News for our member photographers.

Crew: What Makeup Artists Do

Crew: What Makeup Artists Do

Shannon Stewart 10 June 2021
Whenever photographing people, consider recruiting the services of a makeup artist. Find out how to select the best one for your next shoot.
Client Outreach: May 2021

Client Outreach: May 2021

Jaymie Hommel 8 June 2021
As we step into sunnier days, our Outreach team was hard at work, sending emails, promoting member photographers, and producing shoots.
Pricing & Negotiating: Headshots for a Law Firm

Pricing & Negotiating: Headshots for a Law Firm

Craig Oppenheimer 7 June 2021
A law firm needed headshots of its partners and wanted unlimited usage for said images. After a brief back-and-forth, Craig Oppenheimer nailed down the specifics in his estimate and helped the photographer get the job.
Web Ads: May 2021

Web Ads: May 2021

Will Good 4 June 2021
The month of May brought a decrease in impressions but an increase of email clicks — in fact, we saw 200 more clicks.
Social Media: May 2021

Social Media: May 2021

Claudia Calderon 3 June 2021
During May 2021 Wonderful Machine’s six social media platforms were hard at work promoting member photographers and sharing creative inspiration.
Analytics: May 2021

Analytics: May 2021

Ashley Vaught 2 June 2021
Perhaps this May’s dry weather made Wonderful Machine’s users seek the outdoors, rather than staying by their computers and visiting the site — May was not good as far as numbers go.
Guide: Find Photographers

Guide: Find Photographers

Bill Cramer 2 June 2021
Welcome to our new photographer search page! As with any change, it may take some getting use to, but we think you’ll grow to love the new features and functionality.
Stock Requests: May 2021

Stock Requests: May 2021

Nadia Kiyatkina 1 June 2021
During the month of May we received Stock Requests from AT&T, Total Wine & More, Conde Nast Traveller, Philadelphia Magazine, and AARP Media.
Emailers: MAY 2021

Emailers: MAY 2021

Rachel Rhodes 28 May 2021
During May we sent out two different Creative In Place emailer campaigns: “Life on the Ranch” and “Eggs-actly.” Clients really liked those egg images.
What is Sports & Fitness Photography?

What is Sports & Fitness Photography?

Varun Raghupathi 27 May 2021
What is Sports & Fitness photography? More than most photographic specialties, Sports & Fitness overlaps with other specialties, including action, portraiture, and brand narrative. Varun Raghupathi interviews several seasoned professionals for answers.
SEO Audit: Kristin Teig

SEO Audit: Kristin Teig

Ashley Vaught 26 May 2021
The Los Angeles- and Boston-based food and travel photographer Kristin Teig decided in mid-2020 to have her site’s SEO strategy audited by Wonderful Machine. In many respect her SEO was doing what it was supposed to, but we found a few opportunities for her to exploit.
Web Edit: Mark Tassoni

Web Edit: Mark Tassoni

Honore Brown 24 May 2021
Portrait photographer Mark Tassoni decided to change up his web presence for a distinct client, and photo editor Honore Brown helped him through the process.
Guide: Find Crew

Guide: Find Crew

Wonderful Machine 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.
Marketing Mentor: Brad Vassallo

Marketing Mentor: Brad Vassallo

Honore Brown 19 May 2021
When Brad Vassallo needed to elevate his marketing game, he collaborated with Wonderful Machine’s Marketing Mentor Honore Brown. They decided to showcase Brad’s brand narrative work, which would be more appealing to the clients, and developed a strategy to bring those clients in.
Expert Advice: Treatments

Expert Advice: Treatments

Craig Oppenheimer 18 May 2021
I consult with photographers daily about developing estimates for projects big and small. Here’s some advice on how to create an effective treatment for potential clients.
Client Outreach: April 2021

Client Outreach: April 2021

Jaymie Hommel 14 May 2021
April showers bring May flowers, and last month we brought in Nicole Poulin to join our Client Outreach team which consists of Cliff, Jen, Chris, Elo, Will, Nadia, and Craig.
Social Media: April 2021

Social Media: April 2021

Claudia Calderon 13 May 2021
Find out which posts across our social media platforms racked up the most views and likes for April 2021.
Web Ads: April 2021

Web Ads: April 2021

Will Good 12 May 2021
Will Good reviews our Web Ad results for April, which saw a large number of young people visit our site.
Analytics: April 2021

Analytics: April 2021

Ashley Vaught 12 May 2021
While the overall number of site visitors was down from March, April saw increases in a plethora of other key statistics. See how Wonderful Machine did during its first full month with the new website.
Stock Requests: April 2021

Stock Requests: April 2021

Nadia Kiyatkina 11 May 2021
In April, we received Stock Requests from Bank of America, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and AAA.
Emailers: April 2021

Emailers: April 2021

Hannah Sirusas 10 May 2021
Our recent Creative in Place promotions were Happy Campers and Wings. During the month of April, we focused on the special moments that are part of taking a trip.
Expert Advice: Instagram For Photographers

Expert Advice: Instagram For Photographers

Jemma Dilag 6 May 2021
Instagram is an excellent platform for photographers to both engage with their audience and attract new clients. Here are the best practices.
Expert Advice: Prospect List Services

Expert Advice: Prospect List Services

Hannah Sirusas 5 May 2021
Searching for a new client and their contact info is tedious for any photographer. Here are the different prospect list providers.
Expert Advice: Online Photographer Directories

Expert Advice: Online Photographer Directories

Hannah Sirusas 4 May 2021
Every photographer needs to find ways to connect with clients. One of the best passive approaches you can adopt is having a listing in an online photographer database.
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.