How long is acceptable to wait for Images from a shoot?

How long is acceptable to wait for Images from a shoot?

18 posts
1 Oct 2012
Ryan_JM
Model
Ryan_JM
I did a location shoot with 2 other models and a group of photographers just over a month ago, and we still haven't received all or even most of the images, we've only seen 1 or 2 (of each model), even though some of the images were great from our perspective when we did the shoot, we still haven't seen them. We keep on asking the Photographer who was in charge of this shoot, but we nothing comes of it, he just says he'll try and get them asap. It should'nt really take 1 month to edit images should it?

Posted 1 Oct 2012
mgphotomedia
Photographer
mgphotomedia
Ryan_JM

I did a location shoot with 2 other models and a group of photographers just over a month ago, and we still haven't received all or even most of the images, we've only seen 1 or 2 (of each model), even though some of the images were great from our perspective when we did the shoot, we still haven't seen them. We keep on asking the Photographer who was in charge of this shoot, but we nothing comes of it, he just says he'll try and get them asap. It should'nt really take 1 month to edit images should it?


If he/they are busy with paid work it might do. Many photographers will give paid work priority over TF so it's important to agree timescales before a shoot.

I'm assuming it was TF.
Posted 1 Oct 2012
Edited by mgphotomedia 1 Oct 2012
Ryan_JM
Model
Ryan_JM
It was paid, only £25 though

Posted 1 Oct 2012
Ryan_JM

I did a location shoot with 2 other models and a group of photographers


One of the biggest problems we see involving Group Shoots where models work with multiple - often unknown or non-member - photographers is the lack of expected images which eventually materialise. This is one of the primary reasons why for some time we have only allowed registered Hire Studio account holders to promote this type of event (unless it is a non-commercial Community Event which complies with Purestorm Guidelines). We work on the assumption that bona fide Hire Studio businesses will try to maintain their good reputation by looking after the interests of all attendees, whereas we know from bitter experience that many 'Events Organiser' photographer or model account holders will just close their profile if a multi-photographer event goes wrong or if photographers attending the event vanish without providing models with agreed recompense and/or expected images.

If this event was organised by one of our Hire Studio members through this site and part of the arrangement was the provision of portfolio images please contact them via PM to ask them to honour any agreement made when the booking was placed, and if the reply does not adequately answer your queries use the [Report this email to Admin] link for our attention.
Posted 1 Oct 2012
BaileyK
Model
BaileyK
If you get paid then you don't always get the images,
Obviously it seems it was agreed you did.
Perhaps he is genuinely busy

Posted 1 Oct 2012
mgphotomedia
Photographer
mgphotomedia
Ryan_JM

It was paid, only £25 though


Given your level of experience (and the fact you're male!) I'd say you did pretty well to get paid at all - so that's a bonus.

It could be that none of the shots met the photographers' expectations but they'd rather not tell you in case it causes bad feeling. Who knows.

But I'd tend to look at it as having been an opportunity to build on your experience and to network, with the benefit of pay, and if any of the images do eventually materialise then so much the better.
Posted 1 Oct 2012
Edited by mgphotomedia 1 Oct 2012
mgphotomedia

Given your level of experience (and the fact you're male!) I'd say you did pretty well to get paid at all - so that's a bonus.

It could be that none of the shots met the photographers' expectations but they'd rather not tell you in case it causes bad feeling. Who knows.

But I'd tend to look at it as having been an opportunity to build on your experience and to network, with the benefit of pay, and if any of the images do eventually materialise then so much the better.


+1

Perhaps leave it a week, then message the photographer(s) to ask if you simply haven't seen anymore images because they did not come out as they expected?? If not no worries, perhaps just ask to see the images so you can view what went wrong then take that away from the experience.

At least you have been paid something (£25 + 1 or 2 images) and it hasn't been a complete loss for you...

Hope this helps!
Posted 1 Oct 2012
Ryan_JM
Model
Ryan_JM
Nah it was organised by a photographer by name of  #####, well as we went along we would look at the shots we took, and even the photographers said they loved the shots.

