Pricing, Process, and Profit Workshop in Louisville, Kentucky!


We are pleased to announce the “Pricing, Process, and Profits for the Wedding Photographer” Workshop in Louisville, Kentucky!!! Here are all the details – please come and join us!!!!

Date: Wednesday, May 2
Republic Bank – 9600 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville KY 40241
Price: FREE

*This workshop is now over. 



Topic: Dial in your Pricing and Packaging (Jared Bauman)

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, whether it be Packages or A La Carte.

Topic: Systems are Sexy (Leeann Marie)

Do you find yourself always saying “This is the year I’ll get organized an efficient!”? Let’s talk…

I’m not talking a pretty branded website, latest gear, or Photoshop actions – I’m talking about creating a business that not only meets your client’s needs, but exceeds them. A business that is as efficient as possible – even if you don’t consider yourself a “business person”

Leeann will speak about how a clear communication strategy, studio timeline, and kick butt techniques can move your business toward being one that finally gives you back your time, money, and energy. This is the year to make your systems amazing!

More on the speakers:

Jared Bauman – Southern California Wedding Photographer, Co-Founder and President of ShootDotEdit


Jared Bauman has built a photography studio in Southern California that photographs over 200 events and sessions annually.  In business for a decade, Jared’s clients fly him across the world to document their big events.

Jared is a Co-Founder and President of ShootDotEdit, the #1 post processing partner for the professional wedding photographer.  The company has grown to service more than 4,000 photographers in over 40 countries.

Known for his business background, Jared has released several educational DVDs and tours the country speaking to photographers about their small business.

In his free time, Jared loves to travel and backpack, photographing God’s creating with his panoramic camera.

Leeann Marie – Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer, Consultant for Start Up Coaching


Leeann Marie is a Pittsburgh-based wedding, engagement, and boudoir photographer. An avid blogger, she loves connecting with her clients, friends, and other photographers around the world. She holds an engineering background from the University of Pittsburgh, which has led to a love of technology and teaching. Her Photography Business Survival Coaching focuses on the 7 areas of a new wedding photographer’s business that can lead to easy loss of money, effort, and time. She personally coaches her clients to ensure that they move forward in the industry prepared to be in the top 10% of their market. She loves Lady Gaga, champagne, and kettle-cooked chips. She has traveled the world to places such as Russia, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and Panama, and believes in living the life you have dreamed.


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NEW standard turnaround, as fast as 48 HOURS!!!

When we first opened the ShootDotEdit doors in 2007 (5 years ago), we were on the cutting edge of the professional wedding photo editing industry by completing and returning every event within 8-10 business days. Our professional wedding photographers were jumping up and down, knowing that they would be getting an entire wedding edit returned in that amount of time. Yep, you read that correctly! Under 2 weeks, and happy, happy, happy!


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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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