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models and comp cards: your guide to getting started

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Have you been asked to shoot models and comp cards but aren’t sure where to begin? With our Models & Comp Cards kit, you’ll learn everything you need to expand your studio offerings and your portfolio too!

Learn from the industry’s hottest photographers about setting up shop, choosing lighting, wardrobe and locations, and help your clients grab their next ‘big break.’

Best of all, this comprehensive guide comes complete with bonus branded delivery packaging, including templates for head shot and comp cards, marketing reminder and informational session cards and DVD labels you can customize in a snap.

This all-inclusive beginner’s kit is loaded with everything you need to hit the ground running in this exciting branch of business. Click here to get started today!

Special thanks to Jordan Matter PhotographyHeidi Peters Photography, Jen Wright Photography, Bjoern Photography, Robyn Skwarczek and Cheryl Muhr Photography for the lovely images in our samples.

CATEGORIES: Design Templates, Marketing, Selling

Sell more with our hand-drawn Inspire Guide!

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Say goodbye to dinky 5×7 gift portraits and hello to big, gorgeous wall galleries!

Too often the price tag of proper printing and framing overshadows the artistic potential of telling the whole story… until now. Allow our elegantly hand drawn Inspire Guide: Show & Sell Wall Galleries to transform your client’s home into an art gallery of memories. Because, as you already know, one photo never tells the complete story.

Get ready to add interior design to your studio’s offerings! This is a complete collection of our best selling gallery layouts, now all in one stunning presentation — each layout more exciting than the last. The best part? All images are hand drawn in house for a captivating presentation you will find nowhere else.

Imagine the potential:
• This guide pays for itself, over and over, every single time you use it
• Visually demonstrate the appeal of wall displays
• Offer your clients a variety options for every room in the house, with 50 professionally designed room layouts
• Completely customize the sales experience by including client images in our simple-to-use templates for an irresistible presentation (and multiplied sales!)
• All galleries use standard American frame sizing, many of which are available in The Design Aglow Frame Shop, designed to increase your sales another 30-50% instantly!

Our template features a brandable cover and welcome page, fully customizable to include your studio information, pricing, logo and more. Each of the 50 rooms in the Inspire Guide collection includes a stylish name for reference, offering that extra bit of authenticity to your product options. Click here to start selling beautiful wall galleries at every order session!

CATEGORIES: Frame Shop, Selling, What's New & What's Hot

how to go completely paperless, today

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In case you haven’t noticed, we’re all about simplifying your life and business as effectively and beautifully as possible. Not only do we strive to continuously offer the latest in creative empowerment, but we want to make your experience using the products we’re so proud of as seamless and rewarding as possible — channeling into a clearer conversation between you and your clients. On that note, we are excited to announce our new Interactive Adobe Acrobat PDF and Interactive InDesign file*, an addition to all the forms in our Shop like the Essential Wedding Information Form and the Studio Order Form (we know you love that one!).
*Interactive InDesign file compatible with the Creative Cloud only

All of our forms now come with Interactive PDF files (stock header image included) that you can send straight to your clients to complete from the comfort of their own computer or mobile device, like their iPad or iPhone! No more messy paperwork or trying to figure out how to create an online web form for clients to use. Simply download, add your studio information in Adobe Acrobat (full tutorial included) and send off to be completed! It’s literally as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Upgrade for only $10: To upgrade your forms from the previous Minimalist version, please email us at “support@designaglow.com” with a copy of your receipt of purchase and we will gladly get you the new bonus PDF!

Click here to see all of the Studio Forms & Contracts in the shop and start powering your workflow with the click of a button!

CATEGORIES: News, Selling, What's New & What's Hot

sell your product offerings: even without a studio!

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Since we know you have to show it if you want to sell it, Design Aglow offers our very own ready to use Studio Look Book. Professionally written and graphically designed, our fully customizable template is divided into categories to help sell all your fabulous studio offerings, from everything from albums to wall galleries, specialty items, high resolution negatives and more.

