(Closed) Wedding photos processing… is this typical?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

How many total images are in your proof book, versus how many are going to be in your album?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Oh I don’t think it’s normal to post-process 1000 photos!  Other people could weigh in on that…

My sense is that normal Photoshop filters aren’t so hard to run on a lot of images (although they’re not always run), but custom Photoshop work eats up lots of time!

Does your contract say anything re: post-processing?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Yah that’s actually a pretty common issue… a photog’s album will showcase their *best* work, where everything is Photoshopped and every picture is gorgeous.  Then you get your proofs and only 20-50 images look great, and they’re not even fully Photoshopped yet!

Other brides and photogs will have a better sense of what is standard… my (relatively uninformed sense, other than reading on these boards) is that you’ve been fairly treated so far!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

it is pretty standard.  The ones you see on the blog and website and in your album will have anywhere from 5min to 1 hr of work done to them.  Which is worth it because it’s obviously wonderful!  However, doing that for 1,000 photos is un-neccessary and too much time 🙂  If you can’t choose only 40 I’m sure you can upgrade your album to include more!

I know it’s too late for the OP but for others always see full weddings from your potential photographer and ask what work is done to the proofs vs. blog and albums, etc.

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh, my photographer does offer a package where he includes artistic edits of every photo…. it’s like $12,000 I think :-0

As for me, I don’t offer that in a package…. but I would be more than happy to quote a customer a price for it.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Maybe my photographer is different but all of my pictures were processed.  I only had a few hundred though not 1,000!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

Yes, there are photographers that do this. No one would tell me until I specifically asked (and did some digging around on their websites & contracts). I did end up booking a photographer that hand corrects each & every one of his photos, but that was coincidence… before I’d found him, I fully expected that I would have to photoshop each picture to perfection all by myself.

The worst was a photographer I found who not only refused to do anything beyond color-correction, but she made you sign a clause in the contract saying that you can’t photoshop them yourself, EVER. She advertised herself as having a specific look, but I know for a fact she was getting that look through photoshop. I think that is misleading.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It really depends on how “processed” their style is too.  I go through and “hand edit” each image and color correct and push it to look it’s best in it’s natural state… but smoothing out skin tones, extra tonal corrections and additives, editing in layers, etc… is not something that is standard.  I do give all edits to the client.  I.e. blog and album edits are files I include, however, I can’t possibly open layers, smooth skin, and do “fun” extra stuff to 700+ images.

Some photographers have a more natural post processing style which is easily and quickly achieved and can be applied to all images.  Some, have a very unique, artistically aggressive style to their work.  This takes loads and loads of time and the odds are that these photographers will not be editing each one to “website  and album standards.” 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I think it is a norm for that.  

But as for me and my PP workflow, I tend to do edits to majority of the photos after culling the series three times.  I have my workflow down that I don’t have to take hours on end to finish.  Can my workflow get faster?  Yep, I am finding new and more efficient ways to handle my photo workload and still produce my style of work.  

So it not only depends on how the photog creates and handles his/her business, but also workflow processes.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I have a staff artist that goes through each images and does light editing ( what you described yours has done ).      We do extensive editing on every 25th photo roughly ( our favorites ) and those edits are on the CD.       

Ask your photographer about the editing!   Since your album holds 40,   it might even be included already.     

Amanda Bowers

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah, I think your request is pretty reasonable! Good luck picking your faves!

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