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This thread is precisely the pain of retail photography.

I started as a portrait photographer and the business model was based on a modest sitting fee and a subsequent print sale based on the quality of images and the sales skills of the photographer/ salesperson.

Once digital images became popular, the demand for files grew dramatically.
The problem is that the clients saw them as a cheap alternative to paper prints and were startled and outraged that you would be "ripping them off".

Yes, they are ignorant. Yes, you need to make money. But thinking the public can be educated into paying for something is a fool's errand.

There are a hundred other photographers that will gladly shoot and burn a disc for $75. The problem is that photographers are seen as generic.

Ask the right price and sell files.
You will sell some and lose many.
What this tells you is that you have the wrong customers.






May 22, 2017 at 03:24 PM
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