What do You mean by Edited Photos

Edited Photos

Now is a good time to discuss edited photos.  As I am sitting here at my desk, doing what I do each day, I thought I would share a “Before and After” so you see what happens after your photo session. 

I use the RAW setting on my camera to allow me to deliver edited photos.  RAW captures all image data recorded by the sensor. I do not use JPEG format to capture your image.   JPEG is a great feature but, it automatically adjusts the images and then compresses them.  If I use this setting I would lose the ability to make drastic changes and lose some image quality. With RAW I am able to produce a higher quality image and have the ability to recover and correct my image in post. This is one of the reasons why I don’t do a gallery or let you choose your photos to be edited.

As you can see, it is hard to tell much about your photo, until I start the editing process. The horizon will be straightened, and all unwanted distractions will be removed.  There will be no other people on the beach, other than the ones in your party.  In addition, we can and do enhance the background.  Whether it was a beautiful day at the beach, or not, your photos will be amazing!  We definitely give the skies a boost, lol!  What about signs, trash cans, and litter?  All gone!  Now that we have corrected the background, let’s focus on what is really important, YOU!

Thank you all for your patience in waiting for your photos. 

I am all up in your face, making small and large adjustments. Let’s face it, we could all use some teeth whitening. How about an added sparkle to your eyes?  Just a touch of blue, green, or gold in your brown eyes can make you look your best.   What about blemishes?  Yes, obvious blemishes can be removed upon request.  This includes acne, skinned knees, black eyes, or scratches.  However, we do not remove hair ties or hotel bracelets.  Since arms are tapered, this is a hard edit.  We request that you cut them off, and ask for new replacements at the front desk.   Bra straps and tan lines are other hard edits.  The shoulders are tapered just like wrists.  Please hide your bra straps before photos, and use plenty of sunblocks to prevent tan lines on your chest and arms.  

Now here is where it gets tricky.  I know you want to know about removing 20 lbs, right?  Well, let me tell you about my magical lens.  I usually use a portrait lens.  It has an automatic compression feature.  During your final edits, I can slightly stretch your photo also.  I keep it between 8-15% to keep it looking natural.  Too much stretching can make you look “long in the face”.   It is our aim to make you look better, but not artificial! 


There you have it.  

A little explanation of the editing process that each of your photos will go through.  So don’t worry.  If your toddler has a goose egg on his forehead.  I have got you covered and corrected!  Thank you for trusting Beach Shutters to take and deliver your edited photos!

Non Edited Photo

Raw Non-Edited Photo

Edited Photos

The look of an edited photo vs a non-edited photo