News for our member photographers.

Analytics: April 2021

Analytics: April 2021

Ashley Vaught 12 May 2021
While the overall number of site visitors was down from March, April saw increases in a plethora of other key statistics. See how Wonderful Machine did during its first full month with the new website.
Stock Requests: April 2021

Stock Requests: April 2021

Nadia Kiyatkina 11 May 2021
In April, we received Stock Requests from Bank of America, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and AAA.
Emailers: April 2021

Emailers: April 2021

Hannah Sirusas 10 May 2021
Our recent Creative in Place promotions were Happy Campers and Wings. During the month of April, we focused on the special moments that are part of taking a trip.
Expert Advice: Instagram For Photographers

Expert Advice: Instagram For Photographers

Hannah Sirusas 6 May 2021
Instagram is an excellent platform for photographers to both engage with their audience and attract new clients. Here are the best practices.
Expert Advice: Prospect List Services

Expert Advice: Prospect List Services

Hannah Sirusas 5 May 2021
Searching for a new client and their relevant contact info is tedious for any photographer. Here are the different prospect list providers.
Expert Advice: Online Photographer Directories

Expert Advice: Online Photographer Directories

Hannah Sirusas 4 May 2021
Every photographer needs to find ways to connect with clients. One of the best passive approaches you can adopt is having a listing in an online photographer database.
Pricing & Negotiating: Lifestyle Photo/Video Shoot for a Hospitality Brand

Pricing & Negotiating: Lifestyle Photo/Video Shoot for a Hospitality Brand

Bryan Sheffield 3 May 2021
A regional hospitality brand needed still imagery and video, and after a few rounds of revisions and updates, Bryan Sheffield delivered an estimate that helped a lifestyle/architecture photographer land the job.
Industry News: The Best Way to Register Your Copyright

Industry News: The Best Way to Register Your Copyright

Varun Raghupathi 29 April 2021
Director and photographer Michael Grecco creates a three-part video series that explains the best copyright registration practices.
Crew: Location Scouts

Crew: Location Scouts

Varun Raghupathi 28 April 2021
When the location is an important aspect of your shoot, it’s good to work with a professional location scout to help you find that perfect spot. Here’s how some photographers figure out who to hire ahead of shoot day.
Crew: Prop Stylists

Crew: Prop Stylists

Andrew Souders 27 April 2021
From keys to cows, prop stylists can source the most unusual objects to make images visually appealing. Wonderful Machine’s Andrew Souders peeks behind the scenes and tells us how sets come to life.
Web Edit: Jeremy Segal

Web Edit: Jeremy Segal

Honore Brown 26 April 2021
Vancouver-based Jeremy Segal was struggling to organize galleries on his website as well as incorporate narrative work onto it, so Honore Brown sat down with the photographer to hash out a comprehensive edit of the website.
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: Writing a Photographer Bio

Expert Advice: Writing a Photographer Bio

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.