Archive for September, 2012

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Recently Karen Leslie told me about a fun “client gift” by Image3D – they sell old-school style view-masters with reels you can customize using your own photos. I recently received a sample to review, and I’m hooked!


Image3D

“If you’ve picked up an original View-Master in the last few decades, chances are the images were shot by one man. Rich Dubnow (a.k.a. the Most Experienced 3D Photographer in the World) was lead photographer at View-Master for twenty years producing work for creative visionaries like Jim Henson and Steven Spielberg.

In 1997, Rich founded Image3D in the picturesque Pacific Northwest. Since then, Image3D has grown from a kitchen table operation to a state-of-the-art facility producing custom-made 3D experiences for everyone from blushing brides to corporate titans.”


image 3D view finder

image 3D view finder

Building a customized reel super easy. All you have to do is upload your digital photos, edit, then add 3D captions. (You can also use their stereo reel builder if you want to submit 3D images.) Your order will be on your doorstep in just days. One set (reel, viewer and box) runs $24.95, and bulk discounts are available.

So if you’re looking for a unique client holiday gift this year, or just want to add a fun new product to your senior or wedding lines, check out Image3D!


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And next we have a few contest winners to announce! First up are the two winners of 1-year subscriptions to CLICK MagazineCindi and Jennifer!

Clickin Moms subscription winners

The winner of the Shoot & Sell iPad App is…Leyla Cadaba!

Shoot & Sell winner

And the winner of Beyond Red and Green templates is…Sarah Crank!

Beyond Red & Green winner

Huge thanks to Shoot & Sell and Beyond Red and Green for the great prize packs, and don’t forget to subscribe to CLICK Magazine ASAP so you can get their inaugural issue!


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More great Christmas gift-wrap ideas from Pinterest by Pocketful of Dreams!

red and white Christmas giftwrap packages

Don’t miss their other fabric and kraft paper holiday packaging ideas here!


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Can you believe we’re → this ← close to October already?! Check back this week for more exciting products and giveaways!

Have a great week!
Robyn & Todd

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Sep201226

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I’m so excited to have our newest advertiser Beyond Red and Green on Paperie today for a fun giveaway / guest / vendor post!

beyond red & green holiday cards templates

Since 2006, Beyond Red and Green has been designing templates for professional photographers. We like to keep things fresh and modern, and pride ourselves on our hand-drawn elements and simplicity of style.

One thing that sets us apart is that we always sell our Christmas templates individually so that our clients can choose their favorites, and invest in something they know their clients will love.

Beyond Red and Green holiday card templates

In addition, we do our best to sell our designs only to professional photographers, so that you can truly offer your clients something unique.

(See our previous feature of Beyond Red and Green here.)

And now one lucky Paperie reader can win one of these Beyond Red and Green baby sets of their choice (La La ParadeorFishie & Me) – PLUS – ten Christmas templates of their choosing.

beyond red & green baby card template
beyond red and green baby card templates


How do you win? It’s easy! All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your favorite Beyond Red and Green product is! That’s it!

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” the Beyond Red and Green Facebook fan page – just comment that you’ve done so, or that you’re already a fan.

And another additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you follow @bragtemplates on Twitter – just comment that you’ve followed or already follow them.

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want THREE chances to win, you have to do the THREE separate things listed above, and then make three separate comments here telling us how you did them.)

Comment with your favorite Beyond Red and Green product here – or that you’ve liked Beyond Red and Green on Facebook – or that you’ve followed @bragtemplates on Twitter – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Saturday, September 29th. You can enter up to THREE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in three separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to three times total – one entry each for all of the options listed above. (PLEASE NOTE: Comments are held for moderation and may not appear immediately. Please be patient! They will show up eventually.)

You have THREE chances to win, but only one chance PER OPTION – please do not post the same link multiple times. Duplicate links will be removed. Each entry requires its own separate comment to have multiple chances to win! See official rules for more details. Please note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning number will be chosen by Random.org, and the winner will be contacted within 48-72 hours of the winner-announcement to claim their prize.

Good luck to everyone who enters, and thanks to Beyond Red and Green for the fantastic prize! (See below for even more current giveaways!)


