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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, […]
Sales promotions!

Sales promotions!

Sales promotions – using time and excitement! We’ve talked plenty about relationships and the benefits of long-term building but what about the street market skills, the flashy sales tactics and short-term wonder? This is just as important to your sales strategy in terms of revenue and it will sometimes lead to strong, long-term clients. The […]
Focus On…Neil Hemsley!

Focus On…Neil Hemsley!

We would like to introduce you to a digital artist who creates stunning city and landscape images. Mainly producing futuristic and fantasy pieces he is also spreading his wings into black and white photography. Meet Neil Hemsley… Related posts: Focus On…Sarah Gawler! Focus On… Grant McKelvie! Focus On…Ashley Franklin! Featured Website: Dream Day Photography
Focus On…Lucy Williams!

Focus On…Lucy Williams!

Lucy Williams is the hugely talented photographer behind My Heart Skipped, specialising in weddings photography, couples, child and dating portraits as well as interiors and spaces. Known for her fun-filled, natural and atmospheric images she is as vibrant and individual as the people she photographs. Enjoy… Related posts: Focus On… Fiona Elizabeth Photography! Focus On…Rebecca […]
Outsourcing

Outsourcing

Outsourcing, when done correctly, is a very effective way of improving productivity, freeing up valuable time and improving the look and feel of the business. Many photographers operate alone and do not have the scale to enable one to employ someone full or indeed, part time. Employing staff brings many headaches and risks – national […]
Throwback Thursday – Customer Web Page

Throwback Thursday – Customer Web Page

A customer web page provides a personalised, stylised entry point for customers to view their images. The page is based on a large, centred background image with a few lines of text. This page type can be used in a number of ways: The page can link directly to customer images. The page can prompt […]
Social Sharing Images!

Social Sharing Images!

An open graph image is the picture that is randomly selected by social media networks when someone shares your content via social media. In the past this could be frustrating as often unrelated images were selected or only displayed partially. However it is now possible to upload specific images for each web page of your […]
Focus On… Fiona Elizabeth Photography!

Focus On… Fiona Elizabeth Photography!

We would like to introduce you to Fiona Ingvarsson, known as Fiona Elizabeth Photography. Fiona is an award-winning wedding photographer and has been featured in Brides Magazine and Your Surrey Wedding to name but a few and her relaxed and friendly personality combined with her super organizational skills and her desire for excellence makes her a number […]
Social media, the rules of engagement!

Social media, the rules of engagement!

In conflict, straightforward actions generally lead to engagement, surprising actions generally lead to victory. – Sun Tzu Ok, so the above quote is all about war and we’re hardly at war here but the lesson rings true. If we simply go through the motions and deliver the same products and promotions as everyone else, we […]
Why Should I Start A Blog?

Why Should I Start A Blog?

With 60% of businesses owning a blog and over 329 million blog subscribers worldwide it’s safe to say that blogging has taken the Internet by storm. Within the last few years, blogging has become on of the most valuable tools businesses have to engage with customers and share information. So what are the main benefits […]
Linked Gallery Update!

Linked Gallery Update!

We’ve recently updated the linked gallery page so that there are now three design options to choose from. This is a great tool to add continuity to your website. These include captions appearing below images, captions appearing in front of images without movement, and overlay text that appears when the mouse hangs over images. Below […]
New Random Order

New Random Order

We would like to make you aware of a small update. It is now possible to display files in a random order within a collection. To use the random order go to the desired collection > Edit > Display Order options > Assign random Display Order. Related posts: Folio Gallery Page Update! Throwback Thusday: Mosaic […]
What Advice Do You Have For A Photographer Just Starting Out?

What Advice Do You Have For A Photographer Just Starting Out?

Starting out in a new industry can feel overwhelming and intimidating, especially when that industry varies so much and changes so quickly. So we’ve compiled some great advice from our photographers to encourage and inspire anyone who is considering becoming a photographer. If you can find a speciality that you enjoy, embrace it – Ashley Franklin […]
Why Photographers Love Theimagefile!

Why Photographers Love Theimagefile!

We always love to know what our customers think of theimagefile system and the service we provide. It’s incredibly important to us that we’re constantly updating, improving and providing you with new and wonderful features which is why feedback is a vital part of our business. We’ve recently received some really lovely comments which we just […]
Client and Account Management

Client and Account Management

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Bill Gates When anyone starts a service or a business, their overriding sentiment is based on their brilliant product and how much customers are going to love it as much them. The reality is that there will be some who love it like you, maybe […]
Featured Website: Dream Day Photography

Featured Website: Dream Day Photography

We would like to showcase Dream Day Photography’s website designed by our website design team in collaboration with wedding photographer Grant McKelvie; it’s a great example of simple, elegant design with a slight masculine edge. Related posts: Focus On… Grant McKelvie! Focus On…Sarah Gawler! Focus On…Rebecca Northway! Featured Website: Philip Lord Photography!

New Padding Update!

Today we would like to tell you about a padding update that is now available within theimagefile. Previously, in order to pad files you uploaded the correct number of zeros would have to be added to the file number e.g. 001, 002, 003 and so on and we provided various tools in the collection tool bar […]
Print versus digital

Print versus digital

Print versus digital is a common dilemma faced by the most people marketing their business. Everyone seems to be chasing their tails trying to evaluate how it all fits together when technology moves so fast. Faster broadband speeds means we’re often looking at a tablet whilst the TV is on, screens competing for our attention. All […]