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#31 relax bride

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 03:58 PM

OH....I am so glad to see all the improvement the girls can make....they look great!!

Hmmm.....That guy ^%*....I think you should get a FULL refund!!....

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 05:22 PM

QUOTE(relax bride @ May 23 2007, 04:58 PM) View Post

OH....I am so glad to see all the improvement the girls can make....they look great!!


Hehe, did you just call me a girl rolleyes.gif




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Posted 23 May 2007 - 10:41 PM

You did do a great job but shouldnt he be doing that!

you did do an amazing job Chrisby
What program did you use and how the heck do you open the eyes up??
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Posted 23 May 2007 - 11:05 PM

Far Out Chrisby!!
That is just amazing!!! its the little things that get you, like th background and the fluf on the jacket and the eyes....amazing work.
I should I get you to fix my makeup in my pics. My lipstick was falling off my lips and looks shocking in many photos....ah well.
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Posted 24 May 2007 - 10:13 AM

It's all a matter of experience. When I am not shooting, I spend half my life in front the the puter Photoshopping images.

It took me a long time to get to this stage where I can make these edits quickly, but I have to, when I have an album with 100+ images, they all need to be perfect.

But I guess that is the difference, I charge a fair amount of money for my services, but this is the kind of stuff that is part of my service. And most brides never even know that I photoshop the images, they just know the images look great rolleyes.gif

Unfortunately with digital cameras so cheap now, everyone thinks they can be a wedding photographer. Charge $1000 on the weekend, hand over some prints and go back to their day job during the week. If it doesn't work out, they don't care, they don't have a reputation anyway; other brides will come along lured by the cheap prices.

True professionals have years of experience, we take better pics and do a better job in the image preparation and album design.

So I don't want to rub salt in your wounds, but for $1000 you were never going to get a great photographer huh.gif


I hope it all works out in the end.



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Posted 24 May 2007 - 01:10 PM

I couldn't be too choosy as I got married in the middle of nowhere in WA. Yeah I never expected a fantastic photographer for what I paid, HOWEVER, I never would have imagined he would be THIS bad!!! blink.gif
I knew that I wouldn't get someone with knowledge on composition or colour theory etc, but I don't think this guy even knew the basics.

It's scary that people are out there buying cameras and calling themselves 'professionals'. I do photoshoots regularly now (I do the makeup, not the photos!!) and can see just how involved it all is. It's certainly not just 'point and shoot'. And most images we see these days are touched up in some shape or form.

It would have been cheaper to fly my photographer over to WA for the day to take the pics for me!!
Anyhow, live and learn. I took and punt on this guy and lucked out. Never mind!


Wow, I want to get that photo shop, it's great. I've only got microsoft digital image - I don't think you can do anything fancy with that like move eyes etc? As I've learned through all this, it does alright with the scanned images from the wedding (which surprised me!!) but editing from a digital pic is SO much better!



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Posted 24 May 2007 - 02:57 PM

Photoshop is pricy, about $1155, i.e. more that your photographer laugh.gif
A better s/w would be Photoshop Elements, it's more limited, but can still do a lot. and it only costs $159.

Also, it takes years of practice to get it right. That's what you pay for when you get a professional. When someone inexperienced plays with images, you can usually tell the areas that have been photoshop. Blending the changes invisibly is the tricky bit.

Maybe if you know a photographer in Melbourne they can help you out.

Good luck.

QUOTE(Jacqueline @ May 24 2007, 02:10 PM) View Post

I couldn't be too choosy as I got married in the middle of nowhere in WA. Yeah I never expected a fantastic photographer for what I paid, HOWEVER, I never would have imagined he would be THIS bad!!! blink.gif
I knew that I wouldn't get someone with knowledge on composition or colour theory etc, but I don't think this guy even knew the basics.

It's scary that people are out there buying cameras and calling themselves 'professionals'. I do photoshoots regularly now (I do the makeup, not the photos!!) and can see just how involved it all is. It's certainly not just 'point and shoot'. And most images we see these days are touched up in some shape or form.

It would have been cheaper to fly my photographer over to WA for the day to take the pics for me!!
Anyhow, live and learn. I took and punt on this guy and lucked out. Never mind!
Wow, I want to get that photo shop, it's great. I've only got microsoft digital image - I don't think you can do anything fancy with that like move eyes etc? As I've learned through all this, it does alright with the scanned images from the wedding (which surprised me!!) but editing from a digital pic is SO much better!



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Posted 24 May 2007 - 04:24 PM

QUOTE(chrisby @ May 24 2007, 02:57 PM) View Post

Photoshop is pricy, about $1155, i.e. more that your photographer laugh.gif
A better s/w would be Photoshop Elements, it's more limited, but can still do a lot. and it only costs $159.

Also, it takes years of practice to get it right. That's what you pay for when you get a professional. When someone inexperienced plays with images, you can usually tell the areas that have been photoshop. Blending the changes invisibly is the tricky bit.

Maybe if you know a photographer in Melbourne they can help you out.

Good luck.


Another cheap but effective solution is Ulead Photoimpact. It does everything PS can do, and also supports PS plugins and filters. Fully loaded its a little faster than the PS workflow, so for bulk work its a treat, but for that fine tuned touch, PS and CS2/3 are still king
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Posted 24 May 2007 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE(chrisby @ May 24 2007, 02:57 PM) View Post

Photoshop is pricy, about $1155, i.e. more that your photographer laugh.gif
A better s/w would be Photoshop Elements, it's more limited, but can still do a lot. and it only costs $159.

If you have access to a student card you can buy an "academic version" of photoshop for some where between $150-215. The only difference... the price. smile.gif



#40 chrisby

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 07:46 PM

Check this out to see what can be done with Photoshop.
Photoshop

insane!



QUOTE(Studio-D @ May 24 2007, 05:24 PM) View Post

Another cheap but effective solution is Ulead Photoimpact. It does everything PS can do, and also supports PS plugins and filters. Fully loaded its a little faster than the PS workflow, so for bulk work its a treat, but for that fine tuned touch, PS and CS2/3 are still king

Workflow? have you tried processing 2000 RAW files with Ulead, no way!
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#41 April A

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:01 PM

QUOTE(chrisby @ May 24 2007, 07:46 PM) View Post

Check this out to see what can be done with Photoshop.
Photoshop

insane!

Yep that is freaking unbelievable!!! laugh.gif

#42 Chr!st!ne

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 10:14 AM

well, i dont believe anything now unless i see it in the flesh, thats such crap.

no wonder poor kids have no idea on what real beauty is.

i prefer the before photo, at least she was real.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 01:46 PM

I can't see it, although I'd love to. When I hit play it just comes up 'watch again' or 'share'.

Any suggestions what I'm doing wrong?


ETA can see it now, OH MY GOD!! Thanks for sharing Chrisby that is absolutely unbelievable!
Jacqueline sorry to hear you were disappointed with your photographer. I only hope you are able to get photos that you love, whether it be via photoshop or non-pro pics.

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 02:41 PM

Wow, I have seen what air brushing can do etc but thats just insane! Why do they even bother using models at all?

Jacqueline its a shame about your photos, but I must say your dress was gorgeous! I love the colour biggrin.gif

#45 Mich and Pete

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 08:40 PM

So sorry to hear your photos turned out like that, but I'm sure there will be places that can salvage what you already have.

Nowdays you not only have to look for a good photographer, but also a photographer thast can edit and process their photos.




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