I wanted to write a little diddy (hee hee) to my clients, and anyone else reading my posts, about the editing process and why it takes time after your shoot to receive images. I also want you to see my process and why I take such pride in the portraits I provide for you and why I consider photography to really be considered a form of art. I am proud to tell everyone that I am self taught, and I have spent hours teaching myself the editing process. And while I love my photography today, I know I still have so much more to learn! Enjoy these before and afters!
Here I caught my client in a candid moment, where he was actually laughing at something his daughter was doing. But I loved this photo so much, because it caught such a great expression. You can see straight out of camera it looks a little flat and gray. I brought up some of the exposure and edited it so that you can see more of the colors and cropped it in a little to bring you closer to the subject. But - I should have had him take his phone out of his pocket :)
For this photo, she was in a lot of shade under these huge trees in the park. But I loved capturing her within the trees, so I really wanted to keep this photo. I brought up the exposure and tweaked it a little to make the photo a little softer.
This is one of my favorite photos from this session. It was definitely a bit chilly, and the expression on their faces is just so sweet. I cropped it to bring more attention to their faces, and to eliminate the iron bench in the background. Then I added some softness and peachy tones to the photo.
This bubble session was so fun! I really wanted to bring out the beautiful fall colors of North Carolina that the camera didn't capture perfectly - you can see the difference in the trees. I also brightened it up a bit, and added a little more detail to the bubble itself, to make it stand out against the background. If you look closely, you can see the reflection of the old barn behind us in the bubble.
This was a styled shoot I was a part of, and these sisters were great models. I cropped the photo to bring the subjects in, and softened it a bit. But the biggest edit is on the right - you can see I removed the people from the background so they weren't so distracting in the image.
I hope you enjoyed this post on my editing process, and can understand why I think it's so important to print your photos at the right lab. A lot of time and effort goes in to making portraits I want you to be proud of, and I wouldn't want you to be disappointed with any prints you received!