Sunday, May 15, 2011

I'm Alive... and why edited images are better.

I'm alive. I promise. I'm just swamped.
I've got great stuff to share, and I know that I'm behind on sharing, but it will be worth the wait. :) I've just finished up with the final images of
Tina & Mike's wedding... so I can now focus on getting up some favorites of spring sessions I've done in the past few weeks.

Before scooting out of here and back to being a slave to Photoshop, I wanted to share a quick image with you. It's one from Leslie & Ike's 10 year wedding re-do portrait session. A before and after, showing why edited images are better.
Some clients ask if I provide a CD of all of the images that I take at a session. My answer is no. While I do show almost all of my images in a client's gallery, I take several out (i.e. no one wants pictures of themselves mid-blink or with a funky look on their face) and pare the images down a bit (i.e. it's often overwhelming to see so many pictures and many of them being multiple images of the same pose). While a client choosing images gets to see the "raw" footage that I take, they don't ever have the option of buying them. Why? Because edited images are better. I promise. And really, that's why you're paying me for my time and effort. You really don't think the only time I spend on your images is just the hour I'm photographing your family, do you? :) You're paying me for the whole package. When you go to a baseball game, you don't expect the umpire to call the game in the 8th inning. You came to see all 9.
Here is the proof... see the difference? Very little editing was done on this image (I strive to get my work good in camera so that I don't butcher them up in post-processing) but it makes such a big impact.

See? A little love goes a long way.

1 comment:

Katrina said...

Very nice! Love this post!