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Our newest partnership….Album Exposure!

Late last year, we realized that we needed to be providing Album Design to all of our photographers.  The natural progression of post production takes you straight from image editing to album design.  And, we wanted to continue to remove the pain caused by post production!  So, in March we launched our Album Design service.

BUT …. How do we showcase your album designs?  Sure, we send you the .pdf files.  Or, we could create some preview software that would get the job done.  But all of this seemed ridiculous …. We wanted to just partner with the best.  And we’ve done it.

Announcing our partnership and integration with Album Exposure!  Known for their simple and elegant album proofing system, our partnership allows you to not only get a great album design, but elegant proofing straight to your client.  With Album Exposure, you can take a ShootDotEdit album design, and preview it straight to your client.  Any and all changes they request are seen in real time by both you and ShootDotEdit, and changes are quick and easy!  Because of this partnership, you’ll have the opportunity to proof 2 Designs with Album Exposure for absolutely FREE!

So how about giving it a try?  Through the end of the week, we’re offering 30% OFF album design services!  Just use code: AEandSDE

To learn more about the partnership and the details behind how this partnership will powerfully effect your business and workflow, CLICK HERE.

To learn more about Album Exposure, CLICK HERE

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It’s Friday! That means Donuts, Donuts, Donuts!

Well, it’s Friday 🙂  And, usually, we try and do a healthy round of donuts + coffee in the a.m.   And, well, Chris (our Shipping/Receiving guy) went for the gusto today and brought in a flying saucer disguised as a donut!  LOLOLL!!!  Happy Friday everyone.  PS, this was shot on a high-end 1st generation G1 phone that delivers about .05 megapixels per image.  Ahhh to the yeah!

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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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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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