We include basic retouch
with every wedding. The images you select for your wedding album will receive any additional retouching and enhancements as deemed necessary in order to create the best wedding album possible.
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We convert selected color images to true black & white - we do NOT simply desaturate or greyscale the image. We operated a black & white photo lab for nearly 20 years and we know what true black & white looks like. Some images are selected to be warm-tone black & white. In advanced wedding album page design, some images may be enhanced in other ways.
Outdoors under a bright sky there
was plenty of light to illuminate the faces of the bride & groom
but this caused the details in the bride's dress to "blow out".
We can easily fix this for those who prefer to see the beautiful
details in the bride's dress.
Spot lights putting "hot spot"
on bride's cakes not a problem for the photoshop trained wedding
photographer. Many pro photographers and amateurs will shoot at
low sensitivity to help capture highlight details but strong spotlights
on a white cake very difficult to capture digitally even with high
dynamic range cameras. I fixed hot spot and applied flare for creative
effect. Also lightened background.
Exactly what is "basic" retouch? We define it as any retouch in which the desired end result can be achieved within one minute time. It doesn't matter how advanced the photoshop technique employed may be considered, just as long as the retouch can be performed within one minute. Any retouch which would take longer we define as "extensive" retouch and we require extra payment (minimum $5 per image) for such retouch requests.
Basic facial retouch is only applied when faces constitute at least 20% of the image area. Faces of people which are so distant that their faces are very small in the image are not provided basic retouch. In some rare situations, we cannot provide facial retouching at all and if it is possible, it would probably fall under extensive retouch. We know the extent of our photoshop retouching skills and for this reason we have the final say as to the images we provide basic retouch to in the archival Gold DVD Package. Our retouching services provided with the archival Gold DVD Package is NOT "unlimited". We charge a fixed or "limited" price for the archival Gold DVD Package and thus the one minute per image retouch is the limit.
Eye Glasses Glare & Make-Up: Some eye glasses glare cannot be removed without extensive retouching. Also if make-up worn is shiny or has glitter, those faces may remain shiny and/or have glitter. Some facial shine to an extent can often be minimized or completely removed, but not always within one minute. We recommend no shiny make-up or make-up with glitter unless that is the effect you do want in your wedding pictures.
The Archival Gold DVD Package contains hundreds of full resolution, custom retouched and copyright released wedding photography images.