by Skip Cohen
Every day, something comes along that reminds me how much the pandemic has changed our lives. It's especially true with imaging. The post about JP Elario doing Facetime portraits for clients works through a small part of the challenge with physical distancing. In contrast, Steven Gotz's idea of converting family portraits to coloring book pages for young children provides an easy way to keep in touch with clients while utilizing archived images from your files.
Well, here's a new one and the need is enormous - outdoor seating at restaurants!
Every restaurant is working hard to reopen. One ingredient to bring back business is outdoor seating, but most restaurants, especially those that haven't typically offered table service outside, could use a little help in the decorating department.
It's a perfect application for Bay Photo's Performance EXT Metal prints. I wrote about my own experience almost two years ago, and the print I shared is as beautiful today as it was when I took it out of the box. While under a microscope, there might be some deterioration - there's nothing visible with the naked eye. It's been outside the entire time in the sun, heat, and rain of South Florida.
Now, let's take the idea of outdoor prints one step further, and instead of thinking outside the box, let's think like there's no box. Just about every client you've photographed over the years has a back porch or patio, some area outside their home or apartment. And because of the pandemic, everyone is home-bound. Let's get people to think about artwork outside their home.
Here's an opportunity to offer something new to your existing audience and start to plant a few marketing seeds with a new audience. The concept is also perfect for developing some great content for your blog. So, from restaurants needing a stronger presence outdoors to helping clients bring photography to a new location of their home - it's time to look at Performance EXT Metal!
Click on my metal print of Nokomis Beach at sunset for a closer look then read about Bay Photo's metal prints below.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.