« on: October 08, 2013, 08:30:05 PM »
it is of course OK to crop, rotate and fiddle with all the things PS and the others let you fiddle with. But I still believe you´ll become a better photographer if you try to frame things right from the start.
One other consideration is for stuff like commercial sports or weddings where you are doing it cheap. If you have to post process you are losing money.
I don't do that sort of work but I know people who do and I was surprised to learn they shot jpeg unto they explained that post processing cut into profits.
I don't follow. Surely more time spent PP = more billable time to the customer and therefore more profit!
For me I don't care how long it takes I'm not handing over trashy shots. Money comes and goes, reputation lasts a lot longer.
I fully understand and agree with what you say about reputation, but would it not be true that a wedding (and possibly sports shooting) would be contracted to a fixed price hence the statement that PP = lost profit as you can't add to the price?
The fixed price should cover your PP time. I always include that in my invoice and in my contract. If I need more time then that's on me, that's just part of the service. Depends how far you're willing to go. It's like working overtime but without pay. Sure, that is incentive for me to get the job done quicker and next time I can adjust my price accordingly.
And if your fixed price doesn't get you the job, then you don't have to worry about PP anyway.