We’re not just owners, we’re also customers. Looking at 2010.

In 2006, Jared and I were at the end of our rope.  Serendipitously, we met at a private networking event and quickly realized our passion for photography and disdain for the ‘Post Production‘ requirements that come with it.  At the end of the evening, we new we needed to continue our conversation.

After several months of long meetings at coffee shops and a few fish tacos at our favorite taco stand, we decided to DO SOMETHING and solve our problem.  We went on a hunt to find the perfect post production gurus.  We spent long nights and countless hours designing micro systems for quality and efficiency.  Ultimately, about 6 months later we hired a full time editing crew and began living life free of post production.  Our studios were now free to soar.., and so were we.

Never in a million years did we imagine that our efforts to get our lives back and be set free from the mire of post production would also extend itself to the professional photography industry and become what is now known as ShootDotEdit.  Almost 4 years later, ShootDotEdit has the fortunate privilege of giving professional photographers their life back in a host of different ways.

Our commitment to lead the post production industry with dependable quality and swift turn around times is now allowing us to serve over 700 professional photographers in over 12 countries world wide.  As of 12 noon on December 31, 2009, we will have processed 1,756,285 images for our customers!  That equates to about a total of 19,691 hours of staring at the computer! And, well, we are very proud of that because that is 19,691 hours that our customers were able to put towards other areas of their life and business bringing more joy and more profit!

In conclusion, we want to send a very heartfelt thank you to all of our customers and supporters.  We are extremely excited about helping each of you advance and excel your businesses moving forward into this new year and new decade.  Thanks again everyone.  Onward and upward.  And, cheers to no more editing!

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A few favorite quotes!

Here are just a small handful of quotes that our crew and customers have shared with us.

If you have any others, please share with everyone and leave a comment below!  Enjoy and stay inspired!

“ You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
– Ansel Adams

“ Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
– Henri Cartier-Bresson

“ Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
– Imogen Cunningham

“ You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper.
– William Albert Allard

“ If I saw something in my viewfinder that looked familiar to me, I would do something to shake it up.”
– Garry Winogrand

“ Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.”
– Ansel Adams

“It can be a trap of the photographer to think that his or her best pictures were the ones that were hardest to get.”

– Timothy Allen

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”
– Cecil Beaton

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”
– Ansel Adams

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.”
– Ansel Adams

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Snail Mail. If you prefer, it is NOW a thing of the past!

Well, the time has come.  We have post poned offering FTP as a viable UPLOAD solution because the classic FTP protocol can be such a nightmare.  And, as much as we believe in customer service and love engaging with our customers, the complications that come with FTP are gigantic, and we did not want to get into that tangled web, nor did we want to put our customers in it.

And so, here we are, on the eve of February 23, 2010, we are uber excited to launch our custom developed Web Uploader.  Now, if you prefer, you can now kick to the curb all of your data packaging and trips to FedEx, UPS, and the Post Office!  That’s right, with our new uploader, you won’t even need to purchase a third party FTP solution.  NOPE, not anymore.  Now, you can stay within the comfort of your cherished DotTracker and send straight from your computer.

Here’s how:

STEP 1:  When submitting your job, CHOOSE the Web Upload option

STEP 2:  CLICK on the UPLOAD button.  1 Click is all you need 🙂

STEP 3:  Verify & Viola’!!!

And, well, that’s it!  And, of course, if MAIL is still your preferred method of sending jobs, great.
We support mail too.  We have more exciting updates we’re preparing for release before WPPI, so be on the lookout!

Cheers to no more editing,

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Nice work Amy!

Alright…, it’s time to showcase one of our many uber talented customers, Amy DeYoung.  She is a stellar photographer with accolades ta’ boot!  But, don’t let all the ‘Features’ and ‘Covers’ from top industry magazines fool you.  If anyone ‘really’ knows photographers after all the smoke and mirrors subsided, we do.  And, Amy is a ‘what you see, is what you get’ kind of girl.

Amy is married to her best friend Paul and resides in San Antonio, TX with her son and 2 dogs.  She is passionate about capturing real moments.  And so, it’s probably safe to say that being a professional photographer was not chosen by her, but rather received as a divine gift and then fanned into flames by her well suited passion. It is ‘behind the lense’ that she finds her inspiration.  And, with her pursuit to create timeless works of art, she finds inspiration in the nuances that happen with people in real moments (ie. a blushing bride, a newborn baby, a family strolling through the park, a child full of innocence, or a man winking at the woman he loves, etc.).

Also, ShootDotEdit applauds Amy for taking steps to set herself and her brand apart.  Recently, she launched her brand new website that incorporates ‘Fusion’ and also incorporates the fantastic product by David Jay, Show It Sites.  Amy, very well done 🙂

If you would like to check out Amy’s work, CLICK HERE.  In the meanwhile, here are a few clips from her work we thought we would share!  Oh, Amy, you rock.  Keep up the good work!!!

