Post # 62
P.S. We also tweak our colors a little, because we prefer gold over green, but even when you take that out of the mix and imagine the grass was still green, it’s still a better image with editing.
Post # 63
Dealbreaker. Not every single shot ever is going to come out perfectly. Things needed to be edited, brightened, toned down, etc. I also happen to love the look of filters, but that’s my photography style preference.
Post # 64
Absolute dealbreaker. There might be that one perfect shot, but the lighting in the room is a tad off. I would then expect the photographer to fix this. I think that if you’re shooting digital, you’ve got to take the most out of it, and this includes those fiddly fixes photographers do on Photoshop/similar. Photoshop isn’t all about losing ribs to make you skinnier!
I have to say though; the better the photographer is, the less work they’ll have to do post-shoot. As an amateur, I use hours on photoscape to try to get the lighting & sharpness right in a photo, whereas a professional would get it done in 5 mins.
I judge photographers by their use of photoshop. Nobody gets every picture right, every time. If they point-blank refuse to do any post-shoot adjustments, I get the feeling that they’re happy with lower quality photos. And when it comes to my wedding, I want my photographer to take pride in their work & present me with their idea of perfection.
Post # 65
For me, when I hear another photographer say that they “never use photoshop”…. what I actually hear is “I have no clue how to use photoshop”.
Post # 66
I wouldn’t care, but it’s because I’m a graphic designer and I can do them myself and save the money. haha. So I’ve asked all the photographers I’ve talked to not to edit and to cut me a discount.
BUT… If I didn’t know/use PS myself… I’d definitely want one who used it. Sometimes it just is a few simple lighting tweaks that make a photo go from “meh” to “wow”.
Not using it is rather foolish, I’d think. I don’t care HOW awesome you and your camera are… there’s almost always room for some improvement. Again, it might be as simple as some saturation or level/light changes, or some cropping or something. It’s not necessarily “make me look thinner” or “take that zit off their face” lol