Wednesday, June 3, 2015
From Photoshelter: Break into the exciting world of commercial photography
How should you pitch your work to agency art buyers? What’s it like working with ad agencies, or big brands on set? How can you attract commercial clients? These questions and more are answered in our latest guide, Breaking Into Commercial Photography. Dive in to discover how to begin building your client list, marketing tactics to stay relevant in an ever-changing field, and how to integrate your personal style into commissioned work. Get the Free Guide
Inside this guide you’ll find:
- What art buyers want from photographers
- How to keep your cool on set
- Marketing tactics to keep you top of mind
- How to stay true and authentic to your work
- Tips on estimating and negotiating
your copy today!
Post Date: 6/3/2015 10:20:37 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Monday, May 18, 2015
: Get assignments from your dream clients.
Having a career in editorial photography today might seem like a pipe dream - but there are ways to get your foot in the door and begin shooting for clients that are on your dream list.
In this guide, we talk to successful editorial photographers about how to carve a space for yourself within the industry, how to land those dream clients, and how to go about negotiating even with tight editorial budgets. Inside, also get answers straight from the award-winning photo editors at publications including Texas Monthly and National Geographic about how they find talent, what they look for when hiring a new photographer, and more. Get the free guide!
Inside the Guide you’ll find:
- How to prep for portfolio reviews
- Which marketing tools you should invest in
- The best way to get a photo editor’s attention
- How to build solid relationships with photo editors
- How to monetize your images after the shoot
Post Date: 5/18/2015 6:27:43 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Friday, April 24, 2015
We get it: Search Engine Optimization can seem complicated, and you probably want to throw in the towel on the whole thing if you’ve tried time and again to start showing up on the first page of Google search results. Fortunately, for those who feel a little lost we’ve broken down easy tips and tricks you can do to build your SEO in our recent guide, SEO for Photographers
, and we’re hosting a live Google Hangout with tips from it next week, April 29th at 2pm ET. In this live Google Hangout, Allen Murabayashi will be showing examples of photographer websites with good SEO practice, the inner workings of Google Analytics, how to create a free Google Business listing and more.
In this hour Allen will cover:
- How to make sure your site appears properly in Search Engine Result Pages
- The importance of mobile friendly sites
- How/where you can “link to yourself” to boost your SEO
- Creating a keyword list
- How to perform backlink analysis
- How PhotoShelter can boost your SEO
Join us to get ahead in the SEO game, Thursday 4/29, 2pm ET. Register below to receive an email with the link to the Google Hangout. Photoshelter's Boost your SEO: 8 Tips To Get You Started Webinar
Post Date: 4/24/2015 10:36:46 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
: Just 12 steps to better SEO!
When it comes to Search Engine Optimization, the most important question you can ask yourself is: how can I improve my SEO so my photography business is easily found online? The SEO Guide for Photographers, re-released with the newest, most relevant information answers this question and gives a lay person’s low down on the oft-misunderstood world of search engines. This Guide will help you gain a better understanding of Google Analytics, become familiar with SEO lingo, and help you understand why you’re not topping the search list on Google.
Inside the Guide you’ll find:
- How Google’s search engine works to find and rank results
- The factors that directly influence your SEO
- How PhotoShelter can help with your SEO
- How to perform backlink analysis
- How long it will take to see results
Plus, dive in and start improving your SEO today with 12 actionable steps you can take - from “basic” to “expert” we’ve got you covered.
Download your copy of The SEO Guide for Photographers
Post Date: 3/25/2015 6:44:15 PM CT Posted By: Sean
Friday, March 6, 2015
It may not be obvious, but your wedding photography business’ brand and its worth -- i.e. what your able to earn -- go hand in hand. The stronger your brand, the more you’re able to capture the hearts and minds of potential clients and charge them accordingly. In this special webinar in partnership with Tamron, we’ll talk to internationally renowned wedding photographers Justin & Mary Marantz
. The duo, with 10 years’ experience shooting and building their own business, has presented workshops to wedding photographers from London to Australia and been featured on Inside Wedding, Style Me Pretty & Martha Stewart. They also co-founded the blogs The Black Tie Bride
and The Well-Groomed Groom
As an added bonus, all webinar attendees will be entered to win a Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 lens!
This jam-packed 1 hour takes place March 12, 2015 at 4pm ET, and will include tips like:
- Editing your portfolio to attract the clients you want
- Finding your “brand personality”
- What quality will have clients paying you more
- Turning clients into ambassadors
- Branding mistakes to avoid
Post Date: 3/6/2015 12:25:17 PM CT Posted By: Sean
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
: Get tips to attract clients and land more wedding gigs
It's hard to believe wedding season is just around the corner! To help you put your best foot forward, we've partnered up with Tamron to put together our latest guide, How to Grow a Wedding Photography Business. Get tips to attract the wedding clients you want, develop a solid pricing plan, and have your clients bubble over with excitement when it comes to your exceptional customer service.
In this guide you’ll also learn:
- How to screen for the best clients
- The most important thing to do when first starting out
- What to do on the big day to make an impression
- How to establish a strong brand identity
- Why your customer service should be above-and-beyond
- How to take natural looking photos
Plus get insights from 6 seasoned wedding photographers who share their tips to tackle the market and build a successful wedding photography business. Get the free guide.
Post Date: 2/17/2015 2:21:10 PM CT Posted By: Sean
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Joe McNally has proven to be one of the most influential photographers of our time, even called “perhaps the most versatile photojournalist working today” by American Photo.
