(Closed) Bee's I need you!

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@alishaloo:  That’s so strange then! I think you should take PPs advice and just tell her that you noticed certain moments were missing but you rememeber her taking those photos. Ask if she can send you those images.

Since you know she took them, it’s possible that it’s a mistake in burning the CD, an equipment error, or they just didn’t turn out good. The only way to know is to ask her and if she has the photos, I’m sure she’ll give them to you because she wants a happy customer. Good luck!

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

No professional photographer hands out their RAW files. Ever. I hope this works out for you, but it sounds a little like a case of getting what you pay for. Hopefully she can provide those key moments you want!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@alishaloo:  Glad she had more pics for you 🙂 Hope you get some you can use.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think you need to leave the “raw images” topic aside and enjoy the images she is re-sending. 

Here’s why: Your photographer may not have even shot in RAW format if she’s an amateur.  If she is new to DSLR she may have shot in JPEG (which doesn’t require as much storage space in the camera among other benefits to newbies).

RAW information needs to be “processed” on the computer before they are images.  This takes a lot of time, similar to developing film in a darkroom.  Maybe you don’t remember when cameras had film.  You could have your film auto processed by the machines at the grocery store or develop them yourself in a dark room one at a time. 

Once the RAW files are processed into images and saves as JPEG (or are JPEG to begin with), then they can be edited.  Like in Photoshop to crop them, or enhance colors/light, etc.  Maybe this is what you want to do yourself.  In that case, you can ask for “unedited JPEGS” which she may or may not give you. 

I am not a photographer, but I do enjoy fine photos and consider myself an informed consumer.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@alishaloo:  Glad I could help clarify. Make sure you post more pics when you get them.  Oh, didn’t you have video too?  How did that turn out?

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

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@alishaloo:  In most digital cameras that offer manual controls the RAW file format is an option.  Essentially if you are shooting in JPEG the camera is making descisions on the final outcome of the photo (color, sharpness, contrast, etc.).  RAW leaves the photo alone so you as the photographer can make those alterations in software later.  The files are larger and contain more data, but they look pretty ugly and flat most of the time unless you do some work to them.  If you’re not used to photo editing they are not going to do you any good.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Yay! Glad you are getting a new c.d. Now you can put up more photos 🙂 

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

WoW! Those are amazing. The one of just you is absolutely stunning! The one of you and your hubby is also gorgeous! You definitely did get an amazing deal and hey, everyone has to start somewhere! 

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

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@alishaloo:  What I was trying to explain is that unedited RAW files are usually not very pretty, and a good photographer doesn’t need to supply outtakes to satisfy a client.

Your two examples aren’t really concrete evidence to me that you got what you paid for, although if that $300 figure was accurate then yeah perhaps.  The second shot is definitely the stronger of the two, but her processing especially in the first… all of the detail in your dress is lost.  On the plus side, you’re gorgeous!

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