Culling is the first step in the post-production phase. Whatever be the photography style or type – this is a process that pretty much every photographer has to go through (unless you outsource it. But more on that later). After a photography gig, you often come home with hundreds and sometimes thousands of images in your drive, and not every image is a masterpiece, but what you finally deliver to your clients should be. And that requires going through every single photograph you have taken. Moreover, editing takes time and effort, so in a way, culling saves you from wasting time editing photographs that are not worth it. Want to learn more about culling photos and why it’s a necessary part of your post-production workflow? Then we have answers for you.[···]
You are just starting out in the wedding photography industry. You are fueled by creativity and have a passion for capturing the most stunning photographs and a desire to be the best you can, but it’s not always a smooth journey. And one of the obstacles you can face as you set out to achieve all that you want right from the beginning is the post-production photo editing process. Editing photos is a long and tedious process and can often take up hours of your time that you could otherwise spend photographing more weddings. If this is already happening to you, it might be time for you to consider professional photo editing services. From how outsourcing photo editing can help you book more weddings to how it allows you to explore your creativity, in this blog, we talk about some of the significant benefits that you can get from photo editing services for photographers.[···]
FEATURING GARRETT DELPH, CEO and CoFounder of ShootDotEdit
Maybe it was just a few years ago that you realized your calling in wedding photography. Or maybe you’ve been in it longer than that. You decided to make your passion your business and grow with it both personally and professionally.
You’ve spent years making a place for yourself in the wedding photography industry and now you’re flooded with work from all corners. You’re happy, but also dealing with the chaos of running a business.
And we get it! Running a business can be super difficult — and making a photography business decisions like handling the shoots, post-production, client communications, networking, branding, advertising, logistics, and whatnot, can be overwhelming! At the end of the day, you’re just trying to keep your head above water…
If this all sounds familiar, DON’T PANIC! You’re not alone.
20 years ago, this was the life of Garrett Delph, the co-founder and CEO of ShootDotEdit.
He was the owner of a thriving wedding photography business — but it was a struggle. After years of stress and anguish, Garrett finally found his solution…[···]
Time… You can’t fight it—there are only 24 hours in every day!
Time is fleeting and time matters. It’s not just something you can get back… Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
What decisions have you been putting off making in your business because you simply just don’t have the time?
And what if you could get that time back? What would you do with even just one extra hour each day?
Would you spend it with your family? Or perhaps you’d go to the gym—maybe even get in some much-needed self-care…
You could catch up on sleep, cuddle with your kiddo—the world really opens up when you’re not constantly getting buried by your work! Outsourcing for wedding photography can be the key to unlock extra time (by getting that lost time back).
Featuring Tracy Autem
Becoming a small business owner isn’t necessarily a goal for all photographers. Industry statistics show that there are plenty of talented wedding and portrait photographers who are perfectly happy working for someone else. And that’s something Tracy Autem is grateful for.
When Tracy created Lightly Photography almost 15 years ago, she had no idea her business would grow to the point of maintaining full-time staff members, associate shooters, and a sought-after internship program.
“We’ve definitely created a company that fosters longevity with our staff.”