How do images get edited? | Castle Rock Photographer

How do images get edited? | Castle Rock Photographer

What happens to your images after a session? It can be confusing to know what a photographer means when he or she talks about how they edit and retouch a photo. Many photographers will include professional editing while others say they include retouching of images but what does this mean?

Culling

At Adam Thornton Photography (ATP) post-processing starts after a session with what we call culling. This is where I look through the images and sort out the images that will eventually get delivered to the client. This is where I select the best of the best from the session. In some cases eliminating a photo is easy. Maybe the subject has a half smile or is blinking. The goal is to deliver 40-50 images per senior session that offer a wide variety of poses and look without overwhelming the client with too many choices.

Editing

Every image that gets delivered to the client is professionally edited. This could include color corrections, temperature correction, cropping, and straightening. Adjustments are made to give it the image the signature ATP look that clients love. This may take a few seconds to a couple of minutes per image.

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Retouching

Retouching is when the image is physically altered. Many people call this “Photoshopping” as it requires the use of Photoshop to physically change the image. This could include removing unwanted objects from an image to more intensive blemish removal to removing those flyaway hairs. Retouching is done on some select images at our own discretion. Other requested retouching is an optional service that is invoiced to the client. This could include the removal of braces, body reshaping or adding digital makeup. Retouching of an image is offered free of charge on all wall art of 20 inches.

I hope you have found this useful and as always I am happy to help with any questions during your ordering appointment.

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~ Adam

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