The Differences Between Editing and Retouching
Have you ever wondered what is involved or what it means when a photographer edits and/or retouches the images after your photoshoot? Simply stated, below is a short explanation of how I use editing and/or retouching for images after a photoshoot.
Editing basically could involve correcting lighting, exposure, colors, cropping, even just converting a color image to a black and white image as well as creating my own signature touches to the images.
First, I will cull the images. I go through each and every image and determine which images are worthy of delivering. Those that won’t pass my test could be images with eyes closed, out of focus, etc.
I probably can speak for all photographers that we try to get the perfect settings at the time we are taking the photos to save time on editing; however, that may not always happen because of the environment we may be in or the lighting is not the best, etc. and, therefore, will need to edit and/or retouch the images.
If editing won’t correct what I want in order to create the most gorgeous images, I may do a little retouching. Retouching may involve removing blemishes, whitening of teeth, smoothing out skin or removing a distraction that may be in the background, such as a pole or wire.
Editing and retouching could mean different things to different photographers. From my perspective as your photographer, I just wanted you to understand that it’s important to know that what I will be delivering to you will be absolutely perfect and the most gorgeous images you will cherish forever.
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