Use Your Digital Files… Create a Coffee Table Book!
Ask five photographers about their opinion on selling digital files, & you will probably get five philosophies on why they do, or don’t, offer them. One reason photographers have a hard time selling digital files is because they are afraid that the files will simply collect dust on someone’s desk, under a pile of papers with long to-do lists. On these to-do lists will probably include a bullet point for “print out photos from disc!” We all know how busy life can get, especially with kids, so chances are… the majority of people simply hold onto the disc, & the photos never see the light of day.
I love to offer digital files with my sessions at a rate that is reasonable to everyone involved, and I love to offer ideas on ways to get those digital files seen.
Meet Blurb Books. I love their simple, modern approach to a professional looking book. You can create a custom cover, pick the weight of your paper, & heck, you can even charge family members (!) to have a piece of your memories while Blurb manages your account. Below are just three pages from last year’s Fall 2011 book of my kids. This year’s Fall book, is still in the works. So take your disc from your session, & even if you have writer’s block, you can create full-page wordless pieces of art… people will thumb through them forever!
napcp contributor meet Erin Zahradka
About the Contributor: A Denver-based Lifestyle Photographer, Erin loves chocolate, children & all things camera!
An Emotional Documentary Newborn Session & FilmInspiration I was inspired in this session by the emotional connection between the mom, dad, and baby. From every angle, there was an emotional connection and strong bond. A sense of pride, excitement, and deep love came pouring from this family. I really did not have to do much directing — these are my favorite […]
Golden Hour: A Family Session at the BeachThe inspiration for this photo session was to capture my two favorite things: children and the beach. And not any beach … Redondo Beach, California. It’s my happy place; to me it’s pure magic, and the sunsets here are stunning! In California, the land of “forever summer”, sunset beach sessions are a daily possibility. My […]
A Joyful, Refreshing Family Session1. Inspiration My newborn session style is soft and airy, and I would love my outdoor family sessions to match them. I always advise my clients to wear light, monochromatic, neutral colors to coordinate the color palette of the whole family, because they look best in the field. This family looked perfect from head to […]
The Art of Photographing Older Children1. Inspiration I truly believe that so many have portraits taken when their kids are young. It feels natural to have them done every 6 months or so. They are changing so much when they are little. As children get older, they don’t seem as though they are changing as much, but they still are. […]
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