Wedding Photos: What are Digital Negatives?
I've seen some good posts on here with regard to wedding photography and use of negatives, so I thought I'd ask if anyone knew of an industry standard for what a "digital negative" is (if one exists), and what you'd expect if you paid for "digital negatives."
This is referring to photography using digital cameras.
Here are MY expectations as a consumer:
1) a "digital negative" is the original file that is created when a photographer takes a photo with a digital camera. It is an untouched, uncompressed image file.
2) assuming #1 above, this "digital negative" should not have any icons or whatever with a logo or name of the photographer on the photo when printed.
3) when one purchases "digital negatives," they may reprint them and distribute them at their leisure.
Please note that I do not intend to take credit where credit is not due; I will sing the praises of anyone who takes a good photo! I just need to know what to expect when I pay extra $$$ to purchase a "digital negative."