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Photographer
Herman Surkis
Posts: 8,550
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  Quote 
Photographer
Herman Surkis
Posts: 8,550
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  Quote 
Photographer
Greg Kolack
Posts: 17,754
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  Quote 
Photographer
Duke Morse
Posts: 890
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
Brian Scanlon
Posts: 789
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  Quote 
Photographer
Paul Best
Posts: 1,294
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


nobody wants to network ....
Aug 04 12 09:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,961
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  Quote 
Photographer
Synthetic Shadows
Posts: 1,568
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
C s p i n e
Posts: 3,927
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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