Contemporary Portrait Photographers in Michigan Mary DuPrie
I see the writing on the wall. I need to add to my business model. I’ve never been a portrait photographer so I’ve never used their business model. Selling prints, books albums and who knows what else. But that’s about to change. I’m on a quest to investigate and put that into play. My portrait skills have vastly improved over the last two years. I’m not going to put my shingle out as a portrait photographer but rather will not turn away the business that asks me.
I’ve done some minor digging but need more. I thought maybe those of you that do portraits could give those of us some insight. For now just a bit of info about prints would be great. It would be especially great to hear from those of you who have studios.
And you thought you were going to learn something from me on this blog!
- What should I charge for prints?
- How do you charge for retouching?
- Do you sell them on your own website or host them on someone else’s?
- Do they mail them direct to clients? Or do you?
- I spend quite a bit of time retouching so how does that figure in? This is where I’m most confused.
- Sitting fee (is this still the common terminology)?
- Product commitment amount (I like this phrase but are there others)?
For now just hearing about the process of prints/retouching would be great.
If you would like to share we would love to listen.
Looking forward to the retouching perspective.6 comments