My Business Faves
Ever wonder how people just seem to figure it out? What programs do they use, what works, what doesnt? This is 100% how I felt stepping into the business side of photography and let me tell you, I was searching high and low for all the answers.
Well naturally as an educator, I want to help others with all the business tips and tricks I know. No program or strings attached. Just transparently sharing my business experiences with other photographers.
My presets, CRM, Email service, and more.
Free to help others who are learning just like me!
Editing and presets can really be a lot. But My absolute favorite go to is the KJ preset process. Absolutely no sponsorship here. I simply love it and use it to edit ALL of my images.
My favorite combo? Bold I or II, Shadows brighten, Peachy warm with cooler greens, Color boost with orange reduce. Wondering what that means? Uniquely this preset has selections that allow for more customizations- even better
You can find the process here. I love KJ and her education - truly invaluable. But her preset basically makes my editing that much better!
After trying to figure out the best CRM, I found my fave - Dubsado.
Dubsado makes me more successful than I ever imagined. With intuitive workflows, customizable forms & templates, my business runs smoothly because I have an amazing CRM.
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I've tried a few galleries and landed recently with Pic-Time. Each has its own pros and cons but right now, this gallery is serving me so well. I can use it for mini sessions with limited downloads or full weddings. The unlimited plan has me set with no galleries ever expiring.
Clients comment on its user friendly-ness and that is a major bonus for me! The sales automation is a business MUST.
I cannot go any further without giving credit to the most amazing, intuitive, website platform there ever was. Showit.
I am an art teacher. I've created websites on 3 other platforms. Maybe more. And when I tell you I wish I had found showit SOO long ago, it would have made my life so much better. Don't even hesitate on this one. Showit is everything you will ever need.
Fun fact - showit sends you a text when someone fills out the contact form on your site. How cool is that!?
Culling images can be SO challenging. Checking each one for duplicates, eyes opened or closed, etc.
I save HOURS of time using After Shoot, an AI culling software that automatically categorizes and selects images. Of course I proof the selections and can make changes but the TIME I save is phenomenal!
I use millers for most printing needs but Red Tree ESPECIALLY for albums! Their QUALITY products and unparalleled craftsmanship is top notch.
Album design is a BREEZE with Fundy and they can DIRECTLY order through RedTree without leaving the software. How easy is that! I use to think album design was complicated or challenging but Fundy and Red Tree together it is a breeze!!!