Believe me when I say, I have a long way to go with learning the ins and outs of editing. I’ll learn a new trick, only to not edit for months and forget it. Or I may tend to get a little sloppy if I find myself editing for hours.
Last week, my friend called my upset over her professional wedding pictures. They weren’t anything what she thought the photographer would produce and was more than disappointed in the results. I had taken a few the day of, and thought editing and sending them to her, wouldn’t be a cure all, (I wasn’t exactly in photographer mode) but I figured she wouldn’t mind having some extras to work with.
This ultimately is what started the guilt over the weekend, working on her pictures over all the others.
Any way, one particular picture I took of her was great! except this guy was standing behind her. I didn’t necessarily want to send it to her, given her unhappiness and all, so I went to work. Painstakingly slow work.
If you remember, which its ok if you don’t..a week and a half ago, I posted the picture within my post.
Again, has great potential but he’s kinda ruining the shot. Like I said before, I wasn’t in photographer mode. Just bridesmaid with a camera mode, so I wasn’t worried too much about my background.
But after a lot of time and effort, I managed to get him out.
Sometimes its fun to see just what you can do to an image. I’m not really for drastically altering an image or the person, but in these cases, its necessary to get it just right. I know I’m tooting my own horn a bit, and I know there are far more skilled photographers than me who could look at this and scoff or not like that I’m toot tooting, but toot!
Hopefully she’s happy with it.