Post # 1
I previously posted about not being wow’d with our wedding pictures. I know that in the past I have seen other bee’s ask for a photographer’s opinion that happens to also be on the site and I was hoping to do the same. I don’t feel comftorable posting my pictures on the board and would like to do so privately if possible.
I would really like to get another persons opinion about our pictures because I feel they are seriousy overexposed and I (along with everyone else) look completely washed out. When I brought it to my photographer’s attention she said something about how beautiful my porcelion skin is, which was nice, lol but not the point. I printed the pictures and they DO look overexposed, but again…I’m not a professional and really don’t know much about photography so maybe I’m crazy.
Also – on a side note – is photoshop easy to use? I’m considering purchasing it to fix some pictures.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
In general, Photoshop won’t help. You can only fix overexposure so much without the RAW files and I’m sure you have JPGS. Additionally, it is violating the photographer’s copyright to edit their work.
Photoshop, when done accurately, isn’t the easiest program to use-some say the user interface is not intuitive.
If you wanted to, I’ll take a look for you at your photos if you want to PM me a link on here. As a photographer, I’m hesitant to ever talk negatively about another’s photog’s work since art is very subjective, but I can look at it and say if, as a bride myself just two years ago, I would have been happy with the images.
Post # 4
Hi, I’m a photographer and would be happy to take a look at your photos for you if you want to send me a message.
Photoshop is not all that easy to use and would not really be of much value to you (it is also very expensive!) because I’m sure you have jpgs, and you really need the raw files to make a difference. If you were looking for editing software, which I don’t recommend, because it would be in violation of the copyright of the photographer, Adobe Lightroom is a much better choice, and what I use for almost all of my editing.
One option that you may not have considered is that the photographer edited the photos on their computer monitor, which may be calibrated for a certain printer, and if you had the photos printed elsewhere, this can result in drastically different results from how they would have looked had you used the photorapher’s printer. This may also not be the case, but it is a possibility.
Post # 5
It’s a look that some people go for in their photos. Yes, she did it on purpose. It’s something that should have shown up when you reviwed her portfolio. Photoshop is not easy to use and wouldn’t help in this case. You can darken a picture when there is nothing there to bring out. In short, you’re pretty much stuck with what you’ve got.
You can ask to see the unedited files. They may be less blown out.