Portrait Startup


Portrait Startup


Lesson Info

The Cost of Printing at Home

I wanted to show you this because it's really really important to years ago when I built the reveal wall first thing I did was got online and ordered the cannon pro one so this is a nine hundred ninety nine dollars printer if you goto I looked at being a judge and you know all the big east uh drama they do a two hundred fifty dollars dial back re break on this printer so you can actually get it for seven fifty or seven forty nine and basically I got it in the most hilarious thing happened I bought paper I set it up you know I I read the manual I didn't read the manual nobody reads the manual I'm a creative who reads the manual I printed these images look how bad they are I hated it so much I was like what a waste of a thousand dollars I spent a thousand dollars on this printer and they looked like a bad there's no close up but I wish I'd try and take a close up photographs like blogged about it because this will crack you out and I promptly kicked the printer lifted on the floor of my ...

office and promptly ignored it instead of outsourcing back to the lab again and um here's the funny thing I was talking to somebody and I think I got the program I need to spend more money on a printer and he was like why the pro once really good and I take notes neither it's like abed inch it like kinko's doesn't get a copy than that come on the bits that's horrendous and he was like what did you download all the print of profiles like yeah and he was like did you get the right paper profiles and I say pay for what so yes he came to my studio and he showed me how to do it and then he got me all the right paper and I tried everything from hem a mule bamboo teo all the cannon paper that match the printer and last um things that are coming out of my printer looked like this and it's blowing my mind aren't I cried when I saw that I'll tell you something I cried not because um as you know I'm an emotional passionate woman I cried because there is nothing more beautiful in the world than seeing your work come out on paper and I don't just mean is a photographer people cry when they see their images it's like it's being made it's being made by you and so I just want to show you this and break this down so basically that prentiss ninety nine dollars nine hundred ninety nine dollars and you can get a kickback from it if you can bonus two hundred fifty dollars this paper I went through every paper until I found this one and this is a cannon paper because the paper that we expect with the printing you buy is usually the same brand off the paper and the printer because they have the best profiles for it I went through all the paper hem a mule I did find out paper did the rag and the beautiful they drink ink and the gorgeous and yes but this was laster fifty five dollars for fifty sheets thirty five dollars for fifty shades and it prints to stephen by teens so if I'm printing a reveal wall teen shades okay so teen shades sebany since a shape ok two images thirty five cents an image the ink for it cost three hundred thirty five dollars that's expensive part in tatyana one of our mental it's just posted and bieber sewer grate blogged on which printer uses how much ink and the pro the pro one is actually one of the most cost effective so you're looking at for the big printers even the big its imprint is the big seven nine hundreds like they're really big big buns around too dollars seventy for a twenty by twenty four inch or twenty four twenty four seven two by two feet square that's extraordinary value now why would you do that it saves you money and it's fast and you can print it yourself now I mean I've never I've used in australia I used the age in america I've used white house I've used a photo the great but if you're really and this is something you want to do this isn't really cost effective and I'm addicted to it I can't even tell you right now that just makes me feel incredible that I'm doing it and I just love watching it I've taught my assistant had to do it she loves printing everyone loves watching them come out of the printer it has an entirely different vibe and I feel like it's extraordinary way to sell so the breakdown sales wise for mai is huge and it works out to be two dollars a print and I get to prince off age print and it's a hundred years quality in chip they say who knows we won't be alive long enough to know so question from cayenne so just to clarify is this printer that you're using just for the reveal wall are these the images that people take home and that you're selling as well they take home the reveal wall so the idea is you print them and you finish them and then they come in for the viewing and then they take it with them right then and there so the images are done printed and matt they get put into a box they get gift wrapped they give you the credit card you swipe it and they walk out that our that is a now generation old style printing so we're doing old style printing with a modern reveal

Class Description

When Sue Bryce taught her first CreativeLive class in 2012, she reinvented the category of glamour photography. That workshop inspired thousands of photographers to create a new kind of portrait photography business.

During this special event, you’ll hear from Sue again and meet nine photographers who changed the trajectory of their business and their lives thanks to inspiration they found in Sue’s CreativeLive classes.

In Portrait Startup, you’ll find out exactly what these photographers did to transform their fledgling photography operations into sophisticated, profitable businesses. You’ll learn about what it takes to build a profitable photography business and Sue will detail the Areas of Mastery required to run and sustain it. 

You’ll learn about:  

  • Cameras & Lighting
  • Studio or Location
  • Website & Portfolio
  • Marketing & Design
  • Social Media & Connection
  • Price & Product
  • Sales & Selling
  • Money Management
Sue will discuss the essential elements for building a successful glamour photography studio and you’ll get specific, tactical insights for doing it yourself.

Each of the guest photographers will share their own unique story of following Sue's business model and they’ll provide intimate details on what they've discovered and what worked (or didn't) for them. Sue will share the secrets behind her wildly effective Reveal Wall and share strategies that guarantee sales while keeping clients happy and eager to refer you to their friends.

If you want to build a photography business that celebrates the beauty inherent in all women, while running a business that provides for you and your family, join Sue Bryce and guests for Portrait Startup and learn how to build a business and life that you love.

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