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.
What is street photography anyways?
To a lot of people I talk to about my street photography it looks like i just go out and shoot random photos while in public. For me it is something a lot more.
Whenever I go out with my camera I like to look for the "moments" as they happen. My favorite images are those of people looking off into the distance. I feel like a small pice of the emotion they were feeling is captured in that picture.
Other times I look for composition in my surroundings. People in embrace, matching groups of three or more like a grandmother, mother, and grand daughter, or people in the same outfit/uniform. I found it to be a good exercise for me to always look at the world with a photographic eye. It also helps break any nerves when it comes to photographing a stranger in public. I have yet to be approached or asked what I'm doing taking their photo. However if asked I would gladly delete a picture for someone if they asked.
What are your thoughts on street photography? Do you set rules for images you avoid capturing? When you first started did you feel nervous taking photos of strangers, and have you ever been asked to delete a photo you've taken? 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.