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Before and After of Edited Photos

Difference Between Lightly Edited and Fully Edited

May 11, 2015 ,
Documentary Family Photographer in Collingwood
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Documentary Wedding Photographer

My destination wedding photography costs are extremely competitive especially if you are going somewhere really cool.  You are also required to pay for travel and accommodations and fees to get to/from the airports.  The average cost of a destination wedding photographer from Toronto to Mexico as an example is $3000.00.  I often get asked what the difference is between lightly edited ($0) and fully edited ($1000).  There’s a big difference between what the camera captures and what each photographer creates in post processing.  Each professional photographer creates their personal style by the way they shoot and then finalizes it by post processing their images.  That’s how photography is so different between photographers.  Some are really creative in the way that they see images and some are really creative in the way they edit images.  So, below I’ve outlined the differences in images with before and after examples of what you would get with SOOC (straight out of camera) images and fully edited images.  


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Lightly edited…..as our cameras just record neutral images which is how each photographer has their own editing style and signature look…… $0


Fully edited with colour adjustments, skin smoothing, contrast, sharpening, exposure compensation and white balance……. $1000




Lightly edited with exposure, white balance, sharpening


Fully edited in addition to exposure, white balance, sharpening I will crop, remove unwanted objects, fix complexion and ideally complete the image to perfection.


Donalda Club Wedding-9539-2

Fully edited

Donalda Club Wedding-9539


Donalda Club Wedding-9544

Fully Edited (white balance corrected, cropped, and vignetting)

Donalda Club Wedding-9544-2

straight out of camera RAW

Donalda Club Wedding-6167-2

Lightly Edited  ( colour corrected, contrast, sharpening, vignetting, cropped)

Donalda Club Wedding-6167

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