Image Editing: The comment in the Xtropolis logo ‘Professional Passion in Photography’ has its own sense. The photography and shoots are my passion and hobby, but I earn my cents at work (my ‘real’ job). I also expect a certain standard from my own photographs. I can really understand that people can’t wait to pimp their MySpace / Facebook profile with brand new pictures and the waiting time for those postprocessed pictures may seem endless.
I’ll try to explain it that way: when talking about a TFP photo shoot, i.e. a photo shoot where the model does not have to pay anything, the model takes the time that is necessary for the shoot. However, it takes much longer to screen all taken images, choose some and to prepare them in order to be published. That is what I am doing while you (model) are partying. As taking photos is a hobby, I need my time to edit the pictures whenever I want and feel like doing it. The advantage: I keep my fantastic mood and together we can look forward to good results. Not caring about whether it may take some hours, days, weeks or the time that it takes.
I’m always very motivated to finish the pictures quite fast, but I do not want to do a sloppy job. This is what I also say before the shoot, even twice. If you can live with that, I am looking forward to receiving your shoot enquiry.