Online proofsheets for portrait sessions???

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  1. DIRT

    DIRT TPF Noob!

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    I could swear that i recently saw a post on this but i couldnt find it.

    My question is, after i shoot some headshots or portraits and the customer wants an online proof/gallery how would i get something like that? somewhere that i could put up thier proofs and they can view them online?
     
  2. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    I'm going to move this to the Portrait/Wedding section, I think you'll get more replies there.

    I use morephotos.com and they charge a monthly fee. If you have a website you can put them up there and just number each photo, that's what I did when I was starting the business. I did find that my sales increased a lot when I offered online ordering and accepted credit cards.
     
  3. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I've been considering this too. What kind of fees can one expect for an e-commerce sort of site?

    Thanks!

    -Pete
     
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    Alison, what is the name of the company? Do you have a link to their site?
     
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    Great... thanks!
     
  8. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    For $7.95 a month you can get your own website at www.ipowerweb.com

    Then you can download jalbum, www.jalbum.net which is a free java web gallery program, and generate a nice gallery for your proofs. Do a batch resize on them with photoshop or irfanview to make them a suitable websize. Jalbum makes the thumbs and all the html for you.

    This doesn't include all the perks of that other site, like custom discounts, and order forms and what not, but you can easily set up a paypal system for orders, which works via a form and email.
     
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    thanks digital matt, that's very helpful!
     

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