Guide: Find Agents

Guide: Find Agents

Bill Cramer 28 February 2021
There's a point when a photographer reaches a certain level of success where they feel the need to have that extra level of support that only a rep can provide. When that time comes, our Find Agents page is a great place to start that search. There, you can search agents by location, specialty, and of course by name.
Guide: Unpublished

Guide: Unpublished

Bill Cramer 28 February 2021
Unpublished is a page on our website where clients can quickly browse through hundreds of photographic projects that have not previously been published and are available for licensing. With a login, photographers can find the Unpublished tab in the Account menu. There, you can upload 5-10 images and add a brief description of your project.
Guide: Find Resources

Guide: Find Resources

Bill Cramer 28 February 2021
At Wonderful Machine, we divide all the people and companies in our industry into 5 categories: Clients, Photographers, Crew, Agents, and Resources. In our massive effort to reimagine, redesign, and rebuild our website, our Find Resources page is the last step in our data migration process. While the other 4 categories are pretty specific, Resources is intentionally vague...
Guide: Travel Plans

Guide: Travel Plans

Bill Cramer 28 February 2021
With most photographer directories, your location is static. There is at least one directory that I know of that allows you to update your current location in real time, which is nice. But we have taken that idea one step further by allowing our photographers to update their Travel Plans to show any number of locations into the future.
Guide: Find Clients

Guide: Find Clients

Bill Cramer 28 February 2021
Besides actually making decent pictures, finding good clients is the single biggest challenge for any commercial photographer. At Wonderful Machine, we've been cultivating an internal database of companies that hire photographers for nearly 15 years. And with the launch of our new website, we're making that information available to our photographers for the first time.
Guide: Stock Requests

Guide: Stock Requests

Craig Oppenheimer 28 February 2021
Even with dozens of stock photo agencies offering up millions of images, clients still sometimes struggle to find the right image to meet their needs. Our unique Stock Request service provides clients with access to our extensive network of photographers - each with many images that won't be found in any stock photo library.
SEO Audit: Amy Rose Productions

SEO Audit: Amy Rose Productions

Will Good 25 February 2021
Melissa Shanahan and Chelsea Rose of Amy Rose Productions wanted to improve the usability of their website, so the pair contacted Will Good to set up an SEO Audit. Will helped the two creatives streamline their site so that each page would load faster, enhancing the experience of each visitor, some of whom might very well be potential clients.
New PPP Money For Sole Proprietors

New PPP Money For Sole Proprietors

Varun Raghupathi 24 February 2021
In an effort to get vulnerable small businesses more federal aid money, the Biden administration is changing the rules for the Paycheck Protection Program. One of the main differences is that sole proprietors — i.e., freelance photographers — are now eligible for loans even if they don’t turn a profit.
Expert Advice: Remote Photo Shoots Using Zoom

Expert Advice: Remote Photo Shoots Using Zoom

Tara Todras-Whitehill 23 February 2021
Wonderful Machine’s Tara Todras-Whitehill describes the process behind shooting a New York Times assignment remotely, in this case not only due to COVID-19 precautions but out of necessity for her subjects’ safety.
Expert Advice: Client Types: Brands

Expert Advice: Client Types: Brands

Nadia Kiyatkina 22 February 2021
Our definition of a Brand is any company that is not a Publication or and Agency. That list covers a lot of territory, including companies that you might not think of as brands (like architecture firms or governmental agencies).