A&P Are there companies you can pay to post-process?

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  1. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    I have an event next year that I'll be shooting around 160 golfers. I am going to end up with a metric fuckton of shots.

    The company hosting the event will pay me, so I was thinking about having someone else do all of the PP work, since it's going to be extremely tedious.

    Anyone know of some companies out there that do this? I know some of the "web celeb" wedding photogs use joints like this ('cause they're too busy blogging about anything other than photography).

    :dunno:
     
  2. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    1. Nail your exposures in camera
    2. Load all images into LR
    3. Batch process
    4. ????
    5. Profit
     
  3. Wobistdu

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    in for answer

    i see a lot of people that do it as a side job, and some are very good
     
  4. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i want someone to go through image by image.

    and i -always- nail my exposures. :)
     
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    I would do it for you if i knew how :wtc:
     
  6. siniquezu

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    don't be lazy
     
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    How much you willing to pay? I'll do it :x:
     
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    I'd do it for a fee. :dunno:
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    I don't do this, but a few of my friends here pay lesser photographers to process all their shots. I think it's kinda lazy, but some people really dislike post work. Put an ad on CL for local graphic design/art/multimedia students who want to make some money. :dunno:
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Ill do it for ya. But obviously pay would have to be involved.
     
  12. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    yes, there are people who solely do PP for others. I know someone who does weddings for like 5 different people. That's all she does. I know another girl who does weddings solely for 1 person because of hte number of images she has to go through:o.

    but yes...you can find people that will do this for a fee.
     
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    Anybody want to post a helpful link on everything i need to know on PP :x:
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    How much post processing are you thinking your shots will need?

    Yes there are people who do this, but like everything else, quality costs $.



    If you're in this to make money, unless you're getting a substantial fee up-front, the numbers wouldn't seem to work in your favour if you're paying for high-end retouching.

    If you want low-end retouching, :dunno: just do it yourself.

    You'll probably get better results than something at best, uneven/unexpected, or worse, unusable from some kid partway through art school.
     
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    Lots of the companies I've researched to do albums and other items also offer PP services. Price isn't that bad really. Especially if your a really busy studio and don't have time through the week for the wedding editing.
     
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    post processing is the part of photography I hate the most. It's probably why I don't do it more often these days
     
  18. someonenew

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    I was actually talking to a girl here in town that I met a few months ago. She does it for 27 cents an image, and does the first 50 free, and will work with you to copy your style:dunno:....if I was getting paid for most of my stuff I might consider it...:hs:
     
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    I worked at a place that did that. We dealt with mostly film though. I'd run the rolls through some dust collectors and load it into a Kodak film strip scanner. Once I scanned several hundred photos they were divided up and several of us used the Kodak DP2 software w/this special piece of equipment that had an RGB light and a wheel below each color.

    You would spin the wheel up or down (like the scroll wheel on a mouse) to dial in the correct colors. Then it would go into the que for retouching where we'd remove dust & scratches, fix blemishes, selective color!

    One particular problem is fixing the exposure on black weddings. Lots of "eyes and teeth" only shots.
     
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    Pay me I'll do it. Each time I do it you has to buy me a nice white lens tho okay thanks man
     
  21. siniquezu

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    presets ftl
     
  22. someonenew

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    how do you get "presets" from any of that?:ugh:
     
  23. tenplanescrashing

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    Fuck that...presets FTW! Why sit there and edit each individual shot when you can apply the look you want and tweak as necessary?
     
  24. CornUponCob

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    I find the processing for golf to go rather quickly. The only thing that's time consuming is cropping, but I often leave that to the client. You never know what dimensions a client is going to need, so I let them chose.

    If it's not a partially cloudy day you can set WB hundreds of pictures at a time. Flip through, delete shitty ones and you're done.

    Really. . . golf isn't that bad to process EVEN IF you're shooting tons of golfers, and I freaking hate processing.
     

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