I'm still what I would call an amateur photographer. I've been paid to shoot weddings and portraits etc. but I wouldn't consider myself a seasoned pro yet. I am starting a company and plan to do the part-time/weekend thing. Here is my conundrum... I'm trying to figure out how to define my 'style' for lack of a better term. Or rather, how much of that style to give them. I know that my photos will naturally show my shooting style...but I'm thinking about my post processing and the final style of the images. I really like the look of contrasty black & white images...or a nice sepia tint. Other times I like to selectively add some diffuse glow, some look good with boosted saturation, others with less saturation. I usually like a slight vignette as well. Often, I feel the shots don't need anything at all. But deciding which shots get which treatment...is totally subjective. I know to use my personal judgement but should the client be more involved in this? For example, let's say I've got 200 wedding shots. I could spend up to 100 hours and very carefully apply some 'style' to each shot. Or I could pick the best 10 and just do the minor adjustments to the rest. I know I could 'action' certain things...but we all know that you can do more if you give each image specific attention. What I have been doing, is picking my favorite shots and applying my 'style'...to give the client a taste of what is possible. If they like something (selective colour) for example, then they can request that on specific images. I haven't decided how exactly to charge for 'extra' processing like that. Maybe the solution is to just be consistent, I'll do what I think needs to be done and that will be 'my style'. Clients will hire me because that's what they want. I think that may work when/if I'm an established pro...but I think I'd rather been known for being versatile and giving the client what they want. Does anyone know what I'm asking? (I'm not sure I do :roll: ) Any thoughts on the subject?