So one of my models recently requested I write a little about the end product, the photos you receive from a photo-shoot (please note this guide is specifically aimed at TF shoots only!)
So your a model you spent ages getting ready for a shoot, walked around like a tool a mad outfit and did a number of weird wacky poses in the hope to create something beautiful. Its judgement day and you’ve finally received some images.
Now lets pretend you were a naive and didn’t really discuss any details. Firstly if this is true shame on you! If your doing a TF shoot you must ALWAYS discuss what your receiving from the shoot. Some photographers will give away everything from a TF shoot however they may not edit anything. Others like myself only provide 1/2 images per outfit shot fully edited within 2 weeks however others can take months. The details are very important and you should be clear!
Now as I plan to add to this I’m just going to make a big long list, please ignore the order as it bares no relevance to priority.
To begin here are some questions about the number of images received?
- Did you receive an image of every outfit shot and if not was a reason provided? This could be perfectly harmless and the photographer have made disliked a particular set of images or felt they were weaker in comparison. This is more often true if you are shooting a large number of outfits like 10+
- Did you receive a number of images per set, a set would be defined as a particular outfit that was shot. Sometimes models just let the photographer pick what is the best as they generally are a better guess of what’s good and what’s not however is there variety in the images or are the images of just the same pose but a different outfit aka no variety?
- If you received only a couple of images were they all fully edited?
- If you retrieved loads of images were any of them edited? will you be able to request any edits in the future?
Next the quality of the images
- How many images are edited?
- How many images contain watermarks?
- How big is the watermark? is it obtrusive and draw attention away from the image? The a model photo should be about the model, not who took it.
- Can you request images without watermarks?
- What resolution are the images? aka for online only or high resolution too so you can get them printed yourself?
- Are the images flattering? have they avoid weird angles or background distractions?
- Have they kept the photos natural or have the simple bombard all your photos with a number of over the top edits?
- Are the photos received to the quality you expected?
- Did you receive photos decent and respectful of your levels?