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Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by raider, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. raider

    raider TPF Noob!

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    for those of you who use the upload services for your photography, say shooting various pics at a party, - how do you get the word out to everyone of the fact that the pics will be online for purchase? or even a wedding. cards on tables, pile at the door, dj, ?? And also, do you find it worth the effort.
     
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    I carry a lot of cards. My online photos are accessed directly by our main website so a business card does the trick. Some couples will list their photographer in the wedding program so if you have a website they can just type in your name and find it on any serch engine.
     
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    some people find it in bad taste to go around handing out cards, say, at the reception. I like the program idea - most people who would want pics would also take a program. I would have to print out a new stock of cards as to include the password to the service site.
     
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    I only hand out the cards if asked by a guest :)

    And most of my clients choose not to password protect their site so that's no problem.
     
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    Why would you print a password?

    Make it something the two of you both know, such as the date you met or something.

    Allison, I agree it seems odd some people would want their pics password protected, but I've had to do that for a couple of people who I was only using the web as a way to "transmit" their photos to them and they didn't want someone who just "happened upon" the site to be able to download them. To each their own I guess.
     
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    the password would be for all the guests/family - I've been doing lots of research with the various services and I'm trying to convince myself to sign up.
     
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    I use morephotos.com. Good service thus far. Runs about $40/month and handles all my client hosting and online ordering. It allows for the option to password protect or to leave it open. To see a real site in action check Here
     
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    does morephotos handle the printing and shipping of pics or do you? The thing I've been thinking about is why don't I just make a web page of the low res pics and cut out the middleman charging me a percentage of the sales! There's sites like this that charge a monthly fee plus a setup fee! They basically email you and tell you what this customer wants - wow. Hey, Joe wants a 5x7 of pic 15... that'll be 4 dollars. Just use photoshop cs' gallery maker that accepts comments and use that as the order request. So my point is - what makes this beneficial?
     
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    LOL, unfortunately I share a name with some famous female soccer player.
     

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