(Closed) Photoshop Question

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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2634 posts
Sugar bee

I thought “touch ups” were fairly common, but you’d have to ask your photog if it is something standard they do.

Post # 4
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195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Minor touch-ups are perfectly normal, but they are also a lot of extra work and time for your photographer. If you paid him/her a flat rate, maybe it was not included? If they already look good, I’d say leave them alone. Who needs the airbrushed look? On the other hand, if there’s something that really bothers you, you should definitely ask. An extra half hour to do some touching up shouldn’t be too expensive and might even be free.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it depends on how obvious the blemishes are in the picture or how up close it is. I don’t want anybody to see all those little pores on my face; i prefer a smooth airbrushed look for up close and personals but for far away I don’t really prefer it; it looks like overkill to me.

Sometimes photographers won’t give you the pictures with the copyrights if they edit your pics for you….that’s a lot of pictures/lots of work to do them all. I would just photoshop out any major distractions.

Post # 6
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Newbee

Higher end packages generally will include the touchups and lower end packages don’t but it really depends on the photographer.  This is due to time involved in touchups. Simple touch up are fairly quick but when the photographer is trying to create a piece of art rather than just an image it takes time. I generally will select about 70-150 images after each wedding shoot and retouch and add what I call the “WOW” factor. These would be used in the albums.

Josh
http://www.joshwongphotography.com/

 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2015

While it does vary quite a bit…things like skin smoothing are commonly only done on select photos – favorites, blog highlights, final album choices etc….even on most higher packages from my cohorts you won’t usually get blemishes and softening taken care of on everything, in many you may not even get “wow” factor kind of tweaking or even B&W conversions. At a minimum I do think you should get (and most will provide) and across the board adjusting of color, contrast, density and sharpening. We are a little excessive on the number of photos we give wow factor to – everything gets touched up, but then only the best of the best get blemish re-touching, etc…I agree on the skin softening…it gets over done a lot….I’m not a fan of that myself. I’m assuming by “raw” photos you just meant not re-touched at all and not the actual Raw file type?

 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2002

It depends on how much you pay the photographer lot of them keep their price low by limiting on excluding photo shop. Photo shop touch up is extremely time consuming. I can spend up to 25 additional hours on a big wedding downloading sorting, cropping &  enhancing images.  Much more time if they want albums!

So when you pay us you are not just paying for 8 hours of work on your wedding day, More like a weeks worth when all is said and done…  Engagement sessions, bridal consultation, all add to the total time that we count as work.

Their should be some mention of touch up in your contract if they included it.

 

Post # 11
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Newbee

Yes. Skin toning, airbrushing (which I don’t really like), color balancing, vignetting, cropping etc… all contribute to the WOW! factor. In my experience, most digital images all come up a bit flat so colors will also need to be enahnced. Applying these touches to create the final image takes time. Hope that helps.

Josh

http://www.joshwongphotography.com/

Post # 12
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Worker bee

not sure why anyone would give out untouched RAW format pics…RAW format is decidely flat and uninteresting, which is the point of RAW….even JPEG straight out require the photographer to have adjusted the incamera processing settings, which most photogs do not do….won’t get into the RAW VS JPEG argument

 

giving away unprocessed RAW images is like giving out film negatives without developing them first….your work is your representation….you can’t guarantee what someone else is gonna do with your original work unless you do it yourself…we never give out unprocessed work.

 

too much time? that’s an excuse.  If you use a workflow program like lightroom, and are good at it, and use batch actions and most importantly, get most things right in camear at time of shooting, your processing time is very very quick,.

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