Here’s a list of the suppliers, resources, equipment, etc. that we use in our business.
THE I.C.E. SOCIETY, Great source of instruction and inspiration from master photographer and educator Jerry Ghionis.
WPPI – Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. Membership includes
- Savings of up to 30% on WPPI Expo and PhotoPlus Expo registration and seminars
- 30% Discount on entry fees to PDN, Rangefinder and WPPI photo contests. (Note: No Discounts on Members-Only Competitions)
- Education with certification program (separate fee for WPPI certification program)
- Vendor discounts on gear, software, insurance and much more
- Subscriptions to PDN and Rangefinder magazines
- PhotoServe.com listing to promote your business with your hotlinks and 10 searchable specialties
- Monthly e-newsletter including special events, contests, new benefits and more
- Full Platform Pass for the 2016 WPPI Conference + Expo – more than 100 free classes over five days
- Exclusive access to the WPPI online video library featuring over 100 hours of educational footage from the annual WPPI Print, Album and Filmmaking Competition
GOODGALLERY. Look no further! Seriously! This platform was built with SEO in mind. Your images will load super fast, and it is set up in a way that allows you to get LOTS of Google love. Discount code: BARNET
Album Builder and Design Proofer by FUNDY. www.fundysoftware.com. Speed through your album design with Album Builder. There are tons of online tutorials to get you started. We love Album Proofer for client approval of album designs. Gallery Designer, Image Brander, Batch Editor and Blog Collage are also products we use.
Sticky Albums is a great marketing tool, and a very inexpensive way to add value to your products.
Workflow solutions, Photoshop actions & Lightroom presets : KEVIN KUBOTA WORKFLOW AND PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS, kubotaimagetools.com. Kevin’s products have reduced our production time dramatically while at the same time enhanced the quality of our work. They’re the best! Use: recharge as your password to get your Kubota discount.
CAMERA GEAR, COMPUTERS, BAGS AND OTHER PRODUCTS
Camera Store: SAMY’S CAMERA, Santa Ana, 714.557.9400. Barry Evans in the Pro Camera department will take great care of you!
Mac Computers: DI-NO COMPUTERS, Pasadena, 626.795.6674. Mac authorized dealer for sales & service. Contact Larry for your every Apple need.
Computer Help: MAC: DAN BAKER, 949-829-2399. email@example.com. PC: JAMES CULVER 714-717-9663. firstname.lastname@example.org
Camera Bag: The “One Bag” by UNDFIND Beautifully designed, low profile, multi-purpose, light, camera bags that offer great protection for your expensive gear. Two sizes available, we use them both.
Also, Totty Belt is a product that is low profile and easy to put on.
Newswear pouches. Very popular with newspaper photojournalists. A great way to add to your tool belt to carry that extra lens or flash.
Framing: MIRAGE FRAMES, Santa Ana, 714.979.2610. Awesome customer service and very reasonable prices. Talk to Paul.
Albums: WEST COAST ALBUMS, Los Angeles based company. Beautiful, highest quality albums. Very competitive prices, fast turnaround and unsurpassed customer service. Call Jack Hudkins at 213.663.2520. Tell him we sent you for a nice discount on your first album.
FINAO. Unique album covers for your unforgettable samples. Also, great print quality.
GRAPHISTUDIO We love them for their unique and different products. All products are hand made in Italy and really make an impact on our clients. We especially love the Young Book and GoBook. Check it out!
Lab: BAY PHOTO Best lab we know of! Great Quality, Consistency, Products and Customer Service!
We also use them for our guest sign in books and press printed products.
Canvas wraps: PIXEL2CANVAS. Very easy to use order entry system, Great service, fast turn around, and a $19 flat rate on anywhere in the US. They will even clone the sides for you if you don’t have enough image for the wrap around. Can’t tell you how many hours that feature alone as saved us.
ONLINE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE
Studio Management/Client contact system:
TÁVE. We wish this product was around when we started! It’s an incredibly powerful system at a great price. It will allow you to automate the time consuming parts of your business and provide great customer service, and allow you to focus on the important things like shooting and networking! Use referral code: https://tave.com/join/barnetphotography for a free month!
Online Gallery and Shopping Cart: SMUGMUG PRO. www.smugmugpro.com. Great interface for creating your online gallery. Use this code to get a discount: Success
Blogs: PROPHOTO BLOGS, www.prophotoblogs.com. Best blog value anywhere! Customizable, easy to use WordPress on steroids blog.
BLOGCRAFTED blogcrafted.com. If you have any issues with your blog, especially if you have to move it from one server to another, Scott’s is the man. He’s fantastic and has gotten out of a few binds. He can do it all, including the initial set up, design and ongoing management.
Slideshows: TALAPHOTO, www.talasoft.com. This is a great program that saves your shows as QuickTime movies and it’s only around $35.00!
Music: Triplescoop Music, www.triplescoopmusic.com. The best source for royalty free music. Incredible search engine to the find the perfect music to fit your brand and style.
MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS VENDORS
Credit Card Processing: EXPITRANS. Bryan Tepus: 888-270-3642. Tell him that we sent you. 🙂
Save Your Feet!: IMAGE ORTHOPAEDIC LAB, Santa Ana, 877.967.8469. Makers of custom shoe inserts. We wouldn’t go to a wedding without them!
Insurance: PAM BURKET, STATE FARM INSURANCE, Huntington Beach, 714.373.2442. Specializing in the photography business.
When contacting these businesses, please let them know you heard about them at the Barnet Workshop and don’t forget to use the discount code when applicable. We only refer the goods and service providers we use ourselves.