As a photographer, my preference is to capture a subject’s unique character, which does not necessarily mean no wrinkles or imperfections. Such things make us human, after all, and there is great power in honesty.
However, some occasions do warrant a little extra photo editing, such as weddings, graduations, and other of life’s milestones. Not everyone who might be obligated to be in pictures feels comfortable in front of the camera, and there are a lot of people who are downright self-conscious about their appearance. It is for these times and people that more refined editing may be desirable and is entirely appropriate.
Here is an example of before and after images of a dear friend (used with permission). A moderate amount of editing was done here, mainly to improve skin texture and erase wrinkles, whiten teeth, define features, etc. Clients may opt for this type of editing, with a small additional charge per image, the price of which will vary depending on the number of people in each photograph.
If you are going to opt for this type of editing, please ask the people concerned how they feel about it. There are some people, such as my friend in the photos here, who prefer to be real, while others may want only minor tweaking; Others yet will want to appear flawless.
Here are the before and after shots of a professional woman, with retouching for a profile picture. This client wanted a few pounds and years taken off her image:
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When you receive your print, ensure that your hands are clean prior to handling. Always handle images from the edge of the paper, taking care to not mar the surface with fingerprints, etc. It is a good idea to place it on a clean surface, free from lint, pet hair, spills, and so on. If you are not going to frame it right away, store your print back in its sleeve for protection, preferably in a location free of humidity.
When the time comes to frame and hang your art, take care to place it out of direct sunlight. A print will be best off matted and framed behind glass with a tight-fitting backing. It is preferable to choose a room or location without excess humidity.
Photos will be printed on premium quality matte photo paper, or in the case of black and white photos, either matte or super premium semi gloss HP photo paper (your choice). Both look great. The matte tends to print darker, and the semi gloss gives a beautiful creamy feel to black and white images. Printing on artist watercolour paper is also available.
Bear in mind for future purchases that ideally one would use the same paper in a photo grouping as the difference is quite noticeable.
If in the future you would like to purchase a complimentary piece, enquire about available selection. There are many more images to choose from than what is listed on-line.
Ask about custom photography.