Here’s The Deal With Unedited RAW Images
Here’s the thing about RAW photos. You’ll never use them. For one they aren’t pretty photos. They are flat images without any depth to them and usually unflattering to your products, your models or yourself. The whole point of taking RAW photos is that you’re going to edit them later and really bring out the colors, details, and story that’s hidden within the image. You don’t want your waiter to give you raw meat (unless you ordered sushi) and as such, you don’t want your photographer giving you RAW photos.
When it comes to your photos I want you to be more than happy with them and for them to represent your brand and who you are. In the pre-meeting before the shoot, as we set everything up and define your needs I’ll ask about the style you’re looking for in your photos. The mood you’re looking for and the story you are trying to tell. Images are edited with your brand’s look in mind and with your input.
Finally, while I may take thousands of photos on a shoot, I will cull through them picking out the gems and only setting those in front of you to choose from. It’s often daunting to have hundreds to thousands of photos sitting in front of you and deciding which ones you like best. I’ll take that task for you and send you a contact sheet of the very best images for you to choose from. In our pre-meeting, we’ll have gone from the number range of photos you’re looking for. Based off that number I can figure out roughly how many photos are taken in a shoot and how many photos will be sent over on the contact sheet. (You can be sure that there will be more photos than the number needed to make sure you have all the options you could want!)
Your business, your vision, and your end product are all very important to me. I can promise you that the RAW images won’t serve you or your business. They’re large, unflattering files that will just fill up your hard drive. If you have questions about my process, about image files or about anything that was said here, feel free to reach out. I know that there was a lot to digest here and I want to help in any way I can.