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You no longer need to shop around or check your email constantly for the next email blast letting you know who has gallery wraps on sale this week! We have permanently LOWERED gallery wrap prices 30%!!!! Yes, you read that correctly. Pricing on Gallery Wraps, Gallery Wrap Clusters, and Split Image Wraps have been lowered. Order today in the BRI ROES software!
In addition to lowering the prices on Gallery Wraps, we have added two new options! Black Paper Backing and Wire Hangers round out our Gallery Wrap product offering. Black Paper Backing and Wire Hangers are available on all Gallery Wraps, Gallery Wrap Clusters, and Split Image Wraps. Look for these add on options in the BRI ROES Software under the Option heading.
Looking for a fun project you can create? Check out our Tic-Tac-Toe set designed using our square LOFT business cards!
We recently introduced a new size to our line of LOFT business cards: a 2.5” square. The team at BRI thought that it would be a great product to use creatively for DIY projects, and we came up with the idea of making a kid-friendly Tic-Tac-Toe game. LOFT is a super thick 51-point paper, so it would be a perfect choice to print Tic-Tac-Toe card. Here’s how to do it.
Grab the templates and design your own cards, or use our specialty design here. If you’re creating them without the templates, just build your design to the 2.5” x 2.5” trim size, keeping in mind that you’ll need about 1/8” safe space around the edges. LOFT 2.5” business cards are located in the Press Products section of the ROES software, and the templates are located here and on the LOFT business cards page on our site. Design your cards with fun colors and patterns or photos. You can customize them with a name too!
We’ve also created an 11×17 poster that can be used as a playing board. Click here for the pre-designed template, or find a blank design template here. You can order it under the Press Products tab in our ROES software as well.
LOFT business cards are sold individually, with a minimum order of 16, so you could order 18 cards and create a set for your child and one for a friend. Or, order multiple sets of your tic-tac-toe game, put a ribbon around each set, and use them as cute party favors.
Have fun creating and playing with your custom tic-tac-toe game!
‘Everyone pauses. Everyone blinks to clear his or her eyes for a new perspective and vision. The concept behind this conference is to stop, to take a moment and refresh, to re-think some ways of doing things…’ -Tash Haynes, Ike & Tash Photography and Motion
Come & re-discover your passion & desire for photography!
The BLINK! Conference is a three-day boutique learning experience for the thriving photographer who values education and wants to take their business to the next level.
When you come to BLINK! you will experience:
fresh & INNOVATIVE ideas
INTIMATE learning environments
on-location practical application & SHOOTING
and CRAZY amounts of laughter and fun!!!!
You will learn from some of the industry leaders, Ike & Tash Haynes, Dawn Davis, Audrey Woulard, Zach and Jody Gray, Joshua Dwain, and Alejandra Vidal, from all over the country about what makes their businesses successful.
You will mingle & network with others professionals who share the same passions that you do!
You will get a boost of creativity at BLINK! Unlike many other traditional style conferences, BLINK! will personalize your experience to your business and your brand.
We have industry experts covering topics ranging from branding your business to shooting on location, there is something at BLINK! for everyone. You will even have the opportunity to customize part of your learning experience!!!!!
Avoid the crowds & connect in a small, up-close and personal way.
DON’T MISS this opportunity to IMAGINE, to INSPIRE and IGNITE your vision!!
Will you BLINK?
I first became aware of StickyAlbums last summer during our annual Summer Sizzler, when my friend Natalie Licini spoke about it during her presentation. I went home and delved into what StickyAlbums was and how I could use it in my boutique wedding business. What I found was incredible!
Over the last few months, we have been working with Nate Grahek, owner of StickyAlbums, to bring you a brand new partnership.
Through a series of 3 blog posts, I will be introducing you to StickyAlbums, how to use StickyAlbums in your business, and how Cascade and StickyAlbums integrate to provide your clients a StickyAlbum of their session album or flush mount wedding album!
Let’s get started!
