Just realized that I’ve not finished what happens after I shoot. Sorry about stepping out for so long, but no one complained. Anyone really read these anyways?
After the shoot. Once home, I spend just as much time on the computer working with files as I do on the shoot. In fact, it’s nearly one to one as far as time goes. If I spend eight hours on site for a shoot, I pretty much spend the same amount taking care of files and preparing them for delivery. Nothing is sacred once the camera shutter is released. On the computer I color and density balance, clean up requested unnecessary elements, clean up any dust spots as well as dirt missed on floors and walls, then prep all files for delivery and archiving.
I like to email a contact sheet of the processed images to my client to see before I Fed Ex the DVD to them. This allows them to see the images in a more true form and to make requests if necessary before I send the images. The delivery would be a CD or DVD of 8 bit high res files in the Adobe 98 color space. I also include low res jpgs due to the fact that many people in marketing have computers which may not be able to read the hi res files. These people can use the lo res images immediately in presentations if need be. If prints are requested I would then print them and deliver with the final disk.
One thing I tell all my clients is that I appreciate the opportunity to work with them. I love what I do and am always happy to make their projects look the best I can. If there are ever any questions, please don’t be afraid to contact me at any time! And I mean that.
This image of M Passion was photographed for Amerlux, a lighting company that has created some wonderful new LED lights for the retail industry.This entry was posted on Monday, April 6th, 2009 at 6:28 pm and is filed under Retail Photography. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.