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    Posted: 07 Jan 2017 at 4:29pm
Hey

just wanted some opinions on something more process related in the photography world. When shooting photos for a client let say in a studio, do you spend time at the end of the shoot reviewing the images with the client so they can choose the photos they like or do you wait until you get home, take out all of the bad images (soft focus, underexposed etc) and send clients your better images?
i can see pros and cons of doing both, just wondered if we have any working photographers that have a process for wrapping up the shoot.
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G'day Tony,

It all depends on your ability and how you decide to work with clients.

When starting out, its probably best to do your PP edits prior to showing the client and allowing them to select images from the ones that you choose to display as your best work.

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Craig,

Thanks for the advise, I've been shooting paid work for a little bit now and i am starting to shoot tethered, i could understand showing a model a few of the images for constructive feedback or enhancing ideas, just not sure if it would be right to show a paying client.

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G'day Tony,

A paying will client have a high expectation of what you are going to show them and when you show then flat raw files, they will automatically put you in the category of, you may not know what you are doing as they dont look nice, even when you tell them they still need to be edited / post processed, most will have no idea what that means or they will think, why are you showing me these then.

If you show them files that turn out to be off focus and its not obvious on the camera LCD, but when you load them in Lightroom etc, then you probably wish they had not seen that one first, as you dont want them to see it now.

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That sounds like common sense craig, Thanks for the reply, that has cleared it up for me.
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If it was me I wouldn't want to be showing the client every single photo at the end of the day as most of them might not pass later on once on the big screen. As you have been shooting tethered you can show the client the photos as you go just to give them a idea and its a good way of suggesting ways to get the shot they are after, I usually say that its hard to see the images on the camera screen and that I will pick out the best ones later to work on and the ones that didn't cut it will get deleted.

At the end of the day you only want your best work to be seen as this means a lot to your reputation.
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Thanks Simon, much appreciated..
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Not a problem at all Tony.
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