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Design Aglow Frames: Our Story

Design Aglow Frames: Our Story

We are proud to be able to say that our frames are now handmade in Portland, Oregon by real people, not machines. We are excited to continue to provide you with the most business-savvy products possible in the industry.

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Presentation is Everything

Presentation is Everything

If you’re shipping out prints and albums thrown haphazardly into repurposed bubble wrap and recycled boxes, like many photographers do, you may be sending the wrong signal to your clients. We’re not saying you need to spend lots of time and money to put together over-the-top packaging, but a branded experience and even a thank you card can go a long way. Delighted clients are great for your business.

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The Value of Good Packaging

The Value of Good Packaging

Packaging can either make or break your brand. Whether you’re a luxury jewelry store that delivers products in a little blue bag, complete with a white satin ribbon, or you’re a photographer who has your copper logo embossed onto charcoal boxes, you know that your packaging is your opportunity to positively impact your image and client experience.

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Introducing Design Aglow + Miller's Professional Imaging

Introducing Design Aglow + Miller's Professional Imaging

When Design Aglow launched over 12 years ago, one of our greatest responsibilities has been to execute excellence in all of our products and services. And that hasn’t changed. To do this and adapt to the constant change and evolution of our industry, we occasionally implement major changes for the greater good.

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the f stops here: why prints matter

the f stops here: why prints matter

When we look around at the walls of our Portland office, we are reminded once again why prints are vital to your business as framed examples of your best work around the studio. They’re the perfect sneaky marketing tool!

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Caught Our Eye: Gerald Laroque

Caught Our Eye: Gerald Laroque

My parents always had a 27 exposure Kodak Max disposable camera somewhere to be found throughout the house and as an adolescent, I always remember myself with a camera. I had such a fascination with the human form. I’m sure most children would be outside playing but not me; I would always seek out my parent’s photo albums; reviewing the composition of the images and the imperfections of the subjects.

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In The Bag: Brandon Burk

In The Bag: Brandon Burk

I started my career ten years ago, working at a high end photography studio in my early twenties. No college, just hands on experience. While working there for a few years, I was also working on building up a clientele of my own. Once I had established a good amount of clients, I left the company and started my own business. My one hope for my art is that it will withstand the test of time and that further generations can appreciate it.

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What The Pros Are Saying: Welcome Packets

What The Pros Are Saying: Welcome Packets

“Through Design Aglow I’ve been able to flourish as a boutique fine art wedding photographer and business owner. I’ve learned early in my career if you spoil your customer with love, creativity, and thoughtfulness you have their loyalty in return. A Welcome Packet is so essential to my business to communicate this to my clients."

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5 Steps To Pre-Selling Any Product Using Stock Photos

5 Steps To Pre-Selling Any Product Using Stock Photos

You’re a busy photographer/cinematographer/creative. You don’t have an extra $150-$10,000 laying around to collect sample products and you definitely don’t have a week to style rooms, hang art on the walls, set up flat lays, collect inspiring props AND THEN photograph everything and edit the images.

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How Product Images Help You Sell More Photography

How Product Images Help You Sell More Photography

When a client comes to your website, what do they see first? Your logo? .Jpgs? Or aspirational products? Today, consumers make decisions in split seconds. You need to impress and you need to do it quickly and flawlessly.  If you are an IPS photographer (offering in-person sales), you already know how important it is to sell PRODUCTS, not .jpgs. Ditch that opening slideshow of jpgs and and show prospective clients what they are coming to you for: keepsake art (even if they don’t know it yet).  

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