Is anyone else tired of models who expect your work flow to be about 1 hour? So I had a TF/CD (well TF photobucket page I guess.....) shoot with a girl friday night at 5 pm. The shoot lasted until 8 pm and during that time I took approximately 550 pictures. I tell her later that night on aim that the pictures will take a little bit of time to finish because I have to import/ sort thru them/ and edit all the pictures that I want. I get this instant message from her today, not even 24 hours after the shoot ended. (ihavethebullets = me if you couldnt guess) Dncswthmonkeys (6:08:51 PM): hey..sorry if this is bugging you..but do you have the pictures on photobucket yet or no? ihavethebullets (6:09:03 PM): noooo not even close Dncswthmonkeys (6:09:22 PM): ooh okay ihavethebullets (6:10:16 PM): theres still a lot of work to do on them Dncswthmonkeys (6:10:23 PM): ooh Dncswthmonkeys (6:10:40 PM): so they'll be done like..tomorrow maybe? ihavethebullets (6:11:07 PM): i highly doubt it, I would have to do some kind of magic trick Dncswthmonkeys (6:11:14 PM): oh Dncswthmonkeys (6:11:18 PM): okaay Just importing the pictures onto my computer and then into lightroom takes at least an hour, then there is going thru them all and making the first cut of what I want deleted and to look at 500 plus pics it takes some time... Let's say I spend approximately 4 seconds on each picture trying to decide if I should keep it or not. Let's say I have 550 pictures, that would take 37 minutes and of course I won't be able to make up my mind that fast on all of them. Then there is the editing, let's say I cut that 550 down to about 50 of the better ones I would put online for her to choose from. I would say that basic color/ brightness can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes or more depending on the picture and how much I like. Then my favorites have to be exported into photoshop so I can do the finer details which can take 30 minutes to an hour per pic for maybe about 5 of the best. Then those get imported back into lightroom and exported with all my metadata and watermark with the rest of them at a web viewable size. Those 50 or so pictures then have to be uploaded into my photobucket page with the upload tool. Let's say I was a professional and this is all I did all day it would probably still take more then a day to finish, but thats not the case. I am a high school student with a ton of other things that I have to do including editing pictures from a few other photoshoots I had this week. Especially when this is a free shoot and I am doing her a favor by giving her these pictures it amazes me she is so demanding and obviously upset they are not done yet. I have a few paid things on my list of things to do and obviously those will take a higher priority. Let me just finish with a comment I got from someone on my model mayhem page. She originally wanted to higher me for pics. It was getting extremely hard trying to come up with a location and theme for her because everything I suggested she said no no no no and it was becoming impossible. So then after a while shes like how about this can we just do a TFP shoot and you can do it however you want. She was a pretty good looking girl and I wouldnt mind her in my portfolio so I was like yeah sure.... So I said let's just do some stuff at the park there are some nice spots I know. I get this comment back from her... "okay i got it. On top of a ahuge building with a cool view, also i would want some cool lighting effects, and i would want it to be around sunset. can you arrange that? als0o can i see some of the stuff your hairstylist has done"? thanks xoxo" After I got that I was just like I'm sorry but if it's free it's my way, if you are going to pay me we can try that. She was just impossible to deal with, never messaged me back. Ok end of rant........ Anyone have similar experiences?