(Closed) Real Beauty: Photoshopping wedding photos

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I mean, my photographer enhnaces all of our photos with photoshop.  No, she doesnt make me look thinner by any means, but she does enhance colors, richness, textures, erase an errant flyaway or pimple, etc.  I believe all photographers do this – there is a big difference between edited and unedited images.  The edited ones end up looking more polished….not necessarily fake.

Post # 4
1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

hmm…I’d like to believe that editing consists of what you ladies mentioned (vaporizing stray hairs, zits, ect), but I can’t help but think they likely do more for magazines. I don’t know…I hope not.

Post # 5
4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Magazine photos are heavily, heavily edited.  They just had a thing on the news the other day about how Self shaved about 20 lbs off of Kelly Clarkson for their “feel good about yourself” issue.  They make people’s skin smoother, brighter, etc. and usually make people appear much much thinner than they really are.

I don’t know anything about the “real weddings” in magazines though. 

Post # 6
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I plan on doing all the enhancing of our wedding photos (I am a bit of a photoshop hobbiest), but I won’t be airbrushing or erasing my arms to make them thiner. What I usually do is enhance the colors, make them brighter and more vibrant. I also play with highlights and shading, and with the saturation. I also will be taking out any red eye and in close ups I will take care of glint on teeth (sometimes a reflection on moisture in the mouth shows up on film) and pimples.

I imagine wedding photogs do these same things, but I can’t be certain. I am thinking about, after getting my photos back (after getting married!), doing a tutorial for here on how to enhance photos on PSP and Photo Shop. Its pretty easy and I bet any of us could do it! We are saving tons of money on our photog by doing these things ourselves.

Post # 7
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

What a cool video.  I really want my photos to be edited for my wedding but I still want to look like myself.

Post # 8
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think all wedding photographers do a bit of photoshop to fix up colors and remove any big pimples you have and things like that.

For magazines, they do a lot of editing to make people more visually appealing.

Post # 9
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My e-pic photog enhanced our pix by playing with lighting and smoothing out complexion, but that’s it. It makes a really big diff on the pix!

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