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Old 05-06-2009, 11:38   #1 (permalink)
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Hotel Promotion photography!

Does anyone here have any experience in taking promotional shots of hotels for use in their leaflets, and for on their websites. I am thinking of doing it as a sideline, but as yet am unsure of the kind of package i think they would be interested in. I guess i have the resources to offer them just about anything they would want, it's just i'm not sure what to pitch at them, and the kind of budgets they would normally work with.
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Re: Hotel Promotion photography!

This is a question which is not just photography related. The question applies to anyone who feels they have somethin to sell. The bottom line is "Is there a market for it?" So first off do a bit of Market Research. Take some photos of local hotels and show them the prints, you might then get some interest. The problem is that the large, tourist hotels will be tied into a contract for this sort of work with the tour operator, or hotel group.

The small independents might be interested but they are always handicapped by cost. The best bet is to ask them, show them some prints and take it from there. Don't give up the day job though
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Cheers Stephano, unfortunately photography makes up at least a part of the day job. In our area, we have some relatively big 'local' chains of hotel (i live in Spain and they have rich families who build up hotel chains). They are not stuck for cost and they are not part of a massive chain who are likely to be tied. So fortunately for that reason they are very approachable to this kind of thing, (for me it is more a question of whether they will take on a foreigner). I have worked in quite a few big hotels on photographic shoots, we have paid them for their locations, so not really the same thing.
I am going to build a folio of interiors as a starting block, and just today i have been approached by a rural retreat to help them with promotion (purely coincidentally through a friend) so i will start there and see where that leads onto. Fingers crossed.
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The portfolio is a good idea - good luck, hope it works out.
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Re: Hotel Promotion photography!

Some excellent videos from Dean Collins in the 1980' re hotel room photography

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Great, cheers for that Dave, i shall find some time a little later and have a look through some of those. Thanks!
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