(Closed) Wedding Photography – advice…?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
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  • Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think as models for a workshop, you are pretty much at the mercy of the photographers who turn in the photos.  This is a huge problem at workshops.  I was in North Carolina 2 weeks ago for a huge workshop with dozens of models, and they had taken extreme care to ensure each model got ONE image from each session per photographer.  Therefore, the photographers have selected the images that they like best, and may have only used one or two in total.  The people running the workshop are often not in control of the images that are submitted, and they often do very little with the images they take themselves. 

    As a prospective couple, you got a huge bonus from them.  You can ask them if there were any more photos, or if you could contact any of the photographers that were shooting you, but chances are, you have recieved all that you will get.

    If you hire them, you’ll get another chance at a ‘real’ engagement shoot, and you will 100% be the focus of all of their attention.  🙂 

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    When I do free sessions for any reason (whether its to try a model out or to work on a non-paying concept) I give the model a disk of the images I choose.  I wouldn’t likely release any more even if they asked.  I’ve already looked through the set, tagged my favorites and worked them up, and in most cases, those photos are 2 or 3 weeks behind me and I am working on my current sessions. 

    My point is that there may be more images ‘out there’ but the ones you have are likely the only ones that have been selected, batched out and worked up for release.  Generally we figure that if you didn’t pay, you will be happy with any selection you recieve.  Most non-pro models are quite excited to shoot and willing to shoot for free for files so we don’t often run into them wanting more photos from any given session, as they understand that’s how it works.  If the photog liked using you as models, and got great stuff from your sets, he/she may want to use you again in the future, and you can be more clear about wanting a bigger selection of images. 🙂

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