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Featured Website: Rachel Molina Photography

Featured Website: Rachel Molina Photography

Rachel Molina contacted our website design team because she wanted to integrate her wedding portfolio into her landscape and portrait site. She specifically wanted a very simple design with a left-hand navigation bar and a slideshow of images without thumbnails. We’re really excited to show you this build as we think it is a really ...
WordPress 101: How To Set Up Your Blog

WordPress 101: How To Set Up Your Blog

Following on from our previous blog post, 5 Reasons You Need To Start A Blog Right Now, we are going to focus on two things; how to set up a WordPress blog within theimagefile system and how to import your blog if you’ve already got started. Related posts: WordPress for everyone on theimagefile! Advanced Contact ...
Focus On: Trudi Scrumptious!

Focus On: Trudi Scrumptious!

If you love adorable babies and stunning portraiture you are going to fall head over heels for Trudi Butler, founder of Trudi Scrumptious Photography. Her images are beautifully soft and gentle and her styling is second to none – just have a look at her gorgeous Edinburgh based studio! We hope you enjoy… Related posts: ...
5 Reasons You Need To Start A Blog Right Now!

5 Reasons You Need To Start A Blog Right Now!

I know I talk about blogging a lot and maybe I’m a little biased, but I truly believe that blogging is now an area of business that is too good to miss out on. Did you know that over 60% of businesses now have a blog and there are over 329 million blog subscribers worldwide. ...
5 Ways To Convert Enquiries Into Sales

5 Ways To Convert Enquiries Into Sales

As a creative entrepreneur, you probably spend a lot of time answering enquiries about your services and products. It’s great to be getting lots of enquiries, however, it’s important to remember that enquiries are not sales. It just means that someone is interested in what your brand has to offer. I know a lot of ...
Managing your workflow

Managing your workflow

Managing your workflow is key to helping drive your business forward. Securing customers often leaves some gaps around the actual production and successful delivery of the work. Added to that, the onus of running a number of jobs concurrently and ensuring your work is of the highest standard possible in each case, then you truly have ...
12 Business Mistakes To Avoid

12 Business Mistakes To Avoid

Did you know that 8 out of 10 businesses fail within the first 18 months? Shocking right? Many people believe that the most important things to worry about when starting a business are to be their own boss, keep their own work hours, chase their dreams and worry about everything else once business has got ...
Focus On: Steve Dunlop!

Focus On: Steve Dunlop!

If you’ve ever looked at a travel brochure you’ve probably seen the work of Steve Dunlop. Steve is a corporate PR, event and portrait photographer who has worked with members of the travel industry, such as P&O Cruises, for years, photographed celebrities such as Kelly Holmes and Marco Pierre White as well as royalty including ...
Update: Crowdfunding Appeal!

Update: Crowdfunding Appeal!

Theimagefile photographer Ashley Franklin has launched a crowdfunding appeal for his latest project The Valley that Changed the World, the first ever photo book of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, arguably the most significant World Heritage site on the planet. You can discover more about the project and his appeal by going to his ...
Update: Frame15 Trade Show!

Update: Frame15 Trade Show!

We’re proud to once again by sponsoring the Frame15 Trade Show! It’s a FREE to enter Trade Show featuring talks/workshops by renowned industry speakers including Hasselblad Master Milosz Wozaczynski and Profoto Ambassador Andy Kruczek as well as an exhibition showing the culmination of the Project15 competition. Details: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October 2015 at ...
Featured Website: Sally Uphill Photography

Featured Website: Sally Uphill Photography

Hello, did you all have a good weekend? As the weather is getting more dreary we thought we would brighten your Monday with a classic and elegant website. Sally Uphill contacted our website design team because she wanted to divide her commercial and wedding photography websites, however still keep continuity between the two. Related posts: Focus On…Anthony ...
6 Ways To Obtain More Customers

6 Ways To Obtain More Customers

We all know that in order to grow our businesses, we need to grow our customer base. But finding the time to round up new customers can be a bit of a challenge. What you need is a strategy that helps attract more customers without a load more work. Here are six easy ways to ...
It’s Business, It’s Okay To Make Money!

It’s Business, It’s Okay To Make Money!

Hello good people! We wanted to have a chat about pricing your services. In the office earlier today we were talking about the dilemma that many small businesses face when it comes to pricing their services – price too low and you can’t make ends meet but price too high and you risk scaring potential ...
Marketing Plans: The Beginners Guide

Marketing Plans: The Beginners Guide

Hello friends! We need to talk….we need to talk about marketing plans. I know, I know many of you will have heard of them, read about them even, but I’m willing to bet very few of you have actually written one. It’s okay, you’re not alone. It’s amazing how many businesses think that having no ...
Marketing Your Business On A Small Budget

Marketing Your Business On A Small Budget

Marketing your business on a small budget is one of the challenges many photographers face, some don’t know where to start, others simply don’t bother even to get started. When you first dreamed of running your own photographic business there may have been initial thoughts of instant success and rapid expansion, solving the world’s image ...
Would You Say That To Your Grandma?

Would You Say That To Your Grandma?

There are two main aspects to what is known as “customer service”. The first is giving great customer service by spending time with a client and guiding them on what to purchase. The second is providing assistance and care when customers hit a glitch. Companies that sell luxury items often make first class customer service ...
How To Avoid An “Abandoned Shopping Cart”

How To Avoid An “Abandoned Shopping Cart”

Hello all! You’re probably guilty of doing this – you add an item to a shopping cart, start the checkout purchase and then back out for some reason. Well you are not alone. According to the Baymard Institute the average online abandonment rate is about 68 percent! Abandoning a shopping cart can happen for many reasons, however a ...
Instagram – dos and don’ts

Instagram – dos and don’ts

Instagram is a free and simple way to share your pictures with others. The picture or video, can be customised with filters and creative tools so it’s really easy to use.  You can find people to follow based on things you’re into, and be part of an inspirational community. Most top photographers have large followings on ...
Intellectual property

Intellectual property

Intellectual property is a legal term that refers to creations of the mind. Examples of intellectual property include artistic works such as photographs. Under intellectual property laws, owners of intellectual property are granted certain exclusive rights, such as copyright. As a photographer in business, it’s important to understand the dos and don’ts as it’s a central principal to maintaining ...
Shoot, Upload, Sell: How To Successfully Launch Your Business

Shoot, Upload, Sell: How To Successfully Launch Your Business

One of the primary ways of building a successful business is to start with a successful launch. A well-executed launch is your chance to grab potential customers’ attention and make a strong first impression with your product or service. In order to get a launch just right, you’re going to need to conduct some careful research ...
Why Did My Pants Cost £45?

Why Did My Pants Cost £45?

This is what happened – I was buying pants and it cost me £45. The underwear itself actually came to £10 however I, like many others out there, got sucked into the loyalty scheme/free shipping offer. The offer said that orders over £40 had free shipping, so what did I do? I bought more than I needed, ...