Where Are All the Photos? - gbstills

This page explains why you are not receiving every photo taken during a photoshoot. 

I understand it seems a little odd to go through a photoshoot and hear so many clicks, and then receive significantly less images. Trust me, you are not the first to ask about this, which is why I put it on my website. :) 

I’d love to tell you a little bit about the process and explain why this happens.

During a photoshoot, I’m making real-time adjustments to lighting to create the perfect shot. I’m also occasionally firing “burst” of shots to ensure that I get an image with no eyeblinks, and to make sure we don’t get any shots of a person starting to talk or with their hand blocking the product or waiting for someone in the background to move. If the shoot is of a product, I may be adjusting the lighting, bracketing, or adjusting the positioning of the image. It’s necessary to take these images, they are part of the working process of art, just as a painter sometimes tries a few colors before making the final stroke. Or how a writer might try a couple of words before landing on the right one – she doesn’t publish all three words, the first two just served to lead to the third.

All images are captured in a raw color format, so the image-making process is not finished, even when the shoot is over. My job at that point is to discard the eyeblinks and my own testing shots to select the real pieces of art that all the other shots helped create. I take those shots and spend time working with them by hand to tone the color, smooth any imperfections, and produce heirloom pieces of art that are up to my artistic standards – the same quality of work you saw in my portfolio. I don’t release any images not included with this set of final images, because they were neither created nor intended as final products – they simply enabled me to work out issues that arose to ensure you’d get the high quality images you received.

With all that said, my #1 priority is always to have happy clients. If there are issues with the photographs I delivered I am happy to work with you to find a solution and resolve any concerns.

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