Photographers have a lot of pain points. But one of the biggest is making sure their work is shared and presented properly. Dropbox Showcase, the company’s latest feature in their Dropbox Professional package, aims to solve these problems. Here are a few of the ways that you can use Dropbox Showcase to make a big impact, without all the stress.
01) Wow Your Clients
When sending projects to clients, photographers will have a variety of file types that they need to share. Besides photos, photographers might have files like contracts, estimates, and mood boards. But if you just email the files, your message might get lost in a long email of attachments.
But Dropbox Showcase enables you to control how the files are presented. You can also add content to your files by adding intro messages and captions. Showcase lets you turn a group of different files into a cohesive presentation. Start with a video to set the tone, move through your strategy, calendar and mood boards, and then end with pricing.
With Showcase, you control the story. Turn your files into And with everything in a single, professionally packaged page, you’ll avoid confusion and make the best impression right away.
02) Beautiful Portfolios + Your Branding
Or maybe you’re a graphic designer with a deep portfolio, but your work is scattered across dozens of old folders and dusty thumb drives. Worse, half the time you do share something, it winds up getting passed around without your name or branding.
Showcase can help. Once you’ve added your files to a showcase, they’ll stay updated every time you do a revision. So no more tracking down the latest versions, or accidentally sending out a first draft. You can also customize your showcase for each recipient, making small tweaks rather than uploading the same nine attachments every time. Finally, Showcase lets you add your name, logo, and branding on the same page as all your files. So you’ll still get credit for your work, no matter where it gets shared.
03) Sell Your Idea
Finally, suppose you’re an entrepreneur and you’ve got a great new idea for a business. But whenever you try to gauge interest from potential partners or investors, you’re left in the dark. Did they read the full plan? Did the right person see it? Did they even get your email in the first place?
Next time, try sending your idea via Dropbox Showcase. For each showcase you share, you can see who viewed or downloaded your work, and when they did so. You can even see which files are getting the most attention, and which parts are getting overlooked the most often. When someone does take a look, you’ll get an email alert, so you know exactly when to follow up.
Track & Share Your Work With Dropbox Showcase
Dropbox Showcase (included with Dropbox Professional) will help make sure that clients don’t overlook your emails, look at more than just the first attachment, or that your work won’t get shared without your name and attribution. Dropbox Showcase can help you share and track your work—all in one trusted place. Check out Dropbox Professional and create your own showcase.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.