Chapter 11: Postproduction
The wedding is over and the bride and groom are hopefully on their way to a wonderful honeymoon, but you still have a lot of work to do before you can call it a day. You need to deal with all those wonderful images that were taken during the events of the day. The photos need to be downloaded from the memory cards into the computer, sorted and edited, including applying any software actions, and then output for the newlyweds to view. After the couple have made their selections, the images can be archived. This chapter provides a basic look at the workflow and processes involved in the image postproduction.
Importing, sorting, and editing images
The first step when you are preparing the images for the newlyweds is to get the images from the memory cards into the computer, which is the easy part. After that is done, you are faced with one of the hardest parts of the post-processing: deciding which images make the cut. Once you make those decisions, you do the basic editing.
Every camera has a port that you can connect to a computer to download images via a USB cable. Many cameras come with this cable and for those that don’t, you can get the cable at most office supply stores for a few dollars. Just check in the camera manual for the cable specifications. While this is definitely the cheapest solution because most of the time it doesn’t cost ...