News for our member 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.
Marketing Partner: Luther Caverly

Marketing Partner: Luther Caverly

Marianne Lee 21 September 2022
Luther Caverly was looking to replace his network of regional clients after relocating from Ottawa to Vancouver. Marketing specialist Marianne Lee helped him rebuild his client list with both regional and national projects!
Crew: What Drone Pilots Do

Crew: What Drone Pilots Do

Sonia Klug 19 September 2022
The technological advances of the last decade have made drones and drone cameras affordable and commonplace. Now there are many photographers who prefer to hire a professional drone pilot rather than do it themselves and here’s why…
SEO Audit: Joe Schmelzer

SEO Audit: Joe Schmelzer

Ashley Vaught 16 September 2022
LA-based photographer Joe Schmelzer had us conduct an SEO Audit of his website despite enjoying a very strong domain authority rating. What did SEO specialist Ashley Vaught find?
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.
Pricing & Negotiating: International Hospitality Stills and Video

Pricing & Negotiating: International Hospitality Stills and Video

Craig Oppenheimer 14 September 2022
Craig Oppenheimer puts together an estimate for an international hotel, featuring two talent enjoying the amenities of the hotel captured in both stills and video.
Client Outreach: August 2022

Client Outreach: August 2022

Chris Mont 13 September 2022
Our Client Outreach team has been working diligently this month updating client records for companies and individuals in our ever-growing database. Let’s take a closer look at the roles within Wonderful Machine’s client outreach team and see what they’ve been working on.
Social Media: August 2022

Social Media: August 2022

Brandi Spering 12 September 2022
For the most part, analytics remained steady throughout August, while Wonderful Machine launched a second Instagram, Wonderful at Work.
Specialty: What is Social Documentary Photography?

Specialty: What is Social Documentary Photography?

Stephanie Avilés, Tara Todras-Whitehill 12 September 2022
Imagine the iron-willed defiance of a protester, a mother’s tender touch, or the resilience on the face of a refugee. This type of powerful imagery is what we call social documentary photography. It strikes a delicate balance between documenting real-life and inspiring social change.
Emailers: August 2022

Emailers: August 2022

Ian Richards 9 September 2022
August began and ended in luxury, with adventure in the middle! We started the month with Shoot Production: The Waterline Club, headed into the wild for Creative In Place: The Outdoor Type, and closed out toasting to an endless summer in Creative In Place: Paradise Found.
Stock Requests: August 2022

Stock Requests: August 2022

Andrew Souders 8 September 2022
As summer nears an end, our stock requests centered around travel and lifestyle imagery. We received two requests in August — AAA Westways Magazine was seeking photos of the French countryside and the American Cancer Society inquired about lifestyle images of women over age 40. 
Analytics: August 2022

Analytics: August 2022

Josip Hotovec 7 September 2022
In August, the total number of Users on Wonderful Machine’s website was 9.7K. The number of New Users who visited our website for the first time was 9.2K, while the average engagement time was 1m 42s.
Find A Rep: Shravya Kag

Find A Rep: Shravya Kag

Eloísa García 30 August 2022
Brooklyn-based lifestyle photographer Shravya Kag was looking for a rep prior to a career shift and a cross-country move. Marketing specialist Elo García helped Shravya connect with the storytellers at the Institute for Artists Management.
Shoot Production: Con Edison

Shoot Production: Con Edison

Bryan Sheffield 25 August 2022
New York City energy provider Con Edison had the bright idea to highlight its renewable services in each of the city’s five boroughs. With the help of Producer Bryan Sheffield and photographer Emily Andrews, these energy innovators reimagined city life for an eco-friendly future.
Industry News: Miami Vibes Magazine Photo Scam

Industry News: Miami Vibes Magazine Photo Scam

Bill Cramer 22 August 2022
We recently heard from several photographers who received an email from someone claiming to be the creative director of Miami Vibes Magazine. While the detailed creative brief made the project seem legitimate at first glance, it turned out to be a hoax.
Expert Advice: Photo Assignment Scams

Expert Advice: Photo Assignment Scams

Bill Cramer 21 August 2022
Wonderful Machine members often receive emails with fake commissions. CEO Bill Cramer details how to recognize and protect yourself against them.
Stock Request: Subaru Cherry Blossoms

Stock Request: Subaru Cherry Blossoms

Craig Oppenheimer 19 August 2022
The director of integrated production at ZuluAlphaKilo recently came to us for help finding “thumb stopping” images of cherry blossoms (also known as Sakura) in Canada and Japan for their client, Subaru of Canada.
Crew: What Wardrobe Stylists Do

Crew: What Wardrobe Stylists Do

Dominique Kilkelly 18 August 2022
Whenever you’re on a shoot that involves talent, you should consider the wardrobe stylist your secret weapon. Find out more about what stylists do and how they are integral to the success of a project.
Client Outreach: July 2022

Client Outreach: July 2022

Chris Mont 17 August 2022
Our Client Outreach team has been on fire this month updating client records for companies and individuals in our ever-growing database. Let’s take a closer look at the roles within Wonderful Machine’s client outreach team and see what they’ve been working on.
Social Media: July 2022

Social Media: July 2022

Brandi Spering 11 August 2022
Instagram gained 145 new followers, watch time on YouTube nearly doubled, and Pinterest’s engagement increased by +8.3%.
Emailers: July 2022

Emailers: July 2022

Ian Richards 10 August 2022
Like a sweltering July, Creative in Place is better with fans! We started the month in the kitchen with Creative in Place: Breakfast Nook, and finished off the month celebrating the other wonderful machines with Creative in Place: Ex Machina.
Analytics: July 2022

Analytics: July 2022

Josip Hotovec 9 August 2022
Starting from August, our monthly Google Analytics Report Card Articles will contain data available in Google Analytics 4 dashboard. Check out our July 2022 statistics.
Pricing & Negotiating: Membership Campaign for  Prominent Art Museum

Pricing & Negotiating: Membership Campaign for Prominent Art Museum

Bryan Sheffield 9 August 2022
A large art museum needed an architectural, interiors, and lifestyle photographer for images of patrons enjoying their exhibits. Producer Bryan Sheffield helped the photographer quote the campaign for 30 images to be used for 5 years after the first use.
Stock Requests: July 2022

Stock Requests: July 2022

Andrew Souders 5 August 2022
July was a summer month with a high heat index and a rise in stock requests at Wonderful Machine. Elliman Magazine, Amica Magazine, AARP and AT&T all submitted requests this month.

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