Over the years, Joe has learned invaluable lessons about creating fantastic work, the industry, and how to transverse shifts in technology while staying relevant. Join us for this special webinar as PhotoShelter’s Allen Murabayashi and Joe discuss his career, advice he would give to those just starting in the business, an inside look at some of his work and the stories behind the images.
In this webinar Joe & Allen will cover:
Tuesday, Feb. 10th
- Being successful with a “generalist” approach to photography
- Dealing with economic downturns and financial hardships
- Honest advice and inspiration for those just starting in the industry
- Adjusting to the physical demands of being a photographer
- A specific look at some of Joe’s most famous projects
Sign up today, space is limited! Register Now!
Post Date: 2/5/2015 2:33:12 PM CT Posted By: Sean
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
In The 2015 Photo Business Plan Workbook
, get a step-by-step guide to help you implement a rock solid business plan, target the photo clients you want, and land more gigs. Download the guide today! Download the Free Guide
Post Date: 1/28/2015 9:58:19 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Ready to make 2015 your best year yet? The 2015 Photo Business Plan Workbook
is a step-by-step guide to help you create a strong business plan, target the clients you want, and make more money this year.
Inside the workbook, get strategies and examples to help you:
- Define your products & services
- Determine your audience and addressable market
- Create a marketing plan
- Fix your finances
- Tune-up your website
- Build your Search Engine Optimization
- Get social
- Create an advisory group
- Follow up with old clients
Build your photo business plan and stick to it this year. Get started with these smart business tips packed into an easy-to-read workbook. Get the free guide.
Post Date: 1/7/2015 11:33:08 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Friday, December 12, 2014
: Make 2015 count with tips from 50 photo influencers!
In The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers
, award-winning photographers, recognized photo editors, and leading industry experts share their best advice to make 2015 a knockout year.
Get insights on all the key aspects of building and running your photo business, including:
- Growing your photo business
- Marketing your photography
- Mastering social media
- Embracing personal projects
- Understanding your finances
- Getting hired
You’ll hear from some of the most influential names in the business including David Burnett, Ami Vitale, Joe McNally, Zack Arias, Brad Smith, Alison Zavos, Jodi Cobb, David duChemin, Jeremy Cowart, and more. Get the Free Guide
Post Date: 12/12/2014 6:53:04 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
From Photoshelter: What are your plans for 2015?
It’s hard to believe 2014 is coming to a close. As PhotoShelter gears up for next year, we’d like to invite you to participate in our third annual survey, The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015
This survey will help us better understand your goals as a photographer, how you plan to spread the word about your work in 2015, plus any challenges you anticipate in the coming year. Take the Survey
Post Date: 11/19/2014 12:40:22 PM CT Posted By: Sean
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
In The 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests
, get a fresh look at over 25 photo competitions worldwide, including new insights on which photo contests are worth your time, and which you should skip.
Get details on a long list of photo contests, including:
- Sony World Photography Awards
- World Press Photo Contest
- PDN Photo Annual
- Wildlife Photographer of the Year
- Smithsonian Photo Contest
- Communication Arts Photography Competition
- Pictures of the Year International
- Plus many more!
We award each contest a star rating based on factors like entry fee, prizes and promised exposure, plus give you direct feedback from recent winners to help steer you in the right direction. Get the free guide today!
Post Date: 11/12/2014 10:29:08 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Having trouble navigating copyright and social media sites' terms of service? You're not alone - this daunting task can be a tough one. In this special webinar panel with copyright expert Bill Cramer, founder and CEO of Wonderful Machine, and Kristine Hsu of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts we'll discuss the key facts you need to know regarding copyright and what can be hidden in those lengthy terms of service on some of the most popular social media sites. Cramer and Hsu will dive into case studies from recent court cases involving photographers and their work, the best workflow practices to get your copyright registered, and much more.
Lead by PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi, this free 1 hr webinar will cover:
- How often you should register your images for copyright
- What to do when someone has infringed your copyright
- Fair Use: what is it, and when is it legal?
- The in's and out's of image protection on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
Register now for this free webinar panel happening Thursday, Oct. 23 at 2:30pm ET
. Register Now
Post Date: 10/22/2014 8:01:48 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Thursday, October 9, 2014
: You decided you want to start making money from your photography, but now what?
In The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Photography Business
, learn how to focus your niche, market your work, lock in clients, and manage your finances. Also hear from seasoned photographers on what it takes to turn your passion for photography into a thriving career.
In this guide, you’ll also learn:
- The 4 most important questions to ask before launching your business
- How to use social media to attract the audience you want
- Secrets to selling your work and bringing in revenue
- 11 essential tips all freelance photographers should know
- Plus more!
Whether you’re dreaming of shooting for high-end publications, opening your own brick-and-mortar studio, or documenting stories around the world, launching a successful career will require you to hone your business skills. This guide will help you make smart decisions moving forward and build the successful photo career you want.
Download your copy of The Ultimate Guide for Starting Your Photography Business
Post Date: 10/9/2014 11:47:03 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Light plays a huge role in creating the mood in environmental portraiture, and with your subject in the right light, you can nail the shot. In this webinar, co-sponsored by Manfrotto, award-winning NYC based photographer Tony Gale will deliver lighting techniques and tips you can take with you to your next shoot.
From this webinar you'll walk away with advice about how to enhance the mood in your images by using strobes, softboxes, and Tony's favorite: the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra. He'll touch on metering, why using a color checker is an important tool for a better shot, and how to scout for the best locations for telling your subject's story.
This hour will cover:
- Choosing the right location for your shoot
- Using a meter for a more enhanced shot
- Indoor and outdoor lighting tips and set ups
- Using a color checker for a more accurate image
Post Date: 10/7/2014 2:42:42 PM CT Posted By: Sean
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