ZenBlog: Blog http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) ZenBlog (ZenBlog) Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:34:00 GMT Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:34:00 GMT Zenfolio by the Numbers http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/9/zenfolio-by-the-numbers Whether you just joined Zenfolio or have been a loyal Zenny for years, it’s always nice to see how well you and your counterparts performed. How did Zenfolio photographers do last year? How much did their customers save? It’s all here, packaged in a neat infographic for all the visual learners among us.

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Save 50% on 8x10 and 11x14 prints from MpixPro http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/9/save-50-on-8x10-and-11x14-prints-from-mpixpro We’ve got big news about a big print sale. From September 15-17, save 50% on 8x10 and 11x14 prints from MpixPro.

As always, there is no coupon code necessary when you order through your Zenfolio account. But hurry, this sale ends September 15 at 11:59 p.m. PDT, so be sure to place your orders today.

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Important Details Regarding the Sale:

  • This sale will be effective from September 15, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until September 17, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PDT and cannot be extended to orders placed before or after this time frame.
  • This discount cannot be combined with other promotions.
  • The following vendor is participating in the promotion: MpixPro.
  • For photographers placing orders from Edit View, the promotion requires no coupon code.
  • The discount applies to base lab prices and will be reflected in the shopping cart only for orders placed from Edit View.
  • This Zenfolio promotion does not change any price lists that the photographer has created, and the discount will only be visible to photographers while logged in. Customers’ orders will not show a price discount. The discounted prices will be reflected as giving photographers a higher profit for each order. 
  • If you are looking to pass this sale on to your clients, please read our Sales FAQ.

 

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Friday Foto Favorites 9.12 http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/9/friday-foto-favorites-9-12 Each week, we scour the web to find the most off-kilter photos, gear and articles so you don’t have to. Happy reading and have an even happier weekend.

  1. What is a Portuguese man-of-war? Here are some gorgeous photos of the deadly sea creature.
  2. What could make puppies even cuter? How about shots of them underwater.
  3. How to take a better self-portrait.
  4. Gravity, expressed as art.
  5. Artist makes fantasy a reality with expressive portraits.
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(ZenBlog) Friday Foto Favorites Friday Photo Favorites Zenfolio favorites galleries marketing photo photographer photography portfolio professional professional photographer professional photography selling weekly round up http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/9/friday-foto-favorites-9-12 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:00:00 GMT
Pet Photography: Capturing Your Most Loyal Furry Friend http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/9/pet-photography-capturing-your-most-loyal-furry-friend

Pet lovers across the globe will tell you that their pet is just as much a part of the family as any other member. That’s why a slew of them enjoy professional portraits of their furry loved ones. We spoke with three pet photographers who aim to do just that, as well as aiding the overpopulation crisis to help get animals adopted. “Good photography can often help shelter pets get adopted much faster,” says Nashville-based pet photographer Amiee Stubbs. A stock photographer, portrait photographer, and sports photographer share their tips, tricks and love for man’s best friend, which includes any type of animal.

How did you get into pet photography?

I began by photographing families, but I found myself having much more fun when their pets were in front of the camera. Animals are much easier to work with than people. They’re not as uptight, and they never ask me to Photoshop their waist or make their boobs bigger.

How did you break into the field?

I volunteered my services to animal rescue organizations by providing them with complimentary images for use in adoption ads. I quickly found that giving back to the community and helping to save lives was very fulfilling and rewarding. I wanted to find a way to turn my philanthropic efforts into an actual paycheck, so I decided to start licensing my images of adoptable animals as stock photography.

Who are your main clients?

As an animal stock photographer, most of my clients are advertising agencies and pet product companies that license professional animal images for marketing and packaging purposes.

For private clients, most people find me through my website. I also receive many referrals through the rescue groups and at local boutiques that I work closely with.

Are the majority of your shoots indoors or outdoors?

I solely photograph indoors under studio lighting and mainly on a seamless white vinyl backdrop. The vinyl material is easy to clean up, and the pets seem to be more comfortable walking on it than they do the paper backdrops. To get the pet’s attention, I use a DaisyGrip that holds a squeaky toy or bone above my camera. I also have an app on my phone called Dog Teaser that has different sounds. I find that when dogs tune in to a new sound, they usually close their mouths and tilt their heads, which is a great pose for photos.

What is the most challenging part about shooting pets?

By far, the biggest challenge is the people that come alone with them. That is another reason why I like working with homeless animals—they don’t have stressed-out stage parents hanging over them with unrealistic expectations and short tempers. I have been known to kick animal owners out of my studio to rid the place of negative energy. When an animal is getting yelled at and pulled in all directions by the collar, their unhappiness with the situation shows up in their photos.

Where do your stock photos go?

The photographs I take of homeless animals are used to help promote their adoption through various outlets such as the rescue group’s website, social media and pet adoption websites. There are literally millions of homeless animals that are being promoted for adoption all over the world at any given moment. A professional photo stands out from the sea of poorly exposed and composed images on adoption websites. This helps bring attention to the photographed animal and to show off their unique features and personality.

Photographers and artists worldwide can do their part to help end the animal overpopulation crisis by volunteering their services in their own area. The Hearts Speak organization can help get them started. Visit http://www.heartsspeak.org for more info.

 

How did you get into pet photography?

I grew up with dogs, cats, parakeets and aquariums, so I've always been around animals. My husband and I got our first dog in 2006, a Jack Russell Terrier we named Halpert. She instantly became my favorite subject. Over time, we added more dogs to our family and eventually got involved in animal rescue. With a love for both animals and photography, pet photography was a natural fit.

Who are your main clients?

Most of my pet sessions are booked by people who love their pets and want professional photos to create memories that will last forever. I also spend a great deal of time volunteering for various rescue groups and animal shelters. Good photography can often help shelter pets get adopted much faster. I am also fortunate to be a photography partner for The PEDIGREE Foundation, and I've done some pet photography projects for Mars Petcare as well.

