(Closed) post-production

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
7312 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

The only way to really know what your photog will/will not do is to read your contract.

Post # 4
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

They can…

In my contract I had to pay like $10 an image for touch ups. It would have been worth it on important pictures or ones that would be printed over and over again.

Post # 5
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Professional protographers usually color correct all images given to the client.

ETA: that’s not post-production. It’s standard editing. Post-production involves effects to the images (like filters to make them look vintage or to soften the dark colors, etc.)

Post # 6
3574 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My photographer only touched up photos that I purchased for printing or chose for my album.  The disk I received with all the digital images was not retouched.

Post # 8
394 posts
Helper bee

@mrsSonthebeach:  The term “post production” actually refers to everything done post shoot… color correction, retouching, editing, cropping, exposure adjustments, filters, etc…

This being said the amount and type of post production will vary from photographer to photographer, so definitely discuss with your photographer what they specifially do and do not offer. 

Post # 9
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@atomic:  In the broadest sense, sure, but when a photographer says they include editing or color correction, they don’t mean full psot production. That usually costs extra or is done by really expensive photographers for whom that’s their style.

Post # 10
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@mrsSonthebeach:  I define post production as the anything that happens to RAW images after the actual shoot.  For us standard editing is color correction, adjustments in exposure, contrast, sharpness, and general cropping.  Re-touching is removing blemishes, softening wrinkles, and smoothing skin.  On occasion we will try and remove a distracting element from a photo if it’s going to go in an album or blogpost.  For us making someone’s lips pink wouldn’t be included under the scope of our normal post production.  I think people have a conception that anything and everything is possible in Photoshop- which is partially true, but making a change like that look completely natural isn’t always easy as people think, nor is it realitic if you’re dealing with a high volume of images.  It’s important to ask your photographer specifically if it’s something that they do.

Post # 11
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I wouldnt worry OP. 🙂 It was your friends camera/lighting/etc.


Agreed Atomic.

Post work is Any work done. I include all post production in my fees. Most photographers I know do. Color correction is post production work. Editing to me is cullling the images to keep and post produce.

Some may charge extra for high skin retouching to a select amount of images. I personally do not charge extra for skin work, frankly hardly anyone or many pictures need it, maybe a close up or two. Or take out something in the background.



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