Photographers go through many different phases as they are building their careers. Sometimes we are swamped and busy beyond belief and sometimes we sit around twiddling our thumbs fearful that we have forgotten something we should be doing. Free time isn’t free in this business. If you are sitting idly then you are wasting your time and money. It's time to make your time work for you from the very start and here are a few ways to do just that. Make Rewarding Relationships High school is where it all starts. Even if you hadn’t discovered your … [Read more...] about Photographers! Free Time Isn’t Free
Lightroom's new web interface has made collaborating with clients very easy. Imagine, after a photo session, you import your images into Lightroom, make a collection of images to show your client, then have Lightroom create a private gallery for your client to select and make comments on their favorite images for you to edit.Their input is automatically synced with your Lightroom catalog. Not only is this cool, but it comes free with your Lightroom subscription! You're probably wondering why I'm excited. In the past, I would create a gallery … [Read more...] about Lightroom’s Secret Website for your Clients
If you're a photo studio or photographer who uses Pictage to host and sell your photos, you likely have quite a shock this week. On August 24th, Pictage posted the following message to their users: The Closing of Pictagehttps://discover.pictage.com/pictage-update-20150824 Please accept my sincere apologies for the Pictage web site being down since Thursday. The Pictage web site is currently recovering, but it is an extremely slow process due to the high number of images we store. We are doing everything we can to bring the web site online as … [Read more...] about Pictage is Closing their Doors. What are Your Options?
I'm sitting in an airport ready to spend a week in Las Vegas for Photoshop World. I know this week is going to be filled with 18 hour days packed with a combination of learning and parties as I catch up with old friends. My parents taught me if I want to play I better have my work done. With a smile I started checking off projects in my TODOIST application. One last email check before I board the plane, all set. With coffee in hand, I boarded the plane feeling pretty good. The Dreaded URGENT e-mail Somewhere between Charlotte and Las Vegas, I … [Read more...] about Why an Online Gallery is Important
Its a fact of life that if you put something on the Internet, you can count on it being stolen. Theres only so much you can do about that, but Zenfolio has some interesting security features that cover the things youd expect but also features you may not often think about. What if someone tries to hack into your account? What if someone tries to right-click on your image to download? What if you want some images public and others hidden? These are just three examples where I found the companys approach to online galleries helpful. In the … [Read more...] about Online Gallery Security – Tools and Features to Keep Your Photos Protected
I went to the 2008 Seattle Auto Show this week and grabbed some images with my Panasonic LX3. I am still shooting JPGs since there is no RAW Aperture converter. That said, the LX3 is so good even in JPG mode that I don't mind. I wanted to see if I could download, select, adjust, convert to B&W and upload to a web gallery in 25 minutes. I used these photos as a test case. Let's see what happened. I shot about 45 images at the show. I wasn't shooting everything that moved. I tried to make good images that I knew I'd like to keep. … [Read more...] about Anatomy of a 25-minute Web Gallery