(Closed) would you ask your photog to do more edits/photoshop after the final product?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: would you ask your photog to do more edits/photoshop after they deliver the final product?
    yes - i keep asking until i am 100% happy with everything : (7 votes)
    24 %
    yes - but only for a very small number of images : (14 votes)
    48 %
    nope - i get what i am given, its rude to ask for more : (7 votes)
    24 %
    other - explain below : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    255 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think all you can do is ask.  I would gladly photoshop things out of some of my clients photos, but realistically, if there was little that could have been done to eliminate the distractions (ie: the wedding was on the beach and there were beach chairs in the line of sight) then I wouldn’t be offering to photoshop for hours and hours on items beyond my control.  

    If you ask your photographer, and let her know you have someone willing to do the edits, she may accept the post-edited files for inclusion in the album she creates for you.  I wouldn’t be surprised if she didn’t, but I personally would not find it offensive if the photoshopping looked well done. 

    I would not proceed until you ask, however.  You may have the disk, but ultimately, the copyright is retained by the photographer. 

    Post # 4
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    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    When my photog put our e-pix on fb, I commented on one, “oh so beautiful! too bad that telephone wire in the background ruined it. 🙁 ” and she just went ahead and got rid of it (it hadn’t even occured to me that she COULD do that!) and put the new one up and was like, “here you go!”

    I wouldn’t ask them to do re-touching like changing the coloring or haze or whatever (aren’t things like that why you chose them as a photog?) but if there was a glaring thing in the way like an exit sign or something on one or two images that I otherwise loved, I might ask if they could do that.

    Post # 7
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    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @dynamic_duo: I actually really like the beach chairs in that picture. It gives it a casual beachy vibe. With the clouds, perhaps it’s because the WB version is small, I can’t tell. It looks like she even lightened the shadows from where the tree was to make it more natural looking. Maybe it’s more obvious in bigger pictures, though.

    Post # 9
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    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @dynamic_duo: I do “see” it, but to me, someone who isn’t looking for the tree, it looks natural, like the clouds just weren’t totally cotton balls that day.

    While I may not see anything wrong, my opinion doesn’t count here. Honestly, if you’re not happy, that’s what matters. Ask her to fix them.

    Post # 10
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    378 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    You said you already received and thanked your photographer for the final product, so I guess I’m not sure what you need the additional work on? Did you order prints that you now would like to be re-edited and re-printed? Or is it just on a disc of images?

    Ultimately, if you’re unhappy with the pictures it’s within your rights to ask for more edits. However, your photographer may feel like she fulfilled her part of the contract and has moved on to other weddings. Either way, if I were a photographer and you said “my friend photoshopped these pictures, please include them in the album” I would be really upset.

     

    Post # 11
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    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I can definitely see what you mean about the sky. I agree with @Aure though, I like the beach chairs. But its your pictures so do whatever would make you happiest.

    Post # 14
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    378 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    I think the way you worded it here is nice (I didn’t actually think you’d be so blunt as to say it like I wrote above!) and if you’re comfortable with doing it then give it a shot. I, personally, wouldn’t do it because the sentiment is the same and I am a “don’t rock the boat” type of person. If you think you’d regret not speaking up, then by all means you should go with your gut instinct of asking.

    Post # 15
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    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Wow, that last one is really bad!

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