My work process for car photography job
26 April 2018
- Receive an email from a client saying they want to hire me for a job. I’m checking my calendar and telling them free dates for a shoot. After client send me a brief what they need. We discuss location, logistic, angles. If everything ok client confirming a shoot and I book a day for that project.
- On location, I use Sony A7riii with a really high-resolution sensor. It gives me chance to get high res raws.
- I’m going through the brief again with a client. Checking all important details that I need to show. I take photos of a car from different prospectives (front, rear, front 3/4, rear 3/4, 7/8, profile, details, wider interiors, anything specific about the car etc – these are usually ‘must haves’ of car shoots)
- Also, client sees all images on a back of a camera or on a laptop.
- After shoot, I copy all raws on 2 different hard drives. For selection I use Lightroom. Also here I’m doing the basic color correction. It’s normal if I have 500-1000 photos after a shoot. With tiny differences in angles, wides of lenses, or hight position of a camera.
- All good images with the color correction I’m exporting to Pixieset gallery. And send this link to the client.
- On web gallery client can see photos, mark which photo he likes. I see this selection as well and can begin for proper retouching.
- I’m working with pro retoucher that creating a really nice result for me. I like work with professionals, and my clients like result what they get.
- Finally, once I’ve to get retouched photos I back up it again on hard drives and wetransfer result to the client. Normally it high res for print and low res for web and social media.