Rancho Cucamonga, California, US
so i shot with this photographer a couple months ago and apparently the pictures were ready a while ago but he told me he wanted to meet up to give them to me, and i told him i wasn't sure if i could, i don't get much time out of the house nowadays. (and i honestly don't want to drive an hour in traffic for photos when he could just dropbox or email them to me, you know?) so he said he would send some to me "tonight" maybe five days ago, and i mean i don't want to be a hassle. i don't know, should i just let them go? haha. do many photographers have models meet up for a second time just to give photos? or? it's just the first time this happened to me so i'm like er.
Dec 12 12 03:31 pm Link
Coppell, Texas, US
He may just want to judge what you think about them by seeing your face when you first see them? Be right up front and let him know you're dieing to see them and could he please make the time to send them to you electronically.
Dec 12 12 03:34 pm Link
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
You should be working out when, and how, you will recieve photos before you even start the shoot. Obviously too late for that now, but for future shoots, work that out before the shoot starts.
As for these photos, a polite reminder that you are waiting for the photos to be sent electronically shouldn't be seen as you being a hassle...
Dec 12 12 03:39 pm Link
Tampa, Florida, US
What you're thinking is most likely exactly what's going on. Does he have to see you in person to give you your photos? No. Unless he has physical prints to share which could always be mailed.
He wants to see you again in a more relaxed environment and what better way for it to seem innocuous than saying he "wants to meet in person to discuss the photos."
And since you said no and asked him to dropbox them...he's been less available and when you do talk to him he'll make it seem like such a hassle to provide you with files digitally.
A photographer who is looking to prolong the working relationship for his own satisfaction. What a shocking development.
Dec 12 12 03:47 pm Link
Portland, Oregon, US
Seems pretty sketch, no reason why he can't use email.
Dec 12 12 04:03 pm Link
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
you want photo's or friends .. better be bold.. tell him i'm not meeting up . you tell him if he wants friends to buy a dog .. need to get the point across in bolder way than asking and getting no for an answer !!
Dec 12 12 04:10 pm Link
Columbus, Ohio, US
Going into 13 yrs of doing this little cottage industry thing....only time I've met a llama is to hand over hard prints. I've been emailing the web edits for that long, and have only burnt one disk.
Dec 12 12 04:13 pm Link
Washington, District of Columbia, US
NO need to meet after shoot to give images. I can email or give link to download site, or snail mail.
Dec 12 12 04:19 pm Link
Vineland, New Jersey, US
The only time I ask to meet a model to give them pictures is if I have physical prints to give them and/or they're local. If we're in the same city, there is no real need to mail or email them pictures unless they insist. They didn't mail or email themselves to be photographed. If they are in another and usually distant city, it doesn't make sense to hand deliver them unless we are planning to shoot together for a 2nd or subsequent time.
Some models don't want to give me an address where they can get mail (it doesn't have to be their home) for whatever reason. I tend to not just burn a CD with images on it ... I go an extra step as a way of saying "you're worth the extra time and effort". For those who insist that I email them pictures (or make them available for download), they don't get to see that extra work.
Dec 12 12 04:26 pm Link
Portland, Oregon, US
Ive done many styles of getting photos.
In the snail mail, over email, over dropbox or other hosters. I've also met up with photographers to pick up a disc, or to sit in a cafe together and mutually select images we like to use from the sets.
Each time though, it was agreed upon the method before shooting (or during shooting). I ask the photographer what their preferred method is and if possible for me, I do it their way.
Dec 12 12 04:38 pm Link
Rancho Cucamonga, California, US
yeah, i mean i asked him at the end of our shoot and he said he would email them to me. s:
Dec 12 12 04:45 pm Link
Spokane, Washington, US
You already worked with the guy. What do you think? When I started I wanted feedback from the models. I used to meet to give prints and review them. I wanted to know which pics they liked best. Maybe he values your perspective after working with you. It doesn't have to be a sinister situation. I've also made large prints just to see how they looked, then gave them to the model. There are only so many reasons to meet in person. Just ask why he wants a face to face meeting since from your perspective it would be much easier to mail the images. It's a simple, honest question that only the photographer can answer. Good Luck.
Dec 12 12 08:31 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
No, this is not usual. This is 2013-- you send everything through email. He just wanted to see you again, for reasons you can guess.
Jan 19 13 01:14 pm Link
Fremont, California, US
or perhaps for other reasons. Possibly he wants to reiterate the terms of the license face to face. If so, he should make more of an effort to get to where the model is, rather than having her drive to him.
Jan 19 13 04:07 pm Link
Olivet, Michigan, US
I've made arrangements to meet the model so I could give her PRINTS, but for digital, that's stupid, or just inappropriate.
Jan 19 13 04:13 pm Link
Apache Junction, Arizona, US
I wouldn't get to overwhelmed by this. I actually like meeting with the Photographer and talking about the shoot and new ideas. One of the ways I learned modelling is photographers that took the time to sit down and discus the photos with me. Consider it a good thing.
Jan 19 13 04:14 pm Link
Salem, Oregon, US
i like to meet with customers to get them their products. it also gives me a chance to try to upsell them.
for models it's nice to see them again but not a requirement. i'm happy to dropbox the files. i've had trouble with CDs getting lost in the mail, though. and some models can't handle dropbox.
he might just be missing you. it happens.
Jan 19 13 04:17 pm Link
Chicago, Illinois, US
email is the easiest but everyone has their reasons to do things differently....
Jan 19 13 04:30 pm Link