One of our favorite things to do here at ShootDotEdit (outside of providing professional photographers with photo editing services) is to share valuable and educational freebies photographers can use and apply in their businesses.
With only days left in 2017, we wanted to gather some of the top photography-related freebies we shared this year. Some of these you may have seen before or some of them may be new, but are all geared toward helping you with your photography and business.
Guide to Wedding Day Disasters
Wedding day disasters happen. They are an inevitable part of the job and require you to think quickly about solutions to overcome them and create unforgettable images for your clients.
In our free guide, 36 Wedding Day Disasters Faced by Pro Photographers, we partnered with 19 pro photographers, including CHARD Photographer, Vanessa Joy, and Jimmy Bui to hear their stories about the funniest, craziest, and most challenging times they have experienced during a wedding shoot.
Download our guide, created in conjunction with Tether Tools, The International Academy of Wedding Photographers, Renaissance Albums, Finao, and HoldFast to also discover tips and tricks to help you work through the most difficult situations.
Related: How can packing an emergency kit help you shoot through wedding day challenges?
Holiday Card Templates
The holiday season brings about the off-season, where things tend to slow down all around. Holiday cards are an ideal way to bring in additional income for your photography business and allow you to keep your business top of mind with clients.
At ShootDotEdit, we believe “Fast is Best” so we partnered with Bay Photo Lab to provide our Holiday Card Templates for Photographers. We made it easy for everyone to customize our templates, whether you are a Photoshop user or not.
When you download our free Holiday Card Templates, you receive 8 customizable templates (which are all made in Bay Photo Lab’s 3 most popular card sizes). Plus, we provide simple instructions to help you adjust the cards to match your photography brand. Grab your templates today to get started.
Related: Use our Guide to Marketing as a reference to help attract and book ideal clients for your photo business!
Off Camera Flash Techniques
Many of the weddings you shoot have challenges when it comes to light. Whether you have to deal with low light, conflicting light, or terrible light, there are several obstacles you can face during the shoot. Off camera flash techniques are ideal to use during the wedding shoot to transform a location.
In our Off-Camera Flash Techniques Guide, created in collaboration with SLR Lounge, we highlight simple off-camera flash setups you can use to work through even the worst lighting conditions.
Throughout the free guide, Pye Jirsa of Lin & Jirsa Photography and SLR Lounge walks you through his personal off-camera flash setups. He shares why they work and how you can quickly adapt those techniques for your photography. Download the guide now to learn more.
Wedding Day Timeline Templates
Planning the wedding shoot takes a lot of time and communication between you and your couples, plus other involved vendors. With so many moving parts, there are several opportunities for the wedding day to fall behind.
To simplify and streamline the process before the shoot and help minimize time-crunches, we created 8 Wedding Timeline Templates for Photographers. Our timeline templates, created with Miller’s Professional Imaging Lab, are adjustable to fit the needs of your wedding photography brand.
The free timeline templates include personalized timelines from 5 pro photographers. They are simple to download and implement into your workflow. Get them now to streamline your workflow. Plus, create a stress-free wedding day for you and your couples.
So, there you have it – our top resources for wedding photographers from 2017. From the list above, what was your favorite? Let us know in the comments! While you’re there, let us know which topics you would love for us to cover with our educational photography-related resources. We are always looking for new ways to help you grow your photography business and skills.
As the new year arrives, what will you focus on to ensure continuous growth toward your goals? Take a look at our How to Grow Your Wedding Photography Business Guide. In the guide, we provide over 60 helpful articles that each address an area of business opportunity and much more. Click the banner below to grab your copy today!
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