The photographer logo or wordmark is the foundation of your visual identity — the visual representation of your company’s core values or brand. A logo can drive the look and feel of all your marketing materials. After all, it appears anywhere your business name appears.
Wonderful Machine consultant Lindsay Thompson shares advice on what to consider when designing a professional photographer’s website. She explains best practices and how to use your website’s navigation, layout, and branding to best showcase your photography work to potential clients through your website.
Among the must-have tools of any shoot is the Production Book, a consolidated document of all production elements. If your shoot were a play, your PB would be its script. If a meal, the Book would be its recipe. If an IKEA dresser, the PB its instructions (but much, much better).
There’s a reason that 64% of small businesses use email marketing to reach customers — it’s a useful tool for photographers to promote their work to existing and potential clients. In this article, we’ll help you get started and share best practices you can use to create a more effective email marketing strategy.
Twitter might be stereotyped as just a funny, witty place to spew out 280 characters of charm, but it has features that distinguish it from its competitors and can help you build your brand and implement your business strategies.
A veteran of protest photography from her time in the Middle East, Tara Todras-Whitehill discusses how to properly pack for demonstrations. Far from just making sure to bring the right camera equipment along, Tara’s list covers the sort of protective gear and other necessities needed for long, tense days in the eye of a stormy protest.
Having beautiful, high-resolution imagery and video is only half the battle these days; the other half is knowing how to format your files to best comply with the ways of the internet. Wonderful Machine’s Will Good discusses how to properly save, convert, and upload your work, be it a JPEG, MP4, or GIF.
Wonderful Machine’s Tara Todras-Whitehill describes the process behind shooting a New York Times assignment remotely, in this case not only due to COVID-19 precautions but out of necessity for her subjects’ safety.
Our definition of a Brand is any company that is not a Publication or and Agency. That list covers a lot of territory, including companies that you might not think of as brands (like architecture firms or governmental agencies).
Knowing what types of companies use commercial photography is one thing. Knowing which individuals at those companies hire photographers is quite another. All the marketing in the world won’t help if you’re not targeting the folks who can actually hire you. Understanding job titles is an important first step as you begin your research.
Whether descriptive prose for a blog, pithy captions for your social media feeds, a thoughtful plan voiced in a creative call, or the precise language of a licensing agreement, knowing how to put two words together is often what separates good business-people from merely good picture-takers.
Photo editor Honore Brown explains the process of copyright registration for photographic images, which is as important as it can be confusing.
Wonderful Machine has a staff of photo editors, designers, writers, marketing specialists, SEO consultants, and producers who help photographers with every aspect of their photography business. We share stories about those projects as well as other helpful articles on our Intel blog.