We love photoDUDS and photoDUDS creator Beth Forester! Beth is one of the most talented senior portrait photographers I have ever met as well as the sweetest! A few years ago Beth decided she wanted to be able to share her unique portrait designs with other professional photographers. Together with her design partner Diane Miller, they began producing a series of DVD volumes for professional photographers, which contain products designed to “dress up” your images. These products help in the creation of albums, announcements, gallery wraps, press products, marketing pieces and countless other items you may wish to create.
We love photoDUDS so much, we even designed the GhostRighters website using Beth’s photoDUDS products and thanks to Beth, she is making it possible for you to do the same. If you would like a photoDUDS signature website, contact us at info@ghostRighters.com and mention I love photoDUDS in the subject box!
Skip’s Summer School is a series of programs to help you realize the full potential of new technologies, social media through Blogs and Twitter, fine tune your photographic skills in lighting, composition, exposure, diversify your skill set and think about new ideas in marketing and self-promotion. And it’s fun too! The second annual Skip’s Summer School is happening this coming August 8th – 11th and is featuring 14 of the biggest names in professional photography including: Scott Bourne, Joe Buissink, Jonathan Canlas, Tony Corbell with Bobbi Lane, Kay Eskridge, Kevin Kubota, Cliff Mautner, Stacy Pearsall, Dane Sanders, Jasmine Star, Vicki Taufer, Kirk Voclian and Yervant. Jerry Weiner from PWD Labs will also be a featured guest speaker. You don’t want to miss out on the one big educational adventure going on this summer.
P1Wired is the new studio management software, from the amazing guys at PhotoOne, running “in the cloud.” This means the professional photographer can access P1Wired from anywhere - Mac, PC or Smartphone - as long as you’re connected to the internet. P1Wired took the best features from PhotoOne Software and incorporated some new features like MailChimp and Google Calendar to enhance the photographer’s workflow. The development and intuitive feel of P1Wired is based on a key premise: “Simple and Easy.” At GhostRighters, we think everything should be simple and easy which is why we fully recommend P1Wired.
I have to tell you all about Silverlake Photo Accessories. What began as a source for great photography backgrounds and props has expanded over the years to become one of the foremost educational sites in the industry. In addition to its extremely popular forum (which by the way offers a great free section to the forum as well as a members-only paid section) Silverlake provides professional photographers with virtually anything and everything you could possibly need. Instructional DVD’s and books, product reviews, members galleries to aid in your inspiration and a classified section to sell your old equipment or purchase something new. And, everything they sell comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee – you can’t lose!
The Silverlake forum is a great place to meet and discuss with your fellow photographers anything and everything that is on your mind at the moment. As a member of the Silver Select Club, you will be privy to various vendor discounts as well as 15% off any full price backgrounds Silverlake offers. You will also be able to attend their monthly webinars from select industry experts. These programs are archived for the Silver Select members so you can view them at any time. Our very own Skip Cohen will be presenting a two-part marketing webinar on the Silverlake Forum this coming June 8th and 15th. Make sure you log on to get some really great tips and advice on how to take your business to the next level. If you are a professional photographer - no matter how long you’ve been at it or what genre you specialize in - Silverlake has something to offer. Check them out!