(Closed) Anyone else's photographers throw out some of their pictures?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

loverbee123:  Yes, sometimes a photographer will change a photo to black and white in order to colour correct the image – then they will get rid of the crappy colour version. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Yeah I have seen photographers do this, usually because of weird lighting messing up the color. But she should have explained that to you, not just gotten rid of them without comment

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Yep. We have photos in different color that I would have liked in just normal color, but she didn’t give us the option to see it! Annoying Isn’t it.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

loverbee123:  Wedding photographer here. For me, there are two reasons an image ends up B&W: 

1.) I “saw” it as a B&W, and intentionally photographed it with the intention of it becoming a B&W. Because of this, and the way I like/edit my B&W images, I actually “overexpose” a little…on purpose. This doesn’t lend itself to be good in color, and so I would never edit to “correct” it to make it color.

2.) Bad color and/or distraction. This can mean a lot of things….. Crazy wall or clothing colors making a color cast on the skin or the background that is just not easily corrected or is very distracting. Most common during getting ready and reception photos – as it helps to keep the eye focused on the subject and not the distractions in the background. For example, I once had to shoot getting ready for a groom in the sunday school room at the church. The walls were COVERED floor to ceiling with children’s finger painting on the walls. Bright yellow – insane colors. Almost every image was B&W because it’s just too ugly to be in color. 

As for why she did it – you never know! Maybe, like me, she shot the second version of the image intending for it to be a B&W and while it stinks maybe your face was wonky in the color version – the other shot didn’t lend itself to be color.

I know that is probably a MUCH longer answer than you expected…lol…but hopefully that sheds a little light into it.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

loverbee123:  Did you allow people to take pictures with their own cameras? 

Red eye reducers, focus lights and flashes from other cameras all can eff up the color in a photo in a matter of seconds. So maybe she took the second photo at the same time as someone else and that’s what messed up the color?

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