Resources

Resources2018-08-09T07:45:44+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.

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

Fundy Designer

A wedding album designer

Smart Albums

SmartAlbums is an album builder with thousands of professionally-designed templates for the busy photographer.

Sticky Albums

Creates custom gallery mobile apps for your albums

TDA

Album design software by Albums Australia

Apps: Instagram

Afterlight

An image editing app for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices

AvgNite Cam

A camera app for long exposure and night photography for iPhone users

Cortex Camera

An app that can reduce grain or noise when shooting in low light

Giant Square App

An app that lets you create big pictures, panorama pictures and banners on Instagram

InstaSize

An Android app that allows you to upload any photo to Instagram or to other social media sites without having to crop it first

Later

An Instagram scheduler and social media platform

Phonto

An app that allows you to add text to photos

ScheduGram

An app that lets people and companies schedule content to Instagram (supports multiple accounts)

SKRWT

An app that allows for straightening out of photos so they look perfect, not crooked

Slow Shutter Cam

An app for iPhone users that let you capture a variety of slow shutter speed effects similar to using a DSLR camera

Snap Seed

A photo-editing application for iOS and Android that enables users to enhance photos and apply digital filters

Squaready

An app that allows you to post entire photos on Instagram without cropping

TouchRetouch

A photo editor app that allows you to remove unwanted content or objects from any photo, using just your finger and your phone

VSCO

A mobile app for iOS and Android devices that allows users to capture photos and edit using the app

Apps: Social Media

Bitly

URL shortener for URLs with long links

Buffer App

Compose, save and drip feed your social media posts to twitter and/or Facebook

Edgar

Social media management scheduling tool

Heyo

Enables businesses to create mobile-optimized Facebook campaigns that drive engagement, leads and sales

Hoot Suite

Compose, save and drip feed your social media posts to any social media service from one dashboard

Iconosquare

Metrics viewer for Instagram

If This Then That

A social app that lets you post Instagram as Twitter photos and more

Periscope

Live video streaming social networking app

Post Planner

Facebook automation app

Reddit

A social news site where users can post links to content found online

Snapchat

A photo messaging app that allows users to take and send photos and videos

Talkwalker

Get alerts when you, your business or targeted keywords are mentioned online

TweetDeck

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

Twilert

Monitor what’s being said about you and your brand on Twitter

Beginner Photography Classes

Fearless and Framed Profitable Photography Workshops

Have you considered running a beginner’s photography workshop for people who are your dream client? Workshops are an exceptionally easy, fun and profitable way to network + spread awareness about documentary photography sessions all-in-one. It is your ticket to rapid connection with your potential dream clients.

The Fearless and Framed Profitable Photography Workshops (discussed on Episode 264) is available for $497 (one-time payment) or $275 (2 payment schemes).

Casting Calls and Model Finders

Model Mayhem

The site to find and book talent for shoots

Purple Port

Model and photographer finder

StarNow

The site to find and book talent for shoots

Client Relation Management (CRM) Software

17Hats

A client management software that helps automate, organize, and optimize small business management for freelancers and entrepreneurs

Highrise

An application for managing your customers and contacts. It manages 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)

Custom Card Options to send via the Post

Australia Post – Postcard App

An app that allows you to send a real postcard from your iPhone

Send Out Cards

An online greeting card and gift company that sends physical cards and gifts to anyone in the world

Custom Photography Packaging to send via the Post

Woody Woodclick

Custom-branded wooden boxes for photographers & filmmakers

Email Marketing Tools

Aweber

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

Campaign Monitor

An email ‘auto-responder' marketing software for list building

Constant Contact

An email ‘auto-responder' marketing software for list building

Mail Chimp

An email ‘auto-responder' marketing software for list building

Greeting Card Suppliers

Minted

A design marketplace that connects you with independent artists and designers

Tiny Prints

Your source for custom stationery, with a curated collection of luxe thank you cards, birth announcements, baby shower invitations and holiday greetings

Hardware: Photography

Colour Munki Monitor Callibration

A device that helps calibrate your monitor display and printer, to ensure the color you see on your monitor or projector is the color you can expect from your printer

Halfords LED Inspection Lamp

A rechargeable cordless lamp that provides instant lighting to those hard to access areas in your photo sessions

JOBO CPP3 Processor

A semi-automatic film and print processor

Lowel GL-1 Power Led

Designed for wedding photographers to use in low light situations

Metz flash guns

A staple item in most photographers’ kit bags that delivers perfect lighting at critical moments