Do you use any special tools?

During a pet session, I always have bag filled with treats, leashes, toys, paw wipes, water, and of course, waste bags.

Do you shoot indoors or outdoors?

I do have my own photography studio, but the majority of the pet sessions I do are outdoors. I challenge myself to come up with new ideas, even in locations I’ve used many times before. I want each pet’s photo to be unique, and I try to capture what it is their guardians love most about them.

What’s harder to shoot: animals or people?

I think they’re about the same for me, but I have a great deal of experience with animal behavior. I crawl around on the ground a lot, so I get pretty dirty when I’m photographing pets, but people generally require a lot more editing.

What is your best-selling pet product?

Print sales are first, followed closely by canvas.

What is the wildest animal you’ve ever shot?

In addition to my pet photography business, I work as the official photographer and photography teacher for the Nashville Zoo. I’ve been in cages with leopards, and I’ve had a giraffe lick my camera lens. Even with all of that excitement, I think I’m still happiest when I’m photographing someone’s pet.

What is your favorite part about pet photography?

I love meeting clients who love their pets as much as I love mine. It’s a privilege to capture images of their animal companions that I know they will always cherish, long after their loyal friends have gone.

 

Did you start out as a pet photographer or another genre?

I started out years ago photographing endangered plants for my graduate degree. That was in the ‘70s!

As a pet sports photographer, which events do you shoot?

Flyball and agility are the dog sports I photograph, with a little disc thrown in.

What is the most challenging part of photographing pets?

Getting good eye contact. most of the sports venues are dark and illuminated with artificial light. Given that the dogs are running as fast as they can, it makes for lots of blurry images.

Do you do anything to promote pet adoption?

I've been taking pictures at Saving Grace Animals for Adoption in Wake Forest, North Carolina, a few times a month for the past year. It is a wonderful rescue that pulls from shelters and places hundreds of dogs each year. Several photographers pitch in, and I'm happy to be one of them.

What is your best-selling pet product?

My best selling products are small-sized prints and web-res downloads for social media. I print larger sizes, mat and/or frame some of them, and display them when I shoot at a competition to show people what is possible. I think most people automatically think of smaller sizes and don't realize how cool a larger framed print can look. I've also been doing composite prints of dogs in action, and some people are asking for those. 

Do pets like being photographed?

Sometimes a pet will be camera shy; that big dark eyeball staring at them can be imposing. It's the ones fresh from the shelters who can be frightened and won't make eye contact. It’s sad knowing that they are so frightened.

What is your favorite part about pet photography?

I love seeing the bond and teamwork between sports dogs and their handlers. And it's so cool seeing these dogs in action and freezing a slice of it. It's something the handler doesn't get to see because they can't be in two places at once—I love the owners' reactions to seeing their sports dogs doing what they love to do.

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Save 25% on Vacation Prints & Products http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/9/save-25-on-vacation-prints-products Summer is coming to an end, but you can still hold on to all the fun times you had. Whether you call it a vacation or holiday, you’ve made some great memories you’ll want to remember all year long. Take advantage of our 25% off vacation prints and products September 8-10. Save on everything from Mpix, ivoke, Imagine Your Photos, Nulab, NuShots, PhotoBox and One Vision Imaging.

As always, no coupon code is necessary when you order through your Zenfolio account. This sale ends September 10 at 11:59 p.m. PDT, so be sure to place your orders today.

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  • This sale will be effective from September 8, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until September 10, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PDT and cannot be extended to orders placed before or after this time frame.
  • This discount cannot be combined with other promotions.
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  • The discount applies to base lab prices and will be reflected in the shopping cart only for orders placed from Edit View.
  • This Zenfolio promotion does not change any price lists that the photographer has created, and the discount will only be visible to photographers while logged in. Customers’ orders will not show a price discount. The discounted prices will be reflected as giving photographers a higher profit for each order.  

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Friday Foto Favorites 9.5 http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/9/friday-foto-favorites-9-5 Each week, we scour the web to find the most off-kilter photos, gear and articles so you don’t have to. Happy reading and have an even happier weekend.

  1. Former Playboy bunnies pose for untouched portraits.
  2. This app is so smart it can turn a blurry image into a clear one.
  3. A look at Hollywood’s first behind-the-scenes photographer.
  4. Clouds captured from the International Space Station.
  5. Up-close portraits of people upside down.
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Photographer’s Corner: Surviving and Thriving with Video as a Photographer http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/9/photographer-s-corner-surviving-and-thriving-with-video-as-a-photographer

There’s no doubt in my mind that video and photography have merged. As photographers, we have transitioned from a print-based world to one that is screen-based. Everywhere we look, there’s a screen in our face—iPhones, iPads…iSomething. There are even screens in cabs and bathrooms.

The proliferation of screens in our daily lives has been fast and aggressive and for some, scary. As a business owner, knowing where the opportunities are and how to take advantage of them can add thousands of dollars to your bottom line. As an artist, video can be a powerful way to express your vision and creativity.

I didn’t get into video because clients were asking or because I was interested. I got into video because when the economy got slow, I was forced to make some tough decisions—one of which was diving face first into video without any prior experience. My hopes were that if I could offer something different to what was left of my local market I would be able to navigate the choppy waters of the economy and grow my photo (and now video) business back to pre-recession numbers.

What I’m going to share with you is real, and it’s ugly… but it’s also beautiful. It’s taken me years to figure video out, to find a balance and make it work for me—the photographer.

Reality Check

Back in the mid 2000s I transitioned from an enthusiast to a full-time photographer. It was an adventure to say the least, but I was happy. Shooting more than 100 commissions a year I was busy; in fact, I didn’t even need to market myself. The jobs just rolled in. I kept raising my prices and doubling my business month after month. A true master photographer, Dan Vermillion, owned the studio that I shared with him. It was a huge studio—more than 8,000 square feet. Eventually there were five photographers in the studio. We threw parties to celebrate with our clients. Life was rad! Awards came in; jobs came in; money came in. I was shopping for my first sports car, a vintage 308 Ferrari, and then 2008 happened. I didn’t work for six months.

