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Next Webinar: Getting That Photo Mess Online and Organized

January 22, 2014 7 comments


It’s that time again, eager SmugMug students!

Our next live webinar is designed to help busy people like you tame that photo mess and get your memories archived safely online. In one hour, you’ll learn how to go from a cluttered shoebox to a gorgeous, safe and secure website that you’ll be proud to show off to friends and family.

This basic webinar is perfect for those of you still looking for a place to keep your photos, or if you already have a SmugMug site and haven’t figured out how to get your site organized in a way that makes sense.

When:  Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Time:  8:00 PM Eastern Time (5:00 PM Pacific)
How: Register now!

If you can’t make it, no sweat: We archive our webinars for easy viewing at any time. Subscribe to our video tutorials on YouTube.

Are you ready to take control of your photos again? See you there!

New Online Events: Nature Photography and Making the Leap to Pro

August 22, 2013 3 comments

Making the Leap from Mom to Pro

As the new school year creeps closer, it’s time for many of us to transition back from full-time parent to  full-time pro.

This month’s SmugMug podcast features Clickin Moms’ teacher and mom extraordinaire, Alicia Gould, of Alicia Gould Photography. Like many professional photographers, she started out by taking photos of her family, then watched her hobby blossom into a successful pro business. We sat down and asked her about all the fun and hard work that many women experience when making the leap, and what issues you might face when you start your own new business.

You’ll hear answers to questions like:

  • Do you need previous experience or an artistic background?
  • How and why you should balance your time with your family?
  • How do you judge success as a momtographer?
  • What’s the most important decision you can make when starting your business?
  • What are some unexpected mistakes you may end up making?
  • What kind of equipment is in a successful family photographer’s kit?

Photo by Alicia Gould Photography

Download the podcast right here and have a listen while you put the finishing touches on your latest summer photos. We think you’ll be inspired to take your shooting to a whole new level!

Composing Images in a Natural World

SmugMug Webinar's guest nature photographer, Steve Gettle If you prefer photographing trees to toddlers, join our upcoming webinar, featuring world-reknown nature photographer Steve Gettle.

We’ll focus on the many elements that make up the composition of a beautiful nature image, using hundreds of examples and practical, real world situations. You’ll learn the “rules” of composition as well as when and why to break them. You’ll find out how to see the picture, and how to work a subject to maximize the potential of every situation.

In addition, we will cover how to control such things as lighting, backgrounds, depth of field and perspective to enhance your composition.

Composing Images in a Natural World
Thursday, August 29th, 2013
8:00 PM ET, 7:00 CT, 6:00 MT, 5:00 PT and 1:00 AM BST
Register HERE

Photo by Steve Gettle 

***UPDATE!*** You can watch the recorded webinar on our YouTube channel.

We hope that everyone out there has been having a great summer full of wonderful experiences… and the pictures to prove them!

Small World: How SEO and Social Media Close the Gap Between You and Your Fans

April 18, 2013 4 comments

They say it’s a big world, but it’s not always true: Photographers (and anyone, really) on the internet are coming to know that search engines and social media are two extremely important ways to bring the world – and new clients – right to your doorstep.

Please join us for our upcoming podcast and webinar that will help you be a better, more reachable photographer on the web.

Plus, read to the end to see how you can use social media to win $50 of SmugMug subscription credit!

Social Media Basics with Aaron Hockley

We’ve recently recorded a podcast all about social media. In it, we define what social media is, discuss how social networking can help your photography business by meeting your mentors to finding new clients. From getting started to becoming a pro with social media– we cover everything!

Aaron Hockley is a professional photographer with a strong tech background, and founding organizer of a conference for WordPress bloggers. He knows the detailed ins and outs of social media for photographers, and we sat down with him to hear his thoughts on common social media questions.

We ask the following:

  • How can social media help a photographer?
  • What do you think the first steps are in jumping into using social media for a photography business?
  • Can you rank some of the social media platforms you use in order and how often you use them?
  • How do you integrate social media into your work day?
  • To share or not to share?
  • What mistakes have you made along the way with social media?
  • How do you measure success?
  • How do you stay current on social media changes, news, research and methodologies?

Download the podcast and listen on iTunes!

