« on: October 09, 2013, 12:01:37 PM »
Asking a digital photog for unedited images is like going to restaurant and asking the chef to take a steak out of the freezer and slap it straight onto a plate and serve it up.
Even uploading, backing up, sorting and rating is part of the editing process. Maybe some cropping thrown in at least. Then there's output sharpening. So saying you don't do PP is basically jpeg in camera straight to client, no middle man PC work at all. I'm sure some people work like that and make money (excluding sports photogs on deadlines where the editor needs the shots right away) but they can't be all that great which is why they value their own work so cheaply.
I've run into this before. I didn't want unedited images to save money, I was paying the photog the same either way. I really liked her images, we just didn't share the same post philosophy. I told her to rate and edit down, but send me her edited JPEGs and RAWs.
Also, I was willing to spend a serious amount of time editing each image, far more than she would be able to. I'm not opposed to compositing faces from one shot on to another, if for example, I looked really good in one, and my fiancé blinked and vice versa. My fiancé is a blinker with ETTL, so I'm used to doing this for her. Unless you take the time to use manual flash she'll blink in over 80% of shots with ETTL.
It let me sharpen to my output, and resize to my needs, I was also able to composite multiple exposures as necessary, she took beautiful photos, and I retouched them how I like and it worked out great.