CloudSpot Our Newest Sponsor!
This month CloudSpot will start offering a Free Annual Lite Gallery plan to each of our first place winners. Not just the once a year offering we received from some of their competitors in the past, they will be honoring our winner every month of the year. We are super excited to have this amazing offering added for our winners, because just like On1 it is a product we love and personally use for our own work!
Simple to use, clean elegant galleries, self fulfillment sales (you can use your own printers) and no commissions were just a few of highlights that sold us. Your brand and your style with the perfect backdrop, and CloudSpot’s unlimited galleries definitely put you in full control. With just four clicks, you have a tailored experience designed to help your business grow.
Create and deliver stunning online galleries in seconds!
It does not matter what style of photography you shoot either, the platform has all of the features anyone will need to set up a professional, super easy to use display of their work.
If you are considering selling your work online or are using a competitors product you should definitely give Cloudspot a try. You can set up an account for Free with 1GB of storage and you can even set up all of the store features with a reasonable 15% commission on your sales, but notice that with any paid plan the commission goes to 0%, unlike their largest competitors!
Another feature we needed and love is having a self fulfillment sales option, this is a must have for us that none of the major competitors offer either. We use different printers to produce different types of prints to maximize our quality and profitability.
Here is a more detailed overview the program from the founder, Gavin Wade.
This months photography contest winners have been selected. This beautiful image was our First Place Winner and was submitted by Jolanta Mazur from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
View all of the winners and finalists here!
A New Prize - ON1 Photo RAW
Our first prize winners will now be getting ON1 Photo 10 and ON1 Photo RAW courtesy of the fantastic folks over at On1!
For both MAC and Windows ON1 Photo RAW is the lightning fast raw processor, photo editor and plug-in collection all in one app photographers have been asking for. Unlike the current class of raw-based photo editors requiring catalogs, bouncing between apps for editing, and a subscription ecosystem, ON1 Photo RAW features a new, modern raw processing engine, tuned for today's sensors and graphics chips. Combined with our current set of tools, the next generation of ON1 Photo 10, will continue to work where you want, as a standalone app, a plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® & Lightroom®, or a host app for other editing apps.
OUR August 2016 "REFLECTIONS" PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION WINNERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED!
We received some beautiful images this month from all over the globe, take a look at our winners page for some real inspiration!
Our First Place Winner was submitted by Francois Bogaerts from Lommel, Belgium
We both excited and feeling privileged to have ShootProof honor our monthly First Place Winners this August with a free 1 year subscription of their 5,000 Photo Plan.
ShootProof is a small team of photographers, developers, engineers, perfectionists, and above all customer service fanatics. They empower photographers to upload, share, sell and have products printed for their clients without taking commission from their sales. They are innovative and focus on helping photographers increase sales while simplifying the proofing, buying and fulfillment process with their clients.
They started building ShootProof in 2009 with a vision for photographers to have a platform for beautiful online client galleries where they could share and sell photos with no commission fees. Tens of thousands of photographers across 32 countries are now sharing and selling millions of photos through ShootProof and they have never taken a commission
With simple, intuitive design and freedom of choice for photographers where you only pay for photo space in your client galleries, not sales. Their belief is that your sales are the result of your hard work, so we allow you to set your own prices and keep 100%. Even fulfillment with lab partners comes with no added charges or markups. Choose the plan that is right for you right now, and move up and down between plans anytime, no premium or pro plans. There is even a free plan for beginners, with all of the features that the most seasoned pro will have.
Easy uploading, storage and event management gives photographers full control. Easy Upload from any web browser, the ShootProof Desktop Uploader or our Publish Service for Lightroom, all with your custom watermark.
Cloud Storage - Your original size image up to 50MB per photo is stored in geographically different locations for secure storage and you can get photos back at any time.
Gallery Control - Custom settings for each private or public gallery including optional expiration dates, passwords, digital downloads, prices, colors, lab choice, etc.
Create public or private galleries that work on any device. Clients can easily view, favorite and purchase images; the activity for each gallery visitor is viewable in detail to the photographer. Photographers use ShootProof for standalone galleries and we provide simple tools to integrate with their website.
Photographers can define their own products and prices for each gallery. Digital downloads can be for free or sale. Create custom discounts and promo codes. Clients can purchase from any device, including mobile phones. No commission fees, eve
ShootProof provides digital download fulfillment and printing for client orders through the photographer's choice of integrated pro labs or they can use an outside lab. Photographers receive an email with the details of each order and can easily approve and submit orders to our lab partners with shipping to any address.
With ShootProof you will never pay a commission fee. We changed the game and removed the barrier that most other services have of charging 10-20% commission fees for photographers to sell their work.
We both excited and feeling privileged to have Zenfolio honor our May 2016 Landscape Competition First Place Winner with a free 1 year subscription of their Award-winning Premium service.
Voted "Best Web Service" they provide the complete range of services that any Photographer or Studio would need to take their business online.
Website & Blog
Your complete portfolio and online client proofing website is ready as soon as you open an account. There is no coding necessary to create a beautiful website with plenty of design options and customizations in just a few clicks. Impress your friends and clients with your gorgeous, professional website.
