bad pics, need some editing options

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Honestly, it would probably be illegal for you to have them edited. It likely states in the contract that you do not have the rights to do so, even if you have the rights to reproduce the pictures.

Post # 4
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10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Regarding Editing… a lot will depend on what are the terms of your Contract with the Photographer, and whether you hold the Copyright or they do.

If you do, you can pretty much do (or pay to have done) anything.

As a starter, in regards to “cheap”… sometimes a lot can be achieved just by different cropping.

Something to consider / play around with.

(I make copies of the Originals first, and then mess around with the copies leaving the originals in tact)

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 5
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2163 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

A photog I’ve worked with in the past was able to change my eye color, even the color of my lipstick. Much can be done with photos in the right hands…but I’d definitely check to make sure you can take those pics to someone else legally. Good luck!

Post # 6
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995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@virgomasala80:  The problems you’re talking about are most likely the result of bad editing (photographer added too much black in post). The good news is the originals are probably fine, the bad news is the photographer you hired probably doesn’t have the first clue he/she did anything wrong to the photos and will defend his or her work/not give you the originals. I’d press as hard as I can to get the photographer to give them to you and if not ask them to tone down the blacks for you. Unless a photo is SEVERELY underexposed in camera it’s not going to come out looking the way you describad and usually even then most will be salvageable. Re-editing the files that were delivered to you may be unsuccessful if too much black was added and the information in the photo is completely gone, so better to see/work from the originals.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

@virgomasala80:  if you’re going to do it yourself Lightroom is my favorite. Not easy or quick to leaRn. If you are going to have them professionally edited they will need signed permision from your photographer to edit your images or a copy of your contract assigning you full copyright privilege.  Not printing right or usage rights, full copyright ownershIp. 

Post # 9
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995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@virgomasala80:  

“the photography company i used makes ‘edits’ – they basically turn a picture into black and white. what a joke.”

If they we’re turned black and white they were “edited.” Digital cameras only take images in color. There are plenty of black and white “presets” photographers use that incorporate too much black.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@virgomasala80:  You have rights to edit these photos? 95% of the time when these editing questions come up what the bride actually has is a print release, not copyright.  I would imagine that the editing outsource company would require you to prove that you indeed have the copyright before they’d do any sort of work.

Post # 12
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568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@virgomasala80:  See if you can edit. if you can, message me a pic and I’ll edit it for you. If you like it I can edit more of them. I honestly just love editing pictures! you can go on my profile and look at my last post about my engagement pics. I had a friend took them and them I edited all of mine. I can even post a pic as an example of what I have done if you would like! 

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@virgomasala80:  I’m not harping on you.  I have never in my 7 years of being in this business ever met another photographer who relinquished his/her copyright to an end user. I know a lot of photographers. So you having a copyright is extremely unusual. Any reputable image editing company is going to likely question that, but if you have it then you’ll be in business.

Post # 14
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395 posts
Helper bee

@continuumphotography:  +1 but if they gave out all the unedited images the next day I’m thinking their creativity or reputation is a number one concern haha

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