A guest post by Vivian Chen.
One question that clients often ask is “How many images are we going to get?” When you are starting out, you may also be wondering what is the proper amount of photos to release to your clients. Having worked with a lot of different photographers, everyone has their own final amount. Some may release all the unedited shot images to the client while also releasing a small set amount that have been edited and color corrected. Others may release only a set amount of edited and color corrected images to the client.
When thinking about the numbers, you must keep in mind the variables that come into play such as the amount of coverage hours, number of photographers shooting and amount of events covered. Obviously a three hour elopement wedding shoot will have significantly less images than a two-day Indian wedding celebration. Each event will have a different total to be released to your clients.
Photoshop vs. Lightroom – which should you use? What software is going to be the better choice? Part of the difficulty in this decision is that there is now more overlap between the two products than there used to be, so that makes the decision less straightforward.
As the spring and summer season begin to heat up, photographers are faced with the problem of getting our digital workflow under control, or getting buried. If you don’t get your production workflow streamlined now, it will be difficult to grow your photo business to its fullest potential.
Getting out from under the pile of albums that begin building up at the start of summer is not easy, especially since that pile starts on top of last seasons unfinished albums. Oh yes, I am intimately familiar with the production workflow beast. But guess what? I know how to tame it too. Read on for my best tips. Here are eight tips for getting things under control.
I’m often approached by amateur photographers who are thinking about making their first lens purchase. This is a big investment, so people want to know what lens is the best one to have if you are only going to have 1. First, it’s important to understand that different lenses will do different things. So this is a very, very subjective answer as it depends on the type of photography YOU are going to do. The problem is, of course, most amateur photographers are not yet sure what type of photography they want to focus on in the beginning. You might end up as a pet photographer, build your career in stock photography, weddings, you name it.