(Closed) can i ask my photographer to photoshop me?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My photographer asked me to go through my wedding pictures and tell her about any edits I wanted done.  I asked her to edit out some redness that appeared in my arms in a few of the ceremony pictures.  I imagine though that as long as it can be done it’s not a problem. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It would probably cost you more. A good photoshop job changing the shape of a person is much more difficult than taking out blemishes.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would also ask her to do a few and see if you like the editing job before paying more and having her do all of them. I say this because photoshopping someone’s figure (versus a few facial blemishes) can be tricky and she may not have the skillset to edit it in a way so that it still looks natural, but “better”. I once had a photographer photoshop me so thin/curvy that everyone that saw the picture was shocked and it bordered on being inappropriately curvy/enhanced. I’m not flat by any means but after he was done, I had the curves of Pamela Anderson. If the few photos you see edited aren’t that well done, then you can see if you can find someone else to edit the raw images for you.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@lilbluebird:  This is good advice! Maybe just see one or two photoshopped first?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@redheadem:  Yes, I would do more than one just to make sure she’s consistent. This is especially important if you are doing an album because you want to look about the same size on every page.

I think I would be comfortable with three. Preferably, it should be three varied ones such as one profile, one forward facing and one more (e.g. sitting) just so you can get a good idea.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

It’s not rude to ask it of them, as long as you are understanding that they will likely charge you for it and that it’s not necessarily “easy.”

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