Don’t just take our word for it! Austyn of Austyn Elizabeth Photography shares, “We recently have done a makeover on a lot of our products and the visual aspect of the business, including the use of Design Aglow’s Frame Shop and the Modern Minimalist™ Collection. We were scheduled for two bridal shows this spring; one of them was this past weekend. When browsing through Instagram I saw a preview of the Minimalist Look Book and was ecstatic – it would complete everything about the booth, but also what I want clients to see without the help of a physical studio. I purchased the product and started filling in all the photos, pricing and other informational aspects of what we offer clients. It was so simple and so easy. The next morning I uploaded the files to ProDPI. Two days later it arrived on my doorstep and was perfect. I had a hundred brides view the book this weekend at the bridal show. While we had several of our products available to view at our booth, offering the Look Book to view more options was so wonderful.

I don’t have a studio space I work out of and needed a way to show off products to potential and current clients without having them be viewed within a studio. The Look Book is an amazing tool in fulfilling this goal. It’s the beautiful Modern Minimalist™ style that resonates with our current look and is lovely to view. It gave wonderful descriptions of products we offer our brides and was customizable if something needed to be altered. It is one more thing that separates my photography business from the next and brides love it!

Thanks for sharing, Austyn!

Have you created anything lately from Design Aglow products? Feel free to send us images here. If we feature it on the blog you’ll get a $75 shopping spree at Design Aglow!

CATEGORIES: Selling, Success Stories

Announcing MILK & CREAM Albums

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Renowned publisher PQ Blackwell introduces MILK & CREAM Professional, an exclusive member’s only service offering exquisite quality albums for professional photographers.

At the heart of PQ Blackwell is a deep belief in the enduring beauty and value of beautifully printed objects. Books and albums are beautiful tactile objects that have enormous symbolic power and lasting value. The team at PQ Blackwell has a long history of working with renowned photographers to create stunning, timeless books. Your clients’ photos can be treasured for a lifetime with their new range of MILK & CREAM albums.

Find out more about PQ Blackwell here.

EXQUISITE AND AFFORDABLE

MILK & CREAM albums feature elegant leather, silk and linen covers, lay-flat pages, fine matt art paper and beautifully crafted presentation boxes, designed specifically for professional photographers and their clients. MILK & CREAM Professional membership offers a range of design options and prices to suit most clients, and the discount model enables professionals to profitably use the service time and time again.

MEMBERS RECEIVE 

A choice of one FREE CREAM Album or three FREE MILK Albums.

An exclusive discount of 50% off the list price at any time during the 12-month membership.

100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

Your membership will be refunded in full if you are not completely satisfied with the quality of your free album.

LAUNCH OFFER
Save US$150 by joining before April 30th 2014. The standard cost of MILK & CREAM Professional Membership is US$495, but join before the end of March for just US$345, and receive one FREE unbranded CREAM album (value US$595* excluding shipping) or three FREE unbranded MILK albums (value US$525* excluding shipping).

Learn more and sign up for this special offer today!

CATEGORIES: Dedicated Posts, Marketing, Selling

the modern minimalist™ studio look book is here!

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It’s true: you have to show it to sell it. Now you can show and sell more than ever before with our ready-to-use Modern Minimalist™ Studio Look Book. Professionally written and designed, our 26 page, 8×10 fully customizable catalog template is divided into categories to help sell your entire product line, from albums to wall galleries, specialty items, high resolution negatives and more.

Choose from Two Versions:
Basic: Includes layout, embellishments, professionally written text, compelling product descriptions and bonus sample pricing. Simply insert your own product images!
Deluxe: Includes all of the above plus 40+ professionally photographed studio product images (of sample products worth over $25,000). Included stock photos have placeholders within the products for your images so all the products will truly show off your own art. Use some or all of our images in your ready-to-use guide. You may also swap any of our images out for your own product shots. So easy to use as-is or customize them over time!

Special thanks to Elizabeth Messina Photography, Wild Whim Photography, Lena Hyde Photography, Untamed Heart Photography, Dixie Pixel Photography, Ashley McCormick Photography, Tyler Branch Photography, Melissa Oholendt, Cluney Photo and Something Beautyfull for the lovely images in our sample products.

Click here to get your very own Modern Minimalist™ Studio Look Book!

CATEGORIES: Selling, What's New & What's Hot
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