Essential SEO for Photographers with Jason Grubb

What is SEO? Why is it essential for photographers? View this free webinar to learn the bare essentials for becoming findable by your clients on search engines like Google. This webinar will cover the basics of SEO and what you need to know to get started.

Jason Grubb is a Denver-based wedding photographer who developed a niche SEO consulting firm serving photographers around the world. We’ll talk for an hour about SEO and why it’s important, and answer your questions, too.

April 25, 2013 at 8:00 PM ET
Duration: 1.5 hours
Register now at GoToMeeting

During this webinar you’ll learn:

  • What search engine optimization is and why it’s important
  • How search engine ranking works
  • The bare essentials to implement on your website/blog for solid SEO
  • How to develop strategic content on your site for SEO
  • Simple off-page SEO, what it means, and how to do it

Jason will be giving two lucky photographers 25% off an Advanced SEO for Blogs Package from his site, Be Findable. All you have to do to enter is to join the webinar! We’ll announce and contact the winners on April 26, 2013.

And a SmugMug Giveaway! Share What You Learned and Win

Tweet @SmugMug during the webinar and tell us about one cool thing that you learned. We’ll randomly pick one person to win a $50 credit towards a SmugMug subscription (new and existing SmugMuggers are welcome). Winners announced April 26, 2013 on Twitter.

Are you ready to close the gap? We’ll see you online!

Talk With Us! New Webinars and Live Events for SmugMuggers Everywhere

April 11, 2013 3 comments

By popular demand, we’re launching a brand-new series of webinars to give you LIVE opportunity to learn step-by-step instructions on how to get the most out of your SmugMug site.

Why Should I Go?

You get info from our real SmugMug folks. Our email replies are fast, but this is even better.

Safe zone: Don’t be afraid to ask the most basic questions. We were all beginners once.

Experienced, expert how-to’s and we’ll show you to new ways to use features you already have.

They’ll happen regularly. Miss a session? That’s OK. Join us next time.

What, Where, How?

We’re offering two types of SmugMug webinars so there’s something for everyone:

1) SmugMug 101: The first Tuesday of every month. Perfect for newbies looking to get up to speed with their brand-new SmugMug website.

2) SmugMug Feature Spotlight: The third Tuesday of every month. We’ll spend one hour talking in-depth about a specific SmugMug feature.

All webinars are hosted by SmugMug’s very own Rocky Bowles and Seán Rogan. Together they bring almost 15 years as SmugMug users and Pro Gurus. They’ve been there, done that, and earned their hoodies.

We’ll block out extra time for Q&A, so come prepared with your questions!

Smug Tips, Photo Tips, Business Tips

We’ll be adding to our webinar schedule as we settle subjects, speakers and dates, so bookmark our Events Calendar and check it often.

Our next Feature Spotlight takes place on April 16th, 2013 at 8:30 PM Eastern Time. We’ll discuss SEO and Branding, how it works, and how to make it work for you.

We’ve got all kinds of educational webinars planned for the future, too, and it’s not all about SmugMug. Here’s what’s coming upon the horizon, and you can click the links to register for each event.

Do you have a specific topic or feature you want to discuss? Tell us! We’re here for you.

Webinar Alert! Quadruple Your Wedding Reach in Half the Time

March 11, 2013 2 comments

Wedding shooters: How exhausting is it to stay on top of your marketing plan? You always have to stay a step ahead and hunt for new clients while making your current ones happy. With thousands of photos to edit, you don’t have a lot of time to curate your photos, organize them in sets and send them out to magazine and blog editors.

And let’s not even talk about figuring out the best ways to harness the most powerful tool of them all: Facebook.

So why don’t you join us while we talk about it?

Same Day Edits: A Wedding Workflow Webinar with Vanessa Joy and Rob Adams

Pro wedding photographer Vanessa Joy and wedding videographer Rob Adams will share what they know (and answer your questions) about achieving the holy grail of all pro photographers: To take the right pictures, effectively market your work, and deliver the photos to your clients in record-breaking time. Win/win/win.

Here are the deets:

March 26, 2013 – 8:00 PM ET
Duration: 1.5 hours
Register HERE at GoToMeeting

Vanessa will show you how to use SmugMug, SnapKnot and other tools get your SEO maximized blog post, online gallery preview, photo slideshow, 2nd photographer photos, Facebook marketing and blog/magazine publication submissions all done on the night of the wedding, and all while wowing your clients and their guests with a same-day-slideshow and same-day-album.

