Resources 2018-05-14T06:40:45+00:00

I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can use to find software, products and camera gear that gets mentioned in the interviews rather than go hunting through episodes to find what you heard mentioned. I’ll keep adding to it as I learn more from interviewees and you’ll notice that in the future I will reference this page quite often in the podcast. You can bookmark the page for future reference.

Image Software

Photo Mechanic: My top recommendation for image sorting, renaming, renumbering and recommended by many of interviewees on the podcast

Pro Select: the number one portrait sales software for in-person sales

Adobe Lightroom: image editing and Raw Conversion software

Adobe Bridge: RAW converter and image editing software

Capture OneRAW converter and image editing software

Graphic Converter: to convert your images EXIF data back to your camera's original settings after post production in PhotoShop. Required to print with the Canon Selphy Printer.

Album Design Software

Adobe InDesign: Daniel Griffiths preferred album design software and mostly used by graphic designers

Album Design: The album design software used by Jerry Ghionis by Fundy Software

TDA: Album design software by Albums Australia

Smart Albums by Pixellu: the world's easiest slideshow builder for photographers

Sticky Albums: creates custom gallery mobile apps for your albums

Fundy Designer: wedding album designer

Beginner Photography Classes

Fearless and Framed Profitable Photography Workshops

Plugins, Scripts & Actions

Storyboard: Photoshop Script to create blog layouts and collages

Blog Collage: Photoshop Script to create blog layouts and collages

VSCO: photoshop/lightroom plugin to get that “film” look and other effects

Alien Skin: Photoshop plugins for creative focus and effects

Nik Software: Photoshop and Lightroom plugin for B&W conversions, colour effects, sharpening plus much more

Imagenomic: portraiture plugin for Photoshop and Lightroom used to smooth skin that works amazingly well

Video Editing and Creation

ScreenFlow: Mac software to record videos from your monitor – ideal for creating YouTube videos, tutorials and video blog posts if you prefer not to be in front of a camera

Camtasia: Windows software to record videos from your monitor –  ideal for creating YouTube videos, tutorials and video blog posts if you prefer not to be in front of a camera

Premiere Pro: advanced video editing software by Adobe

Final Cut Propro video editing by Apple

Loomcloud-based video recording service

Online Proofing and Outsourcing

Shoot and Sell: iPad sales tool to show how your framed prints, canvasses and wall art will look on your clients walls

Swift Galleries: sales tool to show how your framed prints, canvasses and wall art will look on your clients walls

Slideshow Software

Sound Slides: online slideshow software

Show It: online slideshow software

Animoto: for online slideshows with the ability to save and share on devices

Pro Show Producer: for online slideshows with the ability to save and share on devices

Adobe Sparkan app that creates videos or visual stories

Online Proofing

Insta Proofs: online proofing so your clients can purchase from anywhere

Photo Proof Pro: web based digital proofing service for photographers


Text Expander:  a great tool for creating custom keyboard shortcuts to add frequently used text or images

Evernote: flexible software to save… everything. Once saved, your content can be searched for, sorted and is synced between devices

PicMonkey: simple image editing software

Canva: simple image editing and graphic design software

Drop Box: used to store and easily transfer files between any computer, anywhere and anyone

WriteRoom: distraction free writing software to remove everything from your screen apart from your cursor

Mind Node Pro: mind-mapping software to help plan and sort a project or idea and get it from a jumbled mess in your head onto your computer or paper

Snagit: free screen capture and screen recording software

Disk Drill: MAC data recovery software

Time Trade: Online appointment scheduling software

Freedom Software for productivity: and turning off apps or internet access all together

Adobe Send for Signature: send documents to get signed across desktops, mobile, and web create and send contracts, accept payments and set up payment plans

Rescue Time: time tracking application

Tàve Studio Management Setupsetup of a studio management system to help streamline running a photography business


Music Bed: online royalty free music resource

Song Freedom: online royalty free music resource

Triple Scoop Music: online royalty free music resource

Online Payment System




Other Photography Hardware

The Ice Light: Designed for wedding photographers to use in low light situations by Jerry Ghionis

Lowel GL-1 Power Led: Designed for wedding photographers to use in low light situations

Halfords LED Inspection Lamp: Designed to light those hard to access areas.

Colour Munki Monitor Callibration

Metz flash guns


Epson Stylus Pro 9890

JOBO CPP3 Processor

Lightroom controller from Palette Gear – a hardware interface for editing photos

Outsourcing Options for outsourcing at $5.00 per job

Freelancer: contractors from all over the world do do just about any job you can imagine

Speechpad: transcription service for audio or video that you need converted to text

Fotofafa: outsource your photo processing

Align Album Designs: outsource your album designing audio transcription service for video or straight audio

Raw Digital and Film Lab: Raw Digital and Film Lab for outsourcing post production, the lab that James Day uses and recommends for all his outsourcing

Audio and Video Transcribing Service: now offered here at Photo Biz Xposed

Service Seeking: service finder in AU

Thumbtack: online marketplace where you can hire local professionals within the U.S.

