Archive for October, 2010

Post Production Workflow

In this video, Mark talks about post production workflow.  In part one of this series, Mark will explain how to get images from the camera to the computer. Then he will show you how to keyword, group and organize the photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from and! Enjoy!

Cool Photography Biz Promos

Hi Everyone!   I found this brand new photography promo from MHM Photography while surfing on YouTube and wanted to share it with you.

Here’s another promo video - this time from Voir Photography, featuring wedding photography.  The video work on this one is fantastic!  Take a look below, and be sure to join in with  over 900 other photographers over at Shuttermom University to take your photography business marketing up a notch!  See you there.

Photography Apps for the Android

From the Pocket-Lint Blog:

Cameras on phones have come on in leaps and bounds from the clunky old technology and low quality snaps of days gone past. Now, with many us uploading our mobile snaps directly to Facebook and Twitter, we’re after something that makes them stand out from the crowd.

Click here for the full article.

Tips for photographing lightning

Mark from Adorama TV gives us some tips on photographing lightning in this video.  Enjoy, and be sure to check out for great group buys on everything a photographer needs!  See you there.

Group Buying Power for the Photography Community

Hi Everyone!

If you haven’t heard already, there is a brand new group buying site especially for photographers.  Photo Deal of the Day ( will offer daily deals on everything photography related, such as photo equipment, software, actions, templates, props, educational materials, pro lab services and more!  Here is more from the press release:

For Immediate Release

New site for photographers uses the power of group purchasing to offer valuable daily deals on things photographers want and need

Goodyear, AZ – 10/17/10 – Photographers now have their very own dedicated group buying site.  Photo Deal of the Day works much like other popular group coupon sites, only it offers deals especially for photographers.  By using the power of group purchasing, Photo Deal of the Day will offer one daily deal on items that professional photographers want and need — including photographic equipment, props, backgrounds, photo educational materials, photo software, Photoshop actions and templates, and more.  Discounts will often exceed 50% and can save photographers hundreds of dollars.

“Photo Deal of the Day is creating a buzz in the photography community by offering a win-win situation to photographers and photography merchants and vendors, says Photo Deal of the Day founder and photographer Cindy Bracken.  “Photographers will receive huge discounts on much needed photography equipment and supplies, and participating vendors will experience a huge jump in sales thanks to the exposure that Photo Deal of the Day provides.”

Participating Photo Deal of the Day customers receive a daily email alert for each new featured photography deal.  Similar to other group buying sites, customers receive deals only if a certain number of people join in to purchase it.  “In these touch economic times, photographers need a break,” Bracken says. “I’m happy that photographers and vendors alike can benefit from this service.”, launched in October 2010, is a deal of the day website that offers deals especially for pro and semi-pro photographers.  Photo Deal of the Day uses the power  of group purchasing to get unbeatable deals on things photographers want and need.  For more information, visit

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Ready To Break Into Boudoir Photography?

Found this great article on Black Star Rising and wanted to share.  From the article:

The popularity of boudoir photography has exploded over the past few years. It’s not only become a fashionable wedding gift for brides to present to their grooms on their Big Day (or the night before), but it also makes a great anniversary, Valentine’s Day, and “just because” gift. Along with the tremendous increase in demand, there’s also been a huge increase in the number of photographers offering boudoir as part of their services. Some are even specializing in it. If you’ve been thinking about breaking into this lucrative market, here are some things to consider.

Click here for the full article, and we’ll see you over at Shuttermom University for more photography business tips and coaching.

Levi’s Photo Workshop

Levi’s just opened up a community photography studio, where people can come and use equipment and studio space for free.

From the article:

Opening today in the former Deitch Gallery in NYC is the Levi’s Photo Workshop. Levi’s established the workshop to both celebrate photography’s rich history in New York City and to be a place where photographers of all levels can work together. The Photo Workshop will provide free photography resources including camera rentals (they have a fantastic selection of both digital and vintage film cameras available), the use of studio space and professional lighting equipment, and photo printers ranging from small and large format inkjet to an apparel printer.

Click here for the full article, and be sure to join in with over 900 photographers at Shuttermom University for more photography business tips and coaching.  See you there!

A Great Solution For Packing and Shipping Your Photographs

Andrew Darlow, co-developer of GalleryPouch and editor of, recently sent me some samples of these great shipping bags.  Photographers, you are probably familiar with the hassle involved in shipping photographs.  Regular bubble wrap is not sturdy and is a total pain to cut and tape to fit.

Using the GalleryPouch could not be easier!  They come with your choice of either just a closable flap or a reclosable flap that contains a Velcro strip, and are made of heavy duty, see-through plastic (which makes it easy to identify images without taking them out of the pouch).  You simply insert your framed photo (or anything else you are shipping), seal the pouch, and it is ready to go!  There are no exposed bubbles on the pouch, which allows for extra protection, and you can even choose where to have the opening (either the long or short side of the pouch).

To get a closer look at how the GalleryPouch functions, take a look at the video below:

You can find out more through their website at

All GalleryPouch bags are produced by Dallas, TX-based Frame Destination
( in sizes from 4×4 to 50×156 inches,
and they start at just $6.95. Be sure to use the promo code
SHM562 when you order to receive 10% off! The coupon expires
11/30/2010 and excludes shipping (the company currently ships
to USA-based addresses only).

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