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We’re giving away two subscriptions to CLICK – go here to win one!

win click magazine subscription

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We’re also giving away choice of the Shoot & Sell iPad Appor – their choice of one Wall Guides set from Photographer’s Wall Display Guides! Win here!

Shoot and Sell

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The goodies keep on coming – check back soon!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. Moo is running an awesome business card special on Fab.com right now! You can get a pack of 50 business cards for $13.99 (30% off).

Fab Moo.com business card sale

You’ve got two more days to take advantage of the offer so don’t miss it! This includes Moo’s classic matte and new glossy finishes – your choice!

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Sep201225

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With fall on tap, that means the 2012 Wrap Battle will be here before you know it! Here are a few photos and pins to help spark creativity for your own packaging! If you look closely, you’ll see we linked to the FREE template download for one!


holiday giftwrapping package

Pinterest gift wrap packaging

Pinterest giftwrap packaging

holiday gift wrap packaging kraft lunch bag

→ download the FREE bag printable template shown above here

Pinterest giftwrapping

Pinterest Christmas giftwrapping box ribbon

For more inspiration, check out our “Packaging and Presentation” board on Pinterest – and also drop by “Oh So Beautiful Paper“!


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We’re giving away two subscriptions to CLICK – go here to win one!

win click magazine subscription

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We’re also giving away choice of the Shoot & Sell iPad Appor – their choice of one Wall Guides set from Photographer’s Wall Display Guides! Win here!

Shoot and Sell

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Check back this week – more giveaways coming up soon!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. Moo is running an awesome business card special on Fab.com right now! You can get a pack of 50 business cards for $13.99 (30% off).

Fab Moo.com business card sale

You’ve got three more days to take advantage of the offer so don’t miss it! This includes Moo’s classic matte and new glossy finishes – your choice!

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Sep201224

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Excited to have Ariana Falerni back for another giveaway / guest / vendor post!

Shoot & Sell

Shoot & Sell: Portrait Sales on the Go!
A new iPad app for photographers coming to the iTunes store mid-September.

From the creators of the Photographer’s Wall Display Guides, comes Shoot & Sell – a new iPad app for photographers to help their clients “picture their pictures” on the walls of their home.

Whether meeting with clients at their home, the photographer’s studio, or anywhere in between, Shoot & Sell lets photographers create wall display designs using beautiful stock room backgrounds, a picture of the client’s actual walls or a picture taken on the spot with the iPad’s camera . Thanks to the app’s unique ability to calibrate any room image, images are shown in actual proportion providing an easy, realistic size reference.

Designed by a photographer for photographers, Shoot & Sell is also a powerful tool for any visual artist, from painters to printmakers to Etsy shop owners – all can benefit from showing potential clients the impact that their art can have when placed on a wall.

Shoot & Sell video

Click to view “Shoot & Sell” trailer video

Shoot & Sell video

Click to view “Shoot & Sell” features demo

Photographers who purchased the Photographer’s Wall Display Guides (the desktop version of this app) have told me time and time again that they doubled or tripled their large print and canvas sales immediately” says Ariana Falerni, photographer and creator of the app and the desktop Photoshop version.

I have no doubt that this app will do the same and more. The unique ease of use and touch gestures of the iPad makes it even more fun and interactive to create wall displays and clients love seeing the designs come to life before their eyes!” she continues.

Features:
• Add images from iPad’s library, Dropbox or Flickr
• 15 multi-image templates – many available as clusters /
   collections at popular professional print labs like H&H, Simply
   Canvas, Mpix Pro and more.- more available in future updates
   via in-app purchase
• Two-finger pinch or spread to see single images in as many as
   31 portrait sizes – user can customize which sizes to show or
   not show to match their own product offerings
• Two finger rotate to change canvases from landscape to portrait
   orientation at will
• Frame single images – with or without mats in 5 basic colors
   and 8 combinations of frame and mat widths
• Scale, zoom, flip and rotate images to find the best crop and
   even straighten out horizon lines
• Choose from the 10 included stylish stock room backgrounds
   or import and scale your own room images with the easy to
   use calibration tool
• Additional stock room background images available as
   in-app purchases
• Change wall and furniture colors of stock room images
• Room backgrounds can also be taken on location using the
   iPad’s camera
• Share designs by email, Flickr, Facebook, twitter or to the
   iPad library
• Ability to save and re-open design projects
• Image size labels that can be toggled on and off
Organic Bloom frames coming soon


Shoot and Sell
Go here to purchase the ap!

