How to Deliver Photo Files to Clients
Welcome to this new section of the chorus. All about the business of real estate photography. In this lesson, I'll cover how to deliver photos to clients. So whomever you're working with, they're going to want to get the final files somehow you could just email them. But I suggest using a cloud storage service for this simple tools like Google Drive dropbox, they fit the bill, they do what you need. You can create folders organize and I find it very helpful to have all of the photos online in the cloud so that you can access them on the go when you're out there on a phone or while you're traveling or wherever you don't wanna be stuck traveling out of the house and have a client really need access to your photos and you not be able to deliver them to them. So I think this is the best way you get free storage to start and it's very affordable if you do start to use up a lot of space. If you're looking for a website that's a little bit more professional where clients can actually look thr...
ough a set of photos, maybe you have them pick selects before you do full edits, you have full deliverability where they can down load and it's, there's no like sh weird sharing links or anything. There are a few more advanced options like Pixie Set, Zen Folio, smugmug and Squarespace. And with all of these tools, you can also build a portfolio or a full website on top of this, these are tools that have the website aspect as well as the file photo delivery management system. On top of them, all of these platforms like Zen Folio that you hear see here, they're going to have gallery templates that make it super easy to create a professional looking website. They'll also have secure sharing. So if you go under feature, check out the share options and here you can see what it might look like when you're sharing a gallery with clients where they can download high resolution, medium low resolution, you can give them those options. They can comment on photos, say like you're working with a client. They say, oh I like this, but can you change this furniture out? Can you fix this? There's a weird shadow here or whatever they can comment. You can also let's go back under there photo proofing where they save their favorites. And you know, it can even connect with lightroom where they'll pick their favorites in Zen Folio. And then it will automatically save those as favorites in lightroom, which is pretty advanced. So that Zen Folio here's Pixie set very, very similar. It's all all pretty much the same. It's just gonna be a different sort of price point for all of these platforms. But these are the highest rated ones that I have students around the world using to grow their photography businesses. Squarespace is another option. They have add ons for things like photo delivery templates and stuff. It, if you're just looking for a simple way to build a website. Squarespace is the way to go. I prefer wordpress websites where I get a little bit more customization, but squarespace is easy. I'm also going to show you Adobe portfolio which is included with your Creative Cloud account, which is a great free meaning you have access to it way to create a portfolio. So I'll cover that in a future lesson. But hopefully this lesson helps give you some ideas for how to deliver your photos to clients if you have follow up questions. Let me know. Otherwise it's pretty simple. You just gotta figure out what method you want to use personal personally. I use Google Drive for all of this. It's simple. People know how to use Google. Thanks so much for watching and see you in the next lesson.