Burning the disc....and waiting....

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  1. Cinka

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    I've started shooting primarily in RAW format and at the end of the shoot, I sometimes like to go through the images and hand the model a disc. The thing is, burning the disc takes forever and a day and there's always this period of uncomfortable silence while we're waiting for it to finish. I prefer to go home, look at the images, pick the ones I like carefully, and then upload to my client server. This however, seems to make the models feel like they're never going to see their images (or me) ever again - even though I upload within 24-48 hours.

    I'm curious to see how other photographers handle the image trade off. What do you do, how do you handle the uncomfortable disc-burnage period, or calm their fears about waiting to see their images? I realize they're excited to see the pictures, but I'd like to get at them first to remove all the eyes-closed, under exposed, versions first.
     
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    Just tell em that you'll have the pics up within 48 hours, and they'll just have to trust you. After the first time, they'll get it.
     
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    dont give them the disc until you have checked them out, as above they will have to trust you.
     
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    You're doing this professionally. Right?

    In that case, you must set the standard and control the quality of everything you put out there - either in finished prints or as "proofs."

    Your reputation - and future success - depends on maintaining control of the process and the product.

    It is not your responsibility to "calm their fears."
     
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    I agree about maintaining your professional image.

    I wouldn't be surprised if your model has a drastically different opinion of what looks good as you do.
     
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    bhop No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    No way i'd give someone a disk with raw images... you should definitely make them wait until you have had a chance to process them. If they have professional attitudes, they will understand. I mean, in film days, they had to wait didn't they? Digital processing is no different IMO.
     

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