Weekly Giveaway – Viewbooks gets you on the right path

In our continuing efforts to give you some insight on how the world of photography looks through a working professionals eyes, via our Whats’ In The Bag? series of videos, subscribers to the free NEWSLETTER, know that we are trying to put some tools in your hands to help you get into that world yourself.

While we love and appreciate the power of the still photograph, and appreciate all of the experience of that final image, photoinduced.com wants to also help those of you that want to transition into the commerce side of photography.

Sure many of you are already there, but perhaps a new tool to help you promote your work is what may jump start a whole new deal.
When we first saw Viewbook, the concept itself was intriguing.

Every photographer (and every business) needs a website, we know. Social media has so permeated our lives that you must have a platform to communicate with your audience, as well as promote, do business, and well, open a virtual storefront.
This is what we feel Viewbooks does.

Viewbook – Portfolio Perfect from Viewbook on Vimeo.

Viewbook is not a pre-fab template website service, but a format based website creation tool integrated with an online Image Manager that you can also use to create and share individual albums and pages for daily projects. With the Lightroom plugin you can update your sites and client presentations straight from your Lightroom library.

We believe it’s important that photographers look beyond just a static portfolio website. To engage with people it’s important that they take control and communicate their work actively, update that site regularly, integrate and run the blog, create password protected client areas, create special project pages to show of and embed slideshows in Facebook and such… Doing this will give them a good advantage to those who don’t because connecting and engaging with clients and audiences is directly related to a photographers reputation and success in the competitive photography industry. Although it obviously starts with good images;)

We also think photographers should have enough creative freedom to create things their own way, that’s why we dislike template websites, which are based on too many conventions and make everybody look the same.”

This week we’ll be giving away a FREE, one year pro subscription, worth $190. to one of our NEWSLETTER subscribers at photoinduced.com.

So make sure you are signed up by Tuesday night, May 25th, to be eligible for the giveaway.

We will also be using Viewbooks for our work and report back in. So far, we’re happy.

And if you just want to take a look, you can get a free 30 day trial.
We know that choosing a home for your photographs and business is a major one so look carefully, and choose wisely.
As we say “measure twice, cut once”.

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Upcoming Events

  • PhotoPlus Expo
  • Oct.30-Nov.1, 2014
  • Javits Center
  • NYC, NY
  • Conference and Expo

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Current Exhibitions

  • The Getty Museum
  • “Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection “
  • July 8–October 19, 2014, The Getty Center
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA 90049
  • Tel: 212.570.3600
  • Whitney Musuem
  • “Edward Hopper and Photography”
  • July 17th – Oct.19th, 2014
  • 945 Madison Ave.
  • New York City, New York 10021
  • Tel: 212.570.3600
  • Annenberg Space For Photography
  • “Country: Portraits of American Sound”
  • May 31st -Sept. 28th, 2014
  • 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
  • Century City, CA. 90067
  • Tel: 213.403.3000
  • ICP
  • Sebastio Selgado – Genesis
  • Sept.19, 2014 – Jan 15th,2015
  • 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
  • New York, NY 10036
  • Phone: 212.857.0000
  • Getty Center
  • Convergences: Selected photographs from the Permanent Collection
  • July 8th-Oct.19th, 2014
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • Marco Breuer -Zero Base
  • Sept.4th- Nov.1, 2014
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • Saul Leiter
  • Sept 18- Oct. 25th, 2014
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • Underwater
  • July 11th-September 15th, 2014
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
  • February 8–October 5, 2014
  • 11 West 53rd Street
  • NYC,NY
  • 10019-5497
  • (212) 708-9400
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Now You See It: Photography and Concealment
  • March 31st-Sept 1, 2014
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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