for the Dark and Moody Style Photographer

Other photographers who might characterize their work as Dark and Moody: Paula O'Hara, Angela Ruscheinski

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Training

Do you love this style, but don't quite know how to achieve it? We get a LOT of inquiries on how to edit in certain styles, so today we're going to show you just ONE (free!) way to edit in the dark and moody style, and how to keep those tricky lighting situations consistent. Remember, each person edits differently, but this will give you a basic idea of how we would edit for dark shadows and rich color!

 Photo by Angela Ruscheinski

Photo by Angela Ruscheinski

Presets

Our friends at Tribe Archipelago make some AMAZING presets! They're totally tracking with the dark and moody style, film style, and a mix of the two. So head on over to their shop and look at all the awesomeness. When you find a collection you love, enter the code THEJEPSONS at check out for a 20% discount!

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Remember!

Your style may very well fit under a couple of different style characterizations. Because, well, art is like that. Maybe you prefer a mix of dark and moody and film. The two do go quite nicely together (<<< ask our friends at Tribe Archipelago!). Just remember, avoid the flip-flop and keep it consistent. To see all the other styles we describe, click the button below!