The homepage is the first page your viewers see, so make it unforgettable with professionally designed layouts. Include a navigation menu, welcome message, your logo, photo thumbnails or music to make your website personal. Everything is customizable, so you can create a website just as unique as your photography.
Select Your Design
Choose from a wide selection of themes and layouts professionally designed to elegantly highlight your work.
Design Your Own Theme
The Zenfolio Theme Designer enables you to have full control over the graphical elements of your website with simple point-and-click tools to customize text, buttons, backgrounds, and much more.
Launch Your Online Store
Turn your photographs into beautiful prints and photo products that are ready to order directly from your site. With the Zenfolio e-commerce platform, you have the features and flexibility to get from shooting to selling in no time.
500+ Products to Sell
Take advantage of our integration with the best print vendors in the industry. Just choose your products, name your price, and Zenfolio will take care of the rest.
Self-Fulfilled Products Options
Fulfill your own orders at any lab you wish. Zenfolio will notify you when your clients place orders with all the details, notes and instructions.
Sell digital downloads directly from your site. Simply specify the resolution, choose a license agreement and set your price.
Your photos and videos have never looked better online. We’ve made it our goal to deliver the best possible viewing experience on any device.
Let your photos take center stage and present your work in one of our professionally designed layouts. The special dim-the-lights mode shows large images without distractions so visitors can truly focus on your photography. And your photos will look great on a mobile screen as well as a large monitor.
Social Media Sharing
Built-in social media sharing to Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter on your pages makes it easy for you and your visitors to promote your work. You can even export your watermarked images directly to your favorite social networks.
Schedule emails to your entire contact list or just to visitors of certain galleries. Send news and promotions to encourage referrals and boost sales. You can even send reminder emails to visitors that have unpurchased items in their cart.
OUR April 2016 "Transportation" PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION WINNERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED!
We received some beautiful images this month from all over the globe, take a look at our winners page for some real inspiration!
Our First Place Winner Titled Homebound was submitted by Ata Mohammad Adnan from Chittagong, Bangladesh.
SmugMug is joining as a Sponsor for our July "Sunrise and Sunset" Competition!
SmugMug will be awarding a Free Photo Site to our first place winner! They are also offering a HUGE sale, Save 25% on any site before 5/9!
If you want a stunning photo website, need a professional portfolio or want a system to sell your prints, click here to save on a pro package if you shop before 5/9.
Within minutes you’ll have a professional photography website that is ready to sell your work, attract new accounts and let current clients view their shots in a private and secure environment.
If you’re still not sure, they have a free trial. If you decide they’re right for you, as long as you’ve clicked from this email and upgrade to a pro account before 5/9, you’ll still get the 25% off.
We are an Affiliate of SmugMug do receive compensation for any referrals that result in sales.
Sticky Albums will be honoring our April 2016 first place winner with an annual membership and starting in May MyPhotoApp will be offering a free 6-month basic subscription to the MyPhotoApp to all of our future First Place Winners!
We’re in a mobile world and there is no better way to boost your word-of-mouth referrals than creating a custom mobile app for each of your clients. StickyAlbums designs & builds beautiful online tools for photographers. Since the birth of their flagship product in 2012 they have been helping photographers around the world provide their photography clients with beautiful mobile web albums. Over 5,000 professional photographers have chosen to use StickyAlbums to boost referrals and increase sales.
With MyPhotoApp you can quickly create professional mobile photo albums for your clients which they can easily share with friends and family. When your clients share their personalized photo album you get to leverage the power of their social connections by having your brand as a photographer shared with every album. MyPhotoApp integrates beautifully with social media with social sharing buttons. This makes it incredibly easy for people to share their apps, built by you, with their friends and family.
ON1 SOFTWARE is now HONORing OUR MONTHLY FIRST PLACE WINNERS with ON1 Photo 10!
The entire collection of apps are included in ON1 Photo 10. Browse, Effects, Resize, Portrait, Enhance, and Layers. Photo 10 works as a plug-in to Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom®, and as a standalone application.
Photo editing made simple!
A full-featured photo editor that works as a plug-in to Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom®, or as a standalone application. Browse and manage photos wherever you keep them; on your computer, an external drive or cloud service. Photo 10 includes the necessary tools to manage and edit your photos with non-destructive Smart Photo technology. Enhance color and detail, improve portraits, add effects, share, or swap faces and backgrounds easily. Photo 10 is a full featured editor.
Get the highest quality photo enlargements, which features Genuine Fractals® technology—patented, fractal-based interpolation algorithms—that quickly enlarge your photos without the loss of sharpness or detail.
Don't wait on a slow catalog or import process. This is a lightning fast photo browser. Quickly sort, cull and edit photos from a shoot. Quickly ditch the bad ones, rate the good ones, add keywords, and much more.
Quickly and easily adjust exposure, contrast, white balance, vibrance, detail, or add vignettes. Store all of your settings and adjustments of the enhancements for future use.
Portrait retouching is faster, better, and easier than ever. Our new way of working with facial features makes it easier to retouch the areas you care about.
Everything you need to add any effect to your photos. ON1 Effects includes filters, presets, borders, and textures. With live adjustments, stack effects to create your own look, and save your own custom presets. Hundreds of presets and 23 stackable filters.
Create composites by stacking photos or combine and blend photos without having to use Adobe® Photoshop®.Precise masking tools