November 2010

Where did 2010 go? Can you feel the end-of-year rush coming? We hope you're ready to finish the year strong. We've got new articles and the ASMP conference to give your business a boost, a great deal on NAPP membership and more.

In this issue:

4 Photographers Describe Their Social Media Workflow
Support Wounded Photographer João Silva
Help-Portrait: Get Involved (Dec. 4, 2010)
Burger Photo Winners
Attend ASMP Strictly Business 3
• Google Trends Shows Changes in Photography
Deals on NAPP Membership

4 Photographers Describe Their "Social Media Workflow"

Is social media a waste of time, or are photographers actually using it to help build their businesses and make real money?

We interviewed 4 uniquely different photographers who are finding marketing success with social media - each in their own way. They told us about their overall "plan," and the workflow they've developed to help them succeed.
Read more »

Support Wounded Photographer João Silva

In late October, João Silva, a veteran photojournalist on contract with The New York Times stepped on a land mine while accompanying American soldiers in southern Afghanistan. Both his legs were lost below the knees.

Photographer Greg Marinovich is gathering funds from the community to support João's long term needs, and David Brabyn helped build a PhotoShelter site to support the effort.
Read more & consider helping out »

Get Involved (Dec. 4)

Founded by photographer Jeremy Cowart, Help-Portrait is a movement of photographers, makeup artists and volunteers who come together to give, not take, pictures of those who are less fortunate. On December 4, 2010, photographers around the world will be grabbing their cameras, finding people in need and taking their picture.
Find out how you can help »

Over the next 6 weeks, we're highlighting some of the worthy organizations that are using their lenses and photographic skills to do good and give back in their communities, and beyond.

Reminder: Have you tried out our new features like Photo Wall and the portfolio capability?
A Few Good Burgers

The results of our Burger Photo Contest are in! The judges, who are all extremely hungry for a burger now, culled through hundreds of entires to select the 5 winners - one for each category. Each winner received a free PhotoShelter account for one year, and the right to brag that they know how to shoot a burger.
See the winning photos »

Miss us at PDN PhotoPlus Expo? Check out the photo gallery from the PhotoShelter burger truck.

Strictly Business 3

Join us for the third installment of Strictly Business, the American Society of Media Photographer’s highly acclaimed conference dedicated to enhancing your photography business. The conference runs January - April, 2011 with stops in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago. We will be supporting these events and getting PhotoShelter members together around each of the conference dates. Hope to see you there!
Registration & more information »

What Google Trends Says About Wedding and Stock Photography, and Photo Websites

Google Trends will show you how often a particular keyword or search-term is entered and compares it to to the total search volume across various regions of the world.

PhotoShelter co-founder Grover Sanschagrin looks at how this tool can be applied to the business and marketing of photography.
Read more »

Awesome Deals on NAPP Membership

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is giving PhotoShelter users discounts and bonus gifts for new NAPP memberships through December 31, 2010.

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) are Photoshop pros, professional photographers, Lightroom experts, trusted authorities for advice on the latest camera gear, the largest online resource for tips and tutorials, and they offer members exclusive industry discounts. Visit for a complete list of member benefits.

One-year Membership Deal

Start out with a one-year membership to NAPP and save $10 off the cost plus get the Adobe Photoshop CS5 Down & Dirty Tricks DVD ($69.99 value) as your bonus gift.Use promo code: NPSHELTER online or when calling 800-738-8513 to get this bonus.
Join now »

Two-year Membership Deal

Sign up for two-years and save $15 off the cost plus get Scott Kelby's 3-disc DVD – Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It ($199 value) – as your bonus gift.Use promo code: NPSHELTER2 online or when calling 800-738-8513 to get this bonus.
Join now »

Plus, NAPP memberships include a subscription to Photoshop User magazine – now published 10x a year!
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