Unhappy with wedding photos... help!

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  1. amandajohill

    amandajohill TPF Noob!

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    Can anyone please recommend photo editing software that would help me artistically improve my wedding photos? I'm looking for software that would give professional results.


     
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    Jesus those are horrid... Wow there's not even a picture where your wearing your dress and isn't cut off. These pictures are very dull/flat. A good free software and relativity easy to use is Nikon View NX 2, bump up the exposure, contrast, a tad sharpness...ETC.

    Sorry I could'nt be of anymore help.
     
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    @Bitter Jeweler, your message did not show up. Just FYI.
     
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    I won't say too much as to the photos, wedding photography is one of the toughest types of photography out there, and I don't think I have anywhere near the skill required to lend any serious critique to the photos. What I will say is that it looks to me like most of the photos on the link provided are "SOOC" or "Straight Out Of Camera," with little or no editing having been made. Many also look underexposed. I was a little surprised at the quality of some, and that they would even be posted in a gallery on a professional's site, but that may something about who you hired.

    In any case, I'm sorry that your special day wasn't captured as you hoped it would be. We've got some really experienced wedding photographers here on the forums, and I'm sure you'll have some quality advice soon ;)

    Toga
     
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    Frankly, I think Brenda Sison did a very nice job for $1300. I have seen far worse at that price point. You should probably count your blessings and consider yourself lucky.

    You might want to remove reference to her site, as links can be tracked back to here via google analytics, or various other site traffic data gathering.
     
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    wow... most of the shots aren't too bad.. but some of them are. Focus on eyes is soft in most of them. Flash does not appear to be used in any of them.. and could have been for most (indoor shots), and that would have helped a lot with the color and sharpness issues. Kind of pretentious surroundings... and I would consider some of the poses pretty goofy.

    Yep.. NX2 is free > Nikon | News | Free download of ViewNX 2 available today

    So is Gimp > GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program

    FastStone is free too... FastStone Image Viewer - Powerful and Intuitive Photo Viewer, Editor and Batch Converter

    But.. if you have no experience editing images.. it is unlikely you will be able to improve these! It takes knowledge and experience to do good editing....
     
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    @Bitter Jeweler, I know, I don't want to make reference to her site, but that is the only way people can see the pictures.
     
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    @cgipson1 I absolutely agree with you about the poses. I hated them, and they felt so unnatural, and I feared what actually happened- that they showed up that way.
     
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    One thing I would mention, perhaps for future reference, is that if you feel uncomfortable doing something, its important to let the photographer know. It may not be seen in the photos at the moment, but as you well know, it shows up clear as day in review.
     
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    Can you edit another photographers photos if you don't own the copyright??


    OP,
    By posting the link to the photographers website - you are in fact leading her directly to this forum and your post. This exact thing has happened a few other times and usually the photographer ends up showing up and posting their own "side".

    I didn't look at the pictures so I have no clue what they look like but cgipson is right about the editing. Editing itself is easy but doing a good job takes a lot of knowledge and skill. Did you have a contract with the photographer? If so, I would read through it to see what it says - about copyright, anything about post processing, editing.

    Hope everything works out.
     
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