Be Informed: Ask your Photographer what you’ll be receiving…

I’m a perfectionist when it comes to my images… To the point I have to time myself occasionally –making sure I don’t spend a ridiculous amount of time on each individual image. That can be great for the client and the final outcome, but it can also slow me down at times when efficiency would better serve everyone.  It’s a weakness I continue to work on within myself.

But yesterday I heard yet another story from a potential client that was unhappy with images they received from another photographer– images that were never edited.  It doesn’t matter how incredible we (think) the image is straight out of the camera (sooc)…every single image needs a little editing.  Even if it’s just sharpening, because digital images are inherently soft when transferred to print.  But so much more is usually done even when the exposure was perfectly captured.  For example, color tones are slightly shifted, highlights can be softened, dodging, burning, etc..

If you spend $150 on a session for 100+ images and not a single image has been edited? What good are they to you?  It’s like going into Starbucks and asking for a cup of fresh brewed coffee –ready to drink… only to be handed a bag of coffee beans and a cup of water…???

Is there a small percentage that would take that deal and edit their own images?  Sure… I guess… there are alway DIYers and I’m not knockin’ it per se…

Just ask before the session… Know what you are paying for…

I present you with 20-30 matted prints, so what you are looking at is exactly what you will take home… that day…to put up on your walls.  No wondering, no guessing, no images full of blemishes and booboos that end up sitting on a disk.  And with every matted print that you purchase, you’ll receive the corresponding digital file to make as many additional prints up to 8×12 as you desire.  And when printed through Mpix, should turn out exactly the same.  If you’re overwhelmed with a disk of 100+ images that never make it to your walls, and you just need 5,10, or 20 images edited to completion and print worthy…