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How do you deliver photos/video to clients?
« on: August 13, 2014, 11:50:34 AM »
I just did my first photo gig this past weekend and I was wondering how folks deliver jpegs/mp4 files to clients when you're done.  I have ~1000 photos and ~15GB of video to give.  Do you do it the old fashioned way (i.e. burn to discs and mail)?  Cloud services like Dropbox (need to sign up @ $10/month for 100GB of space) or Google Drive (15GB free space, not so great for sharing)?
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How do you deliver photos/video to clients?
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Re: How do you deliver photos/video to clients?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 08:36:51 AM »
flash drive?
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Re: How do you deliver photos/video to clients?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 09:24:07 AM »
Mostly Dropbox, but if it is impractical or too big then thumb drives, I haven't burnt a CD/DVD for years, too many people don't have disc drives now.

I was actually given an image to print on CD the other day and had to use my wife's computer to run it!
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Re: How do you deliver photos/video to clients?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2014, 09:35:46 AM »
I use kingston datatraveler usb flash drives that I put on the bill for a refundable 10 euro upon return. I never get one back. But this way I do not have to discuss the cost of this method of delivery when the size of the project goes over dual layer dvd capacity.

I do have to add that I don't do video projects.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2014, 09:36:42 AM »
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Re: How do you deliver photos/video to clients?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2014, 11:15:34 AM »
I still mostly stick with DVDs, though I often just upload a zip file to my own website and let people download from there.  If you have decent web hosting, it's free and in many ways easier than dropbox.  In some states (NY being one), if you only provide clients digital files transferred online, they don't owe any sales tax since there is no physical product.


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Re: How do you deliver photos/video to clients?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2014, 11:33:46 AM »
For her portrait business my wife does flash drives in a nice boutique box.  Branded thumb drives are relatively cheap (no videos so the biggest she gets are 4GB) and a nice thing to offer as part of her package sales.  It's also a nice way to gain some margin in the sale.
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Re: How do you deliver photos/video to clients?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2014, 11:36:12 AM »
Via online galleries on my Photoshelter site.  I started with Photoshelter with the lowest level that allowed eCommerce sales of prints directly from the galleries.  I'm at the full Pro level now with more than 75% of 1TB of gallery images up there. 

It makes it easy and fast to get images to clients, particularly clients who traveled from out of town for beach portraits or weddings.  I can also give multiple distributions via email addresses or group passwords. 

For one-offs, or early in establishing business, USB drives are my recommendation.  But online distribution gives so many advantages that I won't do physical media again unless specifically requested by the client. 
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Re: How do you deliver photos/video to clients?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2014, 12:30:47 PM »
I subscribe to Microsoft Office 365, which comes with 1TB of space on OneDrive, their Dropbox-like service. If you need Office, it's a pretty good deal imho: you get Office for up to 5 computers and more online space than you'll ever need for $10 per month.

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Re: How do you deliver photos/video to clients?
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2014, 01:24:22 PM »
Always in person... and last time I copied 24 gbs of images over to two 16gb sd cards.  I charge five bucks each for them... fair deal and better than getting 6 dvd roms.
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Re: How do you deliver photos/video to clients?
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2014, 01:25:46 PM »
... I often just upload a zip file to my own website and let people download from there.  If you have decent web hosting, it's free and in many ways easier than dropbox.  In some states (NY being one), if you only provide clients digital files transferred online, they don't owe any sales tax since there is no physical product.


No sales tax in California for digital files.

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Re: How do you deliver photos/video to clients?
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2014, 01:44:11 PM »
We bought a WeTransfer account so we can uploader larger files… if the file size exceeds anyways we pack it up in several zip files.

The good thing about WeTransfer is that you get a download confirmation when the client has downloaded it.
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Re: How do you deliver photos/video to clients?
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2014, 01:56:28 PM »
I am the only one who does not trust media that can be deleted? ???
Pendrive, hard disc, SD card and all rewritable media may have accidentally deleted your files, or caused by computer viruses. ::)
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Re: How do you deliver photos/video to clients?
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2014, 01:57:46 PM »
Mostly Dropbox, but if it is impractical or too big then thumb drives, I haven't burnt a CD/DVD for years, too many people don't have disc drives now.

I was actually given an image to print on CD the other day and had to use my wife's computer to run it!
+1 on Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.

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Re: How do you deliver photos/video to clients?
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2014, 01:58:20 PM »
I am the only one who does not trust media that can be deleted? ???
Pendrive, hard disc, SD card and all rewritable media may have accidentally deleted your files, or caused by computer viruses. ::)
Call me old, but I trust more in DVD-R medias high quality. ;)
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Re: How do you deliver photos/video to clients?
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