Second Shooters this is for you.....Hell even if you have just assisted me, this is for you....
OK, see the image below.... I DID NOT TAKE THIS SHOT...... I love it, I took a different angle of it but this one is not mine... This Image by Copyright standards belongs to Andrea Henderson of Khapture Photography. Pretty awesome huh! Well you may never see this image due to the fact that most photographers will not allow second shooters to post the images they shot except maybe for their website. We all know social media such as Facebook and Instagram is where we spend most of our time browsing for images or what not. So unless you know the photographer, its gonna be a slim chance you don't get to see their best work.
So I was blessed to be able to show most of my work to Instagram or FB when I would second shoot for a few local photographers, some yea NOT SO MUCH.
Here is another from Amber Balous who also helps second shoot with me. I think I was taking pics of some details or maybe a different angle but this here, yea! Awesome 👏🏼
I guess my post is mainly about just letting future shooters know that it does not matter to me that you post what YOU shot. After all its YOUR shot and your shooting with me for a reason... I like your stuff and I hope you get as much work in the future off of it as you can...
My Pastor at Shoreline City in Dallas just spoke about this just this Sunday. He stated that, How can I hold onto something that I have been blessed with and not pass it down. How can I ask them to help me shoot but limit them in return? The Lord blessed me with the opportunity to have a couple allow me to photograph their wedding or event and in my contract it states that I can post images from said event on social media, but yet I'm going to limit my second shooter and say "Hey by the way, you can't post any image you took till 3 months after I have given the couple their images". WHAT!
You know we have different angles and focal lengths we shoot at so more than likely your not gonna get the same shot I just took. To my clients, I couldn't be everywhere at the same time and you know I didn't take the same first dance from all angles at the same time. I had help. Its hard to get work doing something creative, so if you see your face on someone else IG or FB page, its ok I know about it.... 80-90% of the images are coming from me. The editing....yup me.
So I would just like to say thanks for all the help and anyone who extended help when I needed it. I didn't pull up too many images from all the Photographers who have ever helped me but if you have helped me.....I want to see you post YOUR work...You don't have to say you got the image shooting with me, because that didn't matter just post it.
So again, I am for you, not against you. Not I am for me and only me. I don't do it all alone and the people that help me should not be asked to have to limit their work to 1 or 2 post months later to show their work. You were blessed, bless someone else. It's ok. The client is gonna love their whole gallery regardless.
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