Aline Marandet Photography
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Post-processing? Why that? Maybe another trick to justify outrageous fees... or, is it?

What stands behind this word can vary widely from one photographer to another... My goal is not to change the way you look, but simply help you look your best - I will not change the shape of your face or body, but will rather work at focusing the eye of your viewer.

What follows is my personal post-processing recipe so you get a good feeling, what is to be done after your gorgeous self was captured...

The files that come out of the camera are RAW data, like all of you know, this is just like a negative. To produce a beautiful portrait, negatives used to be processed in a darkroom through 3-4 baths of chemicals... in the digital darkroom, the exact same thing has to be done with digital files, in order to finish the picture.

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  The first thing I do when I get the file on my computer, is adjust the exposure, highlights, shadows, contrast, white balance.
Using a variety of masks and filters, I then:

- smooth out the background, patch it up might be needed, if working with fabric available
- remove the dust and lint
- remove any distraction, unwanted objects or bothersome pieces of clothing (as in the example below)
- even out the skin tones and texture to bring back your baby skin
- bring out the eye color/contrast
- adjust contrast and luminosity to the overall picture -and to individually selected areas,
- Apply specific color filters to boost or subdue colors
- add a vignette if needed. This makes sure that your eye is directed to the most important in the picture, and exactly where we want it to go.
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apply specific color filters to convert a file to black and white: this method isn't just the 0 saturation B&W converting method and ensures the deepest black, the brightest whites and the widest variety of tones you can not obtain with any other method - again, a means of directing the eye of the viewer to what is most important in the image.
- one final sharpening of the image makes sure, once more that the essential is sharpest, but also not unnaturally sharp.

This will be repeated on each and everyone of your pictures to ensure the higher quality standard you expect.

A while afterwards...Tadaaaa... this is it! Oh, but isn't this worth it??

Psst: please share and let your friends know what a photographer's work should cover!!


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