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Old Oct 28, 2010, 9:27 PM   #1
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Default How do you deliver wedding photos on DVDs to clients?

How do you deliver wedding photos to clients if all you deliver are the photos on DVDs?

When I deliver prints I always feel that I have more tangible products to deliver but I have nothing when I deliver clients' wedding pictures on DVDs. At least this is the way I feel. You know what I mean...?

How can I make the DVDs more stylish? I know, I can lightscribe them. I can label them, etc. But how should I package them? Is there a store/website with nice stylish packaging materials for wedding photos on DVD? I am not really looking for the old style cheese plastic wedding covers. I am looking for something more modern and stylish...

I hope it helps others as well.
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 10:45 PM   #2
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Since DVDs are the same physical size as CDs, you could print inserts for jewel cases. If you use glossy photo paper, you will be providing at least one high quality print.

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Old Oct 28, 2010, 11:43 PM   #3
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Maybe you could use a fancy "Pocket Folder"...?

See here for examples of what I mean...
(There are lots of styles so scroll around a bit on that page... )

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&n...l=&oq=&gs_rfai=

You could possibly get a print shop to make them up with classy
gold leaf printing and you could include one or two sample prints
in the inside pockets, along with the CD/DVD in a nice jewel case
with fancy insert like VTphotog suggested...

If the print shop also does photo prints from digital you may be able
to set up a commission deal with them for prints ordered... The phone
number and address of the printer, as well as a special code number
that gets the customer a special deal on their prints, could also be
printed inside the folder (as well as your address and phone...) The
special code is so that the printer knows that they were refered by
you so that you get your commission...

Don't know if any of these ideas are good, just shooting from the hip...

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 1:55 AM   #4
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I see this often where I live, but my question is how do you give a DVD with full res images for use however the customer might wish when all images are copyrighted to the photographer?

I see lots of this where I live. My stepdaughters wedding photog charged big bucks and delivered nothing tangible. She did a dvd with images that did not match printer profiles and the bride made prints that left much to be desired.

Aren't there copyright issues with giving disks to print as the client may wish?

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 2:44 AM   #5
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Aren't there copyright issues with giving disks to print as the client may wish?

All depends on the deal between the copyright owner (the photographer in this case) and the client...

This is how Copyright law is worded...

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1.Who owns the copyright on photographs?

Under law, it is the photographer who will own copyright on any photos he/she has taken, with the following exceptions:

•If the photographer is an employee of the company the photos are taken for, or is an employee of a company instructed
to take the photos, the photographer will be acting on behalf of his/her employer, and the company the photographer works
for will own the copyright.

•If there is an agreement that assigns copyright to another party.

In all other cases, the photographer will retain the copyright, if the photographer has been paid for his work, the payment
will be for the photographer’s time and typically an allocated number of prints. The copyright to the photos will remain with
the photographer, and therefore any reproduction without permission would be an infringement of copyright.

Examples:

•If Bill Smith asks Peter Jones the photographer to photograph his wedding. Peter Jones will normally provide a single copy
of the prints as part of the fee, but any additional prints Bill or his family and friend want must be ordered via Peter as he
is the copyright owner and controls who can copy his work.

•If Bill Smith engages the services of XYZ-Photos for the same job, and Peter is an employee of XYZ-Photo who instruct Peter
to take the photos, XYZ-Photos will be the copyright owner and control how they are used.
Source: http://www.copyrightservice.co.uk/pr...aphy_copyright

So if part of the deal is that the copyright owner enters an agreement to assign copyright to the client, then the client would
then own the copyright... The copyright owner could alternately, as part of the deal, grant the client a "Non Exclusive License",
which means that the copyright owner would retain the copyright but the client has permission to copy the photo's for their
own use...

At least that's how I understand it...

Anyone can correct me if I'm mistaken...
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Maybe you could use a fancy "Pocket Folder"...?

See here for examples of what I mean...
(There are lots of styles so scroll around a bit on that page... )

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&n...l=&oq=&gs_rfai=

You could possibly get a print shop to make them up with classy
gold leaf printing and you could include one or two sample prints
in the inside pockets, along with the CD/DVD in a nice jewel case
with fancy insert like VTphotog suggested...

If the print shop also does photo prints from digital you may be able
to set up a commission deal with them for prints ordered... The phone
number and address of the printer, as well as a special code number
that gets the customer a special deal on their prints, could also be
printed inside the folder (as well as your address and phone...) The
special code is so that the printer knows that they were refered by
you so that you get your commission...

Don't know if any of these ideas are good, just shooting from the hip...

I like the pocket folders!
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I like the pocket folders!
Glad you liked my off the wall idea...

Hope it helped...
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