I’ve been getting a lot more questions lately asking what is advanced digital editing and why it takes so long to see edited images of the client’s photo session. So I wanted to share some before and after images to better show the time and effort involved in finalizing each and every image I produce.
Editing photos takes at least 2-3 times as long as the photo session itself. First, I sort through all the photos, narrowing it down to the top shots, then I do color correcting and cropping. Finally I hand edit each images to present you with a flawless piece of art!
Editing newborn sessions involves a lot more work than with any regular portrait sessions. With newborn sessions, safety comes first! Which means, most images involve cropping out parents, hands and other safety tools.
Uneven lines are one of my biggest pet peeves. In this image, I corrected all the columns and ceiling. This images also has too many “conflicting colors” so it was converted into a deep sepia. I used the dodge and burn tool to show off the details in the rusty tunnel.
When I took this image I knew right away that it would be converted into a black and white. The trees forming the horizon was evened out, the dramatic sky was taken from a different photo and there was a LOT of dodging and burning to show better details of water and sky.