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10/15/2013 05:18:01 PM · #1
Should I let client to see all the photos from the photo shoot before I edit them and let the client decide what photos he wants and I edit photos of their choice?
10/15/2013 05:20:08 PM · #2
10/15/2013 05:28:59 PM · #3
In my recent photo shoot I edited 25 pics (out of 250 photos) from a 2 hr session. Client liked the pics but they want to see all of the shots in raw format (non edited form) to make a selection.
10/15/2013 06:06:24 PM · #4
You own the copyright on the photos.

Don't show them anything you don't want them to choose.

You could always do some light editing (Lightroom for instance color balance a little exposure manipulation here and there maybe some cropping).

But I'd never show them ALL of the photos.
10/15/2013 08:21:37 PM · #5
I've got to where I let a client know up front that they will not see *all* of the shots. They will get at least one of each pose, and possibly different edits of similar poses, but they will not see all of them. In my words to them, "every shoot has a few shots that will never, ever see the light of day."
10/16/2013 04:43:23 AM · #6
I think all will agree with me when I say to always specify exactly what you will be delivering. "You will get 2 hrs of shooting time and I will provide you with ____________"

It's okay. I learned the hard way myself, when I had 45 minutes (supposed to be 60) including setup at a location I didn't have access to and "only" provided 25 images for a band shoot.

Now I will never forget to specify EXACTLY what will be provided.
10/16/2013 11:00:53 AM · #7
It's been my experience that when you show the client "everything" it just confuses them.
10/16/2013 11:32:05 AM · #8
i've had folks push me for the images once - and since then, i decide to make things very clear up front. Even that one time i managed to convince em that if they hired me based on my work, they should trust me to thin the herd for them - let em see a few more than i wanted to, but it was a fair compromise for not having stated clearly what they get.
10/16/2013 05:07:25 PM · #9
here's another nice thing about lightroom: you can name your exported files sequentially so that the client doesn't see any gaps in the sequence numbers ;-)

client: is that all the pictures? i thought you took a lot more than that.
you: i know, but this is all i have to show you.
client: i know there must be more.
you: this is what you paid for. if you would like to invest in more library time, i'll be glad to go back and see if i can dig up anything else...

as you have found out, the key is to address this issue before you start shooting...

success is a matter of managed expectations, keeping everybody on the same page: what you are going to do, what they are going to get, when they are going to get it, and what it's going to cost them.
10/16/2013 05:20:04 PM · #10
Thanks for all your valuable suggestions.
10/17/2013 01:04:18 AM · #11
I've always had a good response by telling the client up front that I cull the images first to remove any files that don't meet my standards(focus, composition, etc.). It works well to include an estimated # of images that they can expect to see(i give them a range).
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