Bombshells, Baby! Learn Sexy Pin-up Portraiture with Sandy Puc and Mike Long

There’s more to those classic, flirty poses than lipstick and heels. If you’re looking to add a retro edge to your style, check out the latest tour from photo business diva, Sandy Puc:

You know Sandy through her Power of Passion Tour with Jerry Ghionis and her most recent Creative Kids Tour. Through these teachings she pairs up with the industry’s most talented and inspiring photographers to help you become a better shooter, marketer and businessperson.

This time she’s teamed up with Portland pinup photographer Mike Long to teach you how to achieve that sassy, sexy look in your own studio. Join them on their upcoming US tour and learn everything from makeup to post-processing to how to market your business for this classic style.

The Lucky 13

Swab the decks! The 2011 Pin Up Alooza tour is scheduled to sail through these fine cities:

  • Sept 17 – Denver, CO
  • Sept 19 – Phoenix, AZ
  • Sept 20 – San Diego, CA
  • Sept 21 – Los Angeles, CA
  • Sept 23 – San Francisco, CA
  • Sept 24 – Sacramento, CA
  • Sept 26 – Seattle, WA
  • Sept 28 – Minneapolis, MN
  • Sept 29 -Chicago, IL
  • Sept 30 -Philadelphia, PA
  • Oct 2 -Atlanta, GA
  • Oct 4 – Houston, TX
  • Oct 5 – Dallas, TX

Click here to buy tickets and use the code SMPP11 to get $20 off.

See you at the show!

Calling Cute Kids! Be a Star on Sandy Puc’s Creative Edge Kids Tour

Newborns, toddlers wee and small,

Who’s the cutest of them all?

Every child is precious. With the right photo know-how, you can capture your child’s most adorable years with the artistic flair they deserve.

Don’t be boring. Learn how to step it up!

Boutique Babies and Couture Kids

Photo and business diva Sandy Puc’ is gearing up for her next whirlwind tour teaching parents and pros like you how to take a fresh, modern approach to childrens’ portraits.

As always, Sandy teaches a winning combination of technical photography advice, workflow instruction and marketing tips to empower you and your business. One evening with her and you could be changed forever.

Contest for Cute Models!

To kick off her Creative Edge Kids Tour, she’s throwing a fun contest for parents of kids aged 18 months to 4 years. Simply upload one photo of your little one with your best professional flair. Fans will vote to pick the cutest model. If you win, your child will be on stage for the night in your city. They get to be a star and you both go home with incredible memories, beautiful portraits and so much more.

You can enter any time now through August 26th. See the official contest rules for details, or browse the current entries in the tour galleries.

Tour Itinerary

Sandy will be giving live demos and inspiring parents and pros alike from June through September.

You can get more info about each stop and buy tickets here.

  • 6/29 Denver, CO
  • 7/7 Phoenix, AZ
  • 7/8 San Diego, CA
  • 7/11 Long Beach, CA
  • 7/12 San Francisco, CA
  • 7/13 Sacramento, CA
  • 7/15 Portland, OR
  • 7/16 Seattle, WA
  • 7/18 Salt Lake City, UT
  • 7/22 Oklahoma City, OK
  • 7/23 Dallas, TX
  • 7/25 Houston, TX
  • 7/26 Baton Rouge, LA
  • 7/28 Memphis, TN
  • 7/30 Atlanta, GA
  • 8/1 Tampa, FL
  • 8/2 Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • 8/4 Orlando, FL
  • 8/5 Jacksonville, FL
  • 8/6 Columbia, SC
  • 8/8 Raleigh, NC
  • 8/9 Richmond, VA
  • 8/11 Baltimore, MD
  • 8/12 Philadelphia, PA
  • 8/15 Newark, NJ
  • 8/16 Boston, MA
  • 8/17 Hartford, CT
  • 8/19 Columbus OH
  • 8/20 Louisville, KY
  • 8/22 Indianapolis, IN
  • 8/23 Detroit, MI
  • 8/25 Grand Rapids, MI
  • 8/26 Chicago, IL
  • 8/28 Minneapolis, MN
  • 8/29 Des Moines, IA
  • 8/30 St. Louis, MO
  • 9/1 Kansas City, KS
  • 9/2 Omaha, NE

They’re only young once, so be sure that you’re taking the best photos of those kids when you can. Don’t miss out!

Learn to Fuse Motion and Stills with Sandy Puc’ and Jared Abrams

“If It Moves, Shoot It!”

So sayeth the great Sandy Puc’ to pro photographers looking to gain an edge with their clients.

