Before and Afters

February 10, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

This is something I've been toying with for quite a while - sharing images straight out of camera (SOOC).

Ever since I left the newspaper world, I've become super sensitive about people seeing my images unprocessed. "Photoshopped" is a dirty word in photojournalism - the only acceptable alterations are cropping and basic color correction. No removing lampposts or stray people in the background, and that standard was (and is) very important to me for that world. I work within a different set of parameters. Sometimes I click the shutter while mamas hand is still in the frame to steady her little one, backdrops get wrinkled and babies drool on their dresses. It's my job to take my images out of the camera from "nice" or "cute" to polished images worthy of my clients wall space. It's ok to wipe out that hand, smooth out the backdrop and soften skin when necessary. This is an important part of being a professional. I love using my tools it and am proud of my skills. Skills that I've been honing since my days sitting in the  "Kodak Lab" at RIT all those years ago...eeps!

So here you go, just a few before and afters from a few recent sessions. Something to consider when hiring a professional photographer :)

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