Welcome, Let’s get clients!
I’m greatful to those of you that are e-mailing me. Thank you for being patience. Some construction is still being completed and I do not mean building construction I mean Tech Construction!
I’m stressing to you to have a significant amount of business cards. You should be passing them out to EVERYONE! Not just regular cards. Photo.. full frame cards, with die-cut(rounded edges) edges…yes “wallets” die-cut! Full frame photo with white or black printing. Stragic placing of the letters regarding the photo design.
Yes!! They are more expensive but worth it. linen finish..great photo, rounded egdes….When a prespective client sees your card on the table they will pick it up, look at the photo again, and keep it. So pick a good one! Let’s get clients
My portfolio will be visible soon..if you have not already seen it you will soon be able to see that my photos are the type that clients buy..not to artistic they want to see the real human in the photo.
If you are making an Amazon purchase you can from any past post from this blog. That purchase helps me contintue to write these posts and give me a small payment. The great news for you is you are still getting the best prices. REMEMBER …..free shipping sometimes means “Lets get rid of it fast” New more improved tech is always around the corner. Keep Passing your cards out…keep shooting…
Publisher has postcards, doublesided, for the cost a postcard stamp you can insert photos and send in snail mailing. Let’s say a friend sounded like he and his girlfriend were planing to get engaged, you could offer a free sitting no obligation in honor of their celebration.
Carefully you set up a time, and you offer a place like a park or museum. See how many of those you can set up. keep in mind you don’t offer anything else. Don’t start making deals here…you will get the sitting, you can give them one free 5×7 and then present a price list showing them fair and modest prices. Over the years these people will come to trust you, they will be regulars, they will recieve fair prices and you will have a continious client for years ahead.
You will become an expert in “realizing” what the client likes..(remember it’s not what you like). Then you will be able to determine “what you could do” that will be better then… what they think they need. You will become artful when you make the four corners of the picture a delightful scene for the client. Their house in the background, their spouse, their children, the maple tree and the dog all in the photo. Depending on what the families or “Persons”style is is how you can design the scene. They are skiers, they are boaters, they climb mountains, they garden, etc.
If you can’t wait and you some money for advertizing buy $85. dollar 1/8 of a page in your local papers..like a post or village paper.
Theyn you must have a web/blog site. Make many friends locally and send(watermarked) photos. I’m sure you must be capable of getting two or three clients to meet you for a sitting. Remember to be very safe whenever you are meeting clients…Lets make this a WARNING: Things are changing with people so you must be careful of who your meeting and where your going.
Never go inside if you feel uncomfortable, are the only other person,
and you wonder why this person really wants a photograph.
Be smart. I have been quick to leave on several occassions in my career.