Palette

A hardware interface for editing photos in Lightroom

The Ice Light

A device designed for wedding photographers to use in low light situations by Jerry Ghionis

Hardware: Video and Podcasting

Audio and Video Transcribing Service

A video and audio transcription service offered by PhotobizX for photographers to help rank your video on search engines

Note: Not hardware but a service you will want to utilise if shooting video for your website or blog

Audio Technica ATR2100 microphone

The best “bang for your buck” microphone for any podcasting or interviewing

Audio-Technica ATR-3350IS Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Mic with Smartphone Adapter

A cheapie lapel mic to get much better sound than using only your iPhone or cameras inbuilt mic

Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone

A high-end studio microphone loved and recommended by many podcasters

Note: You really don't need to spend the money on this beast for good sound

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)

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

Roland R-05 Studio WAVE/MP3 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

Zoom H4N PRO Digital Multitrack 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

Image Software

Adobe Bridge

RAW converter and image editing software

Adobe Lightroom

Image editing and Raw Conversion software

CaptureOne

RAW converter and image editing software

Graphic Converter

Convert images EXIF data back to camera's original settings after post production in PhotoShop. Required to print with the Canon Selphy Printer.

PhotoMechanic

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

ProSelect

The number one portrait sales software for in-person sales

Learn Photography Online

Cole’s Classroom

Easy to follow & to the point photography tutorials from a pro wedding photographer.

Creative Live

Online classes and tutorials for photography

Digital Photography School

Online resource on all things photography.

FDF Photographic Convention

Online school forum for photographers.

Kelby Training

online paid for resource and education for photographers

Lee Duguid

Private photography courses tailored to teach skills and techniques to everyone from the absolute novice to the proficient photographer.

The Arcanum

Get matched up with a master photographer to learn photography.

The Ice Society

Subscription-based online photography resource by Jerry Ghionis.

Strobist

The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers is an organization of the best wedding photographers in the world.

Music

Music Bed

An online royalty free music resource

Song Freedom

An online royalty free music resource

Triple Scoop Music

An online royalty free music resource

Online Accounting Software

Freshbooks

A cloud-based small business accounting software

Wave

An app that provides a suite of financial services and online software for small businesses

Online Payment System

Authorize

A payment processing and payment management service that accepts credit card and e-check payments online

Paypal

An online payment service that supports online money transfers and electronic fund transfers

Stripe

An online payment processing service that accepts payments from clients

Online Proofing and Outsourcing

Insta Proofs

For professional photographers wishing to proof and sell their images online

Photo Proof Pro

Web-based digital proofing service for photographers

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

Outsourcing Options

Align Album Designs

Wedding album design outsourcing service for professional photographers

Audio and Video Transcribing Service

A video and audio transcription service offered by PhotobizX for photographers to help rank your video on search engines

Fiverr

A freelance services marketplace for outsourcing tasks at affordable costs

Fotofafa

Offers color correction and post production services for the wedding and portrait photographers

Freelancer

A global crowdsourcing marketplace website, which allows potential employers to post jobs that freelancers can then bid to complete

Raw Digital and Film Lab

For outsourcing post production, the lab that James Day uses and recommends for all his outsourcing (as interviewed on Episode 62 and Episode 147)

Rev.com

Audio transcription service for video or straight audio

Service Seeking

Service finder in AU

Speechpad

Provides services for captioning video or audio, including subtitles and closed captions

The Image Salon

Professional editing services for portrait and wedding photographers

Thumbtack

Online marketplace where you can hire local professionals within the U.S.

Upwork

A global freelancing platform where businesses and independent professionals connect and collaborate remotely (previously elance.com and desk.com)

Photography Associations

AIPP

The Australian Institute of Professional Photography is a membership organisation in Australia for professional and aspiring image makers.

Australia Professional Standards Councils

An independent statutory body in Australia responsible for promoting professional standards and consumer protection.

ISPWP

The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers is an organization of the best wedding photographers in the world.

MPA

The Master Photographers Association is the premier qualifying body for professional photographers in the UK, Ireland and overseas.

Professional Photographers of Canada

The Professional Photographers of Canada is a diversified group of creative artists that offers educational opportunities, networking, benefits and more.

SWPP

The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers is one of the worlds largest organizations for pro and aspiring photographers.

The Guild of Photographers

UK-based association of photographers offering training, mentoring, discounts, insurance, networking, legal protection and more.

