(Closed) a question for the pros

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I’m not a pro, but the pros I know generally won’t release any completely raw photos and do some post-processing. The photos that my photog blogged received additional processing that looked super amazing, but the less-processed (but still processed) photos also looked great (but different). She also gave me the super-edited photos that she blogged when I got my final images.

You should definitely ask the photographers what you’ll get at the end!

Post # 4
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I would ask the photographers if the galleries are edited images. When I release a gallery every image has been edited.

Post # 5
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Maybe I can provide a little information and clear up some confusion.

RAW (capital letters) refers to a format of a file that is not viewable without special software and post-processing. When girls ask for the RAW or ask if they are seeing the RAW, 99.99% of the time, the answer is no.

What they mean is “raw” (lower case) as in “unedited.”

What you are seeing are JPGS (file format) that may be edited or unedited.

Every photographer is different. Many photographers (include myself) follow this format:

Entire wedding is viewed, culled, and color corrected/white balanced/general overall, global adjustments-also called RAW edits or LR edits

Blog photos and portfolio photos are retouched (detailed editing, special effects editing, cloning out background elements, fixing skin, whitening teeth, things that are more local and require work to be done by hand)

Anything ordered as a print through the photographer is retouched. Anything put in the album is retouched.

Client receives DVD of retouched files for those files blogged/ordered/put in album and receives color-corrected/adjusted JPGS for those images not ordered.

Hope that helps you! Just ask the photographer what you are seeing!

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