After a wedding has been photographed, I come home and edit thousands of images. Most weddings end up with between 1,000 and 1,400 images...and I edit EVERY single one. Or at least look at them individually to determine what changes I'd like to make. A few things I will always correct: White balance, exposure, contrast, straighten out horizon lines, crop as needed (I prefer to crop as I shoot), and mini photoshop makeovers. This blog post shows a few examples for white balance changes.
|Available light image. It will do the job, and I can make a few adjustments to get it just right...but the photo above is more what I had in mind.|
|Original image...needs a little help in the computer. Room lights have given it a color cast, and it was underexposed a little, as well.|
|The exposure was a little under, and the white balance is off. I changed both.|
|Ahhhhh. I feel better already! White balance has been changed to a more normal point.|