Good Morning everyone!
I wanted to update everyone with a few announcements.
As some of you already know, I am starting up a small portrait studio. I have found that I really enjoy photography and enjoy (and have the patience) for retouching and editing photos. My little gimmick is that I do all my ‘portraits’ in front of a green screen and so clients can choose their own backgrounds.
So, I wanted to announce (or re-announce to some of you) my online portrait gallery. From here you can view photos, and purchase prints or gift items. The site is at: http://tiggermn.smugmug.com
Any questions, please let me know, and I hope that you’ll consider me for any family portraits you would like done!
Another thing I wanted to alert you to (and this will mainly affect family and close friends) is that I will no longer be offering my photos to anyone digitally (i.e. burning them on a disc).
The reasoning behind this is, if I am serious about doing this professionally, I need to be consistent and make the process as less confusing for myself and my clients. You will notice on my site that many photos have a watermark and that you cannot right click and ‘save as’ the photo onto your desktop. I have enabled a locking feature to protect my ‘assets’. This is standard practice in the photography world.
Please Note: the watermark will not appear on purchased prints.
If there is something you absolutely must have digitally, you can purchase a digital copy of the photo from the online store under ‘downloads’ or contact me and we can work something out. I will need to charge a minimal fee, or a more substantial fee if you are requesting a ‘final’ portrait versus an untouched one.
The reason for this, is that I do need to consider my time. I don’t just snap a photo and print it (even for family functions). 95% of the time, I still am correcting the photo, making sure the color is good, etc. I really spend time in making sure that my photos (no matter the setting) really capture the moment exactly and are portfolio quality.
So, I hope everyone can understand and respect the changes that I am making. I know that for some, it will be upsetting, as some depend on me to capture a moment at family gatherings. But, with the way my life is right now, I can no longer do things for free. I really need look at what I am investing in the procedure and receive a fair compensation for it.
Please note: I am still offering family members a discount.
So, I hope you all understand and I look forward to working with you!