Outsourcing that actually works … for you
Sidecar : Select is our premium post-production service, designed to be a direct extension of your studio. Editing your photos can be very personal, and difficult to hand over to someone else to do. Our design and planning discussions are the most comprehensive in the industry, and our goal is to consistently process your photos as good, if not better, than you do.
Our workflow is completely customized to how you currently operate. Don’t have a workflow yet? No problem, we will design one for you. The entire process is seamless and easy, as it should be.
Secret weapon, or selling-point
Some of our clients don’t want it known that they send their editing work to an outside company. We understand this need for discretion, and we make it a company policy to never discuss who any of our clients are, unless they have explicitly given us permission. But some of our clients have decided that working with us can actually be a positive selling point to their clients: They have some of the best people in the business editing their work.
Some of what is included with our service
If you need help culling, we can do that too. All culling is done by a working professional photographer, so you can feel safe knowing that the correct decisions are being made This is an optional add-on service – ask us for more information.
Multi-camera time sync
If you have multiple shooters, with multiple cameras, sometimes getting all of those photos to line up in a combined gallery can be tricky. This is something we can quickly identify and correct.
All photos get edited by hand, individually. We don’t batch up photos from a thumbnail gallery, or synchronize settings across a selection of photos. When we do carry over edits from one photo to the next, it is done for consistency. We make sure we see every single photo and verify that it looks exactly how we wanted it to look.
Our editing doesn’t stop at basic toning correction. We work with Wacom tablets and always make use of brushes, spot-edits, radials and other Local Adjustments.
Black and White Conversion
All of our black and white image conversions are done with Nik Silver Efex Pro, by hand. We create a selection criteria for what gets converted. Some photos ‘need’ conversion due to white balance issues. Some photos just make excellent black-and-whites.
Export and delivery can be done a number of ways. Full-size Tiffs? JPGs? Full-size and scaled for social-media? We are flexible. For many of our clients, we export directly into their Zenfolio accounts. Some of our clients choose to download directly from our private shared folder. The choice is yours.