Want to see your dreams come crashing down? Try to float your business and personal expenses for six months without any income. It was a massive blow to my bank account and my ego. It was the hand we were all dealt—a giant lemon.

Making Lemonade is Not Easy

Being one who is always looking for opportunities, I got super excited when I saw that I could get high-quality video in a camera I understood, a DSLR. Sweet! Now I could make my photos move.

I’m the type of person who does not care about getting my ducks in a row. If I think it, I’ll do it and figure out the details as I go. I got a video-based DSLR and started to shoot video and struggled, and struggled, but eventually I figured it out. In a crummy economy, I was able to turn my sinking ship around. I left the Vermillion studio and started my own studio (Studio 8 in Phoenix), then had to sell it and was forced to short sale my home, but life moved on.

I made plenty of mistakes learning video but had more successes than mistakes, and I stuck it out. Since the madness of 2008 I ditched my DSLR, went mirrorless, and now shoot just about as much video as I do stills. The move to video was rough, but it saved my business, and in the end I found that I enjoyed the challenges that come with photography at 30 frames per second as much as I do at 1 frame per second.

Truths and Lies in Video

Everyone is going to try to sell you something, no doubt. I sell multimedia content. Camera companies sell cameras, computer companies sell computers. Yes, you will need some new gear and possibly some software, but not much.

There are thousands of so-called experts online. Take everyone’s advice (including mine) with slight caution. You’re going to learn in your own time and in your own way. Many experts online , especially in the filmmaking world, will make shooting video seem complicated. They will use words and terminology that sounds complicated because in truth, filmmaking can be complicated, but you’re not making films so don’t listen to them much.

You don’t need the latest drone or special gizmo that makes you look like a cyborg when you use it. What you need to do is get over your fear of pushing that little red video button and have fun with it.

Tips for Shooting Video

Steady as she goes. Put the camera on your tripod and shoot some video. Let the scene do the moving for you.

Video is made up of a series of still frames, so treat it as such and shoot video like a photographer. This is the most important thing to know. You’re not a filmmaker, videographer or cinematographer, you are a photographer. Motion pictures are photographs in motion. Compose your work like a photographer; go vertical, shoot horizontal. You’re making photos that move..

Filmmakers like things to be complicated. Don’t read too much about shooting video—just shoot it. Don’t bother with online forums where everyone is an expert. I spent hours wasting my time following the advice of know-it-alls when I already had what I needed— the photographer’s eye.

Ditch your DSLR. - Disagree all you want but DLSR’s are done, over d-e-a-d. OK, not really, but consider that shooting video with a DSLR is complicated compared to shooting video with a mirrorless, which is like shooting video with your iPhone— simple and fun.

Create in camera. Want to feel pain? Try doing heavy post on video—you’ll need a box of tissues to mop up your tears. I create my color looks in-camera, and because I shoot with a mirrorless, I see the color effect in real time as I shoot in the viewfinder or the LCD screen. It’s easy, fun and effective. Yes, I do adjust the look a bit in post, but it’s slight and quick.

Keep it short. When I first started shooting video, I thought I needed to make short films. Then I tried and just about lost my mind. I found my happy place with finished videos that are 30-45 seconds long, and my clients like them as well. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m being hired as a photographer, not a filmmaker.

Keep it simple. Ever wonder why Instagram limits its videos to 15 seconds? Because it works. Start at 15 seconds. Have fun. Play. As photographers, we tell a story in one frame. A 15-second video is 450 frames (15 seconds x 30 frames per second), which is plenty to tell a story. There are many pros who make six figure incomes shooting for Instagram and Vine.

Experiment and have fun. Keep in mind that when you post your videos online, chances are you’ll attract some troll disguised as an expert. That’s the web, folks. If you are sensitive, turn off the comments. Shoot video with your iPhone. If you’ve got a mirrorless, shoot with it. You’re a photographer; don’t make it so serious.

Ease into audio. You’re a visual artist, so ease into audio. Try not to think about syncing audio at first. There are tools that will help you sync audio to short clips and even edit the video for you.

Let the technology do the heavy lifting. Technology is finally smart enough that you can trust it to do a lot of the technical work for you, and this applies to video as well. One app I suggest is ProShow Web, which will auto edit your video, sync it to music, and more. You can even use ProShow from an iPad. I shot an advertisement for Panasonic with my camera in full auto and let ProShow edit for me. If you want to try ProShow Web out, it’s free for 30 days, and you can get 20 percent off using code: smallcamerabigpicture.

Proceed with Awesome

When you’re starting out shooting video, go for instant gratification. Don’t beat yourself up if it’s not perfect. If you are a landscape photographer, try shooting trees blowing in wind or ocean breaks at the beach. If you are a portrait shooter, the movement between two poses is the video you should capture. Go forth and make some videos, and make it a goal to have fun.

Giulio Sciorio is an Austin, Texas-based commercial photographer specializing in portraiture for new media. Since 2009, Sciorio has been a hybrid photography pioneer, blending still, motion and sound for a whole new wave of photography. He also founded SmallCameraBigPicture.com, the resource for everything hybrid.

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Win a Manfrotto backpack and more with our Twitter photo contest http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/9/win-a-manfrotto-backpack-and-more-with-our-twitter-photo-contest

The summer may be winding down in your city, but here in the Bay Area, it is just heating up (thank you, Indian summer).

So, we decided to kick off Summer 2.0 with another giveaway! And what better way to do it than with a photo contest. 

Simply Follow us on Twitter, post your best summer photo, @Zenfolio and hashtag #zensummerphoto and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Manfrotto backpack and an exclusive Q&A profile featuring your photography website on Zenfolio.  