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WPPI 2010!!! We can’t wait to share with you!

1) What we want you to know

We are very, very excited for WPPI 2010!  This year’s convention will set the tone for our 3 main missions of 2010:

1) to clearly communicate ALL of our new services and developments
2) to help our customers truly understand why these services are
valuable to their businesses

3) to earn and build trust with our customers

Here is what we know for sure, it’s a huge step to let go of your post production editing and we thank you for trusting us to this point.  With that being said, we are always trying to improve what we do and create quality partnerships to help further streamline your digital workflow!

2) We’re at Booth #1274

During WPPI, please stop by our booth to say hello:  #1274.  We have so many exciting developments and partnership(s) to talk about. An email or Tweet won’t reveal our smiles and excitement!   For minute by minute updates and announcements from the official SDE booth,   be sure to follow:  @shootdotedit and @superdotman

3) Events + Speakers + More to come

When you have a second be sure and visit out BLOG where you can read about everything we’re planning, helping, with and participating in during this 3 day extravaganza!

Hope to see ya soon! Thanks again for choosing ShootDotEdit as your post production solution.

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WPPI Week :: Don’t Get Caught With Your Pants On The Ground!

If you are coming to WPPI, we can’t wait to see your beautiful face.

We’ll be at booth #1274, right across from Blu Domain. Be sure to come by.  We’ll be making some BIG announcements.

And you thought our Web Uploader
release was a sigh of relief.  Just wait until you hear
about the deliciousness we are releasing to our customers
and the photog industry on March 8th!!!

In the meanwhile, don’t get caught with your pants down
while your at WPPI!  Get your job over to us
RIGHT NOW!  That way, while you are letting what
happens in Vegas stay in Vegas, we’ll be doing your
editing for you [enter big huge smile].

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ShootDotEdit + SmugMug

Beginning at 10am this morning, ShootDotEdit & SmugMug will be making a long awaited and very exciting public announcement.  ShootDotEdit is now an wholesale mlb jerseys integrated partner with SmugMug!  Both SmugMug and ShootDotEdit are company’s known for their wholesale mlb jerseys commitment to Wholesale Nike San Francisco 49ers Jerseys quality, customer service, and helping professional photographers elevate their brand and business.

We wanted to tell you first because you are still and always our first priority.  This is one Flash? of many very exciting steps for us this year.  BUT, it means nothing but good for you Wholesale as our customers.  Our FOCUS is still on our loyal customers cheap jerseys who have trusted and depended on us along the way.  And, our commitment to you will not change or fade.

We also wanted to share with you that this partnership with SmugMug was not merely ‘handed over’.  We were tested thoroughly by SmugMug and their testing group for New over 6 months.  SmugMug does not take these yourself Pornhub wholesale MLB jerseys kinds of integrations lightly!  Just ask Bay Photo!  Our quality, customer service, and turn around times were tested and weighed against “2” other post production company’s in the United States.  And, we are very proud to say HEREISTITLE that we earned the to wholesale nfl jerseys Post Production seat with SmugMug!

What does that mean for you?  Well, if you are a SmugMug user, it means the door has been opened for more opportunities and efficiencies when it cheap nba jerseys comes Sidebar to your business.  It means turn key solutions, my expediting of work flow, the same dependable STRESS quality on all fronts and, ultimately, spending less time on your haunting post production wholesale mlb jerseys efforts.  

And, this is just the beginning of many, many new features that will help SmugMugPro users expedite their work flow and spend less time and energy on their post production!

If you are not a SmugMug user, this ALSO means great things.  This new partnership will do nothing cheap NBA jerseys but wit… strengthen ShootDotEdit.  It will allow us cheap jerseys from China to grow our R&D department and allow us to expand our services instant to support cheap nfl jerseys the growing product and service demands all of cheap jerseys you have been asking of us.

We’re looking forward Quality to the future.  And, we’re looking GRAND forward to supporting the industry.
The bottom line, SmugMug ROCKS!  We love those guys and are excited about working with them!


In the meanwhile, we would love you cheap mlb jerseys to join us in some new ?ko conversations.  Here’s how:

Join our Discussion Board on Facebook!  Just Become a Fan of ShootDotEdit.
Join us on Twitter @ShootDotEdit or @SuperDotMan

If Портрет we don’t see you sooner, we’ll see you at WPPI in March!  We’re at Booth #1274

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How to Grow your Wedding Photography Business

The ShootDotEdit blog is a resource for aspiring wedding photographers as well as professional wedding photographers. Photographers can learn how to grow their wedding photography business and sustain a thriving business by outsourcing wedding photography editing to ShootDotEdit.