Bees that are savvy in photoshop?!

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

did your photographer give you permission to edit their photos? If not, I don’t suggest you do… You should tell the photographer your concerns, and let him/her edit it.

Post # 4
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@zarethacosta:  +1

OP, unless your photographer gave you the rights/permission to do editing, I would highly advise against it

Post # 6
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I’m confused by these bees’ posts.  They’re your pictures.  You’ve paid for them.  If all you’re going to do is stick them in a photo album in your house, you can do whatever you want to them.  At least, I would.

I do know Photoshop, but I don’t usually touch up images for free.  Time is money.  😉

Post # 7
346 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You’re never going to be happy with all your pictures. Are you sure your photographer is even finished editing them yet? A day turn around is extremely fast imo.

Post # 8
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Christy42213:  No. Your photographer retains copyrights, unless they sell them (which is expensive and stupid).

Post # 9
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

@vorpalette:  Like I said though, if all you’re going to do is put them in your house, the photographer is never going to know what you did to them.  I would never edit a photo and then submit it to a magazine or something like that.

Post # 10
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I did all the after editing with my pictures, I also had the rights to them.

I do this on the side, my current photog knows this and was able to give me more for my money since I’ll post edit instead of her. 🙂

Its very time consuming, I don’t know if you’ll find someone to do it for free, how many are you looking at?


Post # 13
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

A LOT of bees get print releases and image usage permissions and copyright confused.  If you’ve hired a professional photographer in the United States, you do not own the copyright to any images you’ve hired them to create unless the contract you’ve both signed specifically relinquishes the copyright to you.  There is no reason why the end user needs copyright – most photographers will spell out the specifics of a usage permissions so that you may buy your own prints or post the photos online without losing their copyright. Unless you went with an unseasoned photographer who doesn’t understand their ownership rights it’s very hard for me to believe that any of you actually own the copyright unless you paid a lot more for it.  We don’t just give up our work like that.

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