Post # 1
I understand the basics like # of hours and aksing for a cd/dvd with the images with rights.
- But when they say ‘hi res’, what should I be looking for? 300dpi, 600 dpi?
- Some say ‘200+’ on CD. Does that mean it will be raw, unedited photos. Kinda like a photo dump. Or should I expect that they’ve gone through and taken out the bad ones?
- What can I expect when it comes to corrections, balancing, etc. Should that be done on all the photos (200+ for instance) or only the handful being printed or made into an album?
Post # 3
Those are very good questions. I suggest you ask each photographer that you are considering each of those questions.
Post # 4
Welcome to Weddingbee!
Some of this may vary by photographer – you should ask them what they mean! I know for our package, we’re getting EVERY picture taken on the day of in high res on 2 discs. She’ll only edit a portion of them, but we get every editted and uneditted picture, just in case. 🙂
Post # 5
mmvsa, that depends on your particular photographer. Personally, I do basic editing on all of the images I provide on the DVD (correction for exposure, composition and color mainly). I sort through the photos and choose the best from each set of similar ones looking for the best clarity and overall printable quality to include on the DVD. The number of images I provide in total is based on the number of hours the client books me for.
For the retouched images that are included in each package I go so far as to remove blemishes, smooth skin tones, apply special effects, crops and other artistic enhancements. Again, I’m just one photographer, everyone does it differently and I would DEFINITELY ask those questions to anyone you are considering hiring so you get exactly what you want.
Post # 6
From my experience, photographers will never give out their raw files. They always convert them to jpegs before they give them to you. Most will do basic corrections (white balance, color and exposure correction) before they give you the discs. Then some will further edit a select number of photos (depending on the package) for the albums and prints. These corrections include sharpening, blemish removal, color enhancement, sepia/B&W conversion, etc. With the high-res files, you should be able to enlarge them to poster size without compromising the quality. You should still confirm your questions with the photographers you interview and have include whatever they tell you in your contract.