After the shoot/event
An editors view, we go behind the scenes to look at how workflow is set out and the steps involved to get proof images on your preferred viewing device. Capturing the images is only the tip of the iceberg. Depending on the dynamics of the shoot, I could have captured numerous images that we may or may not be working with. Now the task in-hand is to get these files up on-line for you to proof view. What’s involved in that you might ask, hopefully, my workflow will give you step-by-step insight into the process.
Start of basic image editing workflow
End of basic image editing workflow
Workflow looks at the sequence of industrial and administrative process through which an image passes from initiation to completion. To calculate a time for 20 files in the preferred selection to receive basic editing, take 3 to 6 minutes for each file and multiply by 20. It’s not rocket science, at 3 minutes per image 1 hour will facilitate 20 images, at 6 minutes per image 1 hour will facilitate 10 images.
Numbers of images can vary on each shoot; some shoots may rack up up over 300 images, (approx. 15 to 30 hours simple editing time, (one of the reasons wedding photography is so expensive). If a client assumes a photographer will edit all those images then the client should not be surprised when the photographer charges accordingly.
How I see it working, it’s a numbers game, clients are given the luxury to choose from a range of images so they have an option to get the best out of the bunch, not so they can horde images with no value, or for the luxury of “we’ll just choose what we need later scenario”
Shoot and Run
When the photographer hands over all the images unedited, the client has two options
Keep in-mind, digital workflow for photographers is a work in progress, with new applications and new developments of on-line tools the process is constantly evolving.
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