Wedding photography means a lot of responsibility (read that twice) because you can't bring the time back once it is gone.
In addition to that, things are always harder when you have expectations associated to you by hundreds of people.
Now that the photographs are of such a sensitive occasion, you know you have to be extremely diligent with your job.
Here are some wedding photography editing tips for beginners because you know the job is not over after you have taken all the photographs: it has just begun.
First Things First You have been hired by a family to photograph the wedding of their daughter or son, you do remember that don't you? The implication here is to remind you that you are a photographer and it's not your wedding so you can't experiment with everything.
Always remember what the families have told you and what expectations they have from you.
What Tool Are You Using? Once you have in mind all the expectations and requirements of the families from the photographs, you may sit on the computer, rub your hands, take a deep breath and run your software for editing.
Oh, so which software are you using? Yes, this is one of the most important wedding photography editing tips for you.
Browse on the internet, look for expert reviews, read user comments and find the best software for editing.
It is better that you already play around with some of the best known to know which one are you most comfortable with.
Don't You Touch The Originals The only time you would want to touch the original photographs is when you are copying them in your editing folder.
Once copied and pasted, don't touch the original photographs and only work on the copies.
When you are done editing one of the photos, make another copy of it so when you want to make further changes you could make it on the second copy.
Using The Right Effects At The Right Time While reading many wedding photography editing tips, this one is overlooked the most but requires just as much attention.
It is the use of effects in moderation and perfect proportions.
Remember, you are editing those pictures not playing with them.
You have the black & white, sepia, dodge and burn, soft focus, vignettes, pop art, color popping and many other effects to use on the photographs.
Just make sure not to overstuff the pictures with colors and blurriness.
An Ingenious Editing Approach It's a pity many wedding photography editing tips don't put light on this very important matter.
When you are working on the photographs, always make sure to keep two separate folders for completed and incomplete photographs.
You don't want to be working on photographs you have already finished the next time you sit on the computer.
How will you keep a track of these things? Simply make two different folders or mark the incomplete and completed ones with 4 or 5 stars.