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Shoot Production: Banner Health

Shoot Production: Banner Health

Bryan Sheffield 23 May 2022
Senior Producer Bryan Sheffield worked with Steve Craft and Rebecca Stumpf on a Banner Health production. Navigating two shoots in different states, the teams met with the real-life healthcare workers behind the brand.
Pricing & Negotiating: OOH Campaign for International Non-Profit

Pricing & Negotiating: OOH Campaign for International Non-Profit

Bryan Sheffield 21 May 2022
Senior Producer Bryan Sheffield works with an international non-profit client regarding appropriate fees and shoot production needs for an OOH media campaign.
Stock Requests: March 2022

Stock Requests: March 2022

Bryan Sheffield 12 April 2022
As we approach Spring and Summer, our stock requests center around scenic images of cities, flowers, and sunshine.
Stock Requests: February 2022

Stock Requests: February 2022

Bryan Sheffield 8 March 2022
Wonderful Machine received four stock requests last month – from Der Spiegel, Atlas Obscura, Travel + Leisure, and Pioneer Woman Magazine. All of them were unmanaged.
Creative Coaching: Kyle Carpenter

Creative Coaching: Kyle Carpenter

Bryan Sheffield 1 March 2022
Birmingham, Alabama-based photographer Kyle Carpenter reached out to Wonderful Machine for some creative coaching. Bryan Sheffield helped him hone his portfolio and grow his business.
Stock Requests: January 2022

Stock Requests: January 2022

Bryan Sheffield 7 February 2022
We started off the year with two unmanaged stock requests from Travel + Leisure, and a managed request for a soft drink brand seeking images of concertgoers for an advertising campaign.
Shoot Production: Waterline Club

Shoot Production: Waterline Club

Bryan Sheffield 25 January 2022
Bryan Sheffield collaborates with Emily Andrews to produce a 4-day video and still photography shoot for Waterline Club, an amenity club designed by the Rockwell Group for residents of Waterline Square in NYC.
Stock Requests: December 2021

Stock Requests: December 2021

Bryan Sheffield 5 January 2022
During the holiday season, Wonderful Machine received stock requests from Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveller looking for images of several destinations across the globe for one-time use.
Pricing & Negotiating: International Luxury Hospitality Brand

Pricing & Negotiating: International Luxury Hospitality Brand

Bryan Sheffield 16 December 2021
Bryan Sheffield puts together an estimate for an international hospitality brand. The client requested unlimited use of 5 images in perpetuity and unlimited use of 30 images for 1 year.
Stock Requests: November 2021

Stock Requests: November 2021

Bryan Sheffield 2 December 2021
During November we discovered that our stock requests form had not been functioning for at least ten days. After that, we received three different requests from a major publishing company, the New York Times, and Travel + Leisure magazine.
Stock Requests: October 2021

Stock Requests: October 2021

Bryan Sheffield 2 November 2021
During the frightening month of October we received stock requests from a pharmaceutical company, Der Spiegel, Four Seasons, and Travel + Leisure Magazine.
Stock Requests: September 2021

Stock Requests: September 2021

Bryan Sheffield 5 October 2021
In September Wonderful Machine received seven different stock requests from Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveller UK, a commercial data client, and a financial services client.
Pricing & Negotiating: Social Media & Web Advertising shoot for International Beer Brand

Pricing & Negotiating: Social Media & Web Advertising shoot for International Beer Brand

Bryan Sheffield 13 September 2021
An international beer brand needed lifestyle/environmental portraits for social media and web-based advertising. The beer brand went to a social media agency that already had a photographer in mind. Bryan Sheffield helped the photographer quote the campaign.
Stock Requests: July 2021

Stock Requests: July 2021

Bryan Sheffield 3 August 2021
During July Wonderful Machine received 5 unmanaged stock requests from AARP the Magazine, Total Wine & More, Tradesy, and Travel + Leisure Magazine.
Pricing & Negotiating: Social Media Shoot for International Beverage Brand

Pricing & Negotiating: Social Media Shoot for International Beverage Brand

Bryan Sheffield 20 July 2021
An international beverage brand needed portrait and lifestyle content for TikTok. Brian Sheffield helped the photographer quote the campaign.
Stock Requests: June 2021

Stock Requests: June 2021

Bryan Sheffield 12 July 2021
During June Wonderful Machine received two unmanaged stock requests from AARP Media and from Total Wine & More.
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.
Guide: Stock Request

Guide: Stock Request

Bryan Sheffield 28 February 2021
Even with dozens of stock photo agencies offering up millions of images, clients still sometimes struggle to find the right image to meet their needs. Our unique Stock Request service provides clients with access to our extensive network of photographers — each with many images that won’t be found in any stock photo library.
Member Open House: Insurance for Photographers

Member Open House: Insurance for Photographers

Bryan Sheffield, Craig Oppenheimer 27 January 2021
Rich Gunn of TCP & Company teams up with Wonderful Machine staff writer Aimee Baldridge to discuss why photographers should get top-notch insurance for their shoots and themselves.
Web Edit: Megan Maloy

Web Edit: Megan Maloy

Bryan Sheffield 25 January 2021
Every now and again a photographer needs “a second set of eyes,” as Jersey City-based Megan Maloy put it. She came to us looking for a new and refreshed look for her online portfolio and producer Bryan Sheffield offered his experience and insight.
Shoot Production: Life is Good

Shoot Production: Life is Good

Bryan Sheffield 21 January 2021
Wonderful Machine producer Bryan Sheffield works with Craig Oppenheimer to produce and shoot a project with Life is Good in Southern California.
Member Open House: Email Marketing

Member Open House: Email Marketing

Bryan Sheffield, Lindsay Thompson, Nadia Kiyatkina 29 September 2020
Bryan Sheffield, Nadia Kiyatkina, and Lindsay Thompson chat with member photographers to go over the best email marketing practices.
Member Open House: Instagram Best Practices

Member Open House: Instagram Best Practices

Bryan Sheffield, Cliff Willson, Jemma Dilag 5 August 2020
Wonderful Machine’s Jemma Dilag and Cliff Willson led a Member Open House event on Instagram Best Practices.
True Chicago & Wonderful Machine: Branding & Marketing Workshop

True Chicago & Wonderful Machine: Branding & Marketing Workshop

Bryan Sheffield, Lindsay Thompson 3 August 2020
Producer Bryan Sheffield and Designer Lindsay Thompson had the opportunity to share the best marketing practices with True Chicago, an organization that invests in the future and talent of young creatives.
Member Open House: Exploring the Technical Side of Outdoor & Adventure Photography

Member Open House: Exploring the Technical Side of Outdoor & Adventure Photography

Bryan Sheffield 15 July 2020
Learn about the technical aspects of outdoor & adventure photography from three highly experienced photographers in this week’s Member Open House.