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Apr 23, 2012 08:24 |  #7456
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here are a few from ths weekend

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Apr 23, 2012 08:28 as a reply to  @ James504's post |  #7457

^^^^ Nicely done James... I love the 2nd one


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Apr 23, 2012 08:42 |  #7458
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shankarhokie wrote in post #14312419 (external link)
^^^^ Nicely done James... I love the 2nd one

that is one of my favorites as well =]




  
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Apr 23, 2012 10:44 |  #7459

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There are some things I like better about the 2009 edit. I definitely liked to crank up the blacks back then. The new edit almost looks HDR next to it, and needs a little more red for her skin and shirt. Like I said I didn't look at them side by side. I just went to the raw archive and re edited it.

This is an interesting exercise to do from time to time. I often do the same thing, re-editing older images and comparing my processing now vs then. Sometimes you see things from the old way that you like better than the new way and can tweak the current processing to get the best of both worlds.


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Apr 23, 2012 11:53 |  #7460

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Very nice. I like the fashion style processing, but some may not.

Thank you!

I get what you mean about the processing. They saw my other work and they wanted it shot in this style. I know that I need this look is not keen on everyone. :)


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Apr 23, 2012 15:48 |  #7461

I was thinking of sending out grad congratulations cards to all my 2012 seniors, and I was wondering if anyone else did something like this. :)

I am even thinking of including a coupon for a free set of wallets worth $35, but to keep expenses down, they would have to pay S&H which is $5.25. I feel a bit cheap doing that though, but im not usually at the studio for studio pickup and it saves me a lot of headhache trying to deliver picture to 20 different people. :D


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Apr 23, 2012 16:07 |  #7462

GerryDavid wrote in post #14314868 (external link)
I was thinking of sending out grad congratulations cards to all my 2012 seniors, and I was wondering if anyone else did something like this. :)

I am even thinking of including a coupon for a free set of wallets worth $35, but to keep expenses down, they would have to pay S&H which is $5.25. I feel a bit cheap doing that though, but im not usually at the studio for studio pickup and it saves me a lot of headhache trying to deliver picture to 20 different people. :D

I like the concept! But I'd leverage it more. Coupon for discounted future work maybe? Discounted wallet only package to hand out to their friends? Just be careful! Postage costs for the initial contacts add up these days. >_< Mailing lists with birthday and Christmas cards can be lucrative as well if you stuff coupons in them. Then again, they can be a waste of money. Results vary!


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Apr 23, 2012 17:01 |  #7463

Here's a few from yesterday :)
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Apr 23, 2012 18:36 |  #7464

Id imagine a good % of seniors get married within the next 2 years, so a discount for weddings and/or maternity sessions may be the way to go. hmm.

I wonder where I should get the grad cards. If I had the time I could design some and get them from whcc for less than hallmark and have the coupon printed right on them.

a number of years ago when my wife graduated high school, her optometrist sent her a grad card with a $20 inside, she hant forgotten it. :)


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Apr 23, 2012 18:51 |  #7465

GerryDavid wrote in post #14315694 (external link)
Id imagine a good % of seniors get married within the next 2 years, so a discount for weddings and/or maternity sessions may be the way to go. hmm.

I wonder where I should get the grad cards. If I had the time I could design some and get them from whcc for less than hallmark and have the coupon printed right on them.

a number of years ago when my wife graduated high school, her optometrist sent her a grad card with a $20 inside, she hant forgotten it. :)

That's exactly what I was thinking, and my optometrist from high school still sends me birthday cards care of my parents address.. lol That's been for the last 12 years. If it didn't make him money, he'd have stopped that service well before now.


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Apr 23, 2012 18:57 |  #7466

my customer information form does have a spot for birthdays, and probably half the people fill that part out, perhaps I should make use of it. :D

I get emails from manta or something like that, and they send tips here and there. One tip is to send a card on a non ordinary occasion. At Christmas a card gets tossed in with 200 other cards, but if you send a card in a month when there are no special days that usually get a card, then your card stands out.

On a side note im trying to design *have been for a while* a thank you postcard to send out 2-4 weeks after a portrait deal has been fulfilled. On the back Ill probably include info about my loyalty program as a reminder, info about my referral program as an incentive and some sort of coupon to bring them back in within 6 months *when it expires*.

I just redesigned my referral postcards, once I get the cards back from the lab Im always wanting to change something, which is bad since I order 1000 at a time. :D

Gotprint.com is making some money off of me this month. :)

Come to think of it, I should just design a 5x7 grad postcard for gotprint.com and buy envelopes for them, instead of ordering almost the same thing through whcc for 20x the price. :D


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Apr 23, 2012 18:59 |  #7467

I wonder what a good "coupon" would be for a grad. I dont want it to devaluate my perceived value. I know some here never change the price of their prints, only their service fee's. Im not a strict as that. My referral cards give away two sets of wallets with the min package purchase.


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Apr 24, 2012 08:38 |  #7468

the Denny's 25% sale ends tomorrow. :)

Is the border thing at the base of the backdrops worth while? Its something like $40 extra, but its free for denny members.

If I were to get 3 backdrops I would save $20 on each, plus if I were to go for 3 of those baseline things I would be saving $30 if I went with the membership. but im not sure I can justify the money for 3 of them. :)


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Apr 24, 2012 12:35 as a reply to  @ GerryDavid's post |  #7469

Has anyone tried the Adorama , Fotodiox old masters backdrops?

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Apr 24, 2012 12:38 |  #7470

Shankar, I dont like the wrinkles they show as examples, just looks like a bed sheet covered in a design.

Im guessing the freedom cloth doesnt show wrinkles? I never see wrinkles when picture are posted here at least.


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