This digital age that we find ourselves in has changed the dynamic of photography in more ways than one. Now, even the most basic of flip phones have decent still photo and video capabilities. Photographers find themselves printing fewer portraits and headshots as clients usually just desire to post to Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn. In fact, my basic headshot package includes two high resolution, print ready jpg files plus two archival quality 8×10 prints. Fewer than 10% of my clients take advantage of receiving the prints.
So that bears the question from some of my clients, “How do I use my headshots other than posting online”? One of the answers to that question is folded cards and flat cards. These cards come in a variety of card stock that varies from metallic to fine linen. They come in a variety of sizes and orientation. It is possible to create uniquely shaped cards for bigger impact and they can be single sided or double sided. My clients have used the cards we custom create for save the date cards, announcements (wedding, engagement or graduation) and even for business purposes as a takeaway card.
Our friend and client Ashley Seippel just completed a portrait session with STP Images and she chose a 5.5″ x 4.25″ double sided flat card on fine art linen stock to use as a take-away card for her business. It utilizes her beautiful portrait on the front and has a list of her services and contact information on the back. Take a look at her cards below and give STP Images a call to help you with portraits, headshots AND a unique option for printing them.