Today’s Friday Finds is a simple, yet powerful tool that can literally speed up your post processing times by hours.
Introducing the Shuttle Pro V2
When you spend your day multi-tasking, like going from building an album, to checking an email, you lose a small amount of productivity as you move between tasks. According to Tim Ferris (4 Hour Workweek), you lose exactly 45 seconds each time you move from one task to another. So about 90 seconds is lost as you move to a task, work on it, then move back. Yikes!! In a typical work day, checking 30 tasks will lose you about 45 minutes of total productivity.
The same applies for editing. When you are culling images (like picking the keepers for your clients) or editing, you end up moving your mouse, then pressing buttons on your keyboard with only your left hand. This is unnatural and causes you to take your eyes off the screen, and look down at your keyboard, then look back at the screen which slows down productivity. This is where the Shuttle Pro comes in!
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Could you use an extra $250 to spend at our favorite camera store, Adorama (which is WAY more than JUST a camera store)! Is there some gear you have been dying to have?
Weeeeeell, you have come to the right place! We are giving away a $250 gift certificate to Adorama this week!
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We are super delighted to bring to you a Tuesday Tips & Tricks post from a fellow photographer and friend Katelyn James!
We met Katelyn a few years ago when she was new to the industry and now, four years later, her business is rocking and has been super blessed.
Let us brag on her for a moment – she’s not only one of the nicest people you’ll meet, but this lady has killer branding that you need to check out and her work has been featured everywhere! From Professional Photographer Magazine to The Knot, Southern Living Weddings, Virginia Bride, to big, high profile blogs from Grey Likes Weddings to Style Me Pretty to Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Chicks – the list goes on and on!
Without any further ado, we bring you Katelyn!
Well HELLO to all the wonderful Zach and Jody fans out there!!! It’s such a huge honor to be over here on their amazing blog today!! I’m Katelyn James and I’m a wedding photographer based out of Richmond, VA. I share life with my sweet husband Michael and our little Bichpoo puppy, Bokeh! …. Yes, I named my dog “Bokeh”… NERD ALERT! So when Zach and Jody asked me to do a little guest post sharing some tips and tricks, I was so excited… until I realized I had to decide WHAT the post was going to be on! This was QUITE the decision!
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Mark your calendars and book your seat for WPPI 2013!!
Registration opens today! Make sure you register and you can pre-board up to five platform classes to secure a seat in the classes you want to attend the most.
*The pre-board for our class last year was the first to fill up, so make sure to reserve your seat pronto*
Zach & Jody’s Platform Class: Sunday, March 10th at 3:00pm
Topic: How To Avoid What Most Small Businesses Do – Fail
View the full speaker schedule
Other platforms not to miss:
Dane Sanders | Going to Market: Maximizing Portrait and Wedding Profits (Sunday, 9:00am)
Jared Bauman | Pricing & Packages Made Simple (Sunday 12:00pm)
Lawrence Chan | Content Marketing & Social Media: The Secrets to More Bookings and Online Engagements (Monday 4pm)
Blair Phillips | Absolute Refusal to Blend In: Senior Photography that Rocks (Tuesday 4pm)
Jared Platt | Profitable Post-Production Using Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6 (Tuesday 4pm)
Sal Cincotta | Weddings: Making Real Money Doing What You Love – Tips, Tricks, and Business Advice for Everyone (Tuesday 6:30pm)
Justin & Mary Marantz | The Bottom Line (Wednesday 8:30am)
Sue Bryce | Contemporary Portrait Posing (Wednesday 8:30am)
WPPI is a jam-packed few days of meeting photographers, learning good stuff and walking the tradeshow. It’s exhausting, but absolutely fun We hope to see you all there!
Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Finds… Allow us to introduce you to Fotolanthropy! I (Jody) met Katie Norris, one of the founders of Fotolanthropy at Pursuite 31, a Christian women’s retreat I was at in October. I loved her story and her heart and what she and her business partner Brooke are doing to make a difference and knew their story and company had to be featured on our blog.
Meet Katie Norris and Brooke Moore, the two amazing women behind the brand that is making a difference, Fotolanthropy. Founded in 2011, Fotolanthropy is a nationwide movement of photographers and filmmakers working together to capture inspiring true stories through photography and film. We love how their heart is to bless families/individuals that have faced trials and give them a platform to share their story across the world so that others may be blessed by their inspiration. So cool! [click to continue…]