Get paid for your digital Files

If there is one subject that divided photographers ever since digital came around, it’s certainly digital files.

Should we make them available to clients?

Should we sell them?              At what price?

It’s a finished product!

I personally feel it is a finished product. We deserve to get paid for our work like anyone, in any other profession, offering services.

If you are a “shoot and burn” photographer well, I leave it up to you to deal with your business model. It’s not one that I believe in or encourage.

Many photographers provide files for free. Many will argue that clients do not need files, so they simply don’t make them available.

My question: Have you ever asked your clients why they need digital files?

What do they prefer as an end product?

Probably not!              I’ll bet you are afraid of the answers.


Andre Amyot