Before & After
I thought it might be interesting for everyone to see a little bit of the process that your images go through before I give them to you! I'm sure most of you realise that when I take your photos, I do so much more than just 'take your photos!' There's a whole process once we've finished your session and I get home, backup your images, upload to my computer, import them into Lightroom (editing software) and start working on them.
I really, really love editing photos! To me, it gives me an opportunity to bring an image to life & put a little bit of my own style into them. All photographers aim to have a consistent 'style' to their images and over the years mine has definitely evolved into what it is today... I hope you like it!
Every session I do is different, due to the time of day we shoot, where we shoot, or any number of environmental conditions that we have no control over. Trying to bring a consistent look to sessions is my creative zone and I really enjoy the time it takes to get there! You might notice that alot of my images are quite dark - this is so my camera can keep as much detail in the shadows and the lighter areas once I'm editing. If I made the image brighter, then I would lose too much detail, especially in the sky and bright areas of the images. It basically just looks bad on the camera, but it has everything I need to make it a perfect image for you!
I also do sessions in my studio for children & newborns and these also require a little bit of a different 'touch'. One newborn image can take up to an hour to edit from start to finish - for such perfectly made little people, they do have lots of tiny little bits that need editing! With babies, most of my editing time is spent removing small little blemishes and flaky skin. Trying to even out skin tone can also be tricky and takes quite a bit to get it right. We all want our new little ones to look their best after all! :)
Anyway, I hope you find it interesting to see how I work... here's a few images that I've chosen to show how a photo starts and how it is once I've turned it into a Faulkner Photography image!
Enjoy! :) x