Archive for June, 2011

SmugMug Custom Website Review

June 28th, 2011

After recently writing a review on using SmugMug with ProShow Web, I found out about SmugMug’s custom website service. I was pretty interested in trying this out since it seemed like it would be a great fit for photographers who wanted a simple way to use the images they already had in SmugMug galleries as an online portfolio they could show to clients.

Using SmugMug galleries From my perspective, being able to dynamically add and remove images from the galleries is probably one of the most compelling reasons to use SmugMug custom websites. Keeping images on a photography website fresh is always such a chore, but with the ability to add and remove images using your SmugMug [...]

My Wedding Workbook Interview

June 22nd, 2011

I recently got an email from Jeff Kear of My Wedding Workbook. He had a product he felt might be useful to photographers, so I asked him if he’d like to do an interview for the blog. He agreed, and here it is:

TJ: Could you give us a general idea of what My Wedding Workbook Professional Edition does? Jeff: It’s essentially online software for wedding planners that gives them the tools they need to run their business, plan their events and collaborate with clients more efficiently. Wedding planners tend to be very creative people, so sometimes all the details of running a business can bog them down and get in the way of what they really enjoy. So we built My Wedding Wo[...]

Cheetah Stand Review

June 13th, 2011

Larissa and I love shooting fashiony strobed images. We also move around from place to place quite a bit while we’re shooting. A few months back we were getting pretty frustrated with our light stands. It seemed like they couldn’t keep up with our fast-paced shooting style. We were always having to open the legs, tighten, loosen close, repeat… What a pain.

Automatic light stand We heard about a product called the Cheetah Stand where the legs would automatically collapse or expand as you picked it up or put it down. I was pretty skeptical that this would be the solution to our problem, but turns out the product does exactly what it says. There’s a cent[...]