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Bobbi  S. Tomes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/27/2005

on the spot?

I am just getting into the career, and was asked if I might run a photo booth at a bennefet to raise money for the family of a man who passed away. I have not done much of my own printing, I have been using mpix but of course I cannot use them and hand out images right after I take them. Also, should I have each person sign a release in case I take one I would like to use? Does anyone have a good release form they could email me? Any pose ideas for such a job? There will be many types of people there, including bikers. Man, could I ever use some help on this one. I want to do it, but how do I get the prints to the people? Mail them? Have a pickup date and place? Go buy one of those 4x6 quick hit printers? I hate to do that because not only would I be donating my proffits, I would be in the whole. But I need to do all I can to get my name out there and if it means giving away some servises and even going into the negitive I will.

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8/29/2005 6:06:12 PM

Autumn Hernandez   One option, that will cost you to start, is going on Shutterfly and buying a pro gallery. Before your event you can set up a gallery with its own URL and make cards with the address printed on them and hand them out to all the clients. Then after you have uploaded their pics, they can go online to view and purchase on there. You set the price yourself. (your cost is determined by what level of gallery you choose) Like I said, it will cost you, but you have the gallery for a year and can use it for any other job you do as well. I think it's a great option, but others might have a better one for you.

I, personally, would have everyone sign a model release just because you never know when you're going to get a picture you'd like to use later. :) That's just me.

Good luck at your benefit! It's a great way to get your name out there. :)


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8/29/2005 8:16:19 PM

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