- Why Give Your Photos a High-End Look?
- Give Your Photos a High-End Look - Professional Line Photo Books
- Give Your Photos a High-End Look - Brushed Metal Prints
- Give Your Photos a High-End Look - Soundproof Canvas
- More Ideas on How To Give Your Photos a High-End Look
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As a professional photographer, you have realized that presentation of the final product matters. Quite frankly, it can sometimes be the difference between getting repeat visits and customer referrals or not.
What does presentation mean in this context? For photographers providing physical copies of the images, it means you should give your photos a high-end look, whether the final printed product is a paper enlargement, a canvas, metal, or acrylic print, or a photo book.
I’ll show you how to do that using Saal Digital, a top-of-the-line photographic printing company.
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Why Give Your Photos a High-End Look?
As I mentioned in the intro, one of the reasons you should give your photos a high-end look is because image matters. You and I are in the business of images, so it’s not a cliche or some kind of social media snobbery to think about it in that way.
When you give your photos a high-end look, you satisfy your customer first of all. A paying customer wants to feel like they are getting the best bang for their buck. Even when you offer discounts, promotions, or photography packages, the final finished product should be the quality available.
You don’t want your customers referring to your photos as good enough for the price. You want them to be tickled pink when they first look at what you delivered, and then you want them to remember that whenever they think about their next photography needs or when their friends ask them who made that for them.
Besides, I can’t deny there is a certain amount of pride as a photographer when you give your photos a high-end look. I actually love looking at my own pictures. If I didn’t have that artist and craftsman pride vibe, then I would wonder why I’m doing this as my career in the first place.
That isn’t some meandering existential thought. Without job satisfaction, the joy of being in professional photography suffers, leading to losing a creative spark and, thus, to your images being lesser, which is a path to failure as a photography business.
On the plus side of this equation, genuine job satisfaction as a photographer comes from that sense of accomplishment that stems from being proud of your work and others loving it because you care enough to give your photos a high-end look.
Give Your Photos a High-End Look - Professional Line Photo Books
With all that being a photographer philosophy out of the way, let’s see what physical photography products you can use to give your photos a high-end look.
Personally, I like using top-of-the-line photo books as a sales tool and as a finished product. As a sales tool, you can use a well-made high-end photo book as a portfolio of your work. This is true regardless of what photography genre your specialty is. There’s just something about turning the pages of a quality photo book that really appeals to people trying to make a purchasing or hiring decision.
Wedding and portrait clients will be thrilled to receive your well-crafted images of them in a high-end photo book. Wedding photographers regularly include photo books as part of whatever packages are offered; it works wonders for portrait packages as well.
Saal Digital has a line of photo books that will give your photos a high-end look, the Professional Line Photo Book with acrylic and brushed metal photo covers. I’ve posted a few references to the acrylic covers for these books recently, but I wanted to share an easter egg of sorts I found about these high-end photo books.
I’m calling it an easter egg because their website doesn’t show that you have three options for the covers. You already know about the acrylic covers, which are amazing, and the linen or leatherette covers, but there is a 3rd option, brushed metal prints as a cover.
What is brushed metal? Brushed metal is an aluminum panel designed for photography with a different surface texture than other metal prints. Both look great, but brushed metal is perfect for using a photo book cover.
How do you find this option for your photo books? I said it was an easter egg of sorts, but it really is a simple process. If you are online with the Saal Digital website configurator, using the smartphone or tablet app, or have their desktop software installed, it pops up as part of the options.
Here’s a roadmap to find it on the website configurator: Photo Books > Professional Line Photo Books > and select "Brushed Metal Print + Leatherette" in the upper-right corner.
This will take you to the selection of how to make the photo book.
From there, you have a choice of scores of design templates, such as these wedding templates:
The road map is similar in the mobile app and the desktop software. From there, you have so many options for customization that it would be time-consuming to list all of them. The entire process is smooth and takes less time to do than it does to read about it.
The bottom line is that a top-quality professional line photo book with a brushed metal cover definitely will give your photos the high-end look they deserve.
Give Your Photos a High-End Look - Brushed Metal Prints
Since we’ve already broken the ice about how to give your photos a high-end look with a brushed metal cover photo book, let’s see what makes brushed metal so special in the first place.
Here is a video from the Saal Digital YouTube channel that explains brushed metal prints. Simply take this info and apply it to the cover of your photo book for a complete explanation.
Brushed metal print wall art is available in several formats and sizes up to 36x48 inches. In addition to color printing, try brushed metal prints for your Black & White images; you’ll be pleased with the results.
Give Your Photos a High-End Look - Soundproof Canvas
Another unique product from Saal Digital that will give your photos a high-end look is their Soundproof Canvas Print.
This product is perfect for interior spaces, not just because it is filled with sound-absorbing foam but also because it's beautiful wall art. Its ability to reduce reverberation makes it ideal for meeting rooms, hotel receptions, restaurants, offices, and other interior spaces requiring an elegant decoration and a clean sound.
These canvases are 1.5” thick, come in sizes up to 23.6 x 31.5 inches, and have a professional suspension system for mounting to your wall.
More Ideas on How To Give Your Photos a High-End Look
Saal Digital has many more printing options for making beautiful photo books, wall art, and unique gift items. For the solutions of how to give your photos a high-end look, have a look at everything they make.
Your image as a professional photographer matters, and the images you present to clients matter. So use a top-quality photo printer for your final products.