Wedding Photography Tips & Guide – ‘E’ Equals Editing

Editing and selecting the best shots

Even though editing would only take place at the end when you experience the shot’s, it is advisable to start with the finish planned at the start, as you’ll see that editing will make a big difference, especially to acquire your photos looking professional. Its imperative that you keep this in your mind when getting the shots as when you are aware the possibility’s with editing the photos, you’ll glance at the scene differently and not mainly because it appears in camera.

Ok, very first thing is to acquire every one of the shots together through the day, create a folder in your system, maybe “wedding photos” probably good to get it done inside the “My photos” folder in windows, simply because this could make easier viewing later, inside folder create sub folders for each card you have or higher load each card in to its folder, if you’ve the option to affect the file you may find it useful later to change the file name to an initial including a two or three digit number. i.e., if you get a card from John Smith, copy the shots for the folder “John Smith” and re name the files as js001, js002, js003, then for Julie Jones card, name the folder to “Julie Jones” along with the files to jj001, jj002 etc with each of the cards from the day. Now once Complete back the whole wedding photo folder approximately disk immediately, and as disks are simply pennies, make a couple of copies for safe keeping.

Now with all of the photos supported start to edit them, I would first develop a duplicate in the original “wedding photos” folder for editing, they can do this by right clicking on the folder and selecting copy, then paste, this can offer you a copy from the folder with all of the photos in. this can be a folder to use for editing. Keep the original folder while using original photos in as you complete the editing inside copy folder.

When editing, search for shots of interest, shots that say something, or inform you something in regards to the day, even with all the use of editing in the camera you will still probably have kept some shots which might be just not good, they may be:

Either much too light or dark to retain any detail

Totally away from focus


Important detail about the shot to up-and-coming small to enlarge

Of no interest or relevance

Repetitive or duplicated

Don’t delete them just yet should they be:

A bit light or perhaps a bit dark

Have a colour cast (the shot looks yellow or blue or even an odd colour)

A touch beyond focus

The main point of interest is off center or leaning

The whole shot is crooked

The main point appealing is small or distant around the shot:

There are objects in the foreground or background which are distracting.

Light & Dark shots.

Thanks to photo editing suits this isn’t always an issue, many provide an “auto correct” option which will are very effective and save an otherwise lost shot. If you are a heightened user, then make use of the levels. If you can fix the shot using this method that’s great, or else then make an attempt to convert these phones white and black or sepia, then adjust the brightness and contrast to have the best result, or better still make use of the levels. For very light shots, maybe try adding a “soft focus filter” to the shot, and converting to grayscale to give a classic “High Key” shot.

For dark shots make an effort to bring in the highlights and leave the rest of the shot dark, maybe add a “grain or noise filter” to create more moody.

These methods may really save an otherwise lost shot, it could even become a very great shot.