Whoever receives the most Favorites and/or Retweets will win the contest.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Enter your photos anytime from September 1 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until September 15 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
  • From September 16 at 12:01 a.m. until September 30 at 11:59 p.m. PDT, you will have the chance to Favorite or Retweet all those who submitted. Whoever has the most Favorites and/or Retweets by September 30 at 11:59 p.m. will win the contest. The winner will be announced on Oct. 1 and contacted.
  • In order to enter the contest, you need to Follow Zenfolio on Twitter, and upload your photo directly on Twitter and @Zenfolio with the hashtag #zensummerphoto.
  • You do not have to be a Zenfolio user to participate, simply Follow Zenfolio on Twitter and follow the directions above to enter.
  • Any profane or inappropriate photos will not be considered to win.

We look forward to seeing what you’ve been up to all summer! Good luck.

 

 

The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable for cash, or exchangeable for any other prize. All prizes must be redeemed within 30 days of the prize contest end date. Participants and winner(s) must provide photo, along with @Zenfolio and #zensummerphoto in the Tweet to be eligible for the contest. Only one entry per person. By participating in the drawing, participants agree to be bound by the decision of Zenfolio personnel. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants.

 

 

 

 

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Friday Foto Favorites 8.29 http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/friday-foto-favorites-8-29 Each week, we scour the web to find the most off-kilter photos, gear and articles so you don’t have to. Happy reading and have an even happier weekend.

  1. Camping this weekend? Here are some striking photos of the night sky.
  2. Nude portraits have a whole new meaning, thanks to this crafty photographer.
  3. Iconic models and their children take Vogue.
  4. Before making some end-of-summer snacks, check out a food photography shoot behind the scenes.
  5. Motherhood hasn’t changed all that much. Take a look at these loving vintage photos.
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Product Spotlight: Photoshop CAFE “Photoshop Secrets: Photographic Effects” Tutorial DVD http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/product-spotlight-photoshop-cafe-photoshop-secrets-photographic-effects-tutorial-dvd

As a portrait and event photographer based in San Francisco, I’m known for my youthful and playfully dreamy effects. I grew up on analog photography and developed my aesthetic through experimentation with my own filters; shooting through fabrics, using double exposures and props to create different levels of perception. Most of the effects in my work are created with the camera lens. I’m not a “fix it in post” kind of gal.

Things you are likely to see me with: Lensbaby, homemade filters, toy cameras.

Things I rarely use: Photoshop.

However, I like to think I subscribe to these words:

“The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.” ― Benedict Cumberbatch

So, after challenging myself to try Photoshop CAFE’s Photoshop Secrets: Photographic Effects tutorial DVD I realized I could recreate several of my favorite “analog” effects after the shoot on my computer. What appealed to me the most were the effects that would mimic film, old photographs, toy cameras and tilt shift lenses.

Photoshop CAFE offers many training videos on a wide variety of topics. I looked through the titles and started with what sounded the most interesting, Photoshop CAFE’s Photoshop Secrets: Photographic Effects, created by Colin Smith (a major Photoshop guru). You can tell that Colin enjoys teaching and wants you to not only learn his secrets, but also experiment and discover your own. The tips are great for users of all levels and the lessons were easy to learn and follow. If I got stuck I could always stop, back up or start over.

The lessons I found most fun to explore with were Zoom Blur, Toy Camera and antique. These mimic my favorite effects from filters, toy cameras, tilt shift lenses like Lensbaby.

There are a couple great ways to get an out of focus, blurry, dreamy fuzzy feel to your images through the lens. Sometimes photographers deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions. The Zoom Blur and Tilt Shift lessons in Photoshop CAFE help copycat what depth of field, lens filters and Lensbaby lenses can do.

Zoom Blur:
The Zoom Blur effect is something I would normally create with a homemade filter or a Lensbaby. I use a store-bought clear filter and smear deodorant around the outside of the filter. When you shoot through this on your camera lens, you get a blurred edge. You can always change the amount on the filter, adding more or less smudging as needed. Also, this effect can be created in the camera when you use a slower shutter speed and zoom in on your lens as you release the shutter.

Tilt Shift:
I use a Lensbaby tilt shift lens for when I want a dreamy look, which I most often do. Lensbaby is a line of camera lenses for SLR cameras that combines a simple lens with a bellows or ball and socket mechanism that is used in special-effect photography. You can adjust the blur to give a selective focus and an extremely shallow depth of field or a vignette of a blur that you have control over. The lens itself actually moves and bends so you have control over what you want in focus. During the Tilt Shift lesson, Colin creates a strip of area that stays in focus while the rest goes out of focus. Selected blurring can sometimes give the illusion of miniaturization(I did not know that magic tricks were going to be included in this DVD).

Toy Camera:
For film cameras, my current favorite is my ultra-stylish Diana F+ Flash. I adore medium square format images, altogether too familiar these days (thanks Instagram!). With plastic toy cameras and lenses, you can get a more "Lo-Fi" feel, which usually forms a slightly blurry image with light leaks. Photoshop CAFE showed me how to get that toy camera look with my digital images with a quick and easy process.
As my interest and confidence grew, I decided to try some lessons that I in no way could create in my camera body or through the lens. I was most interested in the Old Antique Photo look, a Vintage look, Pencil Sketching and a Painting effect.

Old Antique Photo & Vintage:
Looking at old photographs reminds us of times gone by. In Photoshop CAFE you can learn how to make your full color images into old antique images from the 1800s. For wedding images this simple effect is a nice added touch for the bride and groom.
In addition to the old antique look, there is also a lesson on making your image look vintage. By reducing the saturation, changing the color temperature and adding some grain, your images can have a vintage feel. This is fantastic for landscapes, old buildings, and wedding images as well as portrait sessions.

Pencil Sketch:
Making a card for a friend or need a fun birthday gift idea? Why not try something whimsical, like a pencil sketch. After you are done with this lesson, you can print the image out on a card or get the print framed.

