maybe a way to boost sales?

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    so, i'm working on setting up a deal with a second gallery to display my work, and i had an idea to help boost my odds of making a sale, since i will probably only have one or two prints on display at any given time. what i'm thinking of doing is getting one of those digital picture frames, loading 15-20 of my best shots into it, and using it as a sort of electronic catalog. i can get a 12" size for about $150-175, which will produce an image display about the same size as an 8x10 print. i'll set it up under my prints, maybe with a little sign that says, "more work by the same artist" or something like that, and just let it play a slideshow. the motion of images changing will catch peoples' eyes, and they'll come take a look... they may not want to buy, but as anyone in sales knows, if you get them looking, your odds go way up! i'll leave a stack of my business cards next to the display, so they can contact me, and then sit back and hope i get some calls....

    whaddya think? could it work?


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    Sounds like a great idea to me.
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    I think it's a great idea.

    I have the same kind of frame (an 8 inch) at work with some business cards and it attracts a ton of attention as people go by ny cubicle.

    It's the reason a woman in my office started talking about my photography work and then it got me my 1st paying portrait shoot.

    In a gallery setting I think that will really catch their attention.

    PS: Smugmug has an offer on discounts on Phillips frames so take a look at the discounts page when you get a moment. Up to 70% off they said (not where the prices start though...)
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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    Neat idea and thats a good price for a 12" Frame compared to what we pay here

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    i think its a good idea. i did something very similar to the digital picture frame thing you spoke of. i displayed three of my best (in my opinion), in 8x10 size. then like you said, i had a "more by this artist..." thing going on. i used a small potium thing and a very classy photo album with real 4x6 and 5x7 prints (include a self portrait on inside cover) this way, if one of the bigger framed ones on the wall didnt sell, they could always take a cheaper (or free) 4x6 or 5x7's as a "sample". BUT!!! make sure you have a way to identify each induvidual photo. ID number or something. its very un-professional and very embarassing to say to a potential customer, "im not sure which waterfall shot you mean. could you describe it?" true story... let us know how your idea works, good luck!!!
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    i think its a good idea. i did something very similar to the digital picture frame thing you spoke of. i displayed three of my best (in my opinion), in 8x10 size. then like you said, i had a "more by this artist..." thing going on. i used a small potium thing and a very classy photo album with real 4x6 and 5x7 prints (include a self portrait on inside cover) this way, if one of the bigger framed ones on the wall didnt sell, they could always take a cheaper (or free) 4x6 or 5x7's as a "sample". BUT!!! make sure you have a way to identify each induvidual photo. ID number or something. its very un-professional and very embarassing to say to a potential customer, "im not sure which waterfall shot you mean. could you describe it?" true story... let us know how your idea works, good luck!!!
    thanks... i'll have each image titled, with the name embedded in the image so that customers can identify the photos (and a note that the title will NOT appear on the final print! !). and of course my contact info will be right there... i'll leave a stack of my cards, and my name, number, etc. will be on the price list...

    cheers!

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    sounds good!!!
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    Sounds good, Rocky. Good luck and keep us posted!


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    I have the same kind of frame (an 8 inch) at work with some business cards and it attracts a ton of attention as people go by ny cubicle.

    It's the reason a woman in my office started talking about my photography work and then it got me my 1st paying portrait shoot.

    In a gallery setting I think that will really catch their attention.

    PS: Smugmug has an offer on discounts on Phillips frames so take a look at the discounts page when you get a moment. Up to 70% off they said (not where the prices start though...)
    Wow, that's a fantastic idea! I might try that sometime.


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