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The knot conspiracy

Started Sep 16, 2004 | Discussions thread
wooffy Contributing Member • Posts: 692
Playing Devil's Advocate...

But I think the problem here may be a business model that is no longer valid, or at least no longer desirable or optimal.

Most of my experience has been in digital imaging and as a darkroom tech. Now that I do some work as a photographer I am experimenting with a different business model: I charge for my time and skill, not for prints. Clients get charge for the photo taking (and processing), not for output. They get a CD with high-res images and a license to re-print those for non-commercial use. If they want prints for me I make it clear I will provide the best prints I can get, but I don't overcharge for them.

Yup, this gives most old-school photographers fits. I'm not too concerned about that. I think a few decades from now those old-school photographers will join the current music industry in extinction. But hey, what do I know? My moto is "share art, not greed' and I often give away images.

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