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Maxx640


Feb 10, 2012, 8:51 AM
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Hello,

I spend a lot of my time in the little climbing club of my university. On Sunday, they are organizing a little bouldering competition. It's more an event to promote the gym, with free entrance, food and refreshments, music, prizes for everyone. There won't be that many people anyhow as it is quite small.

I was asked to cover the event as a photographer, as the others are doing all the catering and organization (and they like my photos, plus I am the only one who takes photos). I accepted, called a friend to borrow his dSLR, and am ready to shoot away... I am doing this for free, for the fun, to get known and so that the gym can have a few photos on the internet page.

This is where I have a few questions: I would like to share the photos with the contestants, what is the best way to do it? I was thinking of either giving them a card with my name and email address and then the ones interested would ask me to send the photos or uploading an online album, and giving out a card with my name, contacts and the web address of the album. People could then go to it and download the photos they like. What do you think of that?

What are the legal issues in the second case, concerning the publication of images of people?
I was also thinking of offering prints for those who want, with a minimal fee covering my costs. Is that advisable?

Any suggestions or advice?

Max


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I spend a lot of my time in the little climbing club of my university. On Sunday, they are organizing a little bouldering competition. It's more an event to promote the gym, with free entrance, food and refreshments, music, prizes for everyone. There won't be that many people anyhow as it is quite small.

I was asked to cover the event as a photographer, as the others are doing all the catering and organization (and they like my photos, plus I am the only one who takes photos). I accepted, called a friend to borrow his dSLR, and am ready to shoot away... I am doing this for free, for the fun, to get known and so that the gym can have a few photos on the internet page.

Enjoy

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This is where I have a few questions: I would like to share the photos with the contestants, what is the best way to do it? I was thinking of either giving them a card with my name and email address and then the ones interested would ask me to send the photos or uploading an online album, and giving out a card with my name, contacts and the web address of the album. People could then go to it and download the photos they like. What do you think of that?

I think you should not give your photos away. You're already giving away services. If you plan on being a photographer one day, you'll understand this statement better.

Go to SmugMug and set-up a free account.(The Pro one) Set up a lap-top at the event or have the coordinator of the event give you everyone email. Use SmugMug's free trial to sell prints and digital downloads. You might earn enough money to pay for an actual account or to buy your own DSLR.

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What are the legal issues in the second case, concerning the publication of images of people?
Non if it's editorial. (News paper, magazines and such)

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I was also thinking of offering prints for those who want, with a minimal fee covering my costs. Is that advisable?

Any suggestions or advice?

See advice above.


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Thanks for the answer! I never imagined (nor can I still now) that people would pay for their photos at a competition!

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Go to SmugMug and set-up a free account.(The Pro one) Set up a lap-top at the event or have the coordinator of the event give you everyone email. Use SmugMug's free trial to sell prints and digital downloads. You might earn enough money to pay for an actual account or to buy your own DSLR.

I went along to the site and navigated through it. I'm not quite sure I understand though: I would have my computer open and upload to it regularly as I shoot - then people can browse the pictures on it and then order them directly to me? Or get their email and send them the link so they can buy it off the site online?

What about the solution of a flickr account with watermarks on the pictures and I give them out cards with the internet site and my email - then they order the photo number through email (the first image of the album being the prices)?

Sorry about the questions, I have always just shot pictures for myself and friends...


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Thanks for the answer! I never imagined (nor can I still now) that people would pay for their photos at a competition!

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Go to SmugMug and set-up a free account.(The Pro one) Set up a lap-top at the event or have the coordinator of the event give you everyone email. Use SmugMug's free trial to sell prints and digital downloads. You might earn enough money to pay for an actual account or to buy your own DSLR.

I went along to the site and navigated through it. I'm not quite sure I understand though: I would have my computer open and upload to it regularly as I shoot - then people can browse the pictures on it and then order them directly to me? Or get their email and send them the link so they can buy it off the site online?

Sorry about the questions, I have always just shot pictures for myself and friends...

You could also print small cards with the web address. Have a poster or flyer hanging.

If the photos are god, people will buy them. I would not upload during the comp. YOu should shoot, go home, edit, and upload. Give yourself at least 48 hours.

While people in the comp may or may not buy them, forwarding photos to proud parents and family members will more likely sell photos. Especially if those parent live far away.


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Well, the day went well! I ended up by doing cards with a smugmug link and my contact on them. The people enjoyed the comp and lots came up to ask where they could see the photos.

Haven't had any orders, yet, but for me the most important is having done my first cover. It was very interesting.

If you have a moment can you give me some feedback on my pics?

lamare.smugmug.com


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Nice clear shots for sure. Consider sending a couple of images to the local newspaper before it's to late.

Bonne chance


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