USB packaging for client's digital photos

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Re: USB packaging for client's digital photos

Post by daBOODA » Sun 26 Jul, 2015 8:06 pm

cGr wrote:Do you post process all those?
Yes, but not extensively. For LM jobs I cull, exposure and colour correct in LR. I don't have to do those things but they just send the client everything I send to them so I feel bad sending off a bunch of test shots to the client. Plus exposure and colour is something that you could technically get 100% right (well exposure maybe not) in camera so I feel it's on me to make sure the jpgs I send to LM be correct.

If there are some hero shots that I really like I might finish them in Photoshop before sending the photos off but I don't have to.

For my own jobs I'll cull, exposure and colour correct in LR, just like I do for LM. These are the photos that are put on the USB drive.

Photos that are going into the album and on any other print product will be edited in Photoshop if they need it and if it'll enhance the photo. I won't be giving Photoshop edited digital files to clients (my decision) they'll only be able to be printed.
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Re: USB packaging for client's digital photos

Post by cGr » Sun 26 Jul, 2015 8:57 pm

Thanks for the insight. The alternative shots is an interesting point, of the pro's I've spoken to the clients favourite photo from a shoot never matches the pro's - its good to give the client options it would seem. I'd like to give LR more time as I've seen that its much faster to batch process, but for what I do its not necessary.

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Re: USB packaging for client's digital photos

Post by iano » Sun 26 Jul, 2015 9:07 pm

What do you use? PS/Adobe Camera RAW ?
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Re: USB packaging for client's digital photos

Post by blv » Mon 27 Jul, 2015 11:12 am

On our wedding, the company that made the bridesmaid dresses made them in different colours (one was ivory, the other was white so they were similar). Because of the location of the bridesmaids and their working schedule, after the meausre up they were never in the same room until the wedding day. One dress was collected from the company, the other was posted.

So we had our photographer (sophie) edit the photo's that we wanted to keep in photoshop and we paid extra for her to do that so we could keep them. She charged us a little extra which we ended up getting back from the dress company the day before we were due in court.

Would you consider charging an extra fee for the customer to keep a digital copy of the photoshop enhance print, or just not tell them that the print will be enhanced further?
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Re: USB packaging for client's digital photos

Post by daBOODA » Mon 27 Jul, 2015 1:15 pm

Yeah corrective stuff if is fine. I'm talking about 'enhancement'. Things that are done to the photograph that make it more impactful and also things you do to an image to make it ready for printing.

So things like dodging and burning, composites etc. It's stuff that I might send off to a retouching specialist to get done if the print sale is big enough.

It will be a blurry line for me. There are photos that I'll do a little bit of editing to that I'd be happy to give to the client digitally like silhouettes (almost always need some tone massaging to get a proper black out line) and head swaps for groups.
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