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Eric Simard
Posts: 1,081
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada


How do you deliver finished images to clients when there are two to three hundred?
Is anybody using on-line services that allow the client to view them in a thumbnail gallery, then download them as needed?
Jul 12 13 07:52 am  Link  Quote 
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m_s_photo
Posts: 601
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada


Your clients seem to get a lot of images.

My suggestion would be to create contact sheets in Lightroom, then upload them along with the images into either Dropbox or Gmail Drive.

Frankly though, that's a LOT of finished images to upload.
Jul 12 13 08:52 am  Link  Quote 
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realistgva
Posts: 419
Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland


I will mostly use my website and a product called pictures pro. We can use to narrow down the edits, they can share with people if they want.
I get exposure of my website and view statistics about what people like most. For other jobs I may deliver a CD, DVD or portable hard drive.

For some clients I delivers straight to their FTP server.
Jul 12 13 09:42 am  Link  Quote 
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SoCo n Lime
Posts: 3,283
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


if the total size of your files is near or over 700MB (a typical CD size) then a memory stick would be the next logical step

a quick point on CD's or DVD's.. especially the social photography side of things.. with the increasing popularity of tablets and devices more and more households have ditched their laptops and PC's.. when providing a disc it becomes a problem when they have no way of getting these files on to their device. clouds seem to be the way things are going but again you have to think about file size and how you get it there

as with anything on the internet upload and download speeds are problematic when handling lots of data at once so face to face or mailing a memory stick is still less hassle and faster
Jul 12 13 10:06 am  Link  Quote 
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Joey
Posts: 449
Orange, California, US


dropbox.com
Jul 12 13 10:19 am  Link  Quote 
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Eric Simard
Posts: 1,081
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada


m_s_photo wrote:
Your clients seem to get a lot of images.

I shoot beauty/fashion just out of personal interest(a hobby?).
My real "job" is as a commercial photographer. I work alongside an art director from an ad agency that represents the end client. The shoots are for client's advertising needs, and are extensive.
My service includes shooting, editing/optimizing, uploading the whole day's shoot in high resolution to SmugMug, which creates a gallery for viewing and full res images can also be downloaded. This way, the ad agency can share to link with, the client, the art director, creative director, designers, models, etc.
It's quite a bit of work, but I get paid well for it.
I've been using SmugMug for the on-line gallery/download part but I've experienced some glitches with it lately.
Anyone out there with a similar workflow... and therefore a similar website-upload-gallery-service?
Thanks for sharing.
My apologies for the lengthy post.
Eric

Jul 13 13 08:51 am  Link  Quote 
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Andrew Thomas Evans
Posts: 23,947
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


I'm sure there could be some drop-box like services to load on to a personal website - I hate the idea of farming something like that out to a 3rd party. Lightroom galleries would do it, as well as picasa, or just about anything that could run off a gallery website.

I like the idea of handing off a usb drive.




Andrew Thomas Evans
www.andrewthomasevans.com
Jul 13 13 08:59 am  Link  Quote 
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Fun City Photo
Posts: 1,552
Stuttgart, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany


Eric Simard wrote:
This way, the ad agency can share to link with, the client, the art director, creative director, designers, models, etc.

This is the way to go.
Thanks for sharing.

Jul 13 13 10:33 am  Link  Quote 
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MCPHOTO
Posts: 729
Duvall, Washington, US


dropbox
Jul 13 13 10:48 am  Link  Quote 
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JAE
Posts: 2,080
West Chester, Pennsylvania, US


My site is built on Zenfolio, which does this.
Jul 13 13 11:29 am  Link  Quote 
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Loki Studio
Posts: 2,887
Royal Oak, Michigan, US


For clients and delivering a few hundred images, a DVD in a nice case with a custom sleeve is my favorite tool.  For online galleries, Smugmug works well as a gallery with thumbnails and original file download and long term archive of customer photos.

Don't forget that a personal delivery of your hard work and direct contact with the client is a great opportunity to get praise for your work, discuss new projects, and collect any remaining fees.  Digital delivery is convenient but not always the best choice for building your business.
Jul 13 13 05:38 pm  Link  Quote 
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Peter House
Posts: 426
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I use dropbox. File sharing is easy for the entire team, anywhere in the world, and available in one central location.

Peter House - Commercial Photographer
Jul 13 13 06:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Al Lock Photography
Posts: 15,803
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand


Jul 13 13 09:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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Robert Feliciano
Posts: 486
New York, New York, US


I'm sure my circumstances are different from other photographers and definitely from yours. I shoot from a very specific shot list with clients that know exactly what they want. The client needs from 25-50 photos per day maximum. I just upload the retouched photos they need to their FTP site or mine along with a PDF contact sheet.
I don't like using SmugMug, SkyDrive or Dropbox because those are other brands, not my brand. I don't want other companies' logos or ads anywhere near my work.
Once in a while I'll drop off a USB thumb drive with a big layered file.
Jul 13 13 09:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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terrysphotocountry
Posts: 4,048
Rochester, New York, US


Eric Simard wrote:
How do you deliver finished images to clients when there are two to three hundred?
Is anybody using on-line services that allow the client to view them in a thumbnail gallery, then download them as needed?

www.Smugmug.com , DVD, Dropbox.

Jul 13 13 09:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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907Benjamin
Posts: 1,712
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, US


i  have used DVD dropbox and thumb drives, but i do not normally give more than 5 or 6 images per shoot.

most of the time I use dropbox. i wish i could be of more help, but i just don't deal with that amount of images.
Jul 14 13 12:31 am  Link  Quote 
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