Upload & Sell: Off
I think someone asked if I did these for free. Definitely not. I don't do free shoots, even for friends(which these folks were).
The mother asked at the end of the shoot that she wanted to see ALL of the images, to which I responded that I would show her any remotely acceptable ones. Of these she chose only 16 for prints. I was really surprised at the small number, and also at the choices. I know there are some here that pointed out some OOF shots. One of those OOF shots were chosen, and some of the ones that showcased the poor warddrobe choices. On one hand I can say, "Clients sometimes have poor taste." On the other hand, who am I to judge? I hear an argument to that is that "one should only show their best." I think that's what I'm going to go with, from now on, at the risk of not including an image that a client with potentially poor taste would choose.
I definitely got what I needed to hear from this. Thanks to all.
What I need to work on:
1. Cut the obviously bad ones, 15 - 30 images IS an acceptable amount to show a client
2. Less processing, more consistency in processing
3. plan more, so there's less bad images