Upwork – for hiring contractors online (previously and

The Image Salon – professional editing services for portrait and wedding photographers

Social Media Apps

Buffer App: compose, save and drip feed your social media posts to twitter and/or Facebook

Hoot Suite: compose, save and drip feed your social media posts to any social media service from one dashboard

TweetDeck: Twitter tool for real-time tracking, organising, and engagement

Talkwalker: get alerts when you, your business or targeted keywords are mentioned online

Twilert: monitor what’s being said about you and your brand on Twitter

Snapchat: a photo messaging app that allows users to take and send photos and videos

Periscope: live video streaming social networking app

Heyo: enables businesses to create mobile-optimized Facebook campaigns that drive engagement, leads and sales

Reddit: a social news site where users can post links to content found online

BitlyURL shortener for URLs with long links

Iconosquare: metrics viewer for Instagram

If This Then That: social app that lets you post Instagram as Twitter photos and more

Edgarsocial media management scheduling tool

Post PlannerFacebook automation app

Instagram Apps


Snap Seed




Cortex Camera

AvgNite Cam

Slow Shutter Cam

Giant Square App






Client Relation Management (CRM) Software

High Rise: manage your client relationships and keep track of all correspondence, meetings, important dates etc

Click here for the High Rise Free Plan: (difficult to find link on their website)

17 Hats: client management software

Studio Management Software

Light Blue Software: built purely for photographers – hear more about Light Blue in Episode 76 where I interview one of the founders, Hamish Symington

Studio Plus: heavy duty and detailed studio management software

TAVE: client and studio management software

Shoot Q: client management software – more geared toward wedding photographers

Sprout Studio: all in one photography management software

Studio Ninja: user-friendly business management software for photographers

Online Accounting Software

Wave: app to manage invoices, credit card payments, accounting & payroll

FreshBooks: cloud-based accounting software

Photography Associations

AIPP: The Australian Institute of Professional Photography

Australia Professional Standards Councils

The Guild of Photographers: UK based association of photographers

MPA: Master Photographers Association – based in the UK

PPOC: Professional Photographers of Canada

ISPWP: International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

WPPI: Wedding Photography Association

SWPP: Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers

Social Communities

Looks Like Film – Facebook group

VSCO Film Users – Facebook group

The Professional Photography Forum – forum site for business photography

Learn Photography Online

Digital Photography School: online resource on all things photography

The Ice Society: subscription based online photography resource by Jerry Ghionis

Kelby Training: online paid for resource and education for photographers

The Strobist Blog: learn how to light

Lee Duguid's  Education and Photoshop Tutorials: for landscape photographers

Digital Photography School (DPS)

The Arcanum: Get matched up with a master photographer to learn photography

Cole’s ClassroomEasy to follow & to the point photography tutorials from a pro wedding photographer

Creative Live:  Online classes and tutorials for photography

FDF Photographic Convention: online school forum for photographers

SEO Tools

Open Site Explorer: website and online tools to check back links to any website – yours and competitors

SEO Mozgreat website to learn more about SEO

Google Analytics: used to check a bunch of stats about your website and traffic

Google Webmaster Tools: works alongside analytics to analyse your website, links and any issues like broken links and pages

Google Adwords: pay per click advertising to bring customers to your website with keywords you don't rank for organically for learning about SEO and website and page optimization

Similar Web: discovering competitors' website traffic statistics

Crazy Egg: heat map and scroll map software to understand website engagement to boost conversion rates

Sumo Me: a suite of free tools that can be used to grow your website's traffic

Email Marketing Tools

Aweberemail ‘auto-responder' marketing software for list building that I use, recommend and can help you with

Mail Chimp: email ‘auto-responder' marketing software for list building

Constant Contact: email ‘auto-responder' marketing software for list building

Campaign Monitoremail ‘auto-responder' marketing software for list building


How to Pin Instagram photos to Pinterest: one of the most asked questions to Pinterest expert Cynthia Sanchez

Irresistible Words: write better in 30 days, the writing course by Jenika of Psychology for Photographers

Irresistible Website: want to turn your browsers into buyers?  This workshop in an e-book will
show you how.

The Wedding Works: a collection of documents including client letters, phone scripts, sample email responses, contracts, order forms, sample price lists and more.  This collection contains all of the documents you will need to run a successful wedding studio and all of the necessary tools to educate your clients for better communication and increased sales.