However I would rather just get told if they weren't good enough, because I could then gain from it and try to improve what I did wrong ect, I just want to see the images so I can add them to my portfolio.
Posted 1 Oct 2012
Edited by WebModerator 1 Oct 2012
Ryan_JM

Nah it was organised by a photographer by name of #####, well as we went along we would look at the shots we took, and even the photographers said they loved the shots. However I would rather just get told if they weren't good enough, because I could then gain from it and try to improve what I did wrong ect, I just want to see the images so I can add them to my portfolio.


I would probably refrain from mentioning anyones name at this stage.. It won't make other photographers exactly jump at the chance to work with you just as a warning... It doesn't really benefit anyone to know either.

Also what the photographer can see in the back of the camera on the day, and what they get on the PC at home can be so different. The same also goes for what they tell you on the day...

The only person who can answer if they weren't good enough are the photographer's, so i would just leave it a few more days and then message as i have said above. But out of interest, why if they weren't good enough would you want to have them anywhere near your portfolio? It should be quality over quantity... You have no idea if they are port worthy just yet.... So if i were you i would just message to see and then take it from there.

In answer to your original question of waiting for images, however long was arranged between you all really.. I sometimes receive images that same night, or some as much as a month later... Photographers can be busy and paid work takes priority, as it of course does with models... Some images are also worth waiting for! 

Posted 1 Oct 2012
Edited by Ellamae10 1 Oct 2012
Socialdisaster
Photographer
Socialdisast..
I'm not sure why you think you are getting photos, as you were paid?

Maybe the person who organised it can't get any, because none of the photographers understand it, either?

Posted 1 Oct 2012
Ryan_JM
Model
Ryan_JM
Oh sorry, I didn't know I wasn't supposed too, now I do since it's been marked out, Wont do it again Thats a fair point, I sometimes think the opposite though but, the photographers know what they're doing Yeah I'll wait another week or so, well my images on my profile aren't amazing but since they're the images I have, and they A LOT better than the ones that I take myself lol. But thankyou Well I just went through the email I got from the photographer explaining things he said I would get paid and he would give all the pictures he can get, but I'll wait for a bit Thankyou all of you
Posted 1 Oct 2012
Ryan_JM

Well I just went through the email I got from the photographer explaining things he said I would get paid and he would give all the pictures he can get 


With this in mind perhaps the one or two you have already seen ARE all he can get, if this was his exact wording i personally wouldn't pressure him anymore as it sounds like a flimsy arrangement that wasn't set in stone anyway. He has probably tried already with no luck...

As Social Disaster has already stated, if you are paid then you seldom get images in addition. That is essentially paying a model twice...

Best of luck either way!

Posted 1 Oct 2012
Ryan_JM
Model
Ryan_JM
Yeah i was thinking that after I wrote that haha
Posted 1 Oct 2012
darrenbrade
Photographer
darrenbrade
Ryan_JM
I did a location shoot with 2 other models and a group of photographers just over a month ago, and we still haven't received all or even most of the images, we've only seen 1 or 2 (of each model), even though some of the images were great from our perspective when we did the shoot, we still haven't seen them. We keep on asking the Photographer who was in charge of this shoot, but we nothing comes of it, he just says he'll try and get them asap. It should'nt really take 1 month to edit images should it?
A good tip for group events is to get everyone's email so you can contact them direct. Have a business card so they can contact you too. Not everyone who organises these things are good on the networking side so it may be easier to do it yourself. Be prepared for photographers only wanting to deal with just the organiser though. You also need to find out what the deal is for the photographers, if they are paying the organiser either at the event or as part of membership to a club, they may not be obligated to give pictures. Something always worth checking. Treat group events as a way to network and not as a way to get pictures. You want contacts for exclusive time rather than a free for all. Also, a month is not a long time for some people.
Posted 3 Oct 2012
Edited by darrenbrade 3 Oct 2012
PB001
Photographer
PB001
Put the ball on the other foot (so to speak) I'm still waiting for a model or two to pick there chosen images from a selection I sent on a personalized web link. Their choice would go onto CD for them. I'm still waiting for a reply having emailed the link quite a while back.

Please don't pigeon hole photographers, we're not all 'forgetful'.


Posted 29 Oct 2012
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