The app requires an iPad 2 & 3, iOS 4.3+ and will debut in the iTunes store at $59.99 through midnight Thursday, September 27th – at which point it will go up to $79.99.

It’s a great deal” says Ms. Falerni of the price point – “Desktop versions of similar software run in the hundreds. There’s no better place to put your money towards than in a sales tool where you see an immediate return on investment, often with the very first use!

And now one lucky Paperie reader can win their choice of the Shoot & Sell iPad Appor – their choice of one Wall Guides set (I, II, or III) from Photographer’s Wall Display Guides! How do you win? It’s easy!

All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us whether you’d like to win the Shoot & Sell iPad App or one of the Photographer’s Wall Display Guides sets!

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” the Shoot & Sell Facebook fan page – just comment that you’ve done so, or that you’re already a fan.

And another additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you follow @shootandsell on Twitter – just comment that you’ve followed or already follow them.

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want THREE chances to win, you have to do the THREE separate things listed above, and then make three separate comments here telling us how you did them.)

Comment with the product you’d like to win here – or that you’ve liked Shoot & Sell on Facebook – or that you’ve followed @shootandsell on Twitter – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 27th. You can enter up to THREE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in three separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to three times total – one entry each for all of the options listed above. (PLEASE NOTE: Comments are held for moderation and may not appear immediately. Please be patient! They will show up eventually.)

You have THREE chances to win, but only one chance PER OPTION – please do not post the same link multiple times. Duplicate links will be removed. Each entry requires its own separate comment to have multiple chances to win! See official rules for more details. Please note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning number will be chosen by Random.org, and the winner will be contacted within 48-72 hours of the winner-announcement to claim their prize.

Good luck to everyone who enters, and congrats to Shoot & Sell on their product launch – thanks for such a great prize!


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We’re also giving away two subscriptions to CLICK – go here to win one!

win click magazine subscription

Check back soon – more giveaways on the way!
Robyn & Todd


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P.S. Moo is running an awesome business card special on Fab.com right now! You can get a pack of 50 business cards for $13.99 (30% off).

Fab Moo.com business card sale

You’ve got four more days to take advantage of the offer so don’t miss it! This includes Moo’s classic matte and new glossy finishes – your choice!

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Sep201223

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I’m very excited to promote the new magazine CLICK by Clickin Moms — especially so because my former Editor-in-Chief / Director of Publications (and the person who gave me my start) at Professional Photographer Magazine is now the Editor-in-Chief / Director of Publications at CLICK. Please welcome CLICK for another giveaway / vendor / guest post!

Coming soon! The magazine for the modern photograp[her]!

Have you heard? Clickin Moms is launching CLICK, a new bi-monthly print magazine for female photographers!

Click Magazine

The magazine will be printed on gorgeous matte paper and perfect-bound. (No worries, iPad lovers, it’ll be available digitally and as an app as well!) CLICK will feature profiles of amazing women photographers, insight and advice on new products, real-world education, and loads of inspiring and exciting editorial sure to make you fall in love with photography over and over again!

Click Magazine

CLICK’s creative team includes Cameron Bishopp, former Chief Editor for Professional Photographer Magazine, and Lisa Thé, previously Art Director for Martha Stewart Weddings & Outside magazines.

Don’t miss the highly sought-after first issue mailing in just a few weeks — it will be a limited edition! Click here to secure your first copy TODAY!

And now two lucky U.S. Paperie readers can win a 1-year subscription to CLICK (including the PREMIERE issue, ALL 6 issues in 2013, and each digital issue of CLICK — 7 total issues) from Paperie Boutique! How do you win? Simple!

All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what articles / topics you’d like to see covered in CLICK Magazine! That’s all there is to it!

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” our Paperie Boutique Facebook fan page – just comment that you’ve done so, or that you’re already a fan.

