At Wonderful Machine, we’ve been collecting a wide range of industry information for over 15 years – and we’re now making that data available to photographers for the first time. divide the people and companies in our industry into 5 categories: Clients, Photographers, Crew, Agents, and Resources. Our Find Resources page includes, for example, companies that make website templates, intellectual property attorneys, industry publications, and more. While our 4 other categories are pretty specific, Resources is intentionally broad because it’s a catch-all for people and companies that don’t fit into any other category.
Our search interface allows you to filter by location (even though a lot of these organizations aren’t really location-specific), specialty (47 of them!), or name.
Like our other search pages, with a very inexpensive login, you can bookmark profiles in 2 ways. You can keep track of your Favorites by simply clicking on the logo (you’ll see a circle indicating that it’s been selected). You can then filter for your favorites by clicking on the circle icon next to the word RESOURCES.
While the favoriting feature allows you to keep track a large, permanent list for your own reference, you can use the Shortlist feature to collect a smaller, temporary list to share with a colleague. When you click on any name, it will change from blue to orange, indicating that it’s been selected. To filter for your Shortlist, just select Shortlist in the Specialty menu and click the Find button. Clicking the Share button will allow you to name your list. Then click Share again and you’ll get a link that anyone can click on and see your list.
Since we just launched our new website in April, we’re still populating our Resources page. If you can’t find something you’re looking for, you can check our old website (that does not require a login).