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Old 02-25-2010, 05:18 PM   #1
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Got myself in a small bind, need some help

Haven't posted here in a while but it's always been a good place to get some feedback from.
Basically I sent a message to a realtor company that gives me updates on condo's for sale in the area since my wife and I are looking to move out of this more expensive town.
I told them that I like their updates but that their photo quality isn't the best. I offered them to do some freelance work and add some captions under the pics. I was very professional with my wording and didn't put down their work.

So anyways now they want to see a website of my work! I'm not a professional photographer by any means but I've always been told that I take good pictures with a basic 12 mp digital camera that my wife has.

I could really use the money but I don't want to come off sounding like I know it all because I dont. I just have the natural eye (i think) to take above average pictures. And if they ask me to add the pictures to their website then I'm screwed because I haven't done stuff like that since high-school.

Any quick advice about how I should approach them or how to embed the pictures with captions onto their site??? I want to be ready if they ask me about all that stuff.
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Re: Got myself in a small bind, need some help

hmm... i doubt they want you to personally upload them onto their site - they wouldnt give that kind of access credentials. it sounds like they just want a portfolio of your work. be wary though - id slap a watermark on the pics before showing them anything before any contractual agreements.

id tell them that you dont have a website, but if they are interested, you could show them some of your photos either (watermarked) in an email, in person, or maybe throw them up on a quick wiki/blog (wordpress?).


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Re: Got myself in a small bind, need some help

I agree with wiarumas, I have a buddy who is a professional photographer and he said you should always watermark your photos when trying to get a job or so forth. He said to just be honest and straight forward with them, tell them you don't have a website and you are just a freelance photographer or it's just a hobby of yours and you have been told you have the eye for great pictures and that should help you out.
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I agree with wiarumas as well, if it is indeed the advice you are looking for.

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