DotMan’s Next Adventure!

DotMan’s been out visiting our customers again! And, so, the next logical question is: where in the world did DotMan visit for this month’s road trip???

DotMan took a 5 hour flight to visit our dear client Lizzy Gregg in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He helped her decorate her Christmas tree, cook up some dinner, and even posed with a very eager looking and well-groomed pup. Awwwww! And, in the name of exercise and a bit of fun, they took a trip to the local amusement park (playground).

We thank Lizzy for being such an amazing host, and wanted to share the adventure with all of you. Have an wonderful holiday season, and we wish you all the best for the new year!

P.S. Want to see more? Click HERE to check out the ShootDotEdit Facebook page to see the rest!

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Faster turnaround makes for happier clients.
Happier Clients spend more money.
Faster turnaround = more profit.


Beginning today we’re offering our super popular RUSH Service as a part of our wedding processing services for FREE until December 31, 2011!

Get your job back in as few as 3 business days, and no more than 5.

Related: New Standard Turnaround, as Fast as 48 Hours!!!



(Expires 12/31/11)

Related: Unlimited Editing Is Here!


Take a look at your backlogged events and/0r jobs that you need to turnaround quick, and let us carry your load!

Related: Our Newest (Fast) Partner – Align Album Design


Cheers to no more editing!

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ShootDotEdit and Lightroom 3.0 :: Part Three – Submitting Your Job

UPDATE: ShootDotEdit no longer supports Lightroom 3. We recommend upgrading to Lightroom 5 to take advantage of all of the amazing features Adobe has added. CLICK HERE to learn more about Lightroom 5.

Well, our sincere apologies for breaking from our promised and continued blog post on SDE Lightroom Workflow 3.0.  We had SO many exciting and new announcements to tell share over the last few weeks, so we strategically postponed……, but we are BACK and ready to talk about submitting your Job!

A few things to remember as you are closing the Lightroom Catalog you will be sending to us:

1. Ensure the Standard Size Previews have been generated
2. Ensure all the images have been placed into the correct folders

Okay, now you are ready!

Here is the Step by Step instructions for the above video:

1. Login to the ShootDotEdit DotTracker using your Client ID and Password
2. On the Client Page select “Submit Job”
3. Select Lightroom Workflow
*This will ensure that you can upload the SDE Lightroom Catalog
*This will ensure that you receive back a Lightroom Catalog via email
4. Fill out Job Submission Form > Click Continue
5. Complete Billing Form > Click Continue
6. Submit your Lightroom Catalog, Lightroom Previews, and all RAW images via our Uploader or mini Hard Drive/DVD/Thumbdrive

That’s the last step in the submission process.

Now you can Sit back, relax, and let ShootDotEdit take care of all of the rest!

Soooooooo, what happens when you get an email from us with your completed Lightroom Catalog?  Check back next week to see how to merge your returned Lightroom Catalog with your RAW images.


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Dotman’s Travels!

Have you ever met Dotman?  He is the ShootDotEdit mascott!

Lately he has been feeling slightly blue – the entire team has been very busy, and we haven’t been paying much attention to him.  So, behind our backs, he packed up and took a road trip to visit one of our beloved clients, Liz Bradley!

They had a wonderful week together in Ottawa, Cananda.  Cooking, playing with the dogs, and of course, good ol’ fashion hang out time.  Also, they took it upon themselves to document their time together.  DotMan is such a camera hog!!  Sheesh!

Anyway, after taking a look at these, we decided it would not be right if we did not share them with all of you.  Here is a small sample of Dotman’s trip to the Great White North, Cananda.   Eh’!

P.S.  Want to see more?  Click HERE to check out the ShootDotEdit Facebook page too see the rest!

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ShootDotEdit :: Fun Friday! (UPDATE)

Congratulations to Garrett and Kevin on winning the Eyes Closed Challenge!  Their image below was the hands-down favorite by the SDE Team as well as YOU!  🙂

They won the rights to the last bag of Goldfish Crackers, which is an extremely valuable prize around the office!

Watch out Garrett and Kevin, we are switching the teams up next time, and everyone is already thinking up new ways to make the next Photo Adventure more challenging.  🙂

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ShootDotEdit :: Fun Friday!

What happens when you take a few peeps from our Team, go outside for a little Friday ‘recess’, and throw a camera in the mix? An SDE Photo Adventure, with a twist!

The staff was divided into teams of two – one person controlled the camera but couldn’t look, and the other person was the ‘eyes’. They directed their teammate as to how and what to shoot. Each team had 5 minutes to shoot a total of three photos…and the laughter ensued! Our illustrious leader Garrett Delph and Customer Experience member Rachel Edwards documented the outing for our clients’ entertainment, with Rachel on the timer to keep the teams in check.

Garrett and Kevin had the challenge of being the first team to go.

Kim and Jake learned from watching the previous team; Jake took advantage of Kim’s height and was able to look through the viewfinder to compose a little better!

Our last team, Lisa and Travis, had a little extra time to think about what they wanted to shoot and got creative with their compositions!

Aside from being fun and giving everyone a break to do what they love most (photography and post production!), it also helped the team learn to work together better and work through communication and leadership issues.

Once back in the office, we narrowed it down to our favorite photo from each team, and then voted on our top favorite from the entire lot. Now, we are passing the torch on to you, our talented customers, so that you can use your artistic eyes to tell us which photo is YOUR favorite!

Peruse the photos below, and then head over to our Facebook page to vote on the images below!




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Zenfolio partnership makes it easier to go from shooting to selling!

