Unpublished is a page on our website where clients can quickly browse through hundreds of photographic projects that have not previously been published and are available for licensing. With a login, photographers can find the Unpublished tab in the Account menu. There, you can upload 5-10 images and add a brief description of your project.
At Wonderful Machine, we divide all the people and companies in our industry into 5 categories: Clients, Photographers, Crew, Agents, and Resources. In our massive effort to reimagine, redesign, and rebuild our website, our Find Resources page is the last step in our data migration process. While the other 4 categories are pretty specific, Resources is intentionally vague…
With most photographer directories, your location is static. There is at least one directory that I know of that allows you to update your current location in real time, which is nice. But we have taken that idea one step further by allowing our photographers to update their Travel Plans to show any number of locations into the future.
Besides actually making decent pictures, finding good clients is the single biggest challenge for any commercial photographer. At Wonderful Machine, we’ve been cultivating an internal database of companies that hire photographers for nearly 15 years. And with the launch of our new website, we’re making that information available to our photographers for the first time.
One of the most common conversations we have with photographers is about finding and working with reps. Take a look at what we have to say regarding finding a rep, negotiating commission, and other important aspects of this business relationship.
Photographers think a lot about how to make money, but saving it is a different matter altogether. It’s something that presents a unique challenge for many photographers who don’t collect a regular paycheck or have employer-sponsored retirement plans. But it is essential for anyone interested in owning a home, sending their kids to college or retiring someday to make savings plans.