New want to be models are often impressed with their pictures from mediocre photographers and are always excited to receive a lot of images straight after the photoshoot. THINK AGAIN!! only the very inexperienced will do this and will be often naive that raw pictures will be good enough for portfolios or “models”. Your model portfolio you want quality, not quantity! Why would any prospective model, agency or client want to see five of the same pictures all slightly different. Agencies and clients want to see the best you can do and only amateurs will rely on taking hundreds of pictures and wanting to use them all and it does increase the chances of getting minimal ok pictures from a shoot.
It is not in your interest to receive a copy of every photograph taken. The photographer should take the time to edit the photos and only give you a selection of the best.
Typical post-production work would include adjustments to colour and contrast, removing specs of dust, which may be visible, and sizing the photographs properly and converting them to the correct colour space for the intended use (usually the Internet).
No self-respecting photographer wants to release photos that are anything but very good. From a large number of photographs taken during a shoot, only a few will meet the demanding criteria a photographer should impose on himself. Many photos from a shoot are just not good enough for a variety of reasons – technically, compositionally, pose-wise.
I know of people who think that just because a photograph is in focus and correctly exposed, it is a good photograph not one you would use for your portfolio, its one you can give to your mum.
Utilise a professional photographer for marketing you, if you want to look the best then use the best, they will be taking the pictures for free for a reason, they are either practicing, they want to see you in underwear or will want to try and sell them without you knowing after the shoot. Just because someone is paying you to model, ask yourself the question where and why are they taking the photos. Why would someone pay a “model” to pose in underwear his living room with children’s toys or random daily items in the background? If you are offered a copy of everything, you are working with a photographer who does not take (or does not know how to take) pride in their work or want you to look your best. Not a good idea!
We will not use your pictures taken on a shoot unless you don’t mind and these will only be on our own sites and never offered for sale. Can you say that for the photographer you last used? Give the Suffolk Photo Studio a call and we will capture you pictures to truly be proud of !!