PetaPixel

How Not to Price Your Portrait Services

Sometimes pricing your services creatively can be a good marketing tactic. Other times, as in the case of this photographer, it can be quite the opposite.

(via Reddit)


 
  • http://twitter.com/jumout jumout

    Ahahah, he probably lives in an area with a lot of fat people. With this rate, he can make 150$ out of each portrait.

  • http://twitter.com/jumout jumout

    Ahahah, he probably lives in an area with a lot of fat people. With this rate, he can make 150$ out of each portrait.

  • http://twitter.com/JackCallum Jack Kennedy

    If I were a parent, I’d be tempted to have pictures of my newborn done by this guy! It’d only work out at about £2, even for a large baby! [£2 works out as about $3.5]

  • Anonymous

    Great find! This is way better than Group-On!!! Professional headshot for my newborn for under $5 bucks!!!!

  • http://www.tyleringram.com TylerIngram

    So, if I lie about my weight.. I can get his services at a discount eh?

  • Avicdar

    I would only pay him for the number of pounds visible in the headshot.  :)

  • Gereon

    Guess what, the guy just can’t stand lensing fat people anymore.
    Maybe he is hoping to attract some lovely skinny model types :)

  • Rick Bennett

    What a dipshit. He’s just insulted everyone who isn’t perfectly secure in their self image.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000225742582 Billie-jo Ann Della Selva

    yea pretty much. I bet his photography blows.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000225742582 Billie-jo Ann Della Selva

    yea pretty much. I bet his photography blows.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000225742582 Billie-jo Ann Della Selva

    yea pretty much. I bet his photography blows.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000225742582 Billie-jo Ann Della Selva

    yea pretty much. I bet his photography blows.

  • Steven M.

    :AreYouSeriousFaceMeme.jpg:

  • John

    Actually — if we assume the best — his intent may have been to attract parents of children, who might return later if pleased for a full-priced photo session. In which case it’s not a bad marketing scheme.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Marsh/674033156 Jim Marsh

    Good old Mike Shea. He got a lot of folk to look at his FB page. A few more than his photography does anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Marsh/674033156 Jim Marsh

    Good old Mike Shea. He got a lot of folk to look at his FB page. A few more than his photography does anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Marsh/674033156 Jim Marsh

    Good old Mike Shea. He got a lot of folk to look at his FB page. A few more than his photography does anyway.

  • http://twitter.com/JackCallum Jack Kennedy

    He suggests that his services are for adults, he says: ‘update your headshot for professional needs’ I don’t know any babies with professional needs! ;-)

  • Man with a camera

    He may have physical balance to weigh head of the customers :)))

  • http://www.facebook.com/mauricio.munuera Mauricio Munuera

    Very creative! Kind of offensive if you’re fat… but a great deal for people with anorexia and/or bulimia!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mauricio.munuera Mauricio Munuera

    Very creative! Kind of offensive if you’re fat… but a great deal for people with anorexia and/or bulimia!

  • Clj2012

    Double negatives = one positively great article!

  • Clj2012

    Double negatives = one positively great article!