photo question

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hi. Your photographer isn’t going to touch up 200+ pictures because it takes so much time. Find the ones you really like and then talk to your photog about retouching them. If they are a pro, they should be able to reasonably accomodate you.

Post # 4
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2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I would at least express your concerns to the photographer and see what he can do.  Most of these people survive through word or mouth and review sites and will bend over backwards a bit to ease someone’s disappointment in their service

Post # 5
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10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Most photogs do basic exposure fixing, sharpening, a little light editing. Airbrushing/retouching that involves intense picture-by-picture layering and a lot of time is typically extra. I’d pick the photos you want for the album/to print and ask what it would take to fix them to your liking. And maybe find a different place to get spray tanned ;-).

Post # 6
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10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Also, when you say negatives – did they shoot film? Or digital?

Post # 7
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1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@mgbser:  How is it the photographers fault that the ceremony had harsh weather and the bride’s spray tan was perhaps a bit off? Unless her photographer normally retouches this sort of stuff (not many do) – why should the OP use the threat of bad reviews to get the photographer to perform work that may not have ever been agreed upon? Advice like this is disappointing.

OP – your photographer’s business model seems a bit dated, but I’m going to assume you paid a rate of some sort that did not include high resolution digital images or film negatives, that it was something that you’d purchase later. You’re basically asking us questions that only your photographer can answer – they probably have some sort of rate for retouching so first thing I would do is contact them and find out what it includes and how much it is.

Post # 8
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9533 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would just be honest. In their current state there are only 10 that you would like to purchase. The rest are unflattering for various reasons, so unless they could be touched up, you won’t need those. See what the photog says. Maybe she’ll offer to touch up a few for free, or maybe she’ll give a price per photo for edits and then you can go in and pick which ones you would like edited.

I’d also think about what you want from the pictures more long term. It might be worth having a picture where you don’t look completely your best, if it’s the only picture with your whole family. Or things like that. 

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