questions and answers – high resolution images and value for clients

questions and answers – high resolution images and value for clients

Hi Christian

Thankyou for your ongoing support and guidance for photographers like me, through your Academy of Photography website and your YouTube channel, it’s very much appreciated.

I am a portrait and glamour photographer and I’m trying to expand the business to include wedding photography. I have watched your YouTube videos about wedding photography and I’m inspired to take on weddings….firstly on a small scale, to ‘find my feet’, and see if wedding photography is for me. I think it is, but only time will tell.

One of the first things I will need is a wedding contract. To this end, I recently downloaded a copy of your ‘Wedding Photography Services Contract’ and I’ve noticed in your ‘Tudor Photography Package’ section, you offer ‘all images on a disk as JPEG format in high resolution’.

My questions relate to this part of your package.

  1. How do you put a value on these high res files, in terms of $$ per image or collectively as a ‘bundle’ of X number of images = $$.
  1. Are these images sized in pixels on the long side or in photo print size, ie. 6 x 4, 10 x 8, etc.
  1. If you supply the clients with high resolution files, aren’t you giving up the chance to sell them prints or albums, because they can take these images to a print lab or create their own wedding album via a host of online album/book sites?

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

regards

Russell M. Hyde

Russel

see my answers in a video format

enjoy

 

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link to the youtube video





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About Christian Tudor

professional photographer, main editor at Academy of Photography and owner and principal photographer of Tudor Photography

2 Comments

  1. Hi Christian
    Thankyou so much for answering my questions and creating this video….hopefully it’s helpful to other photographers, too.
    I agree that wedding clients want the digital files and 99% of wedding photographers offer them in their wedding packages.

    The value of the digital images is something that I’m not sure about…they have value and must be sold for fair value….selling them too cheap will only devalue the craft of photography.

    Pricing my work will be relative to what the market is charging in my area, and I’ve been able to get a ballpark figure from several local wedding photographers.

    Will more experience, will come the inevitable adjustment to prices, but initially there will be an introductory period where my prices may be below the median price in my area.

    I don’t want to be known as ‘that cheap wedding photographer’, but rather ‘that really good wedding photographer who offers his clients value for money’.

    Thanks again, Christian

    regards
    Russell…

    • Russel
      it takes years to build a serious business and value services.
      if you underprice yourself, you are out, if you over evaluate yourself , you are out…

      you can charge a bit more and a bit more once you establish yourself in your market, gain trust and word of mouth…

      it is very hard to charge premium prices at the beginning

      good luck with your business

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