Do you deliver every image you shoot?

Do you deliver every image you shoot?

No I do not. Most good photographers don’t. I eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery. For example, because I shoot with low apertures, and different lighting, sometimes I take a few extra shots to make sure we have the perfect focus. I don’t expect you to have the expertise or the time to zoom into each image to select the one with the sharpest focus, best lighting or composition so I spend hours doing that on my end.

In another example, candid laughs and emotional tears are some of the best images from the day. Unfortunately, they can also yield some strange or unflattering facial expressions. I might snap a few extras of any of these moments to make sure we have a great shot with the ideal expression for the moment. With my expertise of processing thousands of images each year, I may eliminate ones that I feel are duplicates and only deliver the best one. I do this so you don’t have to be worried about choosing the right shot and can just appreciate them all!

Joshua Self
Josh is a professional photographer that specializes in photography for weddings, special events, head shots for actors, models and professional business people, and fashion and portrait photography for families and kids. He has over 10 years real life experience studying and shooting film and digital photography, and lighting and composition for portrait as well as product, nature and landscape.