Sep 25, 2008  •  In Art/Design, Personal, Photography

To Photoshop or Not?

We received the digital proofs from our wedding photographer, Danny Weiss, a few weeks ago. Since then I’ve been honing my Photoshop techniques on these gorgeous photos. A bit of desaturation here, some level adjustments there, and voila! Good post-processing can really help add emotion to a photo, or change the look and feel altogether.

J doesn’t understand why I do this. “I like ’em au naturelle, baby!” he says.

What do you think? Do you like these photos before or after Photoshop?

Photo A, Before:


J looks exactly like his mother!

Photo A, After:

Photo B, Before:


Me sneaking up on J before he sees me for the first time

Photo B, After:

Photo C, Before:


When J saw this picture, he asked why I never look this happy with him. “Well, here’s photographic proof I do,” I replied.

Photo C, After:

I don’t think Photoshop is a necessary tool, because so many photos are already beautiful without it. In addition, I certainly wouldn’t be retouching all the pictures (Photoshop 1,400 pictures? Sha, and monkeys might fly out of my butt!)…however, I must admit that it’s fun and can be a bit addicting.

If you are a new reader, welcome! Just in case you feel like stalking me, you can see more pictures from the wedding here.

One Response to “To Photoshop or Not?”

  1. I just clicked on this through a link from another one of your posts. Usually, I think that photoshopping is great, but here, I’m not sure which photos I like better! I think its really a matter of what you are planning on using the images for that dictates whether or not you ‘shop them, for me at least. :) You look beautiful though!

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