The Societies Newsletter
07 July 10
Quick Tips - Dave Newman
One of the dodgy areas of our business has been working with the "quick and dirty" head and shoulder only business portraits. This alludes to a salesman who wants the cheapest, fastest product you can hand him or her. The profit from this category of client is often questionable. Here's our recent profitable handling of this type of client. We attract this client with a competitive, low price. This is a brief, simple session with one 4x5 black and white retouched print. After the instant ULEAD selection session, offer the magic of a CD image as an option. They need a photo, but would crave a CD, which they would own. One image is then processed and retouched in black and white for a take-home CD. Color image would be at a higher price. You then explain that a CD can be used for many production areas and Is sold only with a COPYRIGHT release, sold at an additional price. Then explain that this is a very low resolution and suitable for web/internet use only and that a higher resolution can be purchased at a yet higher price. You total materials cost, for a digital image to CD, is now next to nothing. Now you have profit for your efforts. Handle this carefully and skillfully and you will see the profit you deserve and a load of satisfied clients.
For more quick tips of Dave, see the link below: http://swpp.co.uk/seminar_files/members_training_days.htm
The Society Forum
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Week 26 - Pink
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More great tutorial books on offer. We have been going through our bookshelves and come across some interesting and educational titles.
We Have stumbled across a few copies of 'The Societies Collection Book 2008' which includes images from Faye Yerbury, Joe Smith, John Baike and many more.
June Monthly Competition
The judging for June has now completed and the results are available online.
To view the Golds please see:
Remember: To view you individual scores, use the search facility on the competition site and selecting the filename option. To view your score and file information you must press the 'i' button just above your image. The information will then be displayed.
The Judges choice award for June has been
http://swpp.co.uk/comps.htm for more information.
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