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Keep Shooting! Photography Assignments (04 Feb 2013)
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Do you show your client SOOC pics
This all depends on the type of shoot I am doing. If I am working with one or a few clients I will usually show them an image or two on the back of the camera during the shoot, I feel it can help get an uncomfortable model more comfortable, it can really act as a confidence booster if you show them a really kick ass image of themselves while they are having the session done. After the shoot again it really depends a lot on the circumstances, if it was someone who wanted them for prints or their own use or needed them right away I will usually throw them onto my laptop right there and flag our favorites and only focus on editing them at first and just look through the rest for ones we may have missed also this goes without saying that its understood you will have the time to do so. I have even done this after a bike race for a few people to make sales so it helps to be able to have something to show if you show up at an event to take photos. I do a lot of motocross and racing work so something like that I will just take them home and edit the ones I think came out good and try and find the people that they are of if they don't ask me. Something like a sweet sixteen or wedding or a formal event of the sort I would again use it as a confidence boost for a shy model if needed but besides that I would take them home, load them in lightroom and flag all the ones that made the cut for just being good enough and edit them. Usually over four hours I would take 250-350 images so I know I would have at least hopefully 75 images that are sellable, sometimes you will walk away with the majority of the shots being better, others not so much depending on your skill and just how active and outgoing your models are.
soooo tl;dr I do not see anything wrong with showing a client SOOC images at any point in time during the process. It does not scare me that they will be turned off by the images they see but I also try to wait until there is a frame worth capturing in my viewfinder (some not so much) so it really comes down to how you feel about it cause I am sure others opinions will vary from mine.
I did work at a horrible generic photo studio for about a year (a few years ago) where we shot tethered so the images went straight to the computer for the guests to see as they were taken and we had to sell them without any editing (except making some of their multi image things and black and white) but regardless of that I don't think my outlook on this would be any different.
So I make sure the only ones I show are the ones I deem as keepers. They can choose from them.
Showing a shot straight out of camera is like hanging a half finished painting up in an art gallery in my opinion.
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