- Edit My Images
No harm in asking. He can only say no. Though I’d ask to sit differently rather than for the RAW files as that’s more likely.
As has been mentioned here already a couple of times. It isn’t just about editing differently they would also have to change their shooting style. There is more than just an editing difference between providing light and airy images vs dark and moody.Everyone seems to be getting so heated! Chill. Yes, I think handing over raw files is a total no-no.
But why on earth someone wouldn't be open to be asked if they could edit differently is beyond me. It might even be quite interesting.
And why should wedding people be any different from any other service provider? A wedding is a wedding, Yes, because weddings have been built into such a fetish, total reliability is vital - but what's wrong with being a bit flexible. If the guy hates the idea, he only has to say no.
So if a customer asked you to edit all their wedding photos with single colour pop, you’d want your professional name on that for all to see? I certainly wouldnt.Just to put the opposite point (for the sake of completeness) - I make it a rule never to buy from any vendor who forgets the basic rule of business: "the customer is always right". As a vendor myself I've always traded that way and it has worked for me.
There was also 16mm Cine film, etc., which a lot of amateur enthusiasts used in the 1960s. Quite a few people used that at weddings, mostly outside the church and reception venue in good light, due to the rather intrusive nature of lighting rigs for indoor stuff in those days.I only wish digital wedding video photography was around back in 1972 when we got married. That would be near the top of our list of must have"extras" to the whole proceedings. There was 35mm film movies around but few and far between who used them.
As has been mentioned here already a couple of times. It isn’t just about editing differently they would also have to change their shooting style. There is more than just an editing difference between providing light and airy images vs dark and moody.
Thought OPs whole point was that she did like the style but not the edits.....not beyond the realms of possibilty! I guess it comes down to whether the tog sees himself as an artist or a service provider. That's a fair and very big point, one I can relate to..........my answer is that I won't produce anything I find horrible, but otherwise it's the customer who is paying!
If you ask politely, I don't consider it rude to tell them the sort of thing you are looking for. It's not uncommon to have special requests at a wedding. A good photographer can do several different styles. There is no harm in asking nicely. After all, you are paying.It's actually a funny question to ask while being a photographer myself, but anyway, here is the thing: I've been looking for a wedding photographer for a while and I've found one in my area who does pretty incredible photos but I have questions about his editing style. I like the way he works with the models and creates the shot itself, but his photos look too bright and sunny, while I'd like to have the exact same shots with a more moody edit. So the question is, should I ask him whether he can do the edits differently? As a photographer myself, I'd be fine with a request like that, but I know that some people may consider it rude. Or should I just ask him for the RAWs and then edit them myself? It's also a way to go, but I'm just not sure I'll want to spend time with the photos and Photoworks window instead of my husband, you see So what do I do? Looking for another photographer is also an option, but I really love the style this guy works with, so I'd prefer to work with him.