What are must ask questions for Photogs?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@imnotorange:  You can ask how long it will take to receive all your pictures so you know what to expect.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@TaraMay_:  Ask him to define “professional edits.” You wan ALL of your images COLOR CORRECTED bare minimum, ideally also corrections for exposure, contrast etc. as well… if all but those 50 images are straight out of camera, RUN. If he means thos 50 images he will do retouching in addition to those basic corrections, (skin smoothing, blemish removal, removing distracting objects from backgrounds etc.) that is a good number.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@imnotorange:  may I ask how much you’re paying? Depending on the price, I would expect more than just basic color correction for the lot of them…

Post # 8
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995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@imnotorange:  Depending on the area, $2,000 is probably about right for what he’s offering. Editing hundreds and hundreds of images is the MOST time consuming part of any photographer’s work, which is why if you paid $3k+ I would have expected that to be delivered to you, otherwise you’re overpaying the guy. My only concerns for you are this:

Do you get to choose the 50 images? And if so can you ask for 100 so you at least have enough for an album? You just don’t want to be trying to create your own album with half edited photos and half just color corrected photos, as it wont be consistent. 100 is enough for a book if you can choose them…50 may or may not be. If you haven’t booked yet, you might have some room to negotiate 50 more images of your choice into the package and I think things will be okay.

That’s my best advice. Good luck!

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