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PHOTOSHELTER RELEASES NEW BEST-PRACTICE GUIDE:
CROWDFUNDING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

Free guide provides first-hand do's and don'ts on crowdfunding a project
through Kickstarter, Emphas.is, and IndieGoGo

New York, NY, August 24, 2011 - PhotoShelter (http://www.photoshelter.com), the worldwide leader in photography portfolio websites, sales and marketing tools for photographers, today released Crowdfunding Your Photography Project, a free 31 page e-book providing photographers with tangible tips on how to successfully crowdfund projects using platforms like Kickstarter, Emphas.is, and IndieGoGo. The e-book can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/PScrowdfunding.

Packed with actionable fundraising tactics from experienced crowdfunding photographers, Crowdfunding Your Photography Project delivers practical insight into the art of successful crowdfunding - a new and powerful opportunity to gain financial support by reaching an expansive audience. The guide explores specific strategies including email outreach, social media sharing, and grassroots marketing that can be used to crowdfund community-based and large scale personal photo projects.

"Every day we see more and more photographers successfully launch crowdfunding projects to help support their work at a time when traditional project funding has become harder to attain," says Allen Murabayashi, CEO of PhotoShelter. "By sharing the experiences of those who have succeeded and failed, this new guide will provide photographers the tools they need to reach their crowdfunding goals."

Crowdfunding Your Photography Project is the latest in PhotoShelter's ongoing series of free business guides for photographers and marketing professionals. PhotoShelter's e-book library includes guides on email marketing, search engine optimization, starting a photography business, and social media marketing. All can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/psresearch.

About PhotoShelter

PhotoShelter offers the most professional, reliable and innovative online tools to build and grow a successful photography business. Its latest release, Beam, offers a suite of portfolio website templates built with the latest technology to showcase images at their best. Over 80,000 photographers use PhotoShelter’s websites, social and SEO tools to attract new clients; online image archives to stay organized; and image delivery and e-commerce tools to sell their work. To grow your business, manage it more efficiently, or find new ways to market yourself and delight your clients, try PhotoShelter free for 14 days when you visit http://www.photoshelter.com.