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Tara R. Swartzendruber

member since: 3/28/2007

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What do you do when clients ask things like "could I see what that photo would look like with spot coloring or with other effects?" (before they decide what to buy)

9/2/2010 7:38:58 AM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 11/11/2003
  Keep some examples, sample photos with the effects. That's a headache coming if people start thinking that they have to see the effect applied to the exact picture instead of being able to tell how it's going to look from an example. That's also part of the reason people use non-refundable deposits. You could do the effects to the actual pictures that you took of them, if it doesn't take you a long time. That could depend on you, and depend on the picture.

9/2/2010 1:36:46 PM

Tara R. Swartzendruber

member since: 3/28/2007
  Spot coloring is what gets me the most. I have sometimes tried to do a "quick color" on the actual photo so they can see what it will look like, but it's never really that quick if I want it to look decent. MOST of the time, the client buys the photo, but I'm wondering how people handle these types of requests.

9/2/2010 2:02:23 PM

Dennis Flanagan
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member since: 12/31/2005
  I ask them before we start what they are looking for/after. I am not in the habit of letting them see the photos until after I have had a chance to look at them. They have seen enough of my photos from my professional site to know what kind of photos I take. If they see a particular photo or effect they like, they let me know.

9/3/2010 10:07:10 AM


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