after the link below is a whole blog-post on some of the editing we do to our images, including 25 rollover ‘vi’ images to see before and after editing…
It’s not just the camera that makes images look pretty, its gets us so far and then the final polish is applied using editing software. In the case of my personal preferance, its Photoshop.
There has been a number of photo trends over the years. Selective colouring, cross-processing et-al. What seems to be in at the moment is vintage, desaturated colour. Trends date. The only thing that you your kids should look back on and say about your photos is how your clothing looked really old. (remember your parents wedding album with the chocolate pinstripe suits, the lace over every bare inch of flesh?)
You should be able to look back on your photos and remember what colour your bridesmaids dresses were, what colour the flowers really were.
For that reason I try and keep all my editing looking subtle and as true to the real colour as possible, without filter-f%&@ing it over until it unrecognisable as colour :)))
All the images below are after I have edited. If you roll your mouse over them, they will change to the straight-out-of-camera images (or SOOC). This is exactly how the images came out of the camera, no changes made other than sharpening. (not even to exposure)
Remember you can pick my brain on how I've edited some of these on your 1-on-1 workshop as posted below.