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Guide: Client Categories

Guide: Client Categories

Bill Cramer 5 February 2023
Keeping track of all the most important clients around the world is the single most valuable thing we do for our photographers. And since there are millions of possible companies to consider, we divide clients into smaller, more manageable segments so we can conduct our research more efficiently and so we can connect photographers and clients more effectively.
GUIDE: Instagram Takeover

GUIDE: Instagram Takeover

Iva Mikulandra Barkiđija 9 December 2022
Instagram Takeover is a way for our member photographers to have an opportunity to join our social media marketing efforts by having our Instagram all about them for three days.
Staff Spotlight: Executive Producer Craig Oppenheimer

Staff Spotlight: Executive Producer Craig Oppenheimer

Bridget Barrett 27 October 2022
Meet Wonderful Machine Executive Producer Craig Oppenheimer! In light of Craig’s 12 years on the team, we thought it was time we get a glimpse into his work, hobbies, and recent achievements. Craig recently completed a 24-week training plan in preparation for the Atlantic City 70.3 Half Ironman – a long-distance triathlon where he swam 1.2 miles, rode 56 miles, and ran 13.1 miles in 6:01:47.
New Feature: Browse Photographers

New Feature: Browse Photographers

Bill Cramer 30 September 2022
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve recently launched a new Browse feature that allows visitors to view a gallery of photos from each of our photographers.
Honore Brown Speaks at Women Photograph Virtual Workshop 2022

Honore Brown Speaks at Women Photograph Virtual Workshop 2022

Honore Brown 23 September 2022
Wonderful Machine’s Senior Photo Editor Honore Brown speaks at the Women Photograph Virtual Workshop 2022 in a program called Agencies & Collectives, along with agent Kristina Hicks of Illuminated Media International and photographer Karla Gachet of the Ayun photo collective.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Exhibition: 707 days in Algeria by Elo García

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Exhibition: 707 days in Algeria by Elo García

Bridget Barrett 15 September 2022
We are pleased to announce that Wonderful Machine’s Producer and Marketing Specialist, Eloisa Garcia, has been granted an exhibition at The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the most important public research university in Mexico City. Inspired by her book 707 days in Algeria, the exhibit showcases images from her experience living in this North African country for nearly two years, and is scheduled to run from September 27th through October 28, 2022.
Call for entries: 2022 Bob And Diane Fund Grant

Call for entries: 2022 Bob And Diane Fund Grant

Bridget Barrett 15 September 2022
Gina Martin created The Bob and Diane Fund to honor her late parents and support photographers who are telling stories about patients and families living with Alzheimer’s disease. Visual storytellers are invited to submit their photo essays through October 23rd, 2022.
The Exposed Negative Podcast: NEGOTIATING 101 WITH BILL CRAMER

The Exposed Negative Podcast: NEGOTIATING 101 WITH BILL CRAMER

Bridget Barrett 22 July 2022
On this week’s episode of the Exposed Negative Podcast, Tom Barnes & Greg Funnell interviewed Wonderful Machine CEO Bill Cramer about how we got our start, the ways we help photographers, and what we’re doing to change the photography industry for the better.
ASMP Colorado presents: The Business of photography

ASMP Colorado presents: The Business of photography

Bill Cramer 14 May 2022
Wonderful Machine teamed up with ASMP Colorado on May 14th for a fun and informative virtual event covering the business of photography. Our photo editors, marketing specialists, and producers shared trends in branding, marketing, social media, SEO, estimating, and shoot production.
How To Support Photographers in Ukraine

How To Support Photographers in Ukraine

Stephanie Avilés 16 March 2022
As news of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces continues to unfold, we asked ourselves if there was anything Wonderful Machine could do to help the people of Ukraine and our photography community at this difficult time.
Save The Date: Brews & Business with ASMP Colorado

Save The Date: Brews & Business with ASMP Colorado

Bridget Barrett 23 February 2022
Wonderful Machine’s Photo Editor and Creative Consultant, Jemma Dilag, joins ASMP Colorado on March 7th for a virtual workshop to share the benefits of working with a consultant.
Guide: Behind The Scenes Video

Guide: Behind The Scenes Video

Lindsay Thompson 1 January 2022
We’re excited to announce that we’ve added a new behind-the-scenes video feature to our photographer profiles. The video provides prospective clients with a sense of what it’s like to work with a photographer and it’s a great way for our photographers to show their personalities.
Guide: Certified B Corporations

Guide: Certified B Corporations

Bill Cramer 14 December 2021
We’ve noticed that photographers are increasingly interested in working for companies that are committed to social justice and environmental sustainability. This inspired us to consider how we might identify these types of companies and how we could display that information on our website.
Guide: Our Photo Editing Process

Guide: Our Photo Editing Process

Honore Brown 25 August 2021
How do we edit photos at Wonderful Machine? This article is a guide to the photo editing procedure at Wonderful Machine.
Guide: Premium Data for Photographers

Guide: Premium Data for Photographers

Bill Cramer 17 July 2021
They say, “it’s not what you know, but who you know.” While that’s not entirely true – knowledge is power – and in order to be successful, photographers need to have ready access to all sorts of information.
Guide: Find Crew

Guide: Find Crew

Bill Cramer 23 May 2021
At Wonderful Machine, we’ve been producing photo shoots for a long time. Over the years, we’ve had the chance to work with excellent crew from all over the world.
Guide: Find Agents

Guide: Find Agents

Bill Cramer 28 February 2021
Sometimes photographers reach a certain level of success and they feel the need to have that extra level of support that only a photographer’s agent can provide. When that time comes, our Find Agents page is a great place to start that search.
Guide: Unpublished

Guide: Unpublished

Bill Cramer 28 February 2021
Our Unpublished Page is where clients can quickly browse through hundreds of photographic projects that have not previously been published and are available for licensing.
Guide: Find Resources

Guide: Find Resources

Bill Cramer 28 February 2021
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.
Guide: Travel Plans

Guide: Travel Plans

Bill Cramer 28 February 2021
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.
Guide: Find Clients

Guide: Find Clients

Bill Cramer 28 February 2021
Finding clients is one of the biggest challenges commercial photographers face. At Wonderful Machine, we’ve been cultivating relationships with publications, agencies, and brands for over 15 years.
Guide: Stock Request

Guide: Stock Request

Andrew Souders 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.
Wonderful Machine Celebrates a Milestone: 10 Years Young

Wonderful Machine Celebrates a Milestone: 10 Years Young

Bill Cramer 4 July 2018
Wonderful Machine celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018 and celebrates with a thank you to all the photographers that have worked with us along the way.
Save The Date: Meet Erika & Craig at ASMP West!

Save The Date: Meet Erika & Craig at ASMP West!

Wonderful Machine 4 October 2017
Senior Marketing Specialist, Erika Blatt and Executive Producer Craig Oppenheimer are coming to Salt Lake City, Utah on October 12th!
Portfolio Events Update

Portfolio Events Update

Wonderful Machine 25 April 2017
I’ve recently taken over Portfolio Events from Meli and wanted to provide our members with some new updates I’ve been working on!