I'm just now ready to start marketing myself, after learning techniques from Scott Hargis and so many others on PFRE and the Flickr group. That said, I'm wondering what the best approach is when starting out, to keep my shoot time within an acceptable limit.
Are there any posts where photographers are addressing this point specifically, time spent on a shoot? Different approaches of negotiating more time starting out? I know of course there are differences according to shooting high end larger properties, as opposed to smaller ones. But specifically, approaches to communicate the possibility of needing extra time, without turning potential clients off.
Sounds like you have concerns about getting through a shoot quickly with the agent waiting there tapping her foot waiting for you to finish. I've not done a post specifically on this subject although seems to be an area of concern for many of those just getting started using small manual flash. Here are some of my suggestions:
I think if you just set your goal to stay under 2 hours a shoot and don't get obsessed with perfection and use just a couple of lights you will rapidly improve speed and quality to where you want it to be.
Any other suggestions?