Planning Your Own Photography Exhibition: Alan Moyle's Spreadsheet/Guide to help you plan your own photography exhibition

Facebook Re-marketing Training: Facebook advertising specialist, Kerry Fitzgibbon's training manuals for re-marketing.

How to Increase Your Profits Without Raising Your Prices: online class to help any wedding photographer increase their wedding sales averages using low pressure sales techniques and creative marketing.

Instagram & Facebook Ads for Wedding Pros!:  Instagram & Facebook Ads training modules, The Course by Becky and Jesse Morquecho

Session Guide, Preparation & Tips Before Clients Come in for a Shoot by Jamie Pfizer of The Adore Girls

Websites and Directories

Psychology For Photographers: a site dedicated to improving your writing and bring out the real you in your bog posts, marketing and advertising

Mozi Magazine: an online and print magazine dedicated to wedding and portrait photographers

The Modern Tog: a blog to help you with the business side of your photography business

Beautiful Beasties: online resource for Pet Photographers world wide

Wedding Photojournalist Association: association, blog and directory dedicated to the photojournalistic approach

Fearless Photographers: photographers directory and blog

Magnum Photography: photographers directory and blog

Polka Dot Bride: wedding blog (Australia)

Style Me Pretty: wedding blog (USA)

Wedding Friends: wedding blog (USA)

Wedding Wire: wedding directory (USA)

Martha Stewart Weddings: wedding directory (USA) wedding directory (Australia)

Easy Weddings: wedding directory (Australia)

Beyond Blue: the website dedicated to depression (Australia)

Ground Glass the must follow blobby Spencer Lum for Photographers who want to learn how to make clients take action.

Kristen Kalp's – Brand Camp Bloga blog to help you with your branding as recommended by Nikki McArthur of Epic Danger Photography

ISPWP Wedding Photographer Directory: The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

Business Networking International (Australian Division)

Business Networking International (United States Division)

Business Networking International (UK Division)

Two Bright Lights: have your photography and blog posts syndicated around the world

Zach Prez's Photography Spark Website: information, ebooks and training for photographers on SEO, business, marketing, accounting and more

Wed Folio: directory of wedding couples seeking service providers in the USA

Range Finder Magazinemagazine for wedding and portrait photographers, and the official publication of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)

PPA Magazineofficial magazine of Professional Photographers of  America

Grace Ormonde Magazine: a luxury wedding planning publication with a focus on fashion, jewelry, décor and travel.

The Knot: wedding directory (USA)

Website Performance 

Pingdom: speed test your website

Peek: Have a real person give feedback on your website

Recommended Books

The E Myth by Michael Gerber

Guide to Photographing Weddings by Brett Florens

Modern Bridal Photography Techniques by Brett Florens

Shot in the Dark: Low-Light Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photography by Brett Florens

The Laundry List: A Mom’s Guide to Running a Successful Business and Home by Rachel Brenke

Pricing for Profit: Solid Business Techniques for a Profitable Photography Studio by Bryan Caporicci

Cha Ching by Tim Reid of Small Business Big Marketing

The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris

Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers Into Friends And Friends Into Customers by Seth Godin

Fujifilm X100S: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Kevin Mullins as interviewed in episode 57 of the podcast

The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? By Seth Godin

Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland

Dog Shots: Charlotte Reeves' new book for pet photographers

Search Engine Cook Book by Zach Prez

Business Planning Cookbook by Zach Prez

Shotkit – The Book by Mark Condon

Go Your Own Way: free yourself from business as usual by Kristen Kalp 

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

There's Not Enough Time: . . . and other lies we tell ourselves by Jill Farmer

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

Instagram Basics For Your Business by Sue B. Zimmerman

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon

The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You: iPhone Photography by Chase Jarvis (Voices That Matter) by Chase Jarvis

Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera by Bryan Peterson

Understanding Flash Photography: How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash by Bryan Peterson

Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection by Jia Jiang

The Photobook: A History, Vol. 1 by Martin Parr

The Photobook: A History – Volume 2 by Martin Parr

The Photobook: A History Volume III 1St Edition Edition by Martin Parr

Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS by Lelia Wanick Salgado

Trent Parke: Minutes to Midnight by Trent Parke

Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals

The Headshot: The Secrets to Creating Amazing Headshot Portraits by Peter Hurley

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Do The Work by Steven Pressfield

How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination by by Sally Hogshead

Shot in the Dark: Low-Light Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photography by Brett Florens

The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer

Ask Gary Vee – One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness by Gary Vaynerchuk (Audiobook)

