How Much Do You Edit Your Photos?
The question about post-processing is an important one. The short answer is, “minimally”. The long answer is this: I shoot RAW, which means my camera creates a file similar to that of a negative in film terms. It’s a file format that holds tons of information that most computers and/or devices require special software to read. The alternative to RAW is jpeg. Many photographers will shoot jpeg because; 1. It’s easier, 2. the files are smaller, 3. they don’t require editing. I will shoot jpeg occasionally for my own stuff that I know I don’t want to edit. As a professional being hired for a service, however, I find this unacceptable. The benefits of shooting RAW are; 1. Larger files means more data means higher quality, 2. More power to edit the image in terms of tonal range, color correction, and sharpness, 3. It gives me a ton of flexibility to process the images any way I want for stylistic or artistic purposes. All my images require re-touching to some extent. My goals in editing are almost aways to faithfully color correct and adjust tones that are true to life.
Do you like Black and white? I do too and some images benefit enormously from a quick black and white conversion. You can request black and white copies to all or some of your images. Typically when I convert an image to #monochrome I will create a copy so you can keep the color version too.