(Closed) Is it wrong to "Recreate" Wedding Photos????

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 47
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Solis2013:  I second the suggestion to see if a photography student could edit them for you.  A lot cheaper than paying a pro, and they could use the retouching photos for their portfolio.  IMO, there really isn’t a substitution for Photoshop.  If you’re thinking about paying for software anyway, use that money towards having someone else edit them and save yourself the stress trying to work with software you’re not familiar with.

Definitely still schedule a second shoot though.  No harm in that!  It’d just be nice if some of the original photos could be salvaged.  And if you paid this “pro,” absolutely voice your dissatisfaction with her services.  Just be polite about it, but if she’s attempting to run a business, she really can’t be giving people such poor quality photos.  She needs to know to up her skills, or not try to be a “pro.”  Skin tone shouldn’t have anything to do with it.  Everything else in those photos isn’t properly exposed either, not just your skin.  Her white balance was way off.

Post # 48
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am all for recreating photos! I asked the hive the same question and also got some “what’s the point” responses and clearly there is a point! Yes, preserving the memories is important – and if you don’t have a memory of yourselves looking gorgeous and happy on the wedding day, then you can’t preserve that memory!

Photoshop is good but most pro photographers use Lightroom, I’m sure if you search around you can find a free version of it.

Post # 49
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Solis2013:   go for it! Lots of people do a separate photo shoot since your wedding day can be too hectic for many posed shots. it doesn’t matter if its a different day IMO. 

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