WPPI

The Wedding & Portrait Photographs International is the premier industry event for photographers and filmmakers specializing in wedding/portrait photography.

Photography Mentors and Coaches

Bernie Griffiths

Photography business mentor and coach (interviewed on Episode 136 and Episode 198)

Mark Rossetto

Life and Business Coach, and a Master Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) interviewed on Episode 184

Steve Sapporito

Photography business mentor and coach (portrait specialist) interviewed on Episode 41 and Episode 72

The Foundation Photography Workshop

Recommended by Mark Seymour (discussed on Episode 68)

Photography Websites and Templates

Pro Photo

A customizable theme built for the WordPress platform that doesn't require any coding knowledge

Show It

A drag and drop website builder for pro photographers

SmugMug

A paid image sharing, image hosting service and online video platform that sells prints, secure client galleries and store photos online

Squarespace

A website builder

Wix

A website builder

WordPress

A website builder

Podcasting Tutorials and Resources

Blubrry

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

How To Start A Podcast

Pat Flynn’s free YouTube tutorials on how to get up and running with your own podcast

Lybsyn

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

Podcast Designs

Podcast album art designers

School of Podcasting

Dave Jackson’s site and everything you need to start podcasting

Podcasting Listening Apps

iCatcher

A podcatcher app

Downcast

A podcatcher app

Pocket Casts

A podcatcher app

Stitcher Radio

A podcatcher app for streaming podcasts rather than downloading first

The iTunes podcast app

A podcatcher app

TuneIn

A podcatcher and radio app for streaming podcasts rather than downloading first

Plugins, Scripts & Actions

Alien Skin

Photo editing programs and plug-ins for Photoshop and Lightroom

Blog Collage

Photoshop Script to create blog layouts and collages

Imagenomic

Portraiture plugins for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Apple Aperture used to smooth skin

Nik Software

Image enhancement tools and photographic filter plug-ins for Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and Aperture

Storyboard

Photoshop Script to create blog layouts and collages

VSCO

A photo editing app for iOS and Android devices, which uses film-inspired presets and advanced camera controls to enhance images

Productivity

Adobe Sign

E-sign documents and forms, track responses real time and get signatures instantly with in-person signing

Agree

Create and send contracts, accept payments and set up payment plans

Canva

A simple image editing and graphics design software

Disk Drill

MAC data recovery software

Dropbox

A file hosting service used to store and easily transfer files between computers, anywhere and by anyone

Evernote

A note taking software/app that allows you to save everything. Once saved, ‘memos' are synced so they're accessible anywhere, and searchable so you always find what you need

Freedom

An app that allows you to block internet access all together in order to be productive and free from distractions

Mind Node Pro

A 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

PicMonkey

A simple image editing software

Rescue Time

A time tracking application

Snagit

A free screen capture and screen recording software

Tàve Studio Management Setup

The link to easily setup a studio management system to help streamline running a photography business

Text Expander

A great tool for creating custom keyboard shortcuts to add frequently used text or images

Time Trade

Online appointment scheduling software

WriteRoom

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

Rules and Government Regulations

Australian rules and regulations regarding Trademarks

Australian rules and regulations regarding Trademarks

Self Publish Your Own Book

Pingdom

An online resource to self-publish your own book

Lulu

An online resource to self-publish your own book

SEO Tools

Crazy Egg

A heat map and scroll map software to understand website engagement to boost conversion rates

Google Ads

Pay-per-click advertising to bring customers to your website with keywords you don't rank for organically

Google Analytics

A web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic

Google Webmasters

Works alongside analytics to analyse your website, links and any issues like broken links and pages. It checks indexing status and optimize visibility of websites

Link Explorer

An online tool to check back links to any website – yours and competitors

SEO Moz

A great website to learn more about SEO

Similar Web

A digital market intelligence platform that compares any website traffic statistics & analytics

Sumo Me

A suite of tools that can be used to grow your website's traffic

Yoast

Offers website and page optimization and SEO education

Slideshow Software

Spark

An app that creates videos or visual stories

Animoto

A cloud-based video creation service that produces video from photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows

Pro Show Producer

Allows users to create impressive-looking slideshow presentations

Sound Slides

Online slideshow software that allows you to share your slideshows on the Web or convert them to video

Social Communities

Looks Like Film

Facebook group

The Professional Photography Forum

Forum site for business photography

VSCO Film Users

Facebook group

Studio Management Software

Light Blue Software

A business management software built purely for photographers – hear more about Light Blue in Episode 76 where I interview one of the founders, Hamish Symington

Shoot Q

A photography studio management software developed by photographers for photographers

Sprout Studio

An all-in-one system for photographers combining studio management software with online galleries, album proofing, bookkeeping & more

Studio Ninja

A user-friendly business management software for photographers

Studio Plus

A heavy-duty and detailed studio management software

Táve

A client and studio management software

Tutorials

Facebook Re-marketing Training

Facebook advertising specialist, Kerry Fitzgibbon's training manuals for re-marketing (discussed on Episode 139).

