TFP - What If They Want Printed Copies?

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  1. Nikon Norm

    Nikon Norm TPF Noob!

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    TFP is an older term, but with the digital age has become TFP/CD. I give a CD of 10 full size fully retouched photo's on a CD to my Models I used.

    I also tell the model and write on the CD that the photo's are my copyright and they cannot sell the photo's. I do give the Models a written letter of permission to have prints done.

    With some Models I have given the CD and a couple of large prints, partly because I wanted to see how they turned out on paper.

    If you want to give some prints, Costco is a great place to get them done, they are very cheap and the quality is very good. You can download the printer color profiles.

    I have thought about setting up a "store" on one of the hosting sites that do e-commerce, and password protect the file for each Model so they can buy more of the prints, that I don't give them. That way I'm not having to do anything more than uploading and setting the price.


     
  2. littlesandra

    littlesandra TPF Noob!

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    There's a great photographer here in st.john's, and she provided me with a copy of her model release form, which I readily switched around to meet my needs.

    I'm doing my first non-friend shoot tomorrow, so I'll make sure just to clarify what's included. My main work is TFPCD. It's just most people around here now use TFP meaning technically the same thing as TFPCD.
     
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    photogincollege TPF Noob!

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    Yeah I agree with most of the people here, maybe give them 1 or 2 prints, and if they like them and want more then you talk about money.
     
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    You should definitely talk with the model prior to the shoot to discuss what she (he) is trying to get from the session. Do they need prints to put in their model book to show to perspective agents/clients or are they just building a portfolio on OMP, in which case a CD works fine. Make sure you specify in the release if they can make prints from a CD you provide, etc.
    As for printing, you should check out White House Custom Color (www.whcc.com). they are a large full-service professional print house for pros & hobbists alike. their 2-day UPS delivery is included in their price (8x10 glossy is $2.00 as an example). Setting an account is free. you sinply download their s/w which is used to put together your order. When ready you simply hit one button to upload and you're done. thier minimum order is only $12.
    As a pro it is absolutely critical that I have a great print house behind me like WHCC. Because of the low cost I usually make a print or two of the best images from an TFP session regardless. The models really appreciate this and you'd be amazed what it does for your references ...
     

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