Monday, March 9, 2009

Redoing History- Finishing the job



I have learned so much over the last couple years with photoshop that I got the urge to go back and re-photoshop some of my favorite shots from my past weddings taken years ago.  People often ask me why I am able to charge the rates I do....and what makes the difference between a good photographer and great photographer?  Over the years I've had the opportunity to meet and work with so many great photographers....Yervant, Joe Buissink, David Jay, etc...and in all my time spent I've learned so much about finishing the job...

When I first started photoshopping years ago I would take probably 10 minutes each on my favorite shots, now I'm taking hours or days on 1 shot.  It's not only how you take the shot (which is vital), but it's also how you finish the shot.  It would be like having a Lamborghini with a horrible paint job.  It's great to have an awesome car...but it doesn't look very good.  My advice to all photographers is....finish your work....and the money will come.

2 comments:

Leslie Roark Photography said...

I was just looking at this year's winners in the print competitions from WPPI and there is such a huge difference from last year!

Jason Lanier said...

Yes there is....it's all about photoshop....if you don't like that...don't expect to win anything.