How to Increase Your Profits Without Raising Your Prices

An online class to help any wedding photographer increase their wedding sales averages using low pressure sales techniques and creative marketing.

How to Pin Instagram photos to Pinterest

Learn the basic of using Pinterest for your business with Pinterest expert, Cynthia Sanchez (interviewed on Episode 6)

How to Increase Your Profits Without Raising Your Prices

Instagram & Facebook Ads training modules, The Course by Becky and Jesse Morquecho (discussed on Episode 163)

Irresistible Words

Write better in 30 days, the writing course by Jenika of Psychology for Photographers (interviewed on Episode 42)

Irresistible Website

Want to turn your browsers into buyers? This workshop in an e-book format will show you how (interviewed on Episode 42)

Planning Your Own Photography Exhibition

Alan Moyle's Spreadsheet/Guide to help you plan your own photography exhibition (discussed on Episode 58)

The Wedding Works

A collection of documents (client letters, phone scripts, sample email responses, contracts, order forms, sample price lists and more) containing all you need to run a successful wedding studio.

Video Editing and Creation

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

Final Cut Pro

Pro video editing and motion graphics software that supports 4k HDR by Apple

Loom

Cloud-based video recording service

Premiere Pro

Advanced video editing software by Adobe

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

Websites and Directories

Beautiful Beasties

An online resource for Pet Photographers world wide

Beyond Blue

A website dedicated to depression (Australia)

Business Networking International (United States Division)

A business networking and business referral organization, U.S.-based

Business Networking International (Australian Division)

A business networking and business referral organization, Australia-based

Business Networking International (UK Division)

A business networking and business referral organization, UK and Ireland-based

Easy Weddings

A wedding directory (Australia)

Fearless Photographers

Photographers' directory and blog

Grace Ormonde Magazine

Official magazine of Professional Photographers of America

Ground Glass

The must-follow blog by Spencer Lum for Photographers who want to learn how to make clients take action

i-do.com.au

A wedding directory (Australia)

ISPWP Wedding Photographer Directory

The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

Kristen Kalp's – Brand Camp Blog

A blog to help you with your branding as recommended by Nikki McArthur of Epic Danger Photography

Magnum Photography

Photographers' directory and blog

Martha Stewart Weddings

A wedding directory (USA)

Mozi Magazine

An online and print magazine dedicated to wedding and portrait photographers

Zach Prez's Photography Spark Website

Learnings, ebooks and training for photographers on SEO, business, marketing, accounting and more

PPA Magazine

Official magazine of Professional Photographers of America

Polka Dot Bride

A wedding blog (Australia)

Psychology For Photographers

A site dedicated to improving your writing and bring out the real you in your bog posts, marketing and advertising

Range Finder Magazine

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

Style Me Pretty

A wedding blog (USA)

The Knot

A wedding directory (USA)

The Modern Tog

A blog to help you with the business side of your photography business

Two Bright Lights

A photo submission and publication platform that allows you to syndicate your photos and blogposts worldwide

Wedding Friends

A wedding blog (USA)

Wedding Photojournalist Association

Association, blog and directory dedicated to the photojournalistic approach

Wedding Wire

A wedding directory (USA)

Website Performance

Peek

Have a real person give feedback on your website

Pingdom

Monitor your website's availability and performance

Website Plugins and Online Form Builder

Easy Spoiler

A plugin to show and hide your audio or video transcriptions

Gravity Forms

A plugin that creates forms easily for WordPress websites

PowerPress

A WordPress plugin to make podcasting easier

Smushit

A free photo optimisation plugin tool

Typeform

An online form to create and respond to surveys, quizzes, and landing pages

WordPress Pin it Button

A Pinterest plugin that makes it easy for your website visitors to Pin your photos to Pinterest

WordPress Plugins for Site Building

A curated list of the best WordPress plugins for photographers

Wufoo

An online form builder with cloud storage database

Recommended Books

Recommended Books

Photographers and Sites for Inspiration

Photographers and Sites for Inspiration