I had a challenging time with my last shoot.
The kids were sick, the light was not my ideal (parents couldn't do later) and later in editing, my computer suddenly refused to cooperate and stopped saving files...
And the worst part? I didn't know until later when I went to reopen them and there was nothing there.
I had to start from scratch editing them entirely.
I edited boogers, red eyes, harsh lighting....it took me a good 30 mins per photo the first time, and the second time was less, but I couldn't achieve all the same looks since I forgot a lot of what I did.
I am almost ready to halt all future shoots until I get my computer more reliable and clear it out so that this never happens again...because crying at 1am over lost photos isn't something I want to experience again.
And I miss my own photos. I miss sitting with my cup of coffee and snapping my everyday...and editing on my own time constraints.
That is the hardest part, the time constraints.
I love the snapping, hate the editing, and love the reaction from happy families over their cherished keepsakes...
But, man, it is so much more different than I imagined.
Very little time snapping photos, tons of time editing, networking, ordering prints...it all just has really left me a little sad.
I think I need to make time for the reason I have always loved it so...just simple (no pressure) photography...
In this one I edited out mom's arm and body. I replaced it with the trees and leaves by using the cloning tool.
Best. Tool. Ever.
Do you have a business? What are your thoughts?