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I'm trying to branch out from Real Estate photography into more Architectural and Interior Design photography. I am finding that Architects and Interior Designers usually are much more appreciative of good photography and willing to pay more. So I've quoted my pricing on a per image basis and my upcoming client is fine with that. Now I've just realized that I'm not sure how to send him the images when I'd done with the shoot. If he only pays for what he likes (which is how I've set it up), what is to keep the Architect from keeping all the photos that I send him for review? I guess I could initially send him really small JPEG files. Just wondering what other folks have done in this situation.
Yes, paying for photos per image is very common when shooting for Architects and Interior Designers. There are a number of ways to go if you are going to let your client select which images to purchase from a larger set of images:
- I would avoid sending clients a bunch of images... just too awkward. I think it's much better to let clients browse images online and select the ones they like. To prevent the proofs from being taken with a screen capture or right-click download images are usually watermarked. Or you can disable right-clicking in a gallery, but that won't stop screen captures.
- Many photographer websites have much of this previewing functionality built in.
- Since you are using SquareSpace.com you could easily do this on your existing site. Just create a gallery that is not linked in with your main website that has a client's proof images in it and e-mail the client the link to the numbered or named proof images. After the client chooses their images upload the finished images to the same gallery.
- Another option is to use a tethered laptop or tablet when shooting to get client input while the shoot is going on. Then you'll know they've reviewed all the images you've shot.
What do others do when letting the client select what images they'd like to by.