Starting a business specializing in portraiture

Started Jan 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: The Math Matters!
In reply to tcg550, Jan 27, 2014

Making up definitions again...

'monetary value' means someone will pay CASH for them.

Sorry, but most portfolios have no monetary value.

A stock shooter's, sure. A wedding shooters? Nope. I have lots of wedding album samples - aka portfolio - and images on line. NOBODY will pay me a dime for them.

I shoot a family - they buy images. Yes, monetary value.

I print one to use as a sample..whose gonna buy that? The family already bought a copy, they don't want a second.

Now if you want to say that SHOWING that image brings me customers than yes, it has value for advertising purposes. But that value drops over time. Showing a 2015 senior to the class of 2015 works well but showing a 2008 senior not so much. Good image or not times change, styles, the market, clothing, etc.
A wedding album from 1994 would have no marketing value today.

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