Photography is a passion of mine but I do have a life and other interests. I am also passionate about my family, animals, and life in general and yes, sometimes that means some quirky stuff. I wrote a column on Examiner.com for seven years and with their recent closure I've been transferring many of my old article's into the blog.
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SOOC, proof, portrait; it's a process and the magic of imagery
When I tell a client it will be two to three weeks before their proofs are done, some look at me like I am crazy. Why so long? Don't I just plug my camera into my PC, download the images from there and then upload them online for my clients to see? Isn't it just that simple?
I would love it were that simple.
Not counting how many other dozens of projects I may have going when I do a particular shoot, there's always those clients waiting in line before you and the whole process of just getting your images to a "proofing" stage is well, a process. Uploading them to your online galleries may take a full 24 hours for that step alone.
So what does happen from shoot to proof to portrait?
Each shoot is an experience all it's own, in it's own atmosphere, weather conditions, and with individual subject matter, so each set of images will have it's special needs.
Below is a chart showing the basic process of taking images straight out of the camera (SOOC), to a proof, and then to a final portrait.
Please note that this process will vary from photographer to photographer. This just happens to be the process I have become comfortable with and accustomed to.
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