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To Photoshop or not?

November 10, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I am often faced with the dilemma as to whether to Photoshop a picture or not.  I'm actually very much against "photoshopping" an image as I think it's important for the final photograph to reflect as much detail of the original image as possible.  For example if I had an image of a person with a wart on their nose, would I "shop" it out....no I wouldn't!  There was once a professional wedding photographer who "shopped" his images and the bride and groom sued him because he had changed the images.  

So do I change my images?  Sort of, I will always edit them or crop them to improve on the original image but that only involves exposure, shadow and colour saturation settings within the image.  I think this is what the client is after, as good a image as possible without changing the image......does that make sense? Of course it does, it's all about enhancement rather than change.  

Whilst I always give the bride and groom the edited, enhanced images, I also love to play around in Photoshop with my images....a sort of hobby after the event.  If I do this, I always send a copy to the bride and groom to get their thoughts on it and with their permission, I may publish it, like the one below which I have added a bit of poster art!


And how about adding a frame around the image and maybe a drop shadow to give it a 3D look?  This is recent image of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side...a much prettier side IMHO!

Photoshop or not........over to you.

 


 


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