The other night I was chatting with another photographer friend, Nicolle, and we were discussing all the new trends we are seeing in photography today. One of the topics that came up is how new photographers tend to post a lot of images from one shoot on their blog, Facebook, etc. This seems to be one of those rookie things that everyone does. I know I did it and I know many others do it as well. While I know a lot of photographers want to show all the images of their shoot, you shouldn't.
Have you ever seen a photographer's portfolio or Facebook page and just thought "Wow, this person never takes a bad image"? The reason you think this is because they narrow down their entire shoot to 2 or 3 of the very best images and just post them. Of course, they give the client many, many more images than this, but only release a few to the public.
If you remember my post a few weeks back about The National Geographic photog that shoots thousands and thousands of images just to keep a few, you'll see how this has a connection. My stance on what I post online, is only post the best of the best because that's what people will see. I feel like it's better to have 5 stunning images instead of 100 so-so ones. I will even go as far as taking photos off my site and replacing them as I grow as a photographer and find my own style, so the photos the public see is the best work I can do.
I thought it would help to see some other local photographers who do this really well on their Facebook page. These are photographers I look up to and feel like they are doing a great job.
- Darling Photography
- Eric Schnare Photography
- Peter Jensen Bissell Photographic
- emilie inc. photography
- Tom Couture Photography
- Studio Six-O-Three Photography
- Kate Mullen Photography
Let me know you opinion on this in the comments or on my Facebook page.