You won’t want to miss this 1.5-hour webinar that will drastically improve your workflow, marketing, social media and client satisfaction.

Bonus Workshop in Los Angeles

Want to learn a full day’s worth of info about this topic? Check out their upcoming workshop, “Beyond the Same Day Edit,” on April 14th, 2013. Get the details about it on creativeLIVE and enroll for free.

Here’s to kicking off the most successful wedding season, yet!

UPDATE! In case you missed it, we’ve saved the webinar so you can watch it any time on SmugMug’s YouTube channel.

All photos by Vanessa Joy Photography

Your Marketing Goldmine is Just a SMUG Away

February 21, 2012 1 comment

To continue SmugMug’s dedication to make you all photo stars, we’ve got an incredible opportunity you won’t want to miss.

We all know that Sandy Puc’ is an amazing woman. She’s a talented photographer, a driven businesswoman, a passionate heart, a generous soul, and patient instructor to boot. You’ve seen us post about her whirlwind tours, traveling around the country showing photographers just like you how to shoot babies, brides, bombshells and more. And how to market the heck out of your business and rock the industry.

Don’t chase the bus. This spring, Sandy is coming to you.

Tune In… and Win

In partnership with our SmugMug User Groups, Sandy is holding three 1-hour webinars about how to turn your passion for photography into a rewarding business. If you’re already part of a SMUG, talk to your leader to find out if you can tune in as a group to watch each class.

To make things even more exciting:

  • The busiest SMUG wins. We’ll keep track of the SMUG that grows the most over the next three months. The winning city will get a visit from Sandy herself and an exclusive night dedicated to growing your business to success.
  • The most passionate Pro wins. The SMUG member that brings the most guests to their local meetings will win a trip to Sandy’s studio in Denver, CO, for an all expenses paid, completely one-on-one marketing makeover from the lady herself. An opportunity that could change your life (and your business) forever.

Stay in touch for details

So keep your eyes peeled for an email from SmugMug with more info about this opportunity and what to expect. If you have’t yet joined a SMUG, see what you’ve been missing on their blog. You’ll find a bonus podcast from Sandy there, too, in the menu bar on the right!

Photography. Friends. Fun. What’s not to SMUG?

Find your SMUG right now.

Learn How Celebrity Photographer Andy Marcus Uses Nik Software and SmugMug

June 30, 2011 6 comments

We’ve long had a mutual admiration thing going with Nik Software, makers of amazing filters for digital photographers. Their 6 plug-ins for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture make everything look just a little better without overdoing it and they’re so easy to use. Recently, the International TIPA organization, which represents nearly 50 magazines & websites in over a dozen countries, just gave Nik’s software suite their “Best Photo Software 2011” award. Way to go, guys!

Since so many pros and amateur photographers around the world love the Nik tools we thought it would be a good idea to share how they complement the SmugMug experience. Since SmugMug and image editing go hand in hand, we thought a series of live Webinars would be the best way to showcase the possibilities.

New Webinar Series Lets You Sit In with the Pros

“Wedding and Portrait Photography with Andy Marcus
brought to you by SmugMug and Nik Software”

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
Register HERE

We’re starting the month off right by featuring the incomparable celebrity and wedding photographer, Andy Marcus. Andy has a great style to him and the New York Times called him “Manhattan’s leading society photographer.”

He’ll be sharing some of his incredible images and demonstrating how he uses SmugMug to organize and power his website and galleries. (Get a taste by checking out this guest post he did for us.) Andy will also be discussing some of his favorite insights and techniques for using the Nik tools to easily achieve the “look” that makes his photos stand out.

Don’t miss our first in a series of SmugMug & Nik Software webinars! Click here to register now.

Space is limited to the first 1,000 people, so grab your spot as soon as you can. We’ll send you a reminder closer to the date so you don’t forget.

Bonus Savings on Nik Software Products

The generous folks at Nik Software are sharing a little something extra with you: Through July and August, save 20% on all of their regularly-priced products.

You can visit their website here  to watch demo videos or download a free trial. When you’re ready to purchase, use the code NIK4SMUGJ11 when you check out. (Offer expires August 30th, 2011)

Happy processing and see you there!

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