Post # 1
I’ll preface this by saying that I didn’t hire the greatest of photographers. But, I got full digital rights for my pictures and I got a lot of nice formals so I think I got at least what I paid for.
As I was going through my photos, I found one that I thought was a particularly flattering picture of me. Going through the album, though, I saw that he included an edited and unedited version of the photograph. I think it’s safe to say I look a good 15 pounds thinner in the edited one, perhaps more, aside from editing out shine and fixing up skin tone, which I was expecting.
It’s a gorgeous photo, but not exactly an accurate portrayal of me, so I probably will not choose this picture to be printed. There are numerous other ones that are not as edited that I am happy with though, so no loss.
So, what are you Bees comfortable in terms of photoshop?
Post # 3
I’d be ok with editing blemishes, dark circkes; and correcting color balance and those “technical” things
i’m not ok with other things and i hate when i see brides proud of their photographer who photoshopped people out of pics. it’s not what happened! do we want photos of our wedding or a bridal magazine photoshoot?
Post # 4
I want a picture of all my guests on unicorns.
Post # 5
@hyperJulie: I’m okay with basically any editing, as long as it is well done & doesn’t change so much that it isn’t at all a factual portray of us, or the event. I wouldn’t be okay with being edited down many pounds because, like you, it just is no longer accurate (although, I wish I was a lot smaller, darn it!). I would, however, be okay with having some minor stuff changed like blemishes, or a huge pile of backfat removed from an awkward pose I found myself in. I’d also be okay with someone being edited out from the side of a picture if their eyes were closed, or they were looking silly (as long as it wouldn’t look odd after the edit).
But, mostly, I want my pictures to be as artsy and interesting as possible, which does often take quite a bit of editing and ingenuity on the photog’s part. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing all the guests riding unicorns! 😛
Post # 6
I want all my pictures in selective color…
Seriously though, I’m ok with color balance, skin tones, blemishes etc, as well as editing out an odd person in the background of a shot that is supposed to be just us type thing or a dog taking a crunch off in the distance.
Post # 7
@cirk: Oh, me too. I thought I needed at least one fun option in there. Though there is always the bridal party chased by dinosaurs picture:
@Kat: Yeah, I definitely see where Photoshop comes into play when you’re going for artistic. I was going for “photographs of me and my now husband in which we are not making stupid faces” and in that regard, I am satisfied. (Though we got lots of stupid face pictures too.)
@islandlily84: What, what’s wrong with that picture? 🙂
Post # 8
I am a photographer and while I love editing, there are limits beyond which I think it is reasonable to go. It’s standard practice to adjust colour balance, tone and blemishes as well as cropping pictures well. I’d always remove unhelpful background detail although I’m very picky about composition anyway so I’d not be shooting against a plethora of signs or streetlamps that emerge from heads! Making drastic changes to body shape is not something I’m prepared to do in a wedding shoot since I firmly believe in capturing a true representation of the day rather than a fantasy.
I also think it is OK to edit people out of shots but I draw the line at editing them in from random head and shoulders pictures taken by others and supplied to me afterwards as was suggested when I covered a 60th anniversary party.
For all that, I still think that the dinosaur shot is one of the best wedding pictures ever! So if someone wanted a really quirky edit I’d be delighted to do it.
Post # 9
I think editing temporary flaws is perfectly fine, I don’t have permanent blemishes so I typically do remove them from better photographs. As far as body modifications, it’s not natural. I have been known to whiten my teeth in photos, but I’ve been whitening my teeth in real life more recently, so that stopped. I sometimes correct flyaway hairs too.
Post # 11
I was recently in a photo from a friends wedding and I was a little offended when I realised that the photographer had edited my arm to take away my freckles (I have a lot and always have). Sorry! Wasn’t my arm pretty enough for you?
Strangely enough though I quite like some obviously edphoto artistic style photos – I think it depends what you want out of your wedding pics.
Post # 12
MY friend’s photog was able to change the moms smile, or lack thereof. They also made a guest’s dress have less cleavage. I thought that was a bit much.
Post # 13
Things like color balance, skin tone, minor blemishes, I would expect to be fixed. I even asked my photographer to edit out a tattoo on my back from our engagement pictures (we didn’t have time to try out the cover makeup I’d bought).
Oh, and unicorns.
Post # 14
I asked my photog to retouch a couple of my engagement photos where I had a particulatrly unflattering muffintop (mostly because my jeans needed to be hiked up) and the way the light was you could see the outline of my bellybutton through my shirt making me look about 20 pounds heavier – she just PS’d out the bellybutton and voila, I look like me.
There are several angles where I feel I look much larger than I am but i wouldn’t ask her to fix that. (she won’t be our wedding photog, she’s a friend who’s building her business, the price was great and I wanted some good photos of us)
Post # 15
I’m mostly ok with nearly anything except taking ‘off’ an excessive amount of weight or everyone riding some mythical creature (lol). While I don’t mind having the occasional blemish fixed, skin tone corrected, etc, I know damn well I’m not going to magically be Kim Kardashian curvaceous when I’m more Melissa McCarthy curvy! 🙂
That being said, I would probably just ask for the un-edited versions of the shots, as I’m proficient enough in Photoshop to edit pictures. It’s part of what I do as a hobby anyways. 🙂
Post # 16
As long as the color looks right (trees aren’t neon or blue), I don’t really care for editing out anything. Over edited pictures remind me of those fuzzy mall pictures that everyone used to take in 7th grade.