News for our member photographers.

Find a Rep: Jason Little

Find a Rep: Jason Little

Julia Hanley 15 September 2021
With a speedily growing business and a more (and more) hectic schedule, food and drink photographer Jason Little came to Wonderful Machine’s Julia Hanley to begin his journey in finding a rep.
Marketing Mentor & Client Meetings: Brett Deering

Marketing Mentor & Client Meetings: Brett Deering

Jen Warren 14 September 2021
Brett Deering teams up with Wonderful Machine’s Jen Warren to develop a new marketing plan and compile an extensive list of new contacts.
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. Brian Sheffield helped the photographer quote the campaign.
Web Ads: August 2021

Web Ads: August 2021

Ashley Vaught 10 September 2021
Our Google Ads campaign has been ongoing for a year; however, in comparison to last month, we’ve seen an increase of 25% in impressions and of +46% in clicks.
Social Media: August 2021

Social Media: August 2021

Jaymie Hommel 9 September 2021
As per usual, our Pinterest is thriving, Instagram holding strong, and LinkedIn steadily growing. However, our presence on Facebook and Twitter is more volatile than ever.
Client Outreach: August 2021

Client Outreach: August 2021

Stephanie Avilés 8 September 2021
During the month of August, the team added 68 companies and updated 852. The team also added 128 new contacts to the client list and updated 1,166 records. Our staff sent out 1,166 emails to clients and continued to schedule demos of our new website.
Analytics: August 2021

Analytics: August 2021

Ashley Vaught 3 September 2021
Wonderful Machine’s analytics saw significant increases in searches as well as improvements in general traffic during the month of August.
Emailers: August 2021

Emailers: August 2021

Rachel Rhodes 2 September 2021
Amidst the summer heat, Creative in Place took 16,000+ clients on a journey and celebrated the grape with August’s themes “Road Trip” and “Wine Not?”
SEO Audit: Jonathan Young

SEO Audit: Jonathan Young

Ashley Vaught 30 August 2021
Los Angeles food photographer Jonathan Young came to Wonderful Machine for an SEO audit, wanting to make sure there were no problems and to figure out how to raise his standing in SERPs
Website Bio: Heather Perry

Website Bio: Heather Perry

Shannon Stewart 26 August 2021
Travel and Underwater Photographer Heather Perry came to Wonderful Machine’s Shannon Stewart in the hopes of getting a bio written that celebrated her many accomplishments humbly and authentically while accentuating her personality.
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.
Web Edit: Agaton Strom

Web Edit: Agaton Strom

Jemma Dilag 24 August 2021
Photo Editor and Creative Consultant Jemma Dilag works with Boston-based photographer Agaton Strom on a new web edit to refresh his website.
Specialty: What is Auto/Vehicle Photography?

Specialty: What is Auto/Vehicle Photography?

Shannon Stewart 23 August 2021
While automotive photography can be quite a broad specialty, the skillset involved can be highly technical and challenging.
SEO Audit: Kevin Titus Photo

SEO Audit: Kevin Titus Photo

Ashley Vaught 19 August 2021
Kevin Titus Photo recently came to Wonderful Machine’s SEO guru Ashley Vaught for a typically very straightforward site audit. At first glance, the site and its SEO seemed to be in pretty great shape — however, looks can be deceiving.
Crew: Equipment Rentals

Crew: Equipment Rentals

Gregory Falatek 18 August 2021
Equipment rental houses can be an incredible resource for photographers, videographers, and anyone else in the production world. Whether you need a rare cinema lens, extra strobe lights for a large shoot, or simply an expensive piece of gear that you’d like to try before taking the plunge of purchase.
Member Open House: Self-Assigned Project Reviews

Member Open House: Self-Assigned Project Reviews

Greg Jones 17 August 2021
In August’s Member Open House, Photo Editor Greg Jones provided real-time reviews of 3 photographers’ self-assigned projects — featuring photographers David Fonda, Tiffany Luong, and Duncan Elliott.
Print Promo and Emailer Template: Eric Tate

Print Promo and Emailer Template: Eric Tate

Lindsay Thompson 16 August 2021
Eric Tate’s company Peak Visual came to Wonderful Machine to get all of their marketing gears in place. We assisted Eric with promo design, copy, and a client list build. Resident designer Lindsay Thompson’s focus was the print promo and emailer design.
Expert Advice: Instagram For Photographers

Expert Advice: Instagram For Photographers

Jaymie Hommel 12 August 2021
Instagram is an excellent platform for photographers to both engage with their audience and attract new clients. Here are the best practices.
Website Bio: Dustin Satloff

Website Bio: Dustin Satloff

Shannon Stewart 11 August 2021
Sports and Fitness photographer, Dustin Satloff, came to Wonderful Machine’s Shannon Stewart in the hopes of getting a bio written that matched the tone of his work and web presence and didn’t sound “sales-y” in the slightest.
Analytics: July 2021

Analytics: July 2021

Ashley Vaught 10 August 2021
The weather cooled off (in Philadelphia), and more users visited the site during July 2021. The site’s traffic numbers improved — and our fortunes.
Client Outreach: July 2021

Client Outreach: July 2021

Stephanie Avilés 9 August 2021
With summer in full swing, our Client Outreach team was focused on finding new connections and clients for our member photographers during the month of July.
Web Ads: July 2021

Web Ads: July 2021

Ashley Vaught 6 August 2021
Wonderful Machine’s July 2021 Web Ads campaign saw more clicks and lower CPCs, which is what every Google Ads project strives for.
Social Media: July 2021

Social Media: July 2021

Jaymie Hommel 4 August 2021
Wonderful Machine’s social media efforts remained relatively steady, with the exception of our Instagram that now has 15k followers. Our other platforms continue to grow.
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.
Emailers: July 2021

Emailers: July 2021

Rachel Rhodes 2 August 2021
This July our Creative in Place campaigns broke a sweat in “Pumping Iron” and broke records with “How It’s Made,” reaching 16,600+ clients!