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Jan 11, 2014 18:23 |  #1096

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Good that you limit it to the basic package only. I've done the % off thing before and it's always painful. I'd rather give a bonus item that they perceive at a higher value. What I've always heard is be stingy with the discounts....it costs you more to give a % off or $ off than it does to add on a bonus product.

Honestly,, what im thinking about doing, 3 referrals and the print package is free. My total costs for prints is less than $35.00. All im out is the cost of the prints and post processing time. For 3 paying referrals, why not ?? I want them to buy albums and wall prints so why not give them an incentive to do just that. Im even considering 2 wall prints gets 50% off the print package, 3rd wall print gets the print package for free. Prints are cheap. Clients know they are cheap. Why not take all the BS we put into why we charge so much for them to better work. By the wall art or buy the album and get the prints for nothing is what im thinking.


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Jan 12, 2014 16:51 |  #1097

Have questions. Those of you that do green screen….
Do you use a special software?
Where do you buy backgrounds?
Do you light the green screen background also?

Was thinking about trying this with some seniors.




  
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Jan 12, 2014 17:34 |  #1098

Paigey, you missed a big question - where do you get the digital backdrops for greenscreen. :D

Im going to work on this this year to, I guess lighting is the most important part, especially the hair. I have to buy a snoot to do this. :)


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Jan 12, 2014 18:09 |  #1099

You can google digital backgrounds and find several. I've been making my own. I use Photo shop CS6 with pretty good results. For these I just shot them on a white collapsible 5x7 background that was back far enough to be gray when I took the shot.

Here's one of a set of 11 I just did for a basketball team.


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Jan 12, 2014 20:49 |  #1100

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You can google digital backgrounds and find several. I've been making my own. I use Photo shop CS6 with pretty good results.

Here's one of a set of 11 I just did for a basketball team.

This reminds me of something an instructor on a seminar did, I forget who ti was, maybe Sal Cincotti *or something like that?*. He photographed the entire basketball team *or what have you* and had banners printed up with the pictures, the backgrounds were digital and his logo and info was pretty dominant, and he donated them to the school to put up at the game. Pretty soon students were wanting to buy them, other teams were wanting them done, and rival schools wanted them as well. Its a bit of an initial investment, I forget where he got them done and what size they were, but I think he paid something like $30 for each of them. It def got his name going around.


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Jan 12, 2014 21:51 |  #1101

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This reminds me of something an instructor on a seminar did, I forget who ti was, maybe Sal Cincotti *or something like that?*. He photographed the entire basketball team *or what have you* and had banners printed up with the pictures, the backgrounds were digital and his logo and info was pretty dominant, and he donated them to the school to put up at the game. Pretty soon students were wanting to buy them, other teams were wanting them done, and rival schools wanted them as well. Its a bit of an initial investment, I forget where he got them done and what size they were, but I think he paid something like $30 for each of them. It def got his name going around.

These ended up being 24 x 36 inch banners, I also did a team picture with a completely different backdrop (it was what they wanted) of the sky with them in it. I'm hoping for something of the same with the word getting out. So far, with this school the boys basketball wants them done (I don't know if they'll ever get around to it though) and the softball coach has hit me up.




  
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Jan 12, 2014 23:49 |  #1102

GerryDavid wrote in post #16600628 (external link)
This reminds me of something an instructor on a seminar did, I forget who ti was, maybe Sal Cincotti *or something like that?*. He photographed the entire basketball team *or what have you* and had banners printed up with the pictures, the backgrounds were digital and his logo and info was pretty dominant, and he donated them to the school to put up at the game. Pretty soon students were wanting to buy them, other teams were wanting them done, and rival schools wanted them as well. Its a bit of an initial investment, I forget where he got them done and what size they were, but I think he paid something like $30 for each of them. It def got his name going around.

You are talking about Blair Phillips


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Jan 13, 2014 00:37 |  #1103

Thats the one! In NC I think. :)


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Jan 14, 2014 08:53 as a reply to  @ GerryDavid's post |  #1104

Nubie to this... 1st posting here CC welcomed

ok, I'm finally getting the B#&&s(courage to post here), I've only done one senior pic session. It's my son's GF. I'm normally a sports shooter, but she asked me to do her's to save the money for her college fund. So my fee was lunch, and a box of awesome chocolates.


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Jan 14, 2014 09:56 as a reply to  @ Thumpa33's post |  #1105

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Jan 14, 2014 12:00 |  #1106

I really like the 2 B&W ones, Thumpa33... especially the first one! The "underwater" shot is certainly unique... I would be interested in your "behind the scenes" description.


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Jan 14, 2014 13:13 |  #1107

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I really like the 2 B&W ones, Thumpa33... especially the first one! The "underwater" shot is certainly unique... I would be interested in your "behind the scenes" description.

Shes a competitive swimmer, so I thought that would be a fun one for her:)




  
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Jan 14, 2014 18:38 |  #1108

I also prefer the black and whites. :) was the grain an added look or result of the settings?

What underwater camera did you use? I had a competitive swimmer spokesmodel a few years ago but never got any swimming shots, wish I had. :)


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Jan 14, 2014 21:52 |  #1109

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I also prefer the black and whites. :) was the grain an added look or result of the settings?

What underwater camera did you use? I had a competitive swimmer spokesmodel a few years ago but never got any swimming shots, wish I had. :)

I did the B+W effects in Silver Efex pro 2, including the grain

the camera was the canon D10 waterproof P+S




  
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