(Closed) My pictures suck

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

um.. are you sure it is him and his work? I’m sorry you don’t like they way you turned out in his pictures, but for a photographer, he has to work with what he has.

Post # 5
520 posts
Busy bee

Aww, I’m so sorry you aren’t happy with them.  I’m sure they are beautiful….. Have you seen all of them.  Did you give him a list originally of pics you def wanted ie: the shoe pic.  The lines and pimples can be photoshopped out…….  I would tell him what makes you unhappy with the pics and see what he can do with them.

Post # 6
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would ask for editing too! There are a ton of tiny inperfections that can be very welld elt with using photoshop or another editing software. I would not write off all of the pictures just yet, I know it can be upsetting that they aren’t great but look it as a jumping off point for the final pics. Also think about your friends and family who got great pics and ask about gettins some of those pics put into the album or getting primst made of the shots that you were happy with.

Post # 7
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh, I”m really sorry to hear that 🙁 Hopefully your photog can edit some of the images to improve the quality. HOnestly I don’t know how much editing my photog even did to my images, I saw some of them in his viewfinder on my wedding day and they looked exactly like the ones he released to me.

Post # 9
5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Are the pictures you’re unhappy with post-edit? What did your package/contract specify you’d get?

Post # 10
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m sorry you’re not happy with your pictures so far. I have to say though you should manage your expectations for the edits, things like taking out empty place settings are very difficult, time consuming and could just end up looking worse than leaving them in. I wouldn’t think that is something most photographers would consider as part of their editing, they would mostly do colour corrections and some cropping, maybe a few touch ups like in your close ups to fix blemishes etc.

Post # 12
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Do you have any examples?  Maybe it’s not as bad as you think.

It’s also very hard for a photographer to suddenly change their style.  Did you ask to see his examples of a whole wedding portfolio (i.e. not just the best ones he decided to post online)? 

If you think it’s just the editing that’s bad, perhaps you can ask for the original images and edit them yourself.  I like to use Picnik on Flickr because they literally have a “one click” setting for different post-edit effects. 

Post # 14
4544 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Another suggestion would be to see if family or friends took any pictures or videos. Some of our family got awesome shots that our photographer missed or wasn’t at the right angle for (especially during the ceremony).

Post # 15
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

well, my friend does say that you’re more critical of the pictures when you first see them since all you see is the faults.  I can’t really comments yet since I haven’t gotten my pro pics yet.  Maybe after a few days they won’t be as bad as you originally thought they were.

Post # 16
9024 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Can we see some of these pictures? We are our won worst critic.. maybe the pictures arent really as bad as you think. Share the pics and get some more opinions on it

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