(Closed) Post-Production Input (professional opinions)

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

My clients are pretty great so I rarely have any requests at all during post production.  I guess the biggest annoyance would be the occasional person who asks for a photo that was never taken (this happens more than you would think), or they ask to see something in color versus black and white or the reverse.  Since my editing processs for color and black and white is completely different it requires re-editing the photo, and since I know it’s going to look better the way I have already done it they never order the re-edit.  Once you’ve finished a wedding edit you sort of feel like it should be over so you can move on to the next one.

Post # 4
739 posts
Busy bee

Asking for something to be colorized/spot color – eww!

Other than that the most requested is just basic blemish removal if I missed it in the original edit.

The most annoying is wanting to remove something like a hair band off someones wrist in a whole bunch of images.

Do you like the work your photog has on their website? Expect your images to be edited in the same way.

I wouldn’t micromanage too much, it will only delay you getting your photos. Does your photog really take months to edit? I would see this as a bigger problem.

Post # 6
6534 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think the most annoying are people emailing over and over “are they ready yet”? I know brides are excited, but when my contract says 6-8 weeks it’s going to be 6-8 weeks.

The only really annoying request for editing is spot coloring (everything B&W and one thing in color)…YUCK. I won’t do it, it’s one area where the customer is NOT always right. Thankfully, my clients very rarely ever request anything in terms of editing. 



Post # 7
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@continuumphotography:  Oh really? I haven’t gotten my final proofs yets, but that is one thing I would have considered asking for (changing for B&W to color). Didn’t realize it required re-editing the whole photo! Here’s to hoping I don’t have to ask 🙂

Post # 8
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have a gap in my teeth that’s really visible from some angles… would it be over the top to ask my photographer to close the gap in Photoshop, or is that something fairly standard like blemish removal?

Post # 9
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@ChemistryBride:  depends on the photographer’s editing process.  Some just use presets or actions for black and white conversions, but I feel like they look better if you process them specifically as such.  Plus there is a reason usually why I decided to make them black and white in the first place.

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