ShootDotEdit and Zenfolio
Post production and image hosting go hand in hand, so it is no surprise that ShootDotEdit and Zenfolio have partnered to bring photographers the best tools. For those of you who are not familiar, Zenfolio is an all-in-one portfolio site, photo hosting and shopping cart service for professional and aspiring photographers. With Zenfolio and Shootdotedit you can go from shooting to selling quickly and seamlessly.

Whether you are switching from a different service or it is your first time setting up a website, Zenfolio makes the process effortless. Upload directly from your photo management application, with integrated upload tools, or easily transfer photos from another service. Rest assured knowing that your photos are safe with our impressive amount of back-up online storage. Backing up your image library can really be a money saver, time saver, and in some cases, a lifesaver.

Your website is often the first thing a prospective client will see and with Zenfolio you can make that first impression noteworthy. From the homepage to checkout pages we make it easy to customize and control the look and feel of your site. You can easily brand your portfolio and shopping cart so that everything is seamlessly integrated under one roof.

Features like contact lists, email invitations, and social media integration help you market your photos and drive traffic. And with coupons, expiring galleries and gift certificates photographers can encourage clients to buy and boost sales. Through
Zenfolio photographers can sell over 500 products and orders can be fulfilled by the Zenfolio partner labs and drop-shipped directly to clients or sent to you to be self-fulfilled.

How it Works
With new features and enhancements made on a regular basis Zenfolio is one of a photographers lower business expenses. And now that we are partnered up with ShootDotEdit you can have an integrated post-production service upload your editing JPEGs directly to your Zenfolio account – saving you time and money. You send your RAW or JPEG files to Shootdotedit, they edit your files based on your chosen profile and upload the edited photos to the gallery you specify.  The edited photos will take on the price list assigned to that gallery, so your photos are up for sale right away. Whether you are using ShootDotEdit for color correction, image renaming/renumbering, custom categorization, artistic editing, retouching or clinical Photoshop work they can quickly upload completed files to your Zenfolio account.

Once you have a Zenfolio account you can add the ShootDotEdit add-on service for $50 per year and receive:
– 10% off discount on all orders placed with ShootDotEdit
– Free RAW to JPG file conversion (normally $0.04/image)
– Free direct uploads of processed files to your Zenfolio account (normally

With ShootDotEdit and Zenfolio you have more time to focus on what you do best – photography.

Written by Zenfolio

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Jared Platt Lightroom Workflow Workshop


Jared Platt has been traveling around the country for the past two years teaching his Lightroom Workflow Workshop.  Now he’s bringing it to Las Vegas, during WPPI.  If you have missed it in your city or just want a refresher, this is the perfect time to do it!  Jared’s Lightroom Workflow Workshop will change your life!  His techniques and methods will cut your post-production workflow in half.  For more information about the workshop and to sign up go to

We have a LUCKY TICKET just for you!  Visit our booth #1326 at WPPI and get your LUCKY TICKET to either session of Jared Platt’s Lightroom Workflow Workshop on Tuesday, Feb 22.


The Lightroom Workflow Workshop is $200 at the door, but we have LUCKY TICKETS that will get  you in for $120, $60 or even for FREE. But you have to visit our booth #1326 at WPPI to get one!  For more details, go to

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PartnerCon 2011 will be hosted in San Diego!!!

So PartnerCon 2010, in New Orleans, was awesome!  We had a blast meeting so many great photographers and being a part of the fab Pictage Community.  There was some mystery around where PartnerCon 2011 would take place.  Weeeeelllll it was just announced that PartnerCon 2011 will be hosted in San Diego, which is our back yard!!!  We are so excited that Pictage is bringing ParnterCon to our beautiful city!  Mark your calendars!  [Yes, I over used “!”…but do you blame me? Haha.]

PartnerCon 2011


PartnerCon 2011

November 7th-9th @ The Hard Rock Hotel

San Diego Ca

Twitter hash tag:  #PartnerConRocks

Below is a recap of our PartnerCon 2010 schedule to show you how awesome it was:

We have a very busy and fun filled schedule for PartnerCon.  We would love if you’d swing by the booth and/or dropped in on some of our friends’ presentations/workshops!

November 9th 2010

Jared Bauman

Pricing and Packaging | Astor 3 | 11:30am – 12:30pm

In this session, Jared will explore pricing and packaging for professional photographers and how important it is to the success of your business. Jared will reveal the secrets behind pricing and packaging, the basics to each pricing strategy, and the science behind effectively setting up your pricing.

Ralph Alswang

From White House to Weddings | Astor 3 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Learn from former White House photographers how their experience as photojournalists has directly translated to their wedding photography business and how you can learn from that experience and translate it into your business.

Sara France

Exploring Light with Video Lights | Shooting Workshop | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

November 10th 2010

Jeff Jochum

Building your map to Biz Success | Grand Ballroom D | 8:00am to 9:00am

Learn the tools to create a success map for your business, ensuring that every step that you take gets you closer to your goals without wasting valuable resources. Jeff will discuss the true value and application of outsourcing, positioning, sales techniques, and content strategies.

Sara France

Apple’s Aperture and Apple Workflow | Astor 1 & 2 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Mike Adrian

Manual Shooting: Learning to Control Your Camera | Shooting Workshop | 8:00am – 10am

Understanding what gear to use, and how to use it, is essential for a successful studio. I have developed this class to educate photographers on understanding their cameras, so they can get the results they are looking for. Photographers will learn what gear is needed for more professional results, and how controlling camera settings. Attendees will also explore how lighting can effect your overall images. This class will be dedicated to small lectures, and demonstrations; the remainder of the time is spent practicing live shooting techniques on location. Participants will leave this workshop with a new passion for photography, and new techniques that will help grow their business.

If you wanna keep up with what we are up to at the show via Twitter, make sure to follow @shootdotedit!  😉

For the full PartnerCon schedule check out:

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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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