(Closed) Do photographers give you negatives?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Negatives would only happen if your photographer was shooting film. Not many people do that anymore, most have switched over to all digital. It depends on your contract if they give you a high-res file of all your photos, and permission to print. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I doubt many shoot in film anymore, so no. Usually the “high quality” CDs are such you can print your own, maybe not mural sized, but usually normal sizes you would want in your house anyway. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

With a high quality CD (containing high resolution picture files) you can then order pics from where ever you want, it is like the digital version of a “negative”.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@Garnety:  It’s not like a digital version of a negative, that’d be a RAW file.  Not only are RAW files useless to most people, very few photographers are going to make them available.  I realize it’s a little confusing because “negative” is an old film term for undeveloped images.  You want developed images, you want high resolution JPEG files in 240-300dpi.  Most photographers will make them available either as a part of their packages or at an additional cost.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@continuumphotography:  +1

I just got my engagement picture DVD yesterday, and it’s lovely. She included all of our photos, edited, printable up to 8×10, as well as lower resolution images to upload online.

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