And another additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you follow @PaperieBoutique on Twitter – just comment that you’ve followed or already follow us.

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want THREE chances to win, you have to do the THREE separate things listed above, and then make three separate comments here telling us how you did them.)

Comment with the topic you’d like to see covered in the new CLICK Magazine here – or that you’ve liked Paperie Boutique on Facebook – or that you’ve followed @PaperieBoutique on Twitter – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 26th. You can enter up to THREE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in three separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to three times total – one entry each for all of the options listed above. (PLEASE NOTE: Comments are held for moderation and may not appear immediately. Please be patient! They will show up eventually.)

You have THREE chances to win, but only one chance PER OPTION – please do not post the same link multiple times. Duplicate links will be removed. Each entry requires its own separate comment to have multiple chances to win! See official rules for more details. Please note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning number will be chosen by Random.org, and the winner will be contacted within 48-72 hours of the winner-announcement to claim their prize.

Good luck to everyone who enters, and congrats to CLICK on their launch!
Robyn & Todd


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P.S. Moo is running an awesome business card special on Fab.com right now! You can get a pack of 50 business cards for $13.99 (30% off).

Fab Moo.com business card sale

You’ve got five more days to take advantage of the offer so don’t miss it! This includes Moo’s classic matte and new glossy finishes – your choice!

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Sep201221

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Long time, no update! I’m still trying to figure out how to best effectively juggle my two boys & husband, my jobs, my health, and our new life in Georgia. Something had to give the last several weeks and unfortunately it’s been Paperie. We still update the Paperie Facebook page almost daily however, so if you’re looking for “Paperie Lite“, make sure to check there! Life is finally starting to find a groove again though and we’ll be back and better than ever as the holiday season approaches so please check back here at paperieboutique.com often as well!


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Happy birthday to Moo! Did you know Moo.com has been running a birthday sale this week? (Tip: You would have if you followed us on Facebook!) Well they’ve decided to extend it through the weekend so here are the details…

Moo birthday sale

In addition to that, Moo is running an awesome business card special on Fab.com! You can get a pack of 50 business cards for $13.99 (30% off).

Fab Moo.com business card sale

You’ve got six more days to take advantage of the offer so don’t miss it! This includes Moo’s classic matte and new glossy finishes – your choice!


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HB Photo Packaging is running a new “Fall 10% Off Special” today through midnight EDT on September 23rd. (See image below for code.) Now is the time to stock up on your holiday season packaging!

HB Photo Packaging Sale

Need packaging ideas / inspiration? Brush up on our annual Wrap Battle submissions and check out our Pinterest Packaging & Presentation board.


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Together with HB Photo Packaging, The Panache Collective just sent off these cute swag-bag goodies for the Savvy Sisterhood 2012 Workshop.

Panache Collective and HB Photo Packaging

At last update just two seats were left, so check The Savvy Photographer for more details!

(Knock on wood, we hope to start pre-sales at The Panache Collective this fall. Check The Panache Collective on Facebook for updates.)


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We also wanted to welcome Beyond Red and Green to the Paperie advertising family! Check in next week for a special post from them!

Happy autumn!
Robyn & Todd

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Sep201207

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The digital edition of the September 2012 Professional Photographer Magazine is now online for digital subscribers.

September 2012 Professional Photographer Magazine PPA

In this issue Robyn reviewed the latest and greatest “lab’s choice” products by Color Inc., ProDPI, Bay Photo, McKenna Pro, Collages.net, Miller’s Professional Imaging, LustreColor, and Mid South Color Lab.

Sept 12 Robyn L Pollman article lab photographer photography

Click the magazine pages above to read a larger .pdf version of the article. You can also find the article on page 54 and page 55 of the print-version when it hits mailboxes. Plus you can download the digital edition now if you’re a PPA member or digital subscriber.

Don’t get Professional Photographer Magazine yet? Subscribe here!


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We have a winner in the recent Photographer Cafe $125 shopping spree giveaway and it’s…April!

photographer cafe contest prize giveaway

Congrats to April, thanks to everyone who entered, and thank you to Photographer Cafe for the amazing prize!


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Have a great weekend everyone!
Robyn & Todd

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