It’s trendy to make people all peachy colored and mute the pictures.. that’s just not my style.. it’s beautiful.. don’t get me wrong. .but.. in 10 years.. i want to look back and see the true color of my kids eyes/hair/shirt.. It totally has it’s place.. and sometimes, I feel like an image needs an edit like that.. or a black and white tone to it.. but more times than not, I want color..
I’ll show you so some before and afters from a session last Fall in Bristol, VA of these little cuties.. I know their mom will be cool with me showing that.. she’s awesome like that..
it’s not bad.. the kids look awesome.. but.. it needs a smidge more snappiness.. so that’s what I did..
brightened the exposure a bit.. because, like I have said before.. I tend to underexpose a bit.. and sharpen it just a bit.. i do that to every image.. and a little snappiness to the color.. a slight boost..
the vignette the image had naturally came out more when I boosted the colors a bit.. i love how it turned out..
Then this one.. the girls sitting chatting.. all kinds of stuff in the background.. so i had to “erase” it.. and then do the same basic edits I did to the image above
and the result is great..
finally this little one.. she’s a firecracker.. i mean.. she makes me earn every single PENNY.. and this image was from the beginning of the session.. she was just being a turkey.. and she was every so slightly out of focus..
in fact.. i was still testing my lighting and settings.. it takes me like 5 shots to dial it all in.. so this was really a throw away shot..
just a those three basic edits I do on every image.. bump the exposure a bit.. boost the color.. and sharpen..
isn’t the color just so yummy???
when you are hiring a photographer.. pay attention to the way they edit.. because THAT is part of what you are buying.. if you hire me, you’ll get color.. some black and white.. but true color.. if you want a different feel to your images, make sure you hire someone who edits that way.. it’s a whole feeling .. a look .. make sure it is what you want!