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Alex Duke  |  469.999.7029  |  alex@dukemediaworks.com  |  Portrait Photography for  Children, seniors, newborn, baby, family, events, and weddings  |  social media management  |  Plano, Frisco, and DFW, TX

"Can I have the unedited/RAW images as well?"

I don't provide the unedited images, and I would love to tell you a little bit about the process and explain why. During a photoshoot, I’m making real-time adjustments to lighting to create the perfect shot. I’m also occasionally firing “bursts” of shots to ensure that I get an image with no eyeblinks, and to make sure we don’t get any shots of a person starting to talk or brushing their hair out of their face. It’s necessary to take these images, they are part of the working process of art, just as a painter sometimes tries a few colors before making the final stroke.

All images are captured in a raw color format, so the image-making process is not finished, even when the shoot is over, as funny as that sounds. My job at that point is to discard the eyeblinks and my own testing shots to select the real pieces of art that all the other shots helped create. I take those shots and spend a great deal of time working with them by hand to tone the color, smooth any imperfections, and produce heirloom pieces of art that are up to my artistic standards – the same quality of work you see here on my website.

 

I don’t release any images not included with this set of final images, because they were neither created nor intended as final products – they simply enabled me to work out issues that arose to ensure you’d get the high quality images you received.