After one of my recent shoots, I was asked about what the process is after we wrap up in the studio. I’ve received this question a few times so it’s about time I answer that question in a blog post. In a perfect world, we’d be able to knock out the photo shoot and you’d walk out of the studio with a flash drive or a CD. Well, unfortunately, it doesn’t quite work that way.
My first step is to go through all of the images from the shoot and get rid of the bad ones. If you blinked, or of the angle that you’re sitting isn’t the most flattering, the picture goes bye-bye.
The next step is where I batch process all of the images. Once I figure out my exposure for a given situation, I don’t fiddle with exposure settings again. Because of that, my exposures are constant. That means I can color correct one image, and apply those changes to the rest of the images shot using those exposure values. My monitor is calibrated to make sure the colors I see when I’m making color corrections will be the exact colors you see when the images are printed.
Once I batch process the images for color corrections, I go back through them one by one and make sure they’re acceptable for an 8×10 crop, since that tends to be the size desired for most headshots.
Lastly, I upload the images to my website where they can be proofed and/or ordered.
This was a quick look at some of the behind the scenes action of the processes that go into your images after a photo shoot. If you’d like to inquire about having MTM Photo shoot your headshots, please feel free to either email me at Lekan@mtmphoto.com or call me at (414)758-1311.
As always, thanks for stopping by and checking out this week’s post and I look forward to talking to ya next week!