Wonderful Machine is a marketing engine for commercial photographers.
Wonderful Machine leverages the power of 600 photographers, enabling us to research and connect with more clients than any individual photographer ever could. We charge a monthly fee for a listing on our site. For an additional fee, we can help out with photo editing, design, publicity, marketing, search engine optimization, estimating, and shoot production (we provide consulting services to all photographers, not just members). This structure allows photographers to scale our support up or down according to their needs at any given moment, and it allows us to promote our members who have agents without any conflict of interest. By optimizing the number of photographers, their locations and specialties, and by insisting on a high standard of quality, we’ve created a uniquely valuable resource for clients. Keeping our focus on the needs of those clients allows us to deliver superior results for our photographers.
Membership means more than just a directory listing.
Our search interface helps clients find photographers by location and/or specialty, and our photographers can update their future travel plans in our unique calendar feature that automatically updates our search results.
Enjoy access to a searchable database of over 15,000 publications, agencies, and brands – listed by location, specialty, and industry.
Take advantage of our global database of assistants, stylists, location scouts, studios, equipment rental, retouchers and more.
We frequently help photographers through the process of finding an agent who’s a good fit for them. Browse through our list of over 2000 reps, which are sorted by location and type.
Every day, we share blog posts profiling our member photographers and their projects. We also have a special blog just for our member photographers.
We promote our photographers’ unpublished photographic projects to clients who are looking for existing content.
Our staff members write helpful articles about all aspects of the photography business.
We frequently receive stock requests from clients, which we pass along to our photographers.
We share news about our photographers and connect with clients on all the major social media platforms.
Every other week, we send out an emailer showing off our network of photographers, to our extensive list of clients around the world.
Every day, our producers talk to prospects at important publications, agencies and brands, to learn more about their needs and to tell them about our photographers.
We periodically place ads on Facebook, Instagram and Google Adwords.
Our location search is the most advanced in the industry, enabling our members to update their travel plans into the future so they show up in the right place in client searches.
We offer a wide range of expert services for commercial photographers and our members get a 20% discount off of our regular rates (excluding data and shoot production).
Many of our member photographers have found that a link from Wonderful Machine produces a measurable positive impact on their SEO.
Our staff has cultivated an extensive list of all kinds of industry resources, from IP attorneys to IT professionals.
Our publicists connect with all sorts of organizations in our industry who can help us spread the word about our photographers.
Read about some of our recent successes connecting photographers and clients.
Applying is as simple as sending an email with your exact address and a link to your website. The quality of your photographs & website and the uniqueness of your specialties & location are our primary concerns. Not every photographer is going to be a good fit for us at any given moment, but we do carefully consider each applicant and we do our best to provide meaningful feedback to everyone.
Would you like to apply to be a Wonderful Machine Photographer?