vinmunoz wrote in post #16381004
for people like us and for the whole fashion industries, they appreciate those style.
for normal people, not all like those. mostly they love the normal colors as long as it will not look like a snapshot. that's my opinion only.
maybe next time, i will show only one picture with different pp approach. only one so you don't waste your time. again, just me.
Yeah, I'm thinking of trying to find/make a preset to apply to a couple of virtual copies and call it good.
Meanderer wrote in post #16381001
Not my "cup of tea" either!!! I was going to comment when you made reference to being a generation thing last week. I'm of the older generation and can appreciate some good photography that is masked by that awful washed out style. I have a 40yrold FB friend who has just become a full time pro 'tog specialising in Baby and Maternity pics. Every shot she does is the same bleached / washed out look although many of the subjects are crystal clear. I will only click "like" if I truly like a shot. She is making good money, & fully booked out 6 days a week until February and is up processing her work til midnight every night. Proud of what she has achieved with her 7D in just 18 months and today she has her 1st shoot with her brand new 5Diii.
I really do believe it is a generation thing and have wanted to post a link to this style of photography to ask for opinions, just like you have done.
Brenda, provide what the customer wants and become proficient with the shots for both styled finishes. There are lots of professions where you have to satisfy the customer's needs that you don't necessarily like yourself. 30 years ago I worked in real estate for a few years and many ladies would say they would love the job of selling houses .... but my goodness .... 95% of the houses you show are not what you'd ever live in yourself.
When you have a steady full book, that's when one is able to choose the work / style you take on.
I'm confident you'll get there!
Thanks for the encouragement. I do want to develop my own style and will eventually provide that as my unique product. But for now I'd also like to figure out how to do what seems to be so popular so I can at least offer it if it's requested. I had a customer request sepia on a black lab shot...not my idea...but I knew how to provide it. This washed out look I can't seem to replicate.
pauly916 wrote in post #16380975
That's the thing if it sells do it, I have to shoot some styles I hate but that's what the customer wants.
Who am I to argue with a paying customer, right?
Sooo....how do I do that washed out look? Is it just over-exposed and low saturation? It seems kind of "peachy" in tone. Ideas/Thoughts?