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 packaging 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.
BONUS INCLUDED TEMPLATES:
• USB Care Card
• 5x7 Flat Marketing Postcard
• 5x7 Flat 'What To Expect' Postcard
• Customizable Branding Sticker
• Headshot Template in 8x10 & 8.5x11
• 4 Two-Sided 5.5x8.5 Comp Card Templates
• Guide delivered in 39 page PDF format, view right from your hard drive or iPad for easy archiving and navigation
• Included templates are fully layered Photoshop .psd files for unlimited customizations
• Designed using ProDPI's templates but can be customized to be printed at any lab
• USB Care Card
• 5x7 Flat Postcards
• Branded Sticker
• Headshot & Comp Card Templates (which can be printed at most professional labs)
Please note: You will need to install a few fonts to maintain the look of these templates. As always, we supply the names of the fonts used, but .ttf files must be downloaded from other providers. See Usage for additional details.
• Photoshop CS and newer
• Windows and Mac
It's Sellable: Start smart and grow your business without the guess work. This kit has a wealth of beginner information and guidance to get you started and optimize your shooting process and workflow. Best of all, our bonus delivery packaging and marketing templates will raise your image well above the competition.
It's a Time Saver: Save time that would otherwise be wasted researching and scouring the internet. We’ve collaborated with several top photographers in the field to compile a comprehensive knowledge that will prepare you for the model and comp card business. Additionally, we’ve taken the time and labor out of creating delivery packaging, marketing materials and cohesive branding by including pre-designed templates you can customize in a snap.
It Shapes Your Image: Shooting head shots and comp cards presents an opportunity to use your art to sell someone else’s art. With our gathered knowledge and spectacular templates, you’ll wow your clients with a thorough experience and cohesive branding. This kit can help you distinguish yourself, and your products, as the professional artist that you are.
Sometimes great things really do come in small packages. Perfect for clients on the go, Mini Sessions deliver a custom boutique photography experience without a huge time (or financial) investment. The Design Aglow Mini Session Guide includes step-by-step instructions to guide you through the entire process, from lighting, to handling clients, time squeezes, and session workflow.
With our Guide to lead your way, your studio can feature an entire year of gorgeous Mini Session events in five themes: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter & Anytime. Ideal for building buzz, bringing in new clients, and generating business during slower times of the year, our comprehensive Mini Session package will get you started as soon as you download!
• A thorough, 21 page illustrated guide that shares how to maximize your profits with mini sessions
• Tips for organizing your time and your day around your clients
• Ideas for engineering your workflow to deliver maximum returns for minimal effort
• Beautiful, customizable Mini Session marketing postcard templates that coordinate with each theme and get the word out to clients both old and new
• Lighting diagrams detailing the setup of ambient plus flash, studio lighting, or outdoors
• Workflow and marketing ideas and inspiration=
• Printable scheduling form template
• Bonus photography, style, safety, and marketing tips and shortcuts
Please note: We supply the names of the free fonts used, but .ttf files must be downloaded from other providers. See Usage for additional details.
Compatible with Photoshop CS and newer, InDesign CS4 and newer, Windows & Mac.
It's Sellable: Use the Mini Session Guide to create a system that works for you and your clients, and let our creative tools help you make a big impact. Book clients easily with the included professionally-designed marketing tools.
It's a Time Saver: Mini sessions might be abbreviated in length, but without proper planning they can easily be just as much work as a traditional shoot. This guide provides a simple approach to organizing your sessions and helps you create a manageable schedule that promises to maximize your time, while saving a tremendous amount of organizational effort.
It Shapes Your Image: The Mini Session Guide helps you craft a luxury boutique experience that will create a buzz in your community. Building business is about bringing in new clients; once they experience your minis, they’ll want to come back for more!
You’ve heard the horror stories: the photography industry is saturated and overflowing. So how are you expected to compete when you can probably just head out the door and find another photographer doing business just a few doors down? Actually, it’s really quite simple: Marketing and Public Relations. But it can’t be just any marketing. You need to be building top content that your market finds shareable, relatable, and valuable.
The Essential Marketing and PR Guide is a 49 page primer that will help you plan, organize, and act in a way that will ensure success and have you reaching the right people at the right time.
From start to finish, this guide is another exceptional business product from Design Aglow that will educate and guide you on marketing and social media and provide you with essential worksheets to kick-start your marketing immediately. We even include a complete 52 week marketing calendar to take the guesswork out of planning, chock full of daily ideas and inspiration! And, if that's not enough, you can gain valuable insights from industry leaders on marketing and social media campaigns via traditional campaigns to quick and easy social media hits! Think of this as the pro photographer’s version of "Marketing, PR and Social Media 101."
The Essential Marketing and PR Guide & Calendar will help you:
*Special thanks to Terra Lange Photography for the lovely images throughout our guide.
It's Sellable: This is a business education tool that will provide you not only with an overview of Marketing, PR & Social Media, but also with concrete methods to evaluate your business and set a course for a successful upcoming year. The tasks and projects it suggests are at low-to-no cost and will allow you to immediately increase your visibility and reach your business goals.
It's a Time Saver: You do not need to re-invent the wheel, or design a perfect plan for tomorrow. This Guide will get you started today with whatever resources you have immediate access to.
It Shapes Your Image: Using the worksheets to assess where you have been and where you are going and you can set achievable and measurable goals. With the calendar in place, you can complete daily tasks and action items that will give you visibility to clients and partners and allow you to consistently communicate your brand and your business.
