Post # 121
Fiance is a graphic designer specializing in UX and advertising. We are aware what kind of process entails editing a photo.
I didn’t expect them to edit FI’s eyes open, I expected not to receive that shot at all. It’s un-usable. (Is that a word?)
As for my mention of small details that could have been edited out, I suppose I should have mentioned this before but leaving stuff like that was a breach of contract on their part. They specifically stated that although they would not do extensive cosmetic editing to people’s size, hair, makeup, etc., they would edit out “distracting” features of their photos that one would find displeasing to the eye. Of course that can be totally subjective, but a large purple bruise on my ghostly pale leg and a jogger in a bright red jacket in the background I would say should prob be counted as distracting, especially when easily removed/hidden. I only brought up the clone/stamp tool specifically because when we first received the photos and noticed careless oversights like those, Fiance fixed one or two up on Photoshop really quick just to illustrate our point that they could have been edited better without much more time. That’s all I was getting at, I probably didn’t originally explain that well enough though.
Post # 122
I agree that you just shouldn’t have gotten the pic with the closed eyes. Additionally, it’s weird that the photographer would even TAKE a pic with a jogger in it (because depending on photoshopping that out later is not normal), and it’s particularly strange that there’s a clause that says theyll photoshop distracting things – I’ve NEVER seen or heard of that in a standard contract. Red flag. That said…I still don’t think your point about the bruise is valid. Messing with people at all is just…iffy terriotry at best. So while the photographer puts up a lot of red flags for other reasons, I don’t get it from the bruise comment.
Post # 123
I’d sit down with the photographers and express your concerns but remember to be respectful. If you all decide on a new session, I’d suggest to maybe pick outfits that are complimentary but not so detailed. While your dress is beautiful, the high-low and design were a bit distracting, especially when it competes with a busier, woody background.