How to Cull Images
So they will cull your sessions for you. I have friends who sent them 5,000 wedding pictures and they cull them for you. So you can pay them top do that. I don't, I want to do my own culling because I really wanna make sure that I pick the ones that they edit. I just... It's just important to me to know and see what's gonna end up in the gallery. So I definitely do my own culling so, that saves me a little bit of money. And so what I wanna do right now is show you what a full culled session looks like for me. And this is a pretty big one, this is a really big gallery. Okay, so I'm just doing bridge right now and these have been edited by the image salon and what... I'm just gonna (mumbles) make sure they all. You'll notice how giant this gallery is, okay. So when you see that number, you're gonna gasp but when you see them all together you're gonna see why I give it. There are 193 images in this gallery. No shame. There ares some people who are probably on there that are like, "is she ...
crazy, oh my God that is not a real photographer". You guys, my clients love it, they go bananas, they love it. I'm telling their family story. This is a huge part of my brand and my business. It may not work for you, this is what I do, okay. (chuckles) Like I said, I'm not lying about anything I'm putting it all out there. Okay, so I'm gonna go full screen and I'm just kinda kind of... And why I'm showing you this is it's gonna show you what I'm looking for and you'll see that I'm doing that same old routine that I do all the time. I am super blowing, now you're gonna see that on my work. These look like (mumbles) like duplicates (mumbles). And part, I'll be completely honest. Part of the reason why I give big galleries is 'cause I don't wanna spend the time to sit there and be like, "well, do I like this one better or that one?" Just give them all. (chuckles). I just do it. We're digital photographers. My friend, Sandra who is a phone photographer she dies at my strategy because they're so particular about each shot. Then I'm like. "whatever, I'm digital, I can totally do it". This family was my creative live model from my last class. (mumbles) Then outside too. Is she cute? My gosh, the little one. And this is you guys Seattle. This place is like five minutes from my house. (chuckles) We're lucky people around here. So, almost through. So, as you see all of these pictures can you imagine me not giving them all of these? Right, like why would I deprive them of this? Oops there, I went through the whole thing. So, that's a giant gallery, did it feel that giant? Not really, right? I just can't imagine, I just can't imagine being like "well..." And I don't wanna decide what their favorite picture of their little guy is I want them to decide. I don't want them not to decide because of money I want them to look at those and be like "okay, I'm gonna pick which one" and maybe I like this face and maybe dad likes that one a little bit better. So, I am gonna give them to them. I'm gonna give them all of the ones that spoke to me all the ones that meet my bench marks, my rules I'm gonna give them to them, alright.
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Stop making excuses for why you’re not calling yourself a photographer and get the tools needed to put yourself out there. Elena Blair is a lifestyle photographer with a six-figure business who started as your “mom with a camera.” With a knack for capturing authentic moments, posing for any age group, and running a business that continues to grow, Elena joins CreativeLive to give you a quick start into building your family photography business. In this jam-packed course you’ll learn:
- What lifestyle photography is
- Basics of gear and camera settings
- Lighting and composition techniques
- How to shoot with intention
- Tips for finding your market and connecting with families
- Posing techniques for a variety of families and age groups
- Pricing your photo sessions
- How to work with a 3rd party to help edit your imagery
If you have a love of photography and are tossing around the idea of turning your hobby into a business, this course will give you the confidence to take a chance, believe in yourself, and have the tools needed to be successful.