Editing Services for Professional Photographers
In the end, it’s all a question of balance
- Rohan Mistry
We all know how time consuming editing can be and if you’re a full time photographer then the chances are it takes up most of your days, in-between shooting the fun stuff. It can bog you down and take up precious time you could otherwise be spending in other areas of your business like marketing or pushing your creative skills behind the camera.
You might even like to free up your time to spend with your family or maybe you just don’t enjoy the editing as much as the shooting?
That’s where I come in…
Whatever your reason, outsourcing is the perfect solution for you to get your perfect life balance back.
It just kinda happened organically.
I don’t shoot weddings full time as I don’t like leaving my dog, truth!
You will be free to push yourself and progress further in your field, improve the experience and service that you offer to your clients or to simply take a much needed break. You won’t have multiple editors, unmet deadlines or messages ignored.
I strive on building solid, long term relationships and constant communication is key to ensuring that each wedding or shoot I work on is one less for you to do and as close to deliverable to your clients as is possible.
So, I’m fully committed to editing for you instead of me, so much so that I only shoot a small amount of my own weddings. You know that by using me, it will only ever be me working on your shoots and I will always edit your work with the same amount of dedication I apply to my own.
As a fellow photographer, I appreciate it's pretty hard to give up full creative control to someone else. If you manage to let go of the reins and build trust in our working relationship then you’ll have more time to invest in yourself, your clients, your life and your business.
LET’S GET REAL!
This is where I hope I differ from other outsourcing companies. I think we all know by now, there’s no ‘one click’ preset out there. Every preset needs tweaking for every wedding. How often have you sat down to edit a wedding thinking it will edit well and then it doesn't for no rhyme or reason? We all tweak until we get it to where we want, I’m no different. So rather than sell you fake promises of smashing out perfect edits every time, I’d rather us be on the same page and know that when there are adjustments to be made, it’s because there are tiny differences in where you would take an edit to where I might think you would. It can be subjective so I encourage you to work with me, communication is key and I will keep on saying that throughout!
There are so many reasons to outsource for full time photographers!
If you’d like to work with me then I’d love to hear from you….check out how it all works below then drop me a message and let’s get this started!
Yep, first stop, let’s chat about how I can meet your needs, about your style, your deadlines and about how this all works.
send me your files/presets
Dropbox/WeTransfer me your LR cat/Smart previews/Presets so I can work remotely on your images. I can help you with this process if you arent sure but it’s super easy to do. I use your presets but I also have plenty of my own so if you’re unhappy with your look then we can chat about this.
first edit preview
You’ll be able to review the edit in an online gallery I’ll send to you My aim is to deliver your work with you having to spend as little time on it at all, so this first edit is a good chance for us to gauge where I’m at with nailing your look. Many photographers expect to work on the catalogue after to add their ‘finishing touch’ or make minor tweaks and if that is all there is to do then you will receive your catalogue back. If you have any concerns over the look then with your feedback I can go back to the gallery and make those amendments to get it right.
TIP: You can apply your edit to a couple of images and tweak it to where you like it before sending over. That is a base I can work from and this works if you send out sneak peaks to your clients before sending to me. You can also flag/star the images you wish to be black and white. OR, you can do nothing, it’s just what some people do and it depends how much control you want over how your finished shoots look. I can work with whatever your preferences to make this as easy for you as possible!
My turnaround is 7-10 working days depending on how many images you send me with the option of choosing the ‘express service’ which is 3 days if you need your images back sooner. If you send me two weddings then the turnaround will be per wedding. For example one will be a week, the second will be two weeks and so on. I usually aim to work within that as much as is possible so often you will receive them back sooner.
payment and receiving your lr.cat back
Once you have approved the final edit in the gallery then I will invoice you for the work completed. Once I receive payment then you will receive your finished catalogue within 24 hours via a Dropbox link.
'Luisa has a great eye and is a pleasure to work with, freeing up so much time for both income-generating work and more importantly the family!'
- Tim Dunk, Rangefinder 30 Rising Stars 2018
How I edit for myself seems to act as my calling card for those who are considering using my services. Of course my personal style of editing may not match yours but that doesn’t matter at all! If you’d like to check out some of the super talent photographers whose awesome work I get to edit then check out some of them here.
So if you’ve got this far and you’re close to taking the leap to freeing up some precious time then you’re just one click away to making that happen. Fill in your deets below and I’ll get back to you asap.
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