PhotoShelter Newsletter | September 2009
Our tans have started to fade (we did use sunscreen), and it's time to get back into gear. Check out all the stuff going on in the PS-Universe this month.
In this issue:
Google Analytics for PhotographersEver wonder if you're spending money and resources on the right kinds of Internet marketing? Do you know where the traffic is coming from, and which traffic is the "best?" Have any idea if you're SEO efforts are actually working?
Our new guide, Google Analytics for Photographers, is a 43-page PDF that can show you how to effectively use analytics to drive your marketing decisions.
Money and Prizes: Magnum Expression Award & The APA AwardsWe've partnered with two fantastic photo contests that you should consider entering. You can submit directly from your PhotoShelter account! Both ending very soon!
» The 2009 APA National Photo Competition
Webinars: Make the Most of PhotoShelterGrover is presenting his new "Websites of the Future" webinar on September 29 at 1pm EDT. Check out the full schedule for upcoming dates on the following topics.
September PhotoShelter Stimulus Grant: Craig MitchelldyerPhotoShelter member Craig Mitchelldyer is the recipient of our September grant, which will help support a pretty amazing workshop he is producing out in Portland, Oregon on October 1, called "Taking Your Photo Business To The Next Level." Over 230 Portland photographers have registered, so it should be quite a gathering. The day-long workshop will include talks from editorial and commercial photographers David Bergman, Thomas Boyd, Robbie McClaran, Mike Davis, and our Grover Sanschagrin. If you're in the Portland area - get on the waitlist and hope someone frees up a spot for you!
Upgrade Your StorageRunning out of space for your photos? Adding more storage to your PhotoShelter account is easy, and there are major discounts of up to 80% for annual subscriptions.
Some new features...We're happy to introduce our partnership with TinEye, the reverse search engine. All of your publicly searchable images will be automatically fingerprinted and indexed by TinEye, which will allow you to find where those images appear on the web, and help others find you!
Secondly, you might be aware that you can contact potential clients who have added your images to their shopping cart. Previously, the message that was sent had our standard PhotoShelter branding, but we've fixed that to use the same customized design that you can set up with your Website Customization.
LEARN: Photographer WorkflowWe love hearing about individual photographers' workflow. Every time we ask someone to share theirs with us, we pick up a few different tips and tricks. And we're always honing our own. After hearing PhotoShelter member Antonio Rosario talk at a recent ASPP event, we asked him to share an article with us describing a basic approach to workflow and all the key considerations. Antonio's article is now live - the latest edition to our LEARN page.
» Read about Antonio's Workflow
Help Fight CancerPhotoShelter has teamed up with Images for a Cure - a group of photographers who will unite on October 11 to raise money for cancer research by contributing one full day of their session fees. Cancer has unfortunately touched many of our lives, and we wanted to help raise awareness for this very worthwhile effort. Please consider participating or lending your support.
That's it for this month. Come see us at PhotoPlus Expo in New York in October if you're around. Otherwise, keep shooting those great images.
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