Painting:
Lastly, I tried the painting effect on some of my portrait sessions with my friends. I went nuts with this one and sent examples to anyone involved in the photos. My buddies freaked out over these, and the photos quickly became their Facebook profile pics and cover photos. 
Saying that is was easy for me to step out of my playful analog props box and dive into using Photoshop is an understatement. Like I said before, most of what I do is through the camera lens and body; all those effects that everyone can now do in Photoshop (get off my lawn kids!). I had fun learning some more technical digital skills with this DVD. Colin encourages you to learn his techniques but also to be adventurous on your own. He wants you to use the lessons to explore and come up with your own creations. There is no doubt in my mind that I will use these effects in my photography post editing. The best part of all is how much fun I had playing and learning the lessons.

 

Shanna Doherty is a photographer with creative flare and an artistic eye. She has photographed weddings, portraits and events for more than 16 years. Shanna believes that displaying detail is crucial to portraying the feeling of the event to the viewer. She utilizes themed environments with the use of filters and props to create different layers for perception. Shanna’s mediums include digital and film and her images embody humor, playfulness and spontaneity. See more of her work at her website, http://www.shannadoherty.com/.
 

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(ZenBlog) Product Spotlight Shanna Doherty Zenfolio galleries marketing photographer photography portfolio professional photographer professional photography selling http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/product-spotlight-photoshop-cafe-photoshop-secrets-photographic-effects-tutorial-dvd Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:00:00 GMT
Display your best summer memories with framed prints – 25% off http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/display-your-best-summer-memories-with-framed-prints-25-off Summer is wrapping up, kids are going back to school and the heat is dwindling. Savor your best summer memories and display them in Mpix framed prints; now 25% off until August 26, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

As always, no coupon code is necessary to get the discount. This is a three-day sale, so be sure to place your orders today.

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Important Details Regarding the Sale:

  • This sale will be effective from 08/24/2014 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until 08/26/2014 at 11:59 p.m. PDT and cannot be extended to orders placed before or after this time frame.
  • This discount cannot be combined with other promotions.
  • The following vendor is participating in the promotion: Mpix. MpixPro products are not included in this sale.
  • The discount is applicable on framed prints.
  • The discount is only applicable to orders with destination addresses in the United States and Canada.
  • For photographers placing orders from Edit View, the promotion requires no coupon code.
  • The discount applies to base lab prices and will be reflected in the shopping cart only for orders placed from Edit View.
  • This Zenfolio promotion does not change any price lists that the photographer has created, and the discount will only be visible to photographers while logged in. Customers’ orders will not show a price discount. The discounted prices will be reflected as giving photographers a higher profit for each order.  
  • If you are looking to pass this sale on to your clients, please read our Sales FAQ.



 

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Save 25% on OVI photo books http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/save-25-on-ovi-photo-books

Photography is your passion, so don’t keep your photos out of sight on your hard drive. Create a photo book that beautifully displays your work. Zenfolio is offering 25% off photo books printed by One Vision Imaging now through August 26. OVI’s Lay Flat books are seamless and gutter-free, and are sure to impress.

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With the photos already on your website, the books are a breeze to create. Simply select the book design of your choice and drag and drop your photos into the professionally designed templates.

As always, no coupon code is necessary when you order through your Zenfolio account. This sale ends August 26 at 11:59 p.m. PDT, so be sure to place your orders today.

Important Details Regarding the Sale:

  • This sale will be effective from August 24, 2014 12:01 a.m. PDT until August 26, 2014 11:59 p.m. PDT and cannot be extended to orders placed before or after this time frame.
  • This discount cannot be combined with other promotions.
  • The discount applies to photo books from One Vision Imaging only.
  • The discount is only applicable to orders with destination addresses in the UK and Europe.
  • For photographers placing orders from Edit View, the promotion requires no coupon code.
  • The discount applies to base lab prices and will be reflected in the shopping cart only for orders placed from Edit View.
  • This Zenfolio promotion does not change any price lists that the photographer has created, and the discount will only be visible to photographers while logged in. Customers’ orders will not show a price discount. The discounted prices will be reflected as giving photographers a higher profit for each order.  
  • If you are looking to pass this sale on to your clients, please read our Sales FAQ.
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(ZenBlog) OVI One Vision Imaging Zenfolio coupon discount galleries marketing photo photo books photobooks photographer photography portfolio printing professional professional photographer professional photography promotion sale selling http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/save-25-on-ovi-photo-books Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT
Friday Foto Favorites 8.22 http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/friday-foto-favorites-8-22

Each week, we scour the web to find the most off-kilter photos, gear and articles so you don’t have to. Happy reading and have an even happier weekend.

 

  1. The summer may be winding down, but there’s still some notable music festivals coming up. Here’s the camera gear to pack.
  2. Did you know Tuesday was World Photography Day? Here, some galleries to keep you entertained for hours.
  3. This ‘Instagram for kids’ app is safe, fun and promotes anti-bullying.
  4. Flowers up close are beautiful, but an aerial view can be even more stunning.
  5. Imagine a zoo where animals roam free and humans are confined.
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(ZenBlog) Friday Foto Favorites Friday Photo Favorites Zenfolio favorites galleries marketing photo photographer photography portfolio professional professional photographer professional photography selling weekly round up http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/friday-foto-favorites-8-22 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:00:00 GMT
Photographer’s Corner: Six Ways to Make Your Blog a Selling Tool http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/photographer-s-corner-six-ways-to-make-your-blog-a-selling-tool

Aside from having a beautiful website to showcase your photos, there's another special ingredient to gain new clients and keep them coming back: having a blog, which can be apart of your website. No, you do not have to be a professional writer to have a blog. And no, you do not need to write that much on your blog--flood it with photos! Most businesses have a blog now, and with good reason: it provides engaging, relevant and regular content for visitors so you can display your latest shoots, show off your personality and excite customers. But there are strategic ways to utilize this tool to sell more. And that's why we decided to re-post this blog post, about blogs, just as the kids are going back to school.

