PhotoShelter Newsletter | May 2009
Gasp! Is that a ray of sunlight making its way through the clouds? Tendrils on the trees? Spring is springing, and so we're bouncing into your mailbox with these updates.
In this month's issue:
Designed: Deborah Pang Davis redesigns Olson&FarlowPortland-based graphic designer, Deborah Pang Davis, recently redesigned the site of National Geographic photographers Randy Olson and Melissa Farlow using PhotoShelter with manual customization.
The result is a bold, seamlessly integrated site where the incredible photographs really shine.
Get Stimulated. Local Grants from PhotoShelterAre you involved with a local effort to promote photography? Need a little extra cash or support to make it happen? Our grant program might be your ticket to $500, PhotoShelter products, and/or marketing muscle.
Say Goodbye to $1 Sales MinimumsEffective immediately, we have waived the $1 minimum order value for using our shopping cart to sell photos. You may now process customer orders at any transaction value. This is good news, if you've got customers who want single images and personal use licenses for less than $1. If you're not already selling through PhotoShelter, what are you waiting for?
Webinars for May and JuneGet the most out of your PhotoShelter account by attending one of our webinars. We cover many topics from basic to more advanced, like:
Eddie Adams Workshop Deadline: May 11The Eddie Adams Workshop is the premiere photojournalism event in the world for students and young pros -- and there's no tuition! The alumni list reads like a who's who of photojournalism from Ami Vitale to Vincent Laforet, and faculty ranging from Douglas Kirkland to Pulitzer Prize-winner Todd Heisler.
Students at the workshop have walked away with internships at major news outlets, major grants from Nikon (aka money), and internships at the White House.
Google Search: Get Listed LocallySEO is one of many techniques to enhance your marketing visiblity, but it's not the only way. In the realm of search engines, getting a local listing with Google can put you on the map, quite literally.
New York Photo Festival: May 13-17The second year of the New York Photo Festival kicks off in a week! In addition to exhibits of contemporary photography, there are also some great seminars and talks, including one by PhotoShelter! Come hear CEO Allen Murabayashi's new talk Click, Tweet, Repeat: Why taking good pictures isn't enough to succeed in the 21st century.
Shout Outs, High Fives and Fist Bumps
That's it for this month. Eat more vegetables, wear sunscreen, and keep making great photos!