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Extent of Post Processing done by Pros?

 
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Aug 13, 2012 15:36 |  #1

I'm curious about what others do out there as far as processing goes.

What's the minimum? What might be the "extras" you do compared to your competition, or even the hobbyist/FB PhotoG.

I am still in the starting stages, but I feel like I take WAY more time to at least do all the small things, i.e. straighten horizon, white balance if needed, clone out bugs, or other things, etc.

I'm seeing a lot of this stuff overlooked by quite busy photoG's. Yet they're praised and praised. Almost seems like they edit only for an image no larger than 800px wide. I won't even go into the exaggerated edits.



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Aug 13, 2012 15:44 |  #2

Depends on what you do and what you promise. I do a lot of formal portraits for large wall prints. At 30x40, I go over the image carefully and even clone out loose threads and fuzzballs. I'll normally remove blemishes, clone out eyeball veins, remove tooth yellowing. Basically, I make them look good and usually five years younger.


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Aug 13, 2012 16:17 as a reply to  @ RDKirk's post |  #3

We do very little PP. Generally cleaning dust (large format digital back) and an occasional 'fix' that would be counter productive to do in 'real life'.


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Aug 13, 2012 18:46 |  #4

Its a very open ended question. Required amount... or even base line amounts of post can vary extremely widely. Some areas of photography require DAYS of post on one single image. Other areas, they scrap the image if it takes more than 2 minutes in post work. A retail portrait maker is a completely different story from an editorial/advertising shooter.


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