Tags archives: pictures

  • What is the correct number of senior pictures to purchase for your home today? Parents purchasing professional portraits from a studio are very likely to purchase for their own home use, perhaps an 8 x 10 portrait for a 'love wall' or an 11 x 14 (or maybe a 16 x 20) for wall display. But what they forget is the future. Young adults will someday marry and have a spouse. From this come children and the need for copies of portraits purchased today. When a 10-year-old boy or girl sees a portra... [read more]
  • Corporate research and development is the birthplace of new ideas, new product and new services. Some people refer to it as raising baby tigers. It's how new products get better and satisfy needs we never even knew we had. What's the corollary for a professional photographer? It's a personal project. A personal project is usually just an inkling of an idea, a concept to master or test. It's creating a photograph that you think might be impossible to create or taking an existing concept and mov... [read more]
  • When you purchase senior pictures who were they really for? Many of us would say, 'they are for my parents' and of course, my grandparents need some. As a portrait photographer, I hear this all the time. We think this way because we have a tendency to buy portraits to fulfill our current needs: and we forget about the future. What future needs do you have? Why do you need more than one wall portrait, with some 5x7s for your grandparents and a couple of wallets to hand out to friends. Buying... [read more]
  • Will you sell me the original portrait prints you have of your grandparents? Would you sell them for $50? 100? I'll give you $300 for the original prints, okay? Probably not! In fact, if your parents found out you sold those prints they would be livid and you'd lose the car for months. Yet today, most high school (and college) seniors focus on having digital images in their camera, phone, computer or memory stick. And these are not formal portraits, these are snapshots that exist only a... [read more]