(Closed) High-res dvd

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I believe that our hi res disk will contain about 700-900 pictures, which are most of the ones that the photog will take. She also said they would be edited, and I would assume that means that they would be of high enough quality that I could order them as is, and not have to do any further editiing on them myself.

Edited to add that we got 75 pics from our engagements session on a high res disk, and the pics are all edited beautifully.

Post # 4
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593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Lightroom can make a huge difference to a photo on its own; it’s amazing. Do you know anyone with photoshop skills that could help you out with a select number of images you want more work done on?

We got all images completely untouched on our dvd, but that was ok with us since my husband is a photoshop & lightroom geek.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We got 5 high-res DVDs….gosh, maybe a thousand photos?! They each had about 200 on them. 

We got all the photos they took, but I also know that they were edited down. She took at least 2-3 photos of each pose and put the best one on there. More editing was done to a handful of them, but most of them are minimal. Probably not SOOC, they look too good. I know she sends them out, and there are a few companies that do minimal batch editing for about 20 cents a photo, so I think that’s what ours looks like. The exposure and coloring is just too good to be SOOC. We didn’t order prints from her so it’s hard to tell.

The ones i liked the best i ended up editing mostly myself. But yes, they all definitely had some minor tweaking to them.

The ones that were fine art edited were a handful (i think) were for a blog post (that never happened) and for the album.

 

Post # 7
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593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@CorgiTales: $50/hour damn! Time to push Darling Husband into a photography/editing side business…

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are getting our DVDs in the mail very soon.  She sends us all the bare images.  She selected what she thought were the best 100 or so, and edited those.  After we get the images, if there are others that we’d like her to edit, she wants to know, and she will do, mabye another 30 or so for free.

However, I know photoshop very well, and will probably just do my own.. but I thought it was a pretty good deal!

Post # 9
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4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I run all online proofs through LR which contain color correction and b/w conversion. If they order a print or album images I run them through photoshop. Anything I put on my blog I run through PS. On the disc, they get the “proofs” which are high-res JPEGs and the blog images. Other than that, I only fully edit purchased images.

I do offer that separate, but it’s an added fee. I spend 40-60 hrs in LR fine tuning everything as it is, to spend another 5-15+ min. an image is a lot ;-0

ps, i just looked through the people you sent me. They seem pretty comparable to each other to me! I have no idea which one i like more!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

we’ve only done our engagement photos so far, but we got 282 EDITED photos on a high-res disk. they came out awesome, and we printed them at walgreens. she took over 1000 photos (it was a 2 1/2 hour session).

for our wedding, i think we get at least 1000 edited images on a disk.

our photographer chose the images, but we did let her know for the engagements, which ones that we wanted a lot of (example: we took photos in a donut shop, we told her we wanted as many good ones as she had from that place). we plan on doing the same thing for the wedding (we don’t like random dancing photos, we like photos to have a “center” even if the guests are dancing).

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Don’t let LR totally fool you! Lol – I run very little when I go into PS. (Have you seen a proofing gallery of a full wedding?)

Left is “proof” from just LR, Right is the blogged image run through PS

 

 

before-after

Post # 13
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Busy bee

Every photographer is different but this is how we do things:

Eng session 60 or so of the absolute best fully retouched {meaning they get the signature retouching you see on our blog, portfolio and albums}

Wedding proof disk with 600-800 basic lightroom toning from the day {we shoot around 3500 at a wedding, but after years of being in the business, it’s often much more overwhelming to our clients if they have to go through that many. It’s overkill in my opinion and we have yet to have one person complain they didn’t get enough and we always ask at their follow up meeting} They also get 100 or so of our {photographers choice} images that get our signature retouching.

Anything purchased through us gets fully retouched. We also have a two week turn around for those 100 so they are usually ready by the time they get home from their honeymoon. The rest are done a week later.

We do not allow anyone, even the clients to edit or manipulate our photos in any way. I’m sure some do, but as an artist I am very protective of my work and don’t want someone ruining a photo I took editing it themselves then telling people it came from us. Of course not all photographers care that much. It’s just how we run our business which is 90% referral and we are not in the cheap category. Of course all our clients are well aware of these things before they sign a contract with us.

PHOTOGRAPHERS AND NEWBIES: YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR WORST IMAGE. If you force your clients to go through a bunch of crap it takes away from the better photos and also creates a frustrating task of trying to choose from that many taking away from their experience. Check out the posts about trying to pick images for albums.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@CorgiTales: That’s why I was wondering if you saw a proofing gallery. Not everyone is the same, obviously 😉 How does his proofs compare to the other one?

Post # 16
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18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The ones I got on the disc were all edited.  I think I had about 400 from the wedding that were all processed?  I have ordered prints off the disk and they all look amazing.

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