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5000 images at a wedding?

 
MotoXPunk481
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Oct 07, 2010 14:10 |  #31

That's a lot of images. Whether you are providing to the client or shooting and deleting. With 2 shooters in 7 hrs, we typically shoot 1000 each and provide 400-500 total to the client as final product. I've even considered trying to cut that number back, but believe I would risk sacrificing variety.


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Oct 08, 2010 14:42 |  #32

yep, i'm new. Since the season's starting to wind down a bit, I'm able to check out forums a bit.


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Oct 09, 2010 00:24 |  #33

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Holy moly Buffy! Since when did you get onto POTN? Good to see you!

wow, she is good!!

oops, since off topic ive seen some japanese photographers (from japan) shoot the same shot over and over and over and over. ive seen the same shot over 100 times so, 5k isnt undoable, it totally depends on your style.


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Oct 10, 2010 20:43 as a reply to  @ post 11045366 |  #34

My goodness. On a typical 8 hour wedding I have never shot more than 450 images and there are lots of "tosses" from that and that is maximum coverage of everything I can think of..




  
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Oct 10, 2010 21:09 as a reply to  @ Shooting's post |  #35

My assist photog and I shot 8K photos at a wedding recently!!! Nuts Right! We only had 500 keepers. Of those 500 keepers, there were around 70 magic shots.

Someone who promises 5000 photos is just crazy.


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Oct 11, 2010 01:09 |  #36

My total number -shot- is usually just under 2k for 8 hours or so. I only deliver about 150. The final deliverable number is stated in my contract as 125 and I tell clients this right up front. They've all been 100% happy. I individually process every deliverable. Clients love it because they know they're getting the wow shots from me...they don't mind it because they get the oddball permutations of distant family members from the people with their point and shoots. (and those weren't destined for the mantle anyway).


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Oct 11, 2010 01:56 |  #37

As I look at my 1000 from the wedding I shot saturday I can say that I have about 3 to 7 of the same shot and I do this only to reduce the chance of eyes closed or small kids not looking ect, this is only the case for shots that include movement or again kids not looking.
my kiss shot at the church is always 1 main shot and one or two showing the faces getting ready to kiss and just after .

the more I do this kind of work I seem to do less and get more.


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Oct 11, 2010 05:22 |  #38

yesterday i took about 1500 shoots and my assistant 1300 . And if the waether was good for a walk to the sea for studio photos i could take +400-500.
All this for cristian orthdox wedding.




  
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Oct 11, 2010 11:36 |  #39

shayneyasinski wrote in post #11073329 (external link)
the more I do this kind of work I seem to do less and get more.

I agree. My first wedding between me and my assistant was about 4k. My wedding yesterday I had about 1500.


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Oct 11, 2010 11:50 |  #40

lankforddl wrote in post #11071643 (external link)
My assist photog and I shot 8K photos at a wedding recently!!! Nuts Right! We only had 500 keepers. Of those 500 keepers, there were around 70 magic shots.

Someone who promises 5000 photos is just crazy.

someone who takes 8000 photos is just as crazy. :cool: :lol:


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Oct 11, 2010 17:23 |  #41

sctbiggs wrote in post #11045885 (external link)
To each their own... but that ain't for me. I rarely break 1000 now.



Same here. The more weddings I've shot, the fewer photos I need to shoot. I know what needs to be done, and when and where I can be creative. I'll echo what others have said though, in that I wind up with more keepers. There's absolutely no need for that many photos in a day. What a waste of time.


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Oct 12, 2010 18:50 |  #42

Even I start to get overwhelmed and feel a bit meh when reviewing just over 150 final edits. I feel that the more you have, the less impact of wowness you can get.

I rarely do spam except for instances where I will need to grab a split second reaction. I took just under 1500 photos from my last wedding. And I've culled that down to 600. And the final deliverables will be probably less than 200. I don't like duplicates. I have OCD.


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