View Full Version : Need help selecting which images to retouch and give to client/show as portfolio
22nd of March 2010 (Mon), 02:33
I took my first graduation photographs today at balboa park in San Diego
Which images would you say are my strongest images? I know there are a lot of images to look through. Thank you so much!
22nd of March 2010 (Mon), 06:55
Can you at least narrow down the choices from 140? No one's going to sift through that many images.
22nd of March 2010 (Mon), 10:09
Well, that's what happens when you shoot too many. Edit them all and consider it practiced and only ditch the ones that are way off... :) Been there, I learned, get the shots, don't machine gun them, and work only with the best, I'm not doing your cull for you. That's part of being a photographer, especially on paying gigs...
22nd of March 2010 (Mon), 17:55
Man... I can't delete anything its too hard because I feel like all the shots might have potential. I don't want to delete something someone might like.. Here is one I liked though :)
22nd of March 2010 (Mon), 19:52
You have a strong set if images but you really need to narrow it down to no more than 20 images. A lot of the images are redundant like IMG_4690 to IMG_4703, are all basically the same shot so only need to choose one. Your full length shots need to be cropped vertical, there is too much dead space on either side of her which really detracts from the subject.
22nd of March 2010 (Mon), 22:58
Digital Panda.... you took some nice images!
I love your lighting.....
Remember to watch for things like necklace clasps.... my eyes keep going to the girl on the rights necklace....(you CAN fix this in PP though, if you must!)
I love the DOF on many of the close-ups! I think if the girls knew they were taking pictures together, seems they would not have worn two colors so close...and yet...so different. (make sense?)
Sometimes you have to offer them the details.... but alot of times they wear what they want, I know!!
BE SURE to cull the images PRIOR to showing them..... they wil NOT be able to choose and you will lose a good sale with too many images.
29th of March 2010 (Mon), 13:11
29th of March 2010 (Mon), 14:23
Wow, that is a ton of skin smoothing on the photo:(
29th of March 2010 (Mon), 14:34
Do you have Lightroom?
1. import photos
2. mark all bad ones with rejected flag and delete them.
3. Mark all the best with white flag, make a collection and work on them
4. Forget the rest. They are not deleted, only not showing in your collection.
If you dont have Lightroom, go get it :)
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