Giving the files away.

Q: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SUPPLYING DIGITAL FILES TO PORTRAITURE CLIENTS WHEN ASKED? AS A RULE, I DON’T OFFER DIGITAL FILES TO PORTRAITURE CLIENTS; I ONLY OFFER DIGITAL FOR COMMERCIAL/WEB SITES, ETC. BUT I INCREASINGLY GET ASKED, “CAN I GET THOSE ON DISC/DVD, ETC.?” AND I FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE AND UNEASY ABOUT THE SUBJECT. ON ONE HAND, I WOULD RATHER HAND OVER AN ICONIC PIECE OF WALL ART THAT IS EDITED, CROPPED, PRINTED, AND FRAMED PROFESSIONALLY, AND ON THE OTHER HAND I FEAR LOSING CLIENTS IF I DON’T GO ALONG WITH THEIR REQUEST!

A: It’s your work and your business and you can control what you want.

That’s the easy answer.

The hard part is the demand and requests from your client base; don’t meet their requests and they ...

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