With the rise of DSLR HD video, you can’t afford to be fumbling with video when the competition is already rockin’ the keyframes. Many of us reckon ourselves still photographers, but it’s simple to use your camera’s built-in video functions to wow the client and bring in more money. Sandy and Jared will show you how to use the video that comes with your camera to create additional sellable products like slideshows and movies.

SmugMug’s already hooked up with Animoto and ProShow Web, so adding video to your toolbelt is a cinch.

 The Masters in Marketing… and Motion

Sandy’s teaming up with Hollywood cinematographer Jared Abrams to give you a crash course on what those buttons do and how to use ’em. Even better, they’ll coach you on how to best leverage video clips and still photos in your marketing campaigns and presentations.

The fun starts this Tuesday, and you’ve got just two weeks and 15 cities to catch them before this opportunity’s gone.

All dates in May, 2011:

  • 10 – Denver, CO
  • 11 – Minneapolis, MN
  • 12 – Chicago, IL
  • 13 – Columbus, OH
  • 15 – Philadelphia, PA
  • 16 – Baltimore, MD
  • 18 – Atlanta, GA
  • 19 – Houston, TX
  • 20 – Dallas, TX
  • 22 – Phoenix, AZ
  • 23 – Los Angeles, CA
  • 24 – San Francisco, CA
  • 26 – Sacramento, CA
  • 27 – Portland, OR
  • 29 – Seattle, WA

Look here for complete details. What’s more, you can use the code SMPP11 to get $20 off the regular ticket price. Click here to register now.

Or…. We’ll Send You For Free

We’re giving away one free ticket to one of the tour stops. Just comment on this blog post by Friday, May 6th, and we’ll pick a winner who gets to go on our dime.

Don’t miss out this incredible chance to better your business!


More Winners = More Fun.

Instead of giving away just ONE ticket to the video tour, we are giving away one free ticket to EACH city on the tour.

Here’s what you have to do to get another chance to win:

1) Like Sandy’s FB page here.
2) Like SmugMug’s page here.
3) Post on Sandy’s Wall, “@SmugMug sent me to tell ya [insert your city here] loves Sandy Puc.”

On Monday May 9, we’ll announce the winners for Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Columbus, Philadelphia and Baltimore. On Wednesday May 11, we’ll announce the winners for the rest of the cities. If you’ve already commented on this blog post, following the steps above will give you another shot at winning.

Are you excited yet?🙂


Ready for some winners? Here ya go. The lucky (and randomly selected) winners of FREE admission to the tour are…

  • 10 – Denver, CO – Diana Griffin
  • 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Sarah Kannenberg
  • 12 – Chicago, IL – Sam Tang
  • 13 – Columbus, OH – Kristan Dunlap
  • 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Joe Ryan
  • 16 – Baltimore, MD – Joe Richardson
  • 18 – Atlanta, GA – Frank Tan
  • 19 – Houston, TX – Kyler Rhorer
  • 20 – Dallas, TX – Kayne Parrish
  • 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Christina Lawrie
  • 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Jeah Tan Avila
  • 24 – San Francisco, CA – Stormy Maddux
  • 26 – Sacramento, CA – Coree Firchau Keenan
  • 27 – Portland, OR – Arnaud Douglas Ardans II
  • 29 – Seattle, WA – Amanda Howse Butler

Sign Up and Save 20% on The Power of Passion Tour with Sandy Puc’ and Jerry Ghionis

It’s time to step it up, wedding pros, and this is your chance! Photographer-gone-mentor Sandy Puc and international Top 5 Wedding Photographer Jerry Ghionis are kicking off a 33-city tour to teach you how to make brides (and you) swoon with delight.

With Sandy’s inspiring, energetic approach to business combined with Jerry’s master marketing skills, you’ve got an unbeatable combination that no Pro should miss.

The Power of Passion Tour is a perfect crash course for both beginner and advanced photographers. Their intense, 5-hour seminars will give your business an edge, regardless of your experience in the industry. Get coached on direct and indirect marketing for your business as well as technical essentials like posing and light.

Here’s four reasons why you should go:

  1. You learn directly from the best in the wedding world.
  2. It’s only $99, PLUS Smuggers get an additional 20% off. (Code: SMPP11)
  3. Five hours of action- and info-packed fun.
  4. Because you love what you do and want to get ahead.

As a bonus, you may see a familiar face from Smuggy Central jumping in to share the fun. (Hey, we’re pros, too!)

Check out their list of cities to find one near you:

  • Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Nashville, TN
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • San Diego, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Seattle, WA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Omaha, NE
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Louisville, KY
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Columbus, OH
  • Boston, MA
  • Newark, NJ
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Detroit, MI
  • Chicago, IL
  • Minneapolis, MN

Invest in yourself and register now. See you there!