News for our member photographers.

Member Open House: Words for Photographers

Member Open House: Words for Photographers

Varun Raghupathi 23 April 2021
In this month’s Member Open House, Wonderful Machine Publicist Varun Raghupathi and Photo Editor Victoria Cagol consider some of the ways photographers can use words to build their businesses.
Marketing Partner: Dag Larson

Marketing Partner: Dag Larson

Julia Hanley 22 April 2021
Lifestyle and adventure photographer Dag Larson wanted to get name recognition within the outdoor industry space, so Julia Hanley helped him put together a detailed list of potential clients to contact.
Wordmark: Jess Williams

Wordmark: Jess Williams

Lindsay Thompson 21 April 2021
While creating a new portfolio book, Jess Williams realized he needed a fresh Wordmark to tie his brand together. The Nashville-based photographer contacted Lindsay Thompson, who gave Jess a plethora of options to choose from after researching a number of fonts.
Client Meetings: Joseph Weaver

Client Meetings: Joseph Weaver

Jen Warren 20 April 2021
San Francisco-based Joseph Weaver teams up with Jen Warren to get his marketing ducks in a row in order to effectively connect with potential clients. See how Jen helped Joseph get his portfolio in front of numerous prospects, many of whom showed interest in collaborating with the photographer.
Pricing & Negotiating: Celebrity Shoot for Alcohol Company

Pricing & Negotiating: Celebrity Shoot for Alcohol Company

Craig Oppenheimer 19 April 2021
A large alcohol brand needed a photographer with celebrity portraiture experience to create quality imagery in short order. Here’s how Craig Oppenheimer determined the fees for labor and licensing.
Expert Advice: Photographer Bios

Expert Advice: Photographer Bios

Varun Raghupathi 15 April 2021
A website bio for photographers can act as a first impression for clients. Here are some tips and examples that can help you make your first impression a good one.
Specialty: Still Life/Product Photography

Specialty: Still Life/Product Photography

Jen Warren 14 April 2021
Still Life photography may have a simple definition, but the preparation necessary for creating great imagery in this field is anything but. Check out the best ways to approach this genre of photography — and what photo editors look for when hiring for these types of shoots.
Marketing Partner & Client Meetings: Blake Jorgenson

Marketing Partner & Client Meetings: Blake Jorgenson

Nadia Kiyatkina 13 April 2021
Blake Jorgenson teams up with Wonderful Machine consultants to compile an extensive list of more than 100 new contacts. The Vancouver-based photographer ended up pitching a recent RAM Truck commission to many of these prospective clients.
Creative Coaching: Andrew Waters

Creative Coaching: Andrew Waters

Jemma Dilag 12 April 2021
Celebrating one year of Creative Coaching, Jemma Dilag talks about their time working with Woodstock, Georgia-based photographer Andrew Waters. After a year of working on self-assigned projects and tightening up his website, Andrew and Jemma are now shifting gears to focus on marketing!
Client Outreach: March 2021

Client Outreach: March 2021

Varun Raghupathi 9 April 2021
Find out what our Client Outreach team got up to in March as it relates to updating our database and hearing back from clients.
Social Media: March 2021

Social Media: March 2021

Claudia Calderon 8 April 2021
Check out our most popular social media posts from March, including the numbers behind a few of our weekend takeovers on Instagram.
Web Ads: March 2021

Web Ads: March 2021

Will Good 7 April 2021
Find out how many times people clicked on our Web Ads during March, as well as our approach to ensuring we have a better understanding of who is clicking on our ads and why.
Analytics: March 2021

Analytics: March 2021

Ashley Vaught 7 April 2021
As in February, we saw gains across most of the basic site metrics during the month of March, the last month our site was hosted on Expression Engine. Starting at the beginning of April, we’ve switched over to WordPress.
Stock Requests: March 2021

Stock Requests: March 2021

Nadia Kiyatkina 6 April 2021
March was a good month for stock requests, with Wonderful Machine receiving asks from the likes of Travel + Leisure and People Magazine, among other big-name clients.
Emailers: March 2021

Emailers: March 2021

Hannah Sirusas 5 April 2021
We had a busy month of March on the Emailers front, with three separate Creative In Place challenges making their way to our subscribers’ inboxes. Check out the best images from our March CIPs!
Creative Coaching: Keith Fearnow

Creative Coaching: Keith Fearnow

Honore Brown 1 April 2021
Last August, Photo Editor Honore Brown collaborated with Utah-based Keith Fearnow, polishing up the adventure, lifestyle, and fashion photographer’s presentation as well as mapping out self-assigned projects to strengthen his portfolio.
Specialty: Brand Narrative Photography

Specialty: Brand Narrative Photography

Aimee Baldridge 31 March 2021
Brand narrative is all about helping clients tell the story of their company, be it their people, practices, or products. Hear from three photographers about how their backgrounds and styles have made them ideal collaborators for clients in the brand narrative sphere.
Print Promo: John Davis

Print Promo: John Davis

Lindsay Thompson 30 March 2021
Lindsay Thompson continues her collaboration with John Davis, this time helping the L.A.-based photographer put together an eye-catching Print Promo for potential clients.
Find A Rep: Angela Murray

Find A Rep: Angela Murray

Julia Hanley 29 March 2021
Julia Hanley helps Atlanta-based Angela Murray land multiple calls with creative agents, some of whom are considering representing the veteran commercial lifestyle photographer. Find out how Julia and Angela notched a large number of responses to their campaign.
Expert Advice: Packing for a Protest

Expert Advice: Packing for a Protest

Tara Todras-Whitehill 25 March 2021
A veteran of protest photography from her time in the Middle East, Tara Todras-Whitehill discusses how to properly pack for demonstrations. Far from just making sure to bring the right camera equipment along, Tara’s list covers the sort of protective gear and other necessities needed for long, tense days in the eye of a stormy protest.
Pricing & Negotiating: Human Interest Video for a Restaurant

Pricing & Negotiating: Human Interest Video for a Restaurant

Craig Oppenheimer 24 March 2021
A large restaurant chain needed a human interest video in short order, so Craig Oppenheimer got to work on an estimate right away.
Emailers & Treatment: John Davis

Emailers & Treatment: John Davis

Lindsay Thompson 23 March 2021
Wonderful Machine’s Lindsay Thompson works with John Davis on a trio of marketing materials: an emailer, a treatment, and a print promo. While Executive Producer Craig Oppenheimer put together the estimate at the end of John’s treatment, Lindsay focused on the structure and design of all the assets.
Print Edit: Amy Rose Productions

Print Edit: Amy Rose Productions

Jemma Dilag 22 March 2021
Jemma Dilag continues their work with Amy Rose Productions, this time helping co-owners Missy and Chelsea put together a print edit that seamlessly mixed the pair’s various specialties.
Specialty: Travel Photography

Specialty: Travel Photography

Jen Warren 18 March 2021
Travel photography, like many photographic specialties, is a wide-ranging field. But even though two travel photographers can have vastly different portfolios, they both need to adhere to a few specific guidelines in order to succeed.
Web Edit: Amy Rose Productions

Web Edit: Amy Rose Productions

Jemma Dilag 17 March 2021
Our staffers spent a lot of time in the past year helping Amy Rose Productions boost its online presence. Jemma Dilag did two separate projects with Missy and Chelsea, the company’s co-owners, including a revamping of the pair’s website to better market it toward photography clients.