• Analytics: March 2017

    Apr 3, 2017
    Analytics
    Spring is here, and with rising temperatures have come rising web traffic numbers! In March, wonderfulmachine.com brought in a total of 19,514 sessions from 13,039 users...a nice upswing from last month. Our bounce rate is also down a few points from last month, which is great to see.
  • PDF Edit: Vance Jacob’s Brand Narrative Tactical Edit

    Mar 24, 2017
    Photo Editing
    Tactical photographer and video producer Vance Jacobs came to me with an opportunity to revamp his PDF portfolio for his tactical marketing for the new year.
  • Expert Advice: Blogging for Photographers

    Mar 20, 2017
    Expert Advice
    With so much of our attention on Instagram in recent years, it can be easy to overlook the value of a good old-fashioned blog. Even as you gain followers on your social media platforms, blogs are still an excellent opportunity to share your photography and attract people to your brand. The text, along with alt tags on your photos, are great for search engine optimization because it gives search engines content to find. But increased SEO isn’t the only major incentive to blog.
  • Crew: Equipment Rental (Motion)

    Mar 15, 2017
    Wonderful Machine News
    Since so many Wonderful Machine photographers are increasingly taking on video projects, we figured it would be a good time to expand our Find Crew page to support their efforts!
  • Expert Advice: Digital Workflow with Capture One

    Mar 7, 2017
    Expert Advice
    Digital teching can seem a bit daunting - the pressure on set, file asset management, and mainly Capture One being a beast of a program with ins and outs that not even the most experienced digital tech fully knows. However, digital teching is relatively simple, and a lot less “techy” than you may think. This post will help you scratch the surface and get down some of the basics of Capture One, setting up a session, and the overall workflow.
  • Phone Calls: February 2017

    Mar 6, 2017
    Phone Calls
    February may be our shortest and sweetest month, but that didn’t stop our research and outreach teams from reaching record high connections. From connections with The North Face to Prudential, three meetings in NYC, a total of 1389 emails and 1287 calls – we made our mark this February.
  • Web Ads: February 2017

    Mar 3, 2017
    Web Ads
    In February we decided to change things up a bit and focus on our photographer directory. We switched out our shoot production ad out to one focused on our lifestyle photographers...
  • Portfolio Events: February 2017

    Mar 3, 2017
    Portfolio Events
    Associate Producer, Alex Subers, joined me this month on our second portfolio event of the year. We arranged meetings with clients such as FX Fowle, New Republic, and AKA.
  • Analytics: February 2017

    Mar 2, 2017
    Analytics
    February may have been short a few days, but we saw some great numbers in our web traffic anyway! In February, wonderfulmachine.com brought in a total of 17,214 sessions from 12,414 users.
  • Pricing & Negotiating: Pharmaceutical Portraits

    Feb 22, 2017
    Pricing & Negotiating
    One of our Northwest-based photographers reached out looking for help pulling together an estimate for a library shoot for a local mid-sized pharmaceutical manufacturer.