Before &After editing blog-Photo studio Manchester
Hi I am Sylvia, I am a maternity, newborn, children and family photographer based in Stockport, covering Manchester Lancashire and Cheshire. I work in my home studio but do location sessions too. I wanted to share my before + after examples of edited photographs with you all. I choose some images what needed more photoshop and choose some which need less, I done that on purpose to show you that every photo shoot hide different challenges and therefore more imagination and photoshop skills needed at times. This is a vulnerable thing for me to do as a photographer, but I often get asked by clients ‘what corrections do you do to our images?’ or ‘why edit our images?’. Taking photographs is a small part of what I do. Administration, including editing and marketing, preparing for sessions (every session I do is different, so always working hard to create something unique) it take up lots of my spare time during the day.
As I mentioned every photoshoot is different. Therefore, editing images takes varying degrees of time, depending on what corrections are needed. I like my subjects to look natural and realistic, so I aim for my editing to be as natural as possible.
WHY DO I ALWAYS SHOOT IN RAW?
What is RAW?
RAW is a file format that captures all image data recorded by the sensor when you take a photo.
Shooting in JPEG can result in loss of image information as the picture is compressed. With RAW, I am able to produce higher quality images making it easier to edit. I always edit in Photoshop and adjust basic settings such as exposure, vibrancy, contrast, and sharpening. Adjusting white balance on the images is necessary if they look a little cooler or warmer than I’d have liked straight from the camera. I also edit out any major distractions within the image that I may not have noticed during the session. I always ask clients what they would like me to remove from skin, or body.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO EDIT AN IMAGE?
It’s hard to quantify how long it takes to edit a session as it depends on the type of the session. Maternity will always take longer and newborns who has jaundice or milk spots, pealing skin..etc also it depends on the amount of images taken during the session. It can take anywhere between 8-12 hours to edit full sessions which mostly depending on the edits required.
Hopefully this blog will help you understand why photography sessions may cost more than you expect! It’s because I spend hours putting the final touches on all your images after the end of the session to make sure all perfect for your viewing 🙂
HERE’S A FEW ‘BEFORE + AFTER’S’ FOR YOU TO ENJOY