(Closed) AWW and Need some help! PIP

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Do you have these pictures in your posession?  It seems so strange that you have to pay extra to have these edited for you.

If you have the rights to the pictures, I can show you a really simple photo editing site where you can easily do it yourself.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

First of all, most of this is basic color correction, which absolutely should have been done for you on ALL your photos, and included in the package price. This is why I always recommend brides watch out for photographers offering “shoot and burn” packages or think they don’t need editing. DO ask your photographer if ALL the photos on your DVD will have at least undergone basic editing.

Also, in my opinion, they could use a little more contrast and he may have cooled down one or two of the photos a little too much, but then again, I tend to like mine on the warmer side 🙂

Post # 5
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hmm it seems that all he did was change the white balance and some exposures – definitely needs more contrast and blacks added back in! What does your copyright release say? Do you have editing rights? Because I honestly think you might get better editing just preesing the “suto edit” button on most editing programs.

Post # 6
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Like everyone else said…what you had to pay for for 5 pictures, should have been done for free on all of them!!  Especially since none of what was done is difficult to do.

For our engagement pics, our photographer chose certain ones to change to black and white or do other special effects on, and we also got the original copy.  If we wanted something changed to black and white (or something else) that she didn’t do, all we had to do was ask and she would do it for free.  Also, basic touch ups (ie. a pimple, stray hair, glare in your glasses) should most definitely be included!

I don’t really have any advice.  Do you have rights to the pictures?  I truly hope so, because it would be so easy for you or someone else to do this kind of editing for free.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Those photos are not photoshopped, I could do that in my basic program.   Can you put up a link to photographers portfolio, and what your contract specifically states.  I think there is something fishy going on or he is really not a pro.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

These look great, and you’re right, these are not one click touchups. The ones that were merely lightened were really off because the photographer didn’t light correctly. I would say these are photoshop edits for sure, because most other programs do adjustments at one level, meaning the whole photo would be lightened evenly, and these do look prof. done (I’m a graphic artist, so I feel comfortable saying that). Looka t shot 3. Most programs would have blown out the windows in an adjustment like this.

However, the ones where adjustments were made to get rid of skin boo-boos, and removing the little girl’s dress, and the men in the photo with the candles…those are the kind of adjustments that are so worth it! As long as you are happy, that is what matters!

 

Post # 11
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1405 posts
Bumble bee

The photographer didn’t do anything wrong with the lighting, it’s just a white balance fix that is typically adjusted in post processing.  He also did go overboard on a few (too cool and blue) and he somehow lost contrast in the blacks.  Most photographers include color correction for the entire set of images (500, 1000,etc).  Here, it looks like he is showing you what came straight out of the camera.  He should at least give you the color corrected files so the 900+ images are useful to you.  Then you can decide whichfew of the bunch you want him to clone out people and do facial retouches.  Honestly though, if he took more care in his compositions he wouldn’t need to clone out people and objects in all these pictures and make you pay for that.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@dodgercpkl: I am glad that you are happy with your pics!  I am more shocked that you have to pick which pics you want to fix…and then pay for them.

 

Post # 13
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803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

weird and all that you have to choose them and then pay for them, but even weirder is that the pictures were poorly taken in the first place.  i agree that all he changed was the white balance and some exposure, so im surprised that the pictures werent just taken well straight out of the camera. i woudl work on getting all your pictures and editing them yourself, like pp said, there are lots of websites and free easy programs that can help.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

@ClairDarling:  If you look closer, the photographer did more than that on the final edits…..he cloned out items and people for a more appealing composition, and also did some skin retouching on the faces.  However, the base (original) picture should of at least been color corrected (even with the people in the background) so it would be useful to you.

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