So it is true what they say about photography, only 30% of your time is spent shooting, the other 70% of your time is spent behind a computer screen. This shoot took about 3 hours.
The day the shoot after I skimmed through the images selecting the “keepers” & deleting the failures. (approx 1 hour) What I’ve learned so far is that you have to let the images rest a couple of days before going trough them a second time, the second time reviewing gives you a totally different view on things. I also show my selection to Wenti or Tom, depending on that, I’ve got more or less keepers. I noticed that my ratio of hit/keepers has increased dramatically since I’ve started out, so practice does make
perfect a difference.
Yesterday I’ve spent 4 hours editing the keepers. Editing is a difficult thing … so many options but where do you draw the line ?
In the first picture I took a radical turn from what I normally do. Call it an artistic impression …
Maybe this is a bit daring , the reactions on BD and flickr are mixed. I agree this edit is not the most commercial approach, but it IS different… If this would have been the only picture I supplied for a pregnancy session it would be bad, but here it more of bonus. (black&white or color)
When I do a session like this I try to do a couple of different looks & work with the location so there is no 1 style throughout the shoot. Although “my” style is starting to show.
And now for some other pictures …
A big warm thanks to Anne & Kristof for this very fun shoot and for letting me use all images.
We’ll probably meet again in a couple of weeks 😉