What size "low-res" online proofs?

David J Brooks pentkon52 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 11:30:05 EDT 2010

On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 11:20 AM, P. J. Alling
<webstertwentysix at gmail.com> wrote:
> About half a megapixel in my opinion, and someone will still steel your work
> and make prints, even if you emblazon a copyright notice across the center
> of the image.

Some people.

> On 7/24/2010 11:10 AM, CheekyGeek wrote:
>> Years ago, in another life, I was your garden variety portrait and
>> wedding photographer. Probably less than garden-variety as I shot with
>> OLD medium format equipment (Mamiyaflex and C33 TLRs that were given
>> to me when I was 18 by a cousin's wife, whose KC
>> professional-photographer-father had suddenly passed away with a
>> massive heart attack.) Anyway, I got burned out on dealing with the
>> people/stress and turned away from photography as a whole for many
>> years. My desire was rekindled in the digital age by my storm-chasing
>> son-in-law and a couple of years ago I got my K200D. That has now been
>> passed on to another son-in-law who is discovering photography and I'm
>> shooting with a K-x. All of this is my way of saying that I felt a
>> little unprepared when out-of-the-blue I was asked to do a family's
>> outdoor portraits. The occasion of everyone getting together was the
>> impending deployment of the youngest son to Afghanistan. We did the
>> session last night and it went well, although it was a very humid high
>> 90's and I felt like a wet rag when it was over.
>> Which brings me to my question: I am unprepared for the business side
>> of digital. I planned to put small low-res photos as proofs up on
>> Flickr (just because it would be easy for all concerned). My question
>> is: what size/resolution is recommended for "low-res"? Alternative
>> methods of work (to Flickr or any part) are also welcome and
>> appreciated.
>> It is doubtful that I will be doing this much, as I really don't enjoy
>> it terribly, but I realize the importance of charging or word will get
>> around and everyone will be pounding at your door for the free loaves
>> and fishes.
>> : )
>> Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom!
>> Darren Addy
>> Kearney, Nebraska
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