The term blog is a shortened version of the word weblog, which is essentially a digital journal. However, rather than just acting as a journal, modern blogs have become a way for photographers to expand the type of content they offer as well as allow their visitors to get to know them better. In this article we offer a few ways to make your photography blog dynamic and effective.

The best photography blogs are the ones that are easy to follow yet interesting enough to keep visitors on the page. When designing your blog, make sure that the text is easy to read and that you don’t have too many distracting elements. Try to imagine what potential clients will think when they view your blog. Are they able to find the most recent entry? Is it easy for them to navigate to older posts and find info about you and your business?

It’s also important to make sure that your blog matches the design and aesthetic of your main website. Do your best to make sure that your logo, fonts and general design carries over from your site pages. It’s distracting for viewers to land on a page that doesn’t have the same feel. In general, if you are able to manage your website and blog in the same place you will find that it is easier to keep things consistent.

One major benefit of being a photographer is that you have many images at your disposal to help your blog make a statement. When putting a post together, consider featuring your best images first to achieve the wow factor you want. Interesting images will help to encourage visitors to stay on the page and explore further.

Try breaking up blocks of text with compelling images and graphics whenever possible. The human brain is able to process visual information very quickly, so having a catchy title and an eye-catching image at the start of each post is a good way to engage visitors from the get-go.

In order to keep your blog viable it is important to post new content on a regular basis. It can be tough to come up with articles if you are not a seasoned writer, so consider posting articles with a variety of content. Blogs are a great way for your clients to keep up to date with your new work, but you may want to also consider other subjects within the genre of photography. Some photographers post articles on subjects like, “The importance of preserving memories for future generations” or “How to best prepare for a portrait photo shoot.” The great thing about a blog is that you can really have fun with it and highlight different aspects within your business.

Blogs can be a great way to show more of your personality and let visitors know what you are like when you are not behind a camera. Your blog is a great place to post behind-the-scenes style stories and images. Some photographers run contests on their blogs to grow their following and get their clients more involved. You can even consider posting some vacation photos to show that you have interests and hobbies outside of what people already know about you from your main website.

Videos and slideshows are also a great way to break up content and keep visitors engaged. Many photographers offer a glimpse behind the scenes, but you can also try topics such as a tour of your studio, a slideshow of your latest images or video testimonials from recent clients. Your blog is a reflection of you and your work so feel free to have fun with it and see what types of content your clients respond to the most.

Most blogs come with the ability to allow comments from readers. If you allow comments, it is very important to monitor these and answer any questions that may come up. This can be a great way to get a discussion going and also to gauge interest regarding which posts have the most interaction.  

It’s important to remember that potential clients will be checking out your blog pages before contacting you. If they see unanswered questions or a discussion happening that you are not involved in, they may get the impression that you are not responsive, or that you don’t care. Think of your blog as a garden that needs steady but gentle attention: you have to keep up with it.

Search engine optimization (SEO) is just as important for blog pages as it is for the rest of your website. Be sure to take the time to enter relevant keywords and phrases that will help search engines find your blog entries. It’s vital that keywords are visible on your pages and not hidden.

Promote, promote, promote! It’s important to advertise your blog posts as much as you can across social media outlets. As you build a following for your blog, social media efforts can help you to gain momentum and take advantage of free word-of-mouth advertising.

One benefit of working in a creative field is the freedom it offers to be your unique self and thrive in the process -- enjoy the ride. Your blog can be one of the many ways that you put your unique stamp on the photography industry, and clients will appreciate getting to know you before they hire you. Don’t be afraid to shine!

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(ZenBlog) Dan Ballard Martin Hobby Photographer's Corner Tiree Dawson Zenfolio blog blog design blogging blogging for success designing a blog galleries importing a blog marketing photographer photography photography blog portfolio professional photographer professional photography selling http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/photographer-s-corner-six-ways-to-make-your-blog-a-selling-tool Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:00:00 GMT
Behind the Shot http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/behind-the-shot A picture is worth a thousand words, sure. But have you ever wondered what was reeling in the minds of the photographer as soon as they released the shutter? We asked several photographers to share their personal favorite shots and the stories behind them. From pulling all-nighters to capture the best lighting to traveling the corners of the globe to touching life tales of their subjects, here’s proof that there’s much more to a photo than simply pointing and shooting. Here, three seasoned photographers recount what it took to get that perfect shot.

April Fool by David Liam Kyle

“Every opening day for Major League Baseball brings excitement and hope for a great season. If you live in Cleveland or any place where it is cold, it also brings you hope that warm weather is here—or just around the corner. Opening day also brings back memories of one of my favorite baseball feature photos. It was April 1996, and I was assigned by Sports Illustrated to cover the Cleveland Indians’ opening day game with the New York Yankees. Cleveland had a huge snowfall overnight, and the game was cancelled first thing in the morning. I called Maureen Grise, the baseball photo editor, to check in and let her know the game was cancelled. Maureen knew of the cancellation but suggested I go to the park anyway to see if anything was happening. She said I always come up with something. So I drove down to Jacobs Field (now Progressive Field). I grabbed my gear and walked into the park with my Nikon FM2 with a 180mm lens and Nikon F3 and a 300mm f/2.8 lens attached—all loaded with film and ready to shoot. I also carried wide-angle lenses in my camera bag just in case.

As I headed onto the field, I was pleasantly surprised to find a couple of the New York Yankees players dressed in their uniforms playing in the snow. I grabbed a couple of photos of them throwing snowballs, and I then I noticed Yankees pitcher Kenny Rogers rolling a giant snowball. The light background was not conducive for capturing the detail of the scene, so I quickly changed my position so I would have a dark background. This created a better contrast and also created a dark backdrop. The players did not stay out very long, and I immediately went to the airport to ship the film. I called Maureen to tell her that her instincts were correct and the film was on its way. The editors loved my images, and my photo of Rogers ran on the contents page of Sports Illustrated with the caption: APRIL FOOL: Yankee Kenny Rogers uses his $20 million arm to have a ball when New York's season opener at Cleveland was snowed out on Monday.

