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Photographer

Herman Surkis

Posts: 8859

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

John Jebbia wrote:
We don't post them because it saves us the trouble of having to remove them 3 months later when the model changes her mind or gets a new boyfriend.

+1

Jul 01 12 11:52 pm Link

Photographer

Herman Surkis

Posts: 8859

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Incubus Imagery wrote:
It’s a conspiracy brought forth by the photographers in BC. I have said too much I don’t dare say why.  smile

Shhh!
Or we will have to take action.

Jul 01 12 11:58 pm Link

Photographer

Greg Kolack

Posts: 17842

Downers Grove, Illinois, US

I look at my portfolio as an overall view of my work. I also take time to arrange them in a certain order, and certain albums. I try to show variety - not just quantity or being new.

If a new shot is similar to something I already have, I may decide to use only 1, in which case I have to make a choice. Plus I tend to update only every few months when I have several shots to add. When i do this, it often means revamping the overall look of the portfolio, which takes some time.

There are 2 models I have shot with numerous times - neither of them post any of the shots I taken with them. For the most part, they are marketing themselves in a different direction than what we shot, and they have limited slots, so I completely understand that.

Jul 02 12 11:00 am Link

Photographer

Duke Morse

Posts: 891

Dallas, Texas, US

You post what is best for your portfolio and the market you are chasing and I will do the same for my book.  More likely than not, those are not the same images if any at all.  Do not be offended it is just business.

Jul 04 12 06:31 pm Link

Model

Misty R H

Posts: 471

Anaheim, California, US

Annalise Blackwood wrote:
Over the years, I have had quite a few successful photoshoots where both the photographer and I had a strong rapport on set, and we were very happy with the photos, sometimes going through them together after the shoot and deciding which ones were the best, and would be edited (I've been lucky to have some say in which photos I recieve back on occasion) and yet quite often, I see that they don't post any of the images in their portfolio. If the shots were strong and they were pleased with them, why not use them? Don't get me wrong, i'm not unhappy about it, just curious because this has happened more often than not lately.

Thanks,

Annalise

Good question, I have had this too.  What makes it really curious is that I have had paid shoots with photographers where they come back to me several times for more pics.  Or I even have TF shoots where the photographer asks to shoot with me again several tims.  So if they are paying me and/or they come back to me and several times I would have to assume they like the pics so I wonder why they don't get posted.

Aug 04 12 08:46 pm Link

Model

Misty R H

Posts: 471

Anaheim, California, US

Annalise Blackwood wrote:
Over the years, I have had quite a few successful photoshoots where both the photographer and I had a strong rapport on set, and we were very happy with the photos, sometimes going through them together after the shoot and deciding which ones were the best, and would be edited (I've been lucky to have some say in which photos I recieve back on occasion) and yet quite often, I see that they don't post any of the images in their portfolio. If the shots were strong and they were pleased with them, why not use them? Don't get me wrong, i'm not unhappy about it, just curious because this has happened more often than not lately.

Thanks,

Annalise

Good question, I have had this too.  What makes it really curious is that I have had paid shoots with photographers where they come back to me several times for more pics.  Or I even have TF shoots where the photographer asks to shoot with me again several tims.  So if they are paying me and/or they come back to me and several times I would have to assume they like the pics so I wonder why they don't get posted.

Aug 04 12 08:46 pm Link

Photographer

Brian Scanlon

Posts: 790

Encino, California, US

The photographer may feel that the photo does not add anything to their current portfolio.  They may feel that others are just as good or better.  Also if you put it online it can then be more easily stolen.  You may sacrifice some, but keep others safe.

Aug 04 12 09:29 pm Link

Photographer

Paul Best

Posts: 1294

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

nobody wants to network ....

Aug 04 12 09:40 pm Link

Photographer

BritWoollardPhotography

Posts: 771

Chicago, Illinois, US

Mask Photo wrote:
from my perspective, I only have 3 slots open in my mayhem, so it has to be better than what's there to supplant the current work.

Also, I tend to not process my own selects from a shoot for a while. Sometimes a long while; i'm often tired of staring at a concept after i've processed the team's choices, and since I don't have a deadline myself, i'll push off my own preferences. This means that I might not have a processed select of my own from the shoot for months.

I'll often just post the llama's pick in my port, but not always, if i don't think it represents my best work from a photographic point of view.

This.

Aug 04 12 09:42 pm Link

Photographer

DougBPhoto

Posts: 38559

Portland, Oregon, US

Annalise Blackwood wrote:
Over the years, I have had quite a few successful photoshoots where both the photographer and I had a strong rapport on set, and we were very happy with the photos, sometimes going through them together after the shoot and deciding which ones were the best, and would be edited (I've been lucky to have some say in which photos I recieve back on occasion) and yet quite often, I see that they don't post any of the images in their portfolio. If the shots were strong and they were pleased with them, why not use them? Don't get me wrong, i'm not unhappy about it, just curious because this has happened more often than not lately.

Thanks,

Annalise

If we shoot when I visit Victoria, I promise I'll put one in my portfolio smile

Aug 04 12 09:53 pm Link

Photographer

Synthetic Shadows

Posts: 1568

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Sometimes I get stuck in a rut of work where I feel my results become formulaic. It's useful because I'm delivering what the model presumably liked from my portfolio but most of the time in spite of any rapport we had or how well the shoot turned out it is often too similar to my existing work. There's consistency and there's being in a rut, and often times if I really enjoyed working with the model I'll call him/her back to shoot again to try something different even if I'm
Not using the stuff we've shot before.

Aug 04 12 09:54 pm Link

Photographer

CSDewitt Photo

Posts: 608

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Wysiwyg Photography wrote:

I just did a back up of all my images.. and I'm not exaggerating... I have 100s of THOUSANDS of photos.... They might be strong and great images, but a portfolio should be only so big.. I'm not posting everything from every shoot.

+1 and I don't post too many photos on MM. I have several sites where I post photographs, so a model may, at times, venture outside of MM.

Aug 05 12 12:44 pm Link

Photographer

C s p i n e

Posts: 3945

Portland, Oregon, US

Trisha Bowyer wrote:
personally, i'm lazy, have filled all my spots and have other things to do and update. My images here are years old...i've shot a lot since then but I just don't care to update here. It's probably nothing personal. But what do I know?

+1

Aug 05 12 04:01 pm Link

Model

Ivanafox

Posts: 979

Healesville, Victoria, Australia

I've noticed photographers don't seem to update their folios very much. I frequently visit the website and folios of photographers  and I'm always suprised to see that 6-12-24 months later the exact same images are on their website/folio. 
I hope it has to do with being too busy to update, rather than not being bothered, or taking years to get some decent shots to update with. After all, it's not much incentive to do a TF shoot with someone that can't be botherd to update their showcase, or can't get good shots.

Aug 05 12 04:11 pm Link