Design Aglow sites for ProPhoto are finally here! We know you've been endlessly searching for the perfect original, flexible and affordable site to present your photography business with minimal HTML hodgepodge. Design Aglow's all-new designs for ProPhoto deliver fabulous features, functionality and an incredible visual gallery that effectively showcases your photography. Plus, your beautiful new site will coordinate with some of our best-selling Marketing Suites and Client Welcome Packets. Ready to get to know the super-high intelligence team behind all things Prophoto? Well, read on friends!
CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE MORE ABOUT PROPHOTO?
We are small company of 6 people based out of Holland, Michigan. Jared and Matt are the developers, tirelessly slaving away to improve and expand the functionality of ProPhoto. Dan, Steve and Benjamin are the support team, typing away at lightning speeds (often going weeks on end without sleep or food) to ensure that our customers have the best ProPhoto experience they can have. Janna is our expert installation ninja, getting ProPhoto sites up and running by fearlessly battling the evil forces of "server configurations" with the power of kindness. Is this reckless commitment to excellence necessary? We believe so. Is it worth it? For the sake of our customers' satisfaction, yes. Is it exaggerated? Yes. How are we so awesome? Our three pillars of success are Super-High Intelligence, Coke Zero (real Coke taste with zero sugar), and craft beer. You can read a bit about our history here.
WHAT MAKES PROPHOTO SO GREAT? There are numerous companies offering sites with blog and gallery functionality, but here are a few things that set ProPhoto apart from the competition: 1. With over a thousand customization options, ProPhoto provides unparalleled customization flexibility within an intuitive interface, allowing our users to make the changes that they want when they want. 2. We are over the top with our support. We have 100's of easy to access tutorials, as well as a knowledgeable, responsive support team, ready to help you get the site you want. 3. ProPhoto is a one time fee. No monthly or hidden charges. You can choose to pay to upgrade to newer versions when we release them, or continue to use your current version without any additional costs. A recent survey shows that dentists in the southwest Michigan area prefer ProPhoto 3 to 1 over other leading brands of photography website. (please do not try to verify this)
WHAT ARE THE COSTS FOR A PROPHOTO SITE? Using a ProPhoto "add-on design" from Design Aglow requires that you own a ProPhoto license ($199). Your only other cost is the cost of add-on design itself. (intro pricing this week only is $85, save $15!)
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TIME SPENT CREATING A PROPHOTO SITE? If you are with a good web hosting company (with an automatic WordPress installer), you can have a ProPhoto site with a DA add-on design up and running and looking incredible in just a few hours. Times will obviously vary depending upon how much additional customization you intend to do.
WHAT ARE SOME OF PROPHOTO'S EXCITING FEATURES? Contrary to what you may think, creating a simple minimalistic design can actually be more difficult than creating one with lots of design elements. When there aren't many design elements involved, the use of whitespace, fonts, and the overall layout of the design have to perfect or the design falls flat. We think Design Aglow nailed it with their first three minimalist designs! I think our favorite features of each are the use of the secondary menu for social media links in Modern Minimalist the use of custom icons with each of the primary menu items in Typographic, and then the creative photo-a-day options they have set up in the My Project Life 365 Blog design.
As photographers, we’re always on the lookout for new tools that will make our workflow faster and easier (while making our images look their best), and when we found Mastin Labs’ film presets for Lightroom, specifically Fuji Pro, Ilford B&W and Kodak Portra, we knew we had hit gold!
We downloaded and installed all three, and watched the included Getting Started tutorials Edit Your First Image and Using Tone Profiles that hold your hand and walk you through the presets and how they work.
The presets are incredibly easy to use, and quick to apply. And, we love that they are designed to replicate the films that we have known and loved.