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Aug 19, 2012 21:54 |  #1

I did a portrait shoot today for a family I'm doing a sweet 16 for in a few weeks. During the shoot they asked to see the pictures on-camera. Needless to say, it was stressful.

How do you guys feel about showing clients on-camera previews? Do you even do it?


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Aug 19, 2012 22:16 |  #2

I do it..Why not? If you decline,it might be considered rude or that you are hiding something.


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Aug 19, 2012 22:26 |  #3

I show my clients the photo on the LCD once in a while.


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Aug 19, 2012 22:36 |  #4

Yup, it's nice to give them a glimpse of what i've captured.


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Aug 19, 2012 22:56 |  #5

I do it, just because I don't want to offend the clients. But today one of the girls was extremely critical about herself and wanted me to delete almost every picture she was in. I managed to laugh it off with her so that I could keep them, but it got me thinking that maybe I should avoid showing clients pre-processed images.


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Aug 19, 2012 23:16 |  #6

Yes I do it


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Aug 19, 2012 23:22 |  #7

I show them images on either my notebook or if it is around, 55" 1080p TV so they can see in real time what I am doing.

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Aug 19, 2012 23:44 |  #8

^ Crazy info.. How do you do that?


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Aug 19, 2012 23:52 |  #9

I'm guessing that's for formals or studio shots... unless he had an assistant drag the TV around behind him. Lol. :D. Probably shooting tethered with lightroom or similar.


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Aug 20, 2012 00:52 |  #10

Sometimes I do.

Most of the time they just want to know how they look (eg hair is ok, makeup is ok etc).


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Aug 20, 2012 00:56 |  #11

If they ask to see a specific shot - yes...

You need to approach sensibly and avoid doing it if you get the sense the client is going to end up wanting to see every shot as you take them!!


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Aug 20, 2012 03:09 |  #12

I do when it's beneficial. I've had times when I've shown a client an awesome looking shot on my camera LCD that inspired the client to keep going and remain enthusiastic. They went from starting to look bored and tired to re-invigorated.


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Aug 20, 2012 09:31 |  #13

snakeman55 wrote in post #14880954 (external link)
I do when it's beneficial. I've had times when I've shown a client an awesome looking shot on my camera LCD that inspired the client to keep going and remain enthusiastic. They went from starting to look bored and tired to re-invigorated.

Point noted. That would be awesome.


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Aug 20, 2012 09:34 |  #14

snakeman55 wrote in post #14880954 (external link)
I do when it's beneficial. I've had times when I've shown a client an awesome looking shot on my camera LCD that inspired the client to keep going and remain enthusiastic. They went from starting to look bored and tired to re-invigorated.

This.


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Aug 20, 2012 09:40 |  #15

snakeman55 wrote in post #14880954 (external link)
I do when it's beneficial. I've had times when I've shown a client an awesome looking shot on my camera LCD that inspired the client to keep going and remain enthusiastic. They went from starting to look bored and tired to re-invigorated.

^^This.

I do it for my purposes, not theirs.

I won't show anything until we're well into the session, and when I do it's with verbiage such as, "Here is a quick view of what we're getting--awesome, isn't it?" I flick to a particular shot that I want them to see, Then we're back into the shooting. Presuming we're talking about consumer photography (as opposed to commercial work) it's important to maintan control of your session.

As we shoot, btw, I'm continually giving the subject positive verbal feedback--all kinds of "that's great, that's it, very nice, muy bonita, very pretty, eso es, muy hermosa, yes!" Sometimes when something doesn't work out, it's "That was good, now let's try...." Watch your body language and non-verbal cues...never frown, even if it's your own mistake.

If I'm photographing someone who is "in the business," there will be more collaboration during the session, more like a commercial job even if it isn't. That's a matter of what they understand about the process. These will be people who themselves have an artistic eye and the ability to visualize properly the end result.




  
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