Mark Cohen: Dark Knees by Mark Cohen

Self Publish Your Own Book

Blurb: an online resource to self publish your own book

Lulu: an online resource to self publish your own book

Audio Hardware for Video and Podcasting

Audio Technica ATR2100 microphone: the best “bang for your buck” microphone for any podcasting or interviewing

Audio Technica ATR3350 Lavalier (lapel) Microphone: a cheapie lapel mic to get much better sound than using only your iPhone or cameras inbuilt mic

iPhone Adapter to use an external microphone for your iPhone: the required adaptor to use an external mic with your iPhone (recommended for much better sound)

Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone: a high end studio microphone loved and recommended by many podcasters – although you really don't need to spend the money on this beast for good sound

Roland R-05 Studio WAVE/MP3 Recordera small piece of hardware to record interviews, Skype calls (mixer required when used with Skype) that doesn't rely on software to work – which means you limit the chance of a lost interview due to a computer crash

Zoom H4N MP3/WAV Audio Portable Digital Recorder:  a small piece of hardware to record interviews, Skype calls (mixer required when used with Skype) that doesn't rely on software to work – which means you limit the chance of a lost interview due to a computer crash

Rode Smartlav Lavalier Microphone for iPhone and Smartphones: a great way to get better quality audio when recording video (or straight audio) with your smart phone.

Audio and Video Transcribing Service: now offered here at Photo Biz Xposed. Not hardware but a service you will want to utilise if shooting video for your website or blog.

Podcasting Tutorials and Resources

Blubrry: podcast media (mp3 file) hosting company, stats generator and where your podcast lives on the internet (this is who I use)

Lybsyn: podcast media (mp3 file) hosting company, stats generator and where your podcast lives on the internet

School of Podcasting: Dave Jackson’s site and everything you need to start podcasting

How To Start A Podcast: Pat Flynn’s free YouTube tutorials on how to get up and running with your own podcast

Podcast Designs: podcast album art designers

Podcasting Listening Apps

iCatcher: podcatcher app

Downcast: podcatcher app

Pocket Casts: podcatcher app

The iTunes podcast app: podcatcher app

Stitcher Radio: podcatcher app for streaming podcasts rather than downloading first

TuneIn: podcatcher and radio app for streaming podcasts rather than downloading first

Photography Mentors and Coaches

Bernie Griffiths: photography business mentor and coach

Steve Sapporito: photography business mentor and coach (portrait specialist)

The Foundation Photography Workshoprecommended by Mark Seymour

Mark Rosetto: Life and Business Coach, and a Master Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP)

Photography Websites and Templates

Pro Photo





Website Plugins and Online Form Builder

Gravity Forms: create forms easily for WordPress websites

WordPress Pin it Button: make it easy for your website visitors to Pin your photos to Pinterest

PowerPress: the WordPress plugin to make podcasting easier

Smushit: by Yahoo – free photo optimisation plugin tool

Easy Spoiler: a plugin to show and hide your audio or video transcriptions

Wufoo: online form builder with cloud storage database

WordPress Plugins for Site Building: curated list of the best WordPress plugins for photographers

Typeform: online form to create and respond to surveys, quizzes, and landing pages

Album Suppliers

Portrait and Wedding Album Suppliers

Greeting Card Suppliers


Tiny Prints

Custom Card Options to send via the Post

Send Out Cards

Australia Post – Postcard App

Custom Photography Packaging to send via the Post

Woody Woodclick: custom branded wooden boxes for photographers & filmmakers

Casting Calls and Model Finders

Purple Port: model and photographer finder

StarNow:  the site to find and book talent for shoots

Model Mayhem: the site to find and book talent for shoots

Rules and Government Regulations

Australian rules and regulations regarding Trademarks

Photographers and Sites for Inspiration


Huy Nguyen 

Henri Cartier Bresson

Elliott Erwitt

Sebastian Salgado

Tero Sade

Dan Cripps

Jonas Peterson

Jonas Peterson interview on Photo Biz X

Fer Juaristi 

Fer Juaristi interview on Photo Biz X

Smart Passive Income

William Klein

Jose Villa

Garry Winogrand

Robert Frank

Dorothea Lange

Sally Mann

Ansel Adams

Martin Parr

Steve McCurry

Don McCullin

Saul Leiter

Ian Weldon

Ian Weldon interview on Photo Biz X

Trent Parke

Duane Michals

BBC: Genius of Photography

Bruce Weber

George Hurrell

Gil Elvgren

Alberto Vargas

Bruce Gilden

Ezra Stoller

Julius Shulman

Mark Cohen

Joel Meyerowitz

Ed Templeton

Vivian Maier

Walker Evans

Susan Sontag