I like to have a sneak peek photo ready on the same day or night of the shoot. Photography can be looked at kind of like going to a restaurant. When you put in your order you don't get your meal right away. However you do get your drink and any appetizers before your food arrives. My sneak peek photos are my clients drink. It shows that their business is appreciated and their patients is respected. As for an appetizer I have started to send an additional edited photo or video when I update them on where I am in the editing process. Continuing to work on improving my clients experience also includes finding ways of being more efficient in my editing process. If your new to the page welcome 😃 be sure to follow for my next post where I'll be talking about how long it takes to send off wedding photos.
-How many photos do you send your clients?- The short answer for me is all of them.I thought I would take some time over the next few posts talking about some of the questions I get as a photographer. When it comes to the editing and delivery process I decided early on that I wanted it to be simple. No packages, no minimum quantities, and no back and forth nonsense picking prints.I edit and deliver every image I capture (except for test shots and out of focus images) in a web format and a print format. I can understand some wanting to only send what they feel is their best work. However more often than not I've found people will like different images for different reasons. I also don't want to hold on to clients photos. My thought is they are your photos you paid for them so you get em all, and I save room on my hard drive😃. The term "do good work" is much more important when I hand everything over.
Jason Bettoncourt owner/artist at Inkheadz Tattoo, NPC heavyweight bodybuilder, and nationally qualified.
Coming off of a recent win Jason and I met up early in the morning for a chest, and arm routine. Today I was working with the natural light in the gym. I grabbed my 35mm prime lense, dialed my settings in, and we both went to work.
When working with an athlete in a public gym setting I always start by telling them I work at their pace. I don't like to interrupt their flow with posing suggestions or having them do something they may not be comfortable with.
The lighting in the gym most often is great for checking on your physique however is challenging for taking photos. This was a public gym so I shot without a flash. It made for a fast low key session but I paid for it in post processing when it came time to edit my images.
How about you? Heve you taken any gym photos? When did you take yours, and did you use a flash? Let me know in the comment section. If you are new to the blog, welcome! Be sure to head over to Facebook and add my photography page. Also you can follow me on Instagram links located above.