WHY AN EDITING EXPERT IS IMPORTANT
Imagine all the photos you're NOT getting!
An inexperienced photographer is discarding images instead of editing.
Editing your images is just as important as taking the photograph.
We capture the moments that are happening but then we create the image in editing. Every image you receive from FMP is personally looked at and edited individually. This is why we require 6 weeks to deliver your online gallery.
BEFORE AND AFTER'S
Here are some before and afters to explain what a straight out of camera image looks like and a finished completely edited image.
MOMENTS captured in this image are enhanced to visually impact the emotion felt at this time by the grooms father.
The black and white image enhances the mood and isolates the father in this image which makes it impactful.
BEFORE / AFTER
The storm was rolling in quickly and the sky was so dramatic we needed to capture this to really show how their day played out. It was touch and go for the outdoor ceremony, but we made it happen before the rain started.
What the camera sees and what I see are completely different. I envision the final image while I'm taking the photos. The light was just going down over the hill and I grabbed one last opportunity for this image.
This image was created by placing my bride and bridesmaids in the great light, letting the moments happen and creating the final image in post production with slight tweaks.
This image had great light and composition was there, but it was much more impactful as a BW image.
The sky was NOT added, but enhanced for a dramatic sunset photo. It was important that we were there at the right time of day and that there were clouds present.
Sometimes an image needs to be dramatic and turned to black and white. Journalistic or documentary style images usually get turned BW. If the colour doesn't add anything to the image then it deserves to be in BW.
Below are some more examples of editing and how the camera captures images and how I see the final image. This is a great representation of the editing we do to every single image we deliver to clients.
The before image and only image I was able to capture was out of focus.....it just happened so fast as I was getting into the car. BUT, when the moment is this good I will try and salvage the image by doing some creative editing as you will see in the after image.