UPDATE: As of 2-FEB This Gallery is UNPROTECTED, meaning if you want to "right click" on an image and download it FOR PERSONAL USE and make your own prints etc then you can. Be sure to roll your mouse over the larger image, then a fly out menu will appear asking which image size you want, select Original (or whatever size you want) then Right Click the image after it opens up and save it to your computer: Please be advised that if you decide to print your own then you will be getting exact copies of the proof images you see here and no further editing will be done.
IMPORTANT: If you are going to be ordering prints and are going to ask for changes etc please notify me via email or phone BEFORE you order,
Hello VBC family. Thank you for participating in the Who’s Who photo wall update project. Thank you for allowing me to practice on all of you. I learned a lot from this experience and each session seemed to go better and better. I always find some issues in the way things were done and it is always easier to nit pick after I get home and look at the photos on a 22’’ wide screen vs. a 3 inch screen on camera. These Images are for PROOFING. That means they are not necessarily the finished product. I actually took over 1200 images during the sessions and I have culled out the really bad ones and gave these images basic cropping and exposure editing. There is much more editing that can be done. I did notice that some files up here may have slipped in the batch processing that were not cropped correctly etc. If you purchase these images that will be taken care of before the order ships.
You may pick out 1 image to be used on for the who’s who wall and future photo directory. This image I will give some more fine tuning before it gets printed.
If you would like to have the digital proof file to edit and print yourself you may request the file by its file name by contacting me via Email : email@example.com or phone: 630-709-7920. If it is delivered via email there is no charge. If you want files on a disk there will be a $1 per image fee. Please keep in mind that free images will be as you see them with no further editing. I do not have time to tweak all these images, sorry. Please be aware that I had to disable the “right click” option to allow you to download images this way because I would be violating my exclusive contract with www.istockphoto.com/allkindza
If you would like to help out with the cost of the shoot and editing you may order prints directly from this site. They are priced very reasonable and when your order is placed I will get 7 days advanced notice that you have placed an order and in that period you may contact me and ask for any special editing before the final print is sent.
The following types of editing are available when ordering prints: Please keep in mind that some types of editing are harder than others and results may or may not be as expected.
Cropping: most pictures have been cropped, I can usually go wider if desired or tighter or change from a horizontal layout to a vertical. I can center of offsett subjects if that is desired.
Black and White: Just say the word and I can covert images to a Black and white.
Blemishes: zits, freckles moles etc. If you want it gone, it’s gone.
Overall Color and Tone: would you like the image cooler or warmer, lighter or darker, this is pretty easy for me.
White background clean up: Some of your shots came out better than others, if you order prints without requesting a “digital background” I will clean up any wrinkles that you see etc.
Reflections in glasses: I tried but some of your glasses just wanted to reflect the flash, if you order prints I will try to correct lens reflection.
Change background. If you would like a different background other than pure white, let me know and I will see what I can do.
Wardrobe and Bad hair Wrinkles etc: I can fix some wardrobe problems, stray hairs and bags and wrinkles under the eyes etc, but sometimes the latter does not look natural.
Bad Shadows and Highlights: Somtimes the pose or light just wasn't exaclty right causing some harsh undesirable shadows or highlights, Somtimes I can even these out depending on the severity of the problem.
DIFFICULT BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE EDITS.
Taking expression from one image and placing it in another. Do you have a shot where all but one looks great, but the one looks great in a similar image. Sometimes I can take a face or parts of a face and fix another image.
I probably forgot something but you get the idea. If you need something fixed, just ask and I will try.