Every photographer has their own unique way of editing images. Here’s how I do it…
I have 3 degrees of photo editing:
Straight out of Camera
This is the image that the camera takes. It looks good, but could use some tlc. I try to get it as close to 100% right in camera as possible. These images lack “wow” and are a starting point for me.
This is where I do the following edits: cropped, straightened, color corrected, and adjusted for optimal lighting. My key edits results in a nice clean image. If there’s a temporary blemish or a stick on the ground, I’ll remove it.
This is when I use Photoshop. Along with the key edits, I will smooth the skin, whiten teeth, remove large signs and distracting wires.
As a brand photographer, my client’s images will end up on Websites, Social Media, and Hand-Sized marketing material. Key Edits are good for these.
When do I do the Detailed Edits?
When a client orders prints. I also provide detailed edits when requested for an additional $50 per image.
I have found this process to be the most time and cost effective for myself and my clients. Images are turned around quickly at optimal quality for their specific use. Unless otherwise specified, this is the process I use for all my sessions – branding, headshots, and interiors!
If you have any questions, feel free to email me directly! I’d be happy to further explain.