Moon by Ginny Dixon

“I took this shot in Ireland. I was there shooting golf courses, and I had just gotten to my room on Spanish Point when I saw that the moon was gigantic and just outside there was a hill. So I sat and watched this moon rise and waited until it got just above the hillside and looked like it was rolling down the hill.”

TSA by Peter Stanley

“How far will the American way of life change as a result of the acts of 9/11?

When Sept. 11 happened I remember watching the horrific scenes and later thinking, “what comes next?” I wondered how we Americans would handle being the victims of an attack and how we would handle the empathy being offered from around the world. I wondered how we would build our security without infringing on our individual rights that we hold so dear.

In 2011, after visiting friends in Colorado, I arrived at the Denver International Airport to long lines and a shocking level of TSA agents. I asked an agent if there was a heightened threat level, and he joked that this was just another day for them. He was friendly enough and invited me to take this picture. There was a sense of irony to this moment, because I’ve lived the majority of my life in countries where you would be harassed and likely thrown in jail for taking a picture of security officials in an airport.

For the final image I chose to only show the blues (all TSA agents had these distinct blue shirts on) to emphasize the massive security presence while also keeping the red in the flag as a focal point. This is America today, and I hope it raises questions and comments about how 9/11 changed the American way of life.

I added this photograph to a gallery on my website called ‘parting shots.’ I borrowed that name from a magazine that used its last page to share an image that always made you pause and look twice.”

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(ZenBlog) Behind the Shot David Liam Kyle Ginny Dixon Peter Stanley Zenfolio behind the scenes galleries marketing photo photographer photography portfolio professional professional photographer professional photography selling http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/behind-the-shot Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:00:00 GMT
Free Shipping – Three Days Only http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/free-shipping-three-days-only The trouble with online shopping is that there are usually extra shipping fees. Luckily for you, starting today through August 20, you pay absolutely no USPS shipping on any order of $15 or more.

So hurry, and stock up on your favorite Mpix, MpixPro, One Vision Imaging, Photobox, ivoke, fotoflot, Nulab and NuShots prints and products— this three-day sale only lasts until August 20 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

As always, no coupon code is necessary when you order through your Zenfolio account. Place your orders today.

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Important Details Regarding the Sale:

  • This sale will be effective from 08/18/2014 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until 08/20/2014 at 11:59 p.m. PDT and cannot be extended to orders placed before or after this time frame.
  • Applicable to USPS shipping only, FedEx not eligible.
  • This discount cannot be combined with other promotions.
  • The discount is applicable on all products except aluminum panels larger than 12x8 from ivokeOne Vision Imaging participating products only include photographic prints up to 10x8 in size.
  • This sale is applicable only to orders shipping within United States, Great Britain, or Australia.
  • The discount requires a minimum purchase of $15 or £15. The free shipping is visible to clients as well, unless you have a preset shipping method. If you are looking to pass this sale on to your clients, please read our Sales FAQ.
  • For photographers placing orders from Edit View, the promotion does not require a coupon code.
  • The discount applies to base lab prices and will be reflected in the shopping cart only for orders placed from Edit View.
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Friday Foto Favorites 8.15 http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/friday-foto-favorites-8-15 Each week, we scour the web to find the most off-kilter photos, gear and articles so you don’t have to. Happy reading and have an even happier weekend.

  1. Where did the doctor’s office baby pictures go? They’re illegal.
  2. Lighting has more impact than you think.
  3. Here’s some camera porn. Yep, we said it.
  4. Stunning views of the great north.  
  5. Capturing different eras through children.
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(ZenBlog) Friday Foto Favorites Friday Photo Favorites Zenfolio favorites galleries marketing photo photographer photography portfolio professional professional photographer professional photography selling weekly round up http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/friday-foto-favorites-8-15 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:00:00 GMT
ZOOM Tour is Coming to Manchester http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/zoom-tour-is-coming-to-manchester

Are you getting the most out of your photography website? Learn industry best practices and find out how to grow your business when you attend the Zenfolio ZOOM event in Manchester on September 10.

This free event features presentations by the pros from Zenfolio on site design, order fulfillment, and how to sell, brand, and market your work online. Attendees will also get amazing gifts and discounts from partners and sponsors, including Fundy Software, Aspire, One Vision Imaging, Photodex, and PhotoshopCAFE. In addition to a goodie bag, there will also be impressive prize giveaways and discounts on new Zenfolio accounts and upgrades.

Prior attendees have raved about their experiences at the ZOOM Tour.

Choose from the morning or afternoon session: The morning session is for new and potential members, and the afternoon is for existing members. At both, you will learn from knowledgeable Zenmasters who will demonstrate all the features Zenfolio offers.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to partake in breakout sessions that cover key areas of the photography business. Following the presentation portion of the event there will be a question and answer session for you to ask any questions you may have from the presentations.

Space is limited so be sure to sign up today!

 

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(ZenBlog) 2014 ZOOM Tour Special Event Manchester Special Event ZOOM Tour Zenfolio galleries marketing photographer photography portfolio professional photographer professional photography selling http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/zoom-tour-is-coming-to-manchester Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:00:00 GMT
Life’s a Beach: Photographers who take their craft to the sand http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/life-s-a-beach-photographers-who-take-their-craft-to-the-sand

What could make a creative job such as photography even more appealing? How about spending your day on the beach? These three professional photographers— who all happen to live in sunny California—found their bliss, and careers, by the ocean. Here’s a peek inside each: one who focuses on waves, one on family portraits and the other on world traveling. Lay back, grab a tropical drink, and enjoy.

What got you interested in beach photography?

I was on a surf trip in Bali in 2007. The waves, scenery, and culture were unlike anything I’ve ever seen, and I wanted to capture its beauty and share it with family and friends.

Do you surf?