• A thorough, 75 page illustrated guide
• Time-saving tools and worksheets
We have all heard the stories of photography studio disasters; you know, the ones that make you cringe with dread. Oftentimes, many of the disasters that sink a studio aren't considered in advance, which is why Design Aglow has assembled a dream team of industry advisors to prevent the unthinkable.
In truth, almost all client and business miscommunications can easily be avoided with the simple preliminary measure of instituting strong policies. With a little foresight, you can ensure business success before you even interact with a client.
The Essential Portrait Studio Policies for Success serves as a comprehensive guide to ensure the highest level of success for wedding and portrait photographers.
This handbook is a list of effective policies designed to provide you with guidance and advice, compiled from our experience consulting with hundreds of photographers just like you. We’ve created what we feel are the most crucial policies in portrait photography, all built to minimize wasted time, maximize your sales, and reaffirm your love for the craft. In these pages, you’ll discover not only why each policy is important to your success but also how they impact your business’s bottom line. Its text is available to use in whole or in part; copy and paste these responses into emails and printed/online studio policies, or modify them to suit your own needs and your own business.
Learn procedures for challenges like strategizing session fees, methods for heading off cancellations and tardiness, how to handle retouching requests, and what the best in the business are doing to sell digital files. 21 key topics provide essential procedural information for before, during, and after the portrait session. Each tip is followed with clear instructions about WHY the particular practice is important and HOW it helps with your success.
• Delivered in 19 page PDF format, view right from your hard drive or iPad for easy archiving and navigation
It's Sellable: Your clients will appreciate having professional policies that they can both understand and respect. Never worry about the threat of a portrait session crisis turning into a legal and logistical nightmare.
It's a Time Saver: Simplify your process and keep your customers pleased by utilizing these tried and true methods. In most cases, difficulty with client relations stems singularly from a lack of, or misinterpretation of policies. Answering the concerns of your clients BEFORE moving forward eliminates future disparity and frustration, saving time AND money.
It Shapes Your Image: Our collection of key policies were carefully selected and developed by our top contributors. Learn from the successful methods of the best in the business, and develop an image that is a sure win.
A few notes from Design Aglow about our product
Customization: This product is an instant download and is fully customizable unless otherwise noted. A support guide is provided with your product, or in our Tutorials section. It offers a generalized overview for customizing the template. NOTE: Both the template and tutorial are designed specifically for professional photographers and assume a working knowledge and intermediate experience with Photoshop and a familiarity with layer masks.
Printing: Unless otherwise noted, all template layouts are formatted for standard professional lab printing. You can print your final products anywhere professional services are provided, however we do include a recommended lab with your download.
Fonts: Most fonts used in Design Aglow products are standard system fonts that may already be installed on your computer, or are easily attainable by downloading from the creators. Due to copyright protection, we are unable to include these files directly in the template, but a quick Internet search for the font online will typically yield several resources (font style names are included with your product for easy searching).
About Your Purchase: We understand inspiration knows no boundaries and that you're probably eager to get started. This product is designed to be used immediately, which is why we made it digital! We do hope you understand, however, that since it is digital, we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges. Before you finalize your purchase, take one more look to be sure it's exactly what you need and that you have the appropriate software.
One more thing: If you haven't purchased from us before, take a minute to review our Copyright Information, for important details on how you legally use this product. It will probably answer most of the questions you may have, and explains key product usage guidelines.
Have questions? Contact us anytime. A friendly, intelligent member of Design Aglow will be happy to offer assistance during our operating hours, M-F 9:00-5:00 (U.S. Pacific Standard Time).
Are your friends and family members still expecting a few too many freebies and favors? The Photographer’s Friends and Family Kit is our latest instant solution to solving a common business conundrum. If you’re in desperate need of a smart policy to address "Friends and Family" discounts and pricing, then this attractive (but equally powerful) kit was developed just for you!
Mark today on your calendar as the last day you’ll be taken advantage of when doing business with a friends or a family member. Implement our smart discount tier system and use the corresponding price lists to ensure your relationships remain intact...and happy. In fact, our simple three-step Friends and Family pricing system will not only support you in keeping your business sustainable, you’ll still be as generous as ever to the people who matter to you the most. Win, meet win.
~Sample images courtesy of Alyssa Rosenheck Photography for Design Aglow~
• A three-step plan to price Friends and Family Sessions.
• 35 page PDF Guide
• 12 time-saving email templates customized for weddings, portraits and more general assignments to successfully address “friends and family” clients.
• Two printable “Exclusively for Friends and Family” seasonal newsletters to communicate booking availability, guidelines and discounts in a firm (yet friendly) manner. (Fully editable in Photoshop CS or newer)
• Worksheet for smart scheduling, basic workflow and discount level tracking.
Please Note: We supply the names of the fonts used, but .ttf files must be downloaded from other providers. See Usage for additional details.
• Guide can be read in Acrobat, Preview and any PDF compatible product, view the entire guide right from your hard drive or iPad for easy archiving and navigation
• Newsletters are fully editable in Photoshop CS and newer and Discount Tracker Worksheet is editable with Adobe Acrobat Pro and InDesign CS4 and newer
• Windows and Mac
It's Sellable: To your friends and family, you’re as generous as ever--all while maintaining peace of mind and a profitable bottom line.
It's a Time Saver: The Photographer’s Friends and Family Kit includes every email template and worksheet you’ll need to communicate to your clients using the industry’s best practices, all while ensuring you’re as stylish and professional as ever.
It Shapes Your Image: Building yourself into a profitable, smart business is a key factor in developing a strong reputation for your studio and your brand. No longer will you arbitrarily throw up price lists to satisfy friends and family (or wonder why you’re showing no profits for your hard work). Simply complete our easy steps for implementing your own smart pricing for your own success formula.