Studio Success Guide: Top Photo Industry Resources for 2016

  • It’s hard work building a brand that focuses on creating an incredible experience for your clients, from image quality to customer service to product quality. It’s up to you to make sure that every aspect of your business reflects well on you and your business. Whether you’re a brand new photographer or a seasoned veteran, working with the right vendors is critical to your success.

    Lucky for you, we’ve been in this industry for over ten years and we’ve compiled all our favorite, tried-and-true, top resources for professional photographers. We’re going to share all the best companies to partner with in 2016 and beyond, in 25+ categories from albums to camera bags, contracts to color correction, we’ve got you covered!

    *This is not a pay-to-play guide. All vendors were chosen solely on merit, reputation and quality.

  • • 50 page gorgeous PDF

    This guide is designed to be read virtually. The 8.5x11 format can be printed with your studio printer for your convenience if you prefer a physical version.


    This guide can be read in Acrobat, Preview, and any PDF compatible product. Windows & Mac.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews

STUDIO SUCCESS GUIDE is Awesome! Thanks so much :)

studio succes guide

I have to say it's a very good guide!! I thimk it's going to help set up again with fresh motivation and knowing where i can get rresourcesto help me.
Thanks so much for sharing all this info,

Great resource

You can troll the internet for hours googling everything. It was nice to have a short list of tried and tested recommendations from a liable source. Thank-you

Helpful Resources

I think in the Welcome and Conclusion of the guide it is explained why this resource is so helpful, "You can’t afford to waste time and money on low quality products and services, but it’s not always easy to know who to partner with." The industry is inundated with photographers and supporting products, and it can be overwhelming trying to figure out who to partner with. Having purchased products from Design Aglow, and gone through the process of fulfilling the products with their suggested vendors, I am confident in the vendors listed in the guide, because Design Aglow has paved the way for me to trust them. These hit all the key areas as a photographer I need. "Partnering with the right vendors is key to your long-term success"

Great guide for resources

The studio success guide is kind of a list of shops, programs and suppliers, Design Aglow loves and suggests to photographers. It is great to get an idea and also to start without having to learn it on the hard way. Why do I only give 4 of 5 points? Because I'm from Europe, Germany in particular. For any product that is just supplied as data, this guide is great. For physical products I doubt that it will be useful for me as European suppliers usually are easier to use (price, taxes, toll, shipping time, ...). Anyhow, you can see that this guide was compiled thoughtfully and it might help you to decide for the one or the other supplier if in doubt.

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