If you have booked a shoot with us in the past, you likely already know what a contact sheet is. However, many new clients have asked us about this during their shoot. So, we thought it might be a good idea to explain in detail. This will help you know what you expect when we send them to you!
What is a Contact Sheet?
To summarise, a contact sheet is a document filled with thumbnails of your photos. They help you narrow down your chosen images with ease, as you can compare obvious differences such as angles.
What will the contact sheet look like?
A KEP contact sheet shows you three thumbnail images in a row, with 4 rows on a sheet. Each image has its number marked below so you can make a note of your final choices. While these are watermarked, they are clear enough for you to see which ones you definitely do or don’t want. If you are torn between two images and would like to inspect closely, we are happy to send larger copies.
When will I receive my contact sheet?
Before we send over your contact sheet, we look through every single photo we have taken and delete any that cannot be used. This includes blurred movement, poor lighting, bloopers, etc. As we have so many to get through, please allow two weeks after the date of your shoot for us to send them over to you.
When we email your sheets, we will also provide everything you need to know regarding editing time, pricing and our priority service.
How do I choose my final photos?
When you know what images you would like editing, it’s easy to let us know. Simply reply to our email with each image number, along with any editing requests you may have. Though we may not be able to fulfil all of these requests, we will always see what we can do to give you the image you want.
It always helps us if you can write the image in numerical order, allowing us to find them faster. However, don’t worry too much about this.
And that’s it! We hope you found this article educational and useful for the future. If you would like to learn more about the KEP creative process, feel free to drop us a message via Instagram!