Once photography was simply a hobby and a passion... But now I look around and feel so fortunate to do what I love for a living - and I love every minute of it (well, almost every minute)!! Over this past year I have been so blessed. Brandilyn Davidson Photography has been expanding quite quickly during the past several months. In light of this, I have decided to completely restructure the way I offer my products to clients. But before I do, I thought it would be helpful to share some behind the scenes info on the editing process and the amount of work that goes into producing high-quality images from what may seem like a relatively brief photo session or event.
Most professional photographers will spend anywhere from five to over twenty minutes (!) thoroughly editing each individual image from your session. Each image undergoes a series of fine-tuned adjustments to important aspects of the photograph such as cropping, tone, exposure, contrast, white balance, and sharpening - just to name a few. Many photos require additional work - including but not limited to: blemish removal, color and texture effects (ex. vintage, retro, black & white), skin smoothing, background editing, etc. I've included just one example below:
Taking the info above into consideration - a typical wedding package includes roughly 200-300 finished images and can take up to several weeks to complete. This makes the seven or eight hours a photographer spends actually taking photos on the wedding day just a small fraction of the time required to produce the final products.