Word-of-mouth referrals are our most valuable currency as pro-photographers. Smart Phones and Tablets are the fastest growing consumer products we’ve ever seen, and they’re changing how we live and how we do business. StickyAlbums gives you a way to leverage this mobile revolution into wow-factor referrals. StickyAlbums also helps you target clients who can afford premium photography–people who use iPhones and iPads have already demonstrated their affinity for premium/boutique products.
Designed by pro-photographers in early 2012, StickyAlbums has already taken the photography community by storm. The idea is genius: create a custom photo album app for each of your clients so they can share your work via their mobile device. Clients access their own album—complete with your branding—via their phone or tablet. They can share the album face-to-face, or they can send the app to the devices of their friends and family.
On your end, StickyAlbums’ software makes creating the albums as quick and easy as creating a new blog post. It takes just a few minutes to produce albums that are clean, professional, and guaranteed to wow your clients.
StickyAlbums works best as an add-on premium, a part of top-level packages. Current members use StickyAlbums as the perfect pull-through incentive to get clients to invest in bigger print packages, or print albums.
Create digital mobile app photo albums
Easily update albums at any time
Custom “app” icon for each album
Embed YouTube video in albums
Embed Background Music
Keep private albums secure with passwords
Want more info? Then check out this video!
Day 1 of Imaging USA 13 totally ROCKED our socks off! We absolutely LOVED visiting with each and everyone of you that came by the booth! Thank you!
We want Day 2 to be phenomenal as well! For Day 2 to be fantastic, we need your help! That’s right! We need your help!
Here is what you have to do:
Come by the BRI booth #1743. Head over to the Studio Inspiration corner. Snap an image of yourself doing something FUN and CRAZY in the Studio Inspiration corner. Upload it to Instagram tagging us @blackriverimaging and using the hashtag #IUSA13! Then tweet it out mentioning us (@bripro) and using the hashtag #IUSA13 (you can tweet and post to Instagram at the same time)!
You will be entered to win a $250 BRI shopping spree!
Winner will be announced on Instagram on Friday January 25!!!
NEW – iPhone 5 Cases!
If you’re one of the lucky new owners of the iPhone 5 then we have something just for you! You can now create custom iPhone 5 cases that are as unique as you and your images!
Create custom iPhone cases with your favorite image displayed on a vibrant metal print. These make great gifts for clients or you can include them in your top sales packages or à la carte items. They also work great as a marketing tool. Every time Grandma whips out her phone to show off her little ones she’s also promoting the amazing photographer who creates great images and offers all the hot photo products.
iPhone 5 cases are available in black and iPhone 4/4S are available in clear. You can order iPhone cases in the Black River Imaging Software.
Want more ideas on how to use custom iPhone cases in your business? Check out Top 10 Uses for Our Custom iPhone Cases post!
When asked why they hate blogging, the most common answer is ‘I don’t know what to say!’.
Recently, I was speaking to a group of photographers at the Missouri Professional Photographers Association’s fall convention about social media. During the blogging section, a gentleman raised his hand and said, “I don’t get blogging. It becomes a place for me to post a few images from a recent session and say a few nice words about my client. There has to be something more.”
My response to him was “Other than photography, what is your passion?”. He looked at me with a blank stare. So I rephrased my question, “I know all of you in this room are passionate about photography, but what else are you passionate about?”.
He looked at me and said, “Food.”.
I said, “You are a foodie! Great! When you make a gourmet meal, why don’t you photograph the ingredients, the process, and the finished product? Create a blog post about your food obsession. Include the recipe so others can then make the dish too. Combine your two passions!”.
Another woman raised her hand and said she is passionate about gardening. I said why not blog about your gardening? Start with a blog post about the seeds you just ordered! Take your readers through the entire gardening process, from seed to blooming plant.
Photography is only one very minute aspect of who we are. All of us have other things we are passionate about. For me, I love fashion, my children, music, giving back to my community as well as photography. I can combine my love of photography with my other passions and blog about it.
Our clients, friends, and followers want to know more about us besides our photography. They want to know our experiences, our passions, and events that are going on in our lives.
My challenge to you is to take your blog, that is sitting there idle, and use it to let the world know who you are, what makes you tick, and your passions!
What passion will you couple with your love of photography and blog about?