(Closed) Is this a reasonable request? (Regarding Photography & my budget)

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 16
2807 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i agree with starfish0116:  no professional photographer is gonna hand over the raw files. it’s not good business practice. you can probably find one who will give you minimally edited files, and the rights to print. but unless you go with a student, you’re not gonna find anyone “professional” who will just hand over the raw files.

also, i’m not saying that you, OP, don’t know how to use your program(s). but having a good photo editing program doesn’t mean anything. you can have all the software in the world, it doesn’t mean you know how to use it properly. it annoys me to see people just get a subscription to adobe creative cloud, and call themselves professional designers. in my mind, it’s like if someone were to buy a $5000 camera and call themselves a professional photographer. sure, you have the technology, but you don’t have the training.

Post # 17
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Massive faux pas!  A photographer’s work is the complete product.  You may think you know what you’re doing with your fancy editing software, but you don’t. Unless you are a trained retoucher, or painter with an eye for colour, throwing a VSCO filter on another persons work is a massive faux pas.  You won’t get any self-respecting phtoographer to hand over files like that.

Post # 20
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

CallMeMrsG:  Great to hear that! Congrats andd good luck on your photos and editing!

Post # 22
2598 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

CallMeMrsG:  I’m glad it worked out for you!  we did the shoot and burn and Imlove our pictures.

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