Here’s a list of the suppliers, resources, equipment, etc. that we use in our business. Some, like SmugMug Pro, West Coast Albums, SLR Lounge and Kubota Image Tools have been kind enough to extend discounts on their products to our workshop attendees. Be sure to use the discount code or tell them that we sent you.
SHUTTERCLIQ. A valuable repository of all things photography.
THE I.C.E. SOCIETY, Great source of instruction and inspiration from master photographer and educator Jerry Ghionis.
SLRLOUNGE, for photography tutorials, tips and equipment reviews. We LOVE their Lightroom 4 DVD Guide and Lightroom presets. Use code: barnetworkshops to get 15% off any of their products.
Business Resources: PHOTOGRAPHERS TOOK KIT, www.photographerstoolkit.com. Great business advice. Posing guides, contracts, newsletter, etc.
Workflow solutions, Photoshop actions & Lightroom presets : KEVIN KUBOTA WORKFLOW AND PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS, kubotaimagetools.com. Kevin’s products have reduced our production time dramatically while at the same time enhanced the quality of our work. They’re the best! Use: recharge as your password to get your Kubota discount.
SLRLOUNGE, for workflow tutorials, we LOVE their Lightroom 4 DVD Guide and Lightroom presets. Use code: barnetworkshops to get 15% off any of their products.
Lightroom DVD guide, Over 13 hours of instruction on 130 video tutorials. slrlounge.com
Album Builder and Album Proofer by FUNDY. www.fundysoftware.com. Speed through your album design with Album Builder. There are tons of online tutorials to get you started. We love Album Proofer for client approval of album designs. Image Brander, Batch Editor and Blog Collage are also products we use.
ProSelect is an easy way to increase your sales. We couldn’t do without it!
Sticky Albums are a great marketing tool, and a very inexpensive way to add value to your products.
CAMERA GEAR, COMPUTERS, BAGS AND OTHER PRODUCTS
Camera Store: SAMY’S CAMERA, Santa Ana, 714.557.9400. Barry in the Pro Camera department will take great care of you!
Mac Computers: DI-NO COMPUTERS, Pasadena, 626.795.6674. Mac authorized dealer for sales & service. Contact Larry for your every Apple need.
Computer Help: MAC: DAN BAKER, 989.350-4860. email@example.com. PC: JAMES CULVER 714-717-9663. firstname.lastname@example.org
Camera Bag: The “One Bag” by UNDFIND www.undfind.com. Beautifully designed, low profile, multi-purpose, light, camera bags that offer great protection for your expensive gear. Two sizes available, we use them both.
Framing: MIRAGE FRAMES, Santa Ana, 714.979.2610. Awesome customer service and very reasonable prices. Talk to Paul.
Albums: WEST COAST ALBUMS, www.westcoastalbums.com. Los Angeles based company. Beautiful, highest quality albums. Very competitive prices, fast turnaround and unsurpassed customer service. Call Jack Hudkins at 213.663.2520. Tell him we sent you for a nice discount on your first album.
Lab: BAY PHOTO Best lab we know of! Great Quality, Consistency, Products and Customer Service! We also use them for our guest sign in books and press printed products.
Canvas wraps: PIXEL2CANVAS. Very easy to use order entry system, Great service, fast turn around, and a $19 flat rate on anywhere in the US. They will even clone the sides for you if you don’t have enough image for the wrap around. Can’t tell you how many hours that feature alone as saved us.
ONLINE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE
Online Gallery and Shopping Cart: SMUGMUG PRO. www.smugmugpro.com. Great interface for creating your online gallery. Use this code to get a discount: Success
Blogs: PROPHOTO BLOGS, www.prophotoblogs.com. Best blog value anywhere! Customizable, easy to use WordPress on steroids blog.
BLOGCRAFTED blogcrafted.com. If you have any issues with your blog, especially if you have to move it from one server to another, Scott’s is the man. He’s fantastic and has gotten out of a few binds. He can do it all, including the initial set up, design and ongoing management.
Slideshows: TALAPHOTO, www.talasoft.com. This is a great program that saves your shows as QuickTime movies and it’s only around $35.00!
Music: Triplescoop Music, www.triplescoopmusic.com. The best source for royalty free music. Incredible search engine and some GREAT songs. You will be amazed!
MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS VENDORS
Credit Card Processing: MIDWEST TRANSACTION GROUP, 888.599.2209 (CST), Charlie Creamer. Incredibly low rates. Tell Charlie we sent you.
Save Your Feet!: IMAGE ORTHOPAEDIC LAB, Santa Ana, 877.967.8469. Makers of custom shoe inserts. We wouldn’t go to a wedding without them!
Insurance: PAM BURKET, STATE FARM INSURANCE, Huntington Beach, 714.373.2442. Specializing in the photography business.
Professional Organizations: WPPI (WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL), www.wppionline.com.
Professional Publications: RANGEFINDER MAGAZINE, www.rangefindermag.com. The voice of WPPI. A monthly trade journal and great resource.
When contacting these businesses, please let them know you heard about them at the Barnet Workshop and don’t forget to use the discount code when applicable. We only refer the goods and service providers we use ourselves.