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Hi all, I'll try and keep this brief, thanks in advance for any input!
Long story short: I'm moving to Barbados. While there I would like to make some extra income via surf photography, primarily shooting people taking surf lessons (and maybe other assignments if opportunity presents itself). I've never been paid for my photos so this is new territory for me. There are two areas I'm trying to nail down.
Distribution: Best way to get people their photos. I am thinking a password protected gallery from Zenfolio would do the job? (Thinking either Unlimited or Premium service). Basically, provide them address for the site and they can navigate to the gallery after that - have galleries arranged by date to facilitate easy location.
I'm also seriously considering getting some waterproof business cards to hand out if I'm just shooting in the water and people inquire - which has happened multiple times already.
Pricing: The three primary surf schools on the island charge $50-$60 USD per person for a three hour session, per person. I am stuck on whether to charge per person, or rather per group, or offer choice of either. And how much? Presumably this would be to cover the entire session.
I've also considered maybe offering a small cut to the school/person giving the lessons as an incentive for them to suggest me.