I rarely do the ones with the potentially large number of pics. Someone can remind me of this: is it acceptable to use one image that shows multiple conditions instead of taking separate images for every possible infraction? For example, is it acceptable to use the pump island pics for the island view as well as a dirty canopy, if the one image shows this? If the same image also shows potholes or stains, can the one image be used yet again for those conditions?
Shop-et-al - Don't take a chance, take separate photos. It only takes a few seconds and not worth the possibility that your shop is put on hold
Unclebobg - 100 photos is highly unusual for any gas station I do and I have done 5 different brands. I probably average around 20. Also, they should not take more than 1/2 hour each and, if routed right, can be done in a half day.
I usually take a few extras to help me remember details for the narrative.
Thank you for your help. I hope to someday achieve your level of of perfection.
I didn't see any of you mention it, but why don't yall use the app for these shops? I find it much quicker, once I figured out that even though they asked for a pic for every question, you only have to take the required ones. When I go home, I'm done, no report, no uploading pics on their SLOWWWWW system.
I have done hundreds of gas station shops, and there are some I'll never do again (Shell immediately comes to mind). Like OP, I have taken between 88-120 photos; I take it seriously when they say take extras. You never know when a photo is going to cut off the end of the canopy with the logo, or cut off the top of the MID sign, or be just a little blurry. When I get a hold and an e-mail from the editor that they want the OTHER side of that pump in the photo, you'd better believe I want to have it on hand!
And yes, downloading and sorting those photos takes me FOREVER.
I feel like the odd man out with this Shell thing. I love Shell. Up until they started requiring a photo of every pump, they were a thousand times easier than Mobil. For me at least.