Before and After – How We Love Your Images – Let Me Count The Ways

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[image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: Neon Museum – Las Vegas Gay Wedding – toning, bump exposure” classes=”hover” left=”19013″ right=”19012″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: Commercial Portrait: The Big Gun II Reality TV Show: Brightened exposure, opened shadows, vignette” classes=”hover” left=”19241″ right=”19247″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”DEEP EDITING: Commercial Portrait: The Big Gun II Reality TV Show: remove lighting structures, toning, exposure, vignette.” classes=”hover” left=”19252″ right=”19251″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”DEEP EDITING RETOUCHING: Headshot: fixed suit coat, brightened eyes and teeth, softened wisdom lines, softened hot spots, removed blemishes” classes=”hover” left=”19225″ right=”19224″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”DEEP EDITING RETOUCHING: Headshot: brightened eyes + teeth, tooth gap, hair flyaways, softened wisdom lines, removed blemishes, removed lighting reflectors” classes=”hover” left=”19215″ right=”19214″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”DEEP EDITING RETOUCHING: Headshot of Bob Nardelli: brightened eyes + teeth, softened wisdom lines, removed blemishes, removed lighting reflectors” classes=”hover” left=”19201″ right=”19200″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”DEEP EDITING: Aussie Elopement on Dry Lake Bed / Playa – nailed exposure, remove assistant and distracting rocks and dirt smudges, toning” classes=”hover” left=”18922″ right=”18921″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: Groomsmen at Rhodes Ranch Wedding – toning, bring up exposure, bring down highlights, bring up blacks, bump vibrance, vignette” classes=”hover” left=”18999″ right=”19000″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”DEEP EDITING: Commercial Portrait – The Big Gun II Reality TV Show at Pro Gun Club Las Vegas. removed lighting structures, toning, vignette” classes=”hover” left=”18944″ right=”18943″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: Floyd Lamb Park Elopement – dampen highlights, bring back sky, toning” classes=”hover” left=”18929″ right=”18930″][/image-comparator] I have a confession to make. I love your images. Possibly too much. Even though I’m known for professionally lit, clean, poppy, magazine style images with no Photoshop Sauce™ I still spend a lot of time making them perfect. Probably too much time. Which means sometimes my clients don’t get their images as fast as they’d like. Here’s how much I love your images.

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THE MANY WAYS I SHOW LOVE TO YOUR IMAGES

I deliver your photos to you only after each one has been carefully, lovingly hand-tweaked by the photographer or by a skilled digital artist to look their very best. Like a mom who won’t let the little ones leave the house with shirt un-tucked and a dirty face, I do not release my (your) photos until I’ve given them LIGHT EDITING in Adobe Lightroom. Each photo is hand adjusted in some or all of the following settings before I gently hand my babies over to you:
  • Color Temperature
  • Exposure
  • Contrast
  • Highlights
  • Shadows
  • Whites
  • Blacks
  • Clarity
  • Vibrance
  • Tone Curve
  • Luminance
  • Noise Reduction
  • Vignetting
  • Spot Removal
Sometimes, I even take your images into Photoshop for DEEP EDITING, like removing lighting structures and distractions. Another confession: I don’t always make perfect images right in camera. Usually I get very close. Sometimes complexions etc require intervention. Sometimes I intentionally shoot with stuff in the frame that I plan to remove later. And sometimes, I kind of blow it and a great image is over- or under-exposed, hidden in my mediocrity and needs to be resurrected in post. But that’s seriously uncommon. In the examples below I show editing differences that are quite small (the ones I pretty much nailed in-camera), all the way to ones intentionally cluttered or even oddly exposed with the vision of the end-photo in mind. I’m even including images from some of the outstanding Associate Photographers who shoot for STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY, who also shoot deliberately and with intention, and give each of your babies the TLC they deserve (Toning, Lightroom, and Cropping).  🙂

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EXAMPLES OF IMAGES BEFORE AND AFTER

[image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: Bride & Groom at Rhodes Ranch Wedding – remove distractions in the grass, bump exposure, toning, bring down highlights, bring up blacks, bump vibrance” classes=”hover” left=”19001″ right=”19002″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: Bride at Rhodes Ranch Wedding – remove distractions in the grass, toning, bump exposure, bring down highlights, bring up blacks, bump vibrance” classes=”hover” left=”18908″ right=”18907″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: Bride at Rhodes Ranch Wedding – underexposed, toning, bring up shadows” classes=”hover” left=”18995″ right=”18996″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”DEEP EDITING: Commercial Portraits Big Guns Reality Show at Pro Gun Club Las Vegas: remove objects (sign, light & light stand), toning” classes=”hover” left=”18906″ right=”18905″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: Neon Museum – Las Vegas Gay Wedding – graduated filter, toning” classes=”hover” left=”18912″ right=”18911″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”DEEP EDITING: DTLV Graffiti Las Vegas Elopement – bump exposure, paint out sky” classes=”hover” left=”19015″ right=”19014″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: DTLV Neon Las Vegas Elopement – bump exposure, bring up shadows” classes=”hover” left=”19017″ right=”19016″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: Bride at Neon Museum Smokin’ a Cig – straigthen, crop, bump exposure, vignette” classes=”hover” left=”18937″ right=”18938″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: Headshot on-location – Simple Editing, Blemishes, Hair” classes=”hover” left=”18904″ right=”18903″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: Green Valley Ranch GVR Wedding – level, toning, vignette” classes=”hover” left=”18927″ right=”18926″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”DEEP EDITING: Elopement DTLV Graffiti – paint over sky with building artwork graffiti, toning” classes=”hover” left=”18914″ right=”18913″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: Elopement DTLV – nailed it – simple vignette” classes=”hover” left=”18955″ right=”18956″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: Bride at Rhodes Ranch – black & white, exposure, highlights” classes=”hover” left=”18939″ right=”18940″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: Associate Photographer Wedding at Rhodes Ranch – notice how Associate exposed for the sky, and by bringing up exposure and cropping he transformed this epic shot, all with intention” classes=”hover” left=”18951″ right=”18952″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: Aussies Nelson Ghost Town – bumped up exposure, vignette” classes=”hover” left=”18947″ right=”18948″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: DTLV Elopement East Fremont Neon – nailed it – exposure tweak and vignette” classes=”hover” left=”18950″ right=”18949″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: Elopement DTLV – nailed it – bumped exposure, ” classes=”hover” left=”18910″ right=”18909″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”LIGHT EDITING: GVR Green Valley Ranch Wedding – color corrected, too warm, lens distortion correction, vignette” classes=”hover” left=”18945″ right=”18946″][/image-comparator] [image-comparator title=”DEEP EDITING: Elopement Welcome to Las Vegas Sign – removed background distractions” classes=”hover” left=”19157″ right=”19156″][/image-comparator]

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