Yes, since before I can remember. I have been in the water either surfing, body boarding, or taking photos ever since.

Describe a typical workday.

A typical day involves prepping all of my gear the night before. I am up before sunrise and in the water waiting for the sun to come up. After a few hours in the water, I am on my way home to download and edit images. If the conditions stay good, it’s great to get another session midday. And then it’s back to the beach in the afternoon to capture the sunset.

What’s your favorite location of all the ones you’ve shot?

The island of Bali in Indonesia is at the top of my list. The water is crystal blue and about 85 degrees. The waves are world class, and the backdrop of limestone cliffs with lush vegetation and cliff-hanging homes is breathtaking.

What is your biggest challenge when shooting in the waves?

The hardest part is dealing with the waves themselves. Swimming around in 10 feet plus surf is no easy task. You then have to position yourself in a very small zone… too far out and you miss the shot, and too far in and the wave breaks on your head and you get pounded. It’s a constant battle to stay in position while at the same time having to compose a good image and choose the proper settings.

See more of John's work at www.lucarelliphoto.com

 

Who are your clients?

Half of my clients are local, and the other half are families vacationing in San Diego.

Have you always lived in San Diego?

Navy brat in the house! My dad was a fighter pilot and commanded an aircraft carrier, so I grew up all over the world. I went to junior high in Japan. We landed in San Diego for my senior year of high school, and I went to school in Malibu. After a few years in San Jose after college, my husband and I realized that we did not belong in Silicon Valley. We moved back to San Diego where he continued his IT career.

You were a teacher before. How did you switch to becoming a photographer?

I was a math professor at a junior college, but once our kids arrived, teaching didn’t fit with our family values. We had decided even before we got married that I would be home with our children, so I stopped teaching. When my husband got laid off during the dot-com crash, he found a new job, but it came with a severe pay cut. We either had to sell the house and move, or I had to start making a good income. That’s how Barefoot Memories was born. I had been taking photos just for fun, friends, and family. Everyone kept saying, “We would totally pay for this!” And I always brushed it off—until the layoff. Then, I decided to make this business work. It was sink or swim.

What’s your favorite part about shooting at the beach?

There’s a beach that I’ve probably been to over 1,000 times, but I don’t get bored or sick of it because it is a different experience every single time I am there.

You primarily shoot families. What’s your favorite part?

I love being done in a short amount of time, unlike a wedding that takes a huge chunk of the day or an entire weekend. Interacting with kids and parents in a casual setting, we can be loose, fun, goofy, and just dork around on the beach.

What’s more of a challenge: shooting antsy kids or difficult adults?

Adults for sure. I’ve come home bleeding from two shoots because of misbehaving children. But I’ll still take an antsy toddler over a cranky dad any day.

What’s the biggest piece of advice you would give a photographer wanting to shoot on the beach?

Study the beach—the tides, the sand, the light—and do not get pigeonholed into thinking that the only good light at the beach is during golden hour, 90 minutes before sunset.

See more of Carey's work at www.barefoot-memories.com


What got you into interested in beach photography?

Inspired by a lifetime of traveling, I was raised on salt water and snow. I grew up across the U.S. in such places as the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina, and along with the coastal beaches of Georgia, Texas, Florida and California, developing an itch for exploration. Continuing the journey, my recent travels include Java, Bali, Nicaragua, and Barbados.

Do you live by the water?

Yes, my family and I live about five to six blocks from the beach, and my studio/gallery is located just a few blocks from the Oceanside Pier.

What’s your favorite part of shooting by the ocean?

It sure beats staring at a computer monitor all day.

What’s the most challenging part about shooting by (or in) the ocean?

Dealing with the environment: heat, sunburn, drowning, urchins, sharp coral reefs, sand and salt are no friend of camera equipment and lenses.

What’s your favorite part about traveling for shoots?

The bumps in the road added to the adventure and experience. From flat tires, to missed flights, to running into friends at faraway places.

See more of Myles' work at 9mphoto.zenfolio.com

 

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(ZenBlog) Carey Schumacher John Lucarelli Myles McGuinness Zenfolio galleries marketing photographer photography portfolio professional photographer professional photography selling http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/life-s-a-beach-photographers-who-take-their-craft-to-the-sand Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:00:00 GMT
Save 20% on Bold and Beautiful Vivid Metal Prints http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/save-20-on-bold-and-beautiful-vivid-metal-prints Want to add some contemporary elegance to your living room? Order Vivid Metal prints or Luxe Vivid Metal prints from MpixPro and save 20% now through August 13.

These unique prints are perfect for showcasing wedding or family portraits, landscapes, and more. They also make great gifts.

As always, no coupon code is necessary when you order with your Zenfolio account. But hurry, this sale ends August 13 at 11:59 p.m. PDT, so be sure to place your orders today.

Important Details Regarding the Sale:

  • This sale will be effective from 8/11/2014 12:01 a.m. PDT until 8/13/2014 11:59 p.m. PDT and cannot be extended to orders placed before or after this time frame.
  • This discount cannot be combined with other promotions.
  • The following vendor is participating in the promotion: MpixPro.
  • The discount is applicable on Vivid Metal prints or Luxe Vivid Metal prints.
  • The discount is only applicable to orders with destination addresses in the United States and Canada.
  • For photographers placing orders from Edit View, the promotion requires no coupon code.
  • The discount applies to base lab prices and will be reflected in the shopping cart only for orders placed from Edit View.
  • This Zenfolio promotion does not change any price lists that the photographer has created, and the discount will only be visible to photographers while logged in. Customers’ orders will not show a price discount. The discounted prices will be reflected as giving photographers a higher profit for each order.  
  • If you are looking to pass this sale on to your clients, please read our Sales FAQ.

 

 

 

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(ZenBlog) MpixPro Zenfolio discount galleries marketing photo photographer photography portfolio printing professional professional photographer professional photography promotion selling http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/save-20-on-bold-and-beautiful-vivid-metal-prints Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT