Should we ever sell raw, unedited images? [photography]

Posted: September 29, 2010 in Photography
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Over on my post 6 Tips for Setting Your Photography Prices, there has been some discussion about whether a photographer should ever sell original, unedited files. There’s also some questioning whether photographers should sell any digital files at all, edited or not. But then, that’s a common dialogue always going on amongst photographers.

I just thought I’d pick up on this idea that we would ever sell raw, unedited images. One reader commented that since she’s a photographer, her wedding photog sold her the complete package of raw files for her own editing pleasure. Honestly, as a photographer myself, I can understand why she would want more creative control over her wedding photos. But as with any facet of the photography biz, if you compare photographer practices to any other service, they don’t always make sense. [read]

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