one of my customers told me that they don't even interested to sell him enlargement prints and others orders, just keep asking him to sign up package on the spot.. sound fishy isn't it?
Yeah, and then they ONLY offer one type of album, their kind. In different sizes. Layout can vary lor, but then I mean, not everyone wants the type of paper/material they use what. Even though it may look good.
Very hard sell, from what I hear; it's like sign up or lose your chance to be part of our organisation forever! And once you're out of that door, we do invited-shoots only! <3 <3 <3 And I'm not too sure about the pricing, never done prints/shoots before but it did sound like it was on the high side, but like I said, I'm not sure so can't comment.
The shots can only be so so as considering the pricing that customers pay. How can commercial rate pictures be the same as retail rate pictures? How can model pictures in magazine be compared with people on the street pictures? The type of setup, investments and target customer group are completely different.
These complaints about their business strategy are well known. Yet, it is still surprising to see them making profits. Some of our clubsnap members are/were people working for these companies also (I had seen some of them posting here, asking for services.) and they are probably reading what we are posting here.....ha ha.
Last edited by Yezrah; 29th July 2007 at 10:43 AM.
so in this case, can the photographers tell the customers this way if the photo turn out not nice?? "I can't produce nice photos for you cause you only pay very little and your face suck!"
Yes just got a call from them. One of the first lucky 300 customers... Told them 'not interested'.
There are many pro or non-pro photographers out there who think that our arguments here are senseless. I share their thoughts. But oh well, let me find something interesting to shoot and I probably write lesser.
Yezrah has a point.. of course, you don't need models to produce nice photos. But when you go into a portrait or lifestyle studio and demand your pictures to look like a high fashion ad campaign - it's pretty unrealistic.
put in a simple word, you can't compare an apple to an orange.
my comment about the pictures quality of these hardsell studios are compare to other portraits studios which I know of and I have seen their works, either their prints in the labs or framing workshop, these photos which I saw are their daily work of normal customers, not specially chosen to be display on web site kind of stuff.