Newsletter August 2012

The Wedding Photography Blueprint 2.0 is here…

Hi all, our Newsletter August 2012 is the first newsletter for a while as things (as usual) have been mighty hectic around here. Firstly, there have been weddings to reccie and shoot, and secondly, the final touches to our new, exciting project have been made.

Newsletter August 2012

Over the past year, we have updated, filmed, edited and produced the Wedding Photography Blueprint to version 2.0 and the masters (DVD's) have recently been sent for production. More below.

This Month's Newsletter August 2012 :

  1. 1
    Wedding Photography Blueprint 2.0
  2. 2
    Learn to shoot video on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  3. 3
    Wi-Fi BacPac review for Go Pro HD Hero 1 and 2
  4. 4
  5. 5
    Pond 5 now sell photos - Contributors wanted
  6. 6
    What would you like to see more of and learn?

1. Wedding Photography Blueprint 2.0

This project has been huge!

Over the past year we have been revamping, writing and filming the update to the popular Wedding Photography Blueprint DVD's. These have sold worldwide for 4 years with great results and subsequent reviews. Because the world has changed somewhat over the past 4 years, as have some of the techniques, equipment and technology, we decided it was time to review the Blueprint from the ground up.

This new training course for new wedding photographers really does have it all and then some. We thought, "Right! Let's just throw everything into this"…and that we did. The Wedding Photography Blueprint 2.0 has been designed so that even a novice to digital photography could learn all they need to know. Everything to start off on the road to becoming a full time, professional wedding photographer.

For those professionals already running their own business but not shooting weddings yet, the Blueprint has all the information you need. Ready to break into this lucrative aspect of a photography business?

Check it out below. We have an exciting offer or two for the launch (limited) including discounts plus between 6 months and 1 years free access to ATP Members. You need to sign up at the site (page link below) to be notified of the launch. This could even make a great birthday or Christmas gift.

2. Learn to Shoot Video on the 5D Mark III

If you are lucky enough to own the new Canon EOS 5D Mark III, you should by now have found your way around the basics of this camera. For those who have delved a little deeper, you may want to learn more about how to get the most out of the stunning HD video that this camera offers.

A new DVD has been produced to guide you through the ins and outs of using the video feature of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. I have the Canon EOS 5D Mark II version and found it very useful. Check out the 5D Mark III version below with info on all 14 chapters:

Learn Video on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (link removed, no longer for sale)

3. Wi-Fi BacPac Review for Go Pro HD Hero 1 and 2

If you own a Go Pro HD Hero 1 or 2, you will love this little add-on. The accessories that are available for this great little POV camera are endless and this one is particularly useful. Having the ability to remotely control and operate your Go Pro is super-useful and with the Smartphone App, you can even watch and stream video to the web as it happens…cool for underwater stuff (you can use it to look for lost property underwater ; )

Read our full review here: Go Pro Wi-Fi BacPac Review

4. Photography Competitions

Have you ever wanted to put your skills to the test and perhaps win a competition or two? Maybe you didn’t know where to find them? Well now you do! Photography Competitions is a site dedicated to finding over 200 photography competitions worldwide and is open to all.

For more information and to get started entering various comps, check them out here: Photography Competitions

5. Pond 5 Now Sell Photos!

Pond 5 are (or have been up until now) predominantly a video stock agency. They're one that I have used with some success over the past 6 or 7 years. They have a simple interface for both buyers and contributors and I would totally recommend using them for selling your stock video clips.

Pond 5 have recently announced that they are also selling stock photography. This is a huge plus for those already owning libraries of stock images and also those looking to get into shooting stock photography.

It is always difficult to know who to upload to when starting out. Even if you are well established as many new agencies have come and go over the years. I have held back from uploading to certain sites in the past when I got a gut feeling. When those sites got pulled a year or two later, I felt a certain amount of relief.

Uploading images, and keywording etc, takes time. You want to devote that time to agencies you can trust and who will be around for a good while. Pond 5 have proved themselves and have longevity and good grounding in the stock business. If you want to get involved, head over there now, set up an account and start uploading safe in the knowledge you will be well looked after.

I myself will be uploading around 2,000 images there over the next year: Pond 5

6. Tell Us What You Want?

Now that the yearlong project that is the Wedding Photography Blueprint 2.0 is almost complete, I will have more time to devote to uploading fresh content, tips, tutorials and so on. I would appreciate your thoughts as to what you would like to see more of at ATP!

  • Photo tips
  • Photoshop tutorials
  • Video tips
  • Reviews
  • Articles
  • Quizzes

Please let us know using the comments box at the end of this page and we will get writing, filming and recording straight away : )

Other Bits

  1. 1
    Photographer gets a single $150 sale at Shutterstock
  2. 2
    Outrage over official USA Olympic team portraits
  3. 3
    New functionality firmware upgrade for Canon EOS 7D (link removed: article no longer available)

Many thanks and I hope you enjoyed this newsletter. If you have any friends interested in the Wedding Photography Blueprint 2.0, please share this with them. Even if you are not interested, they might be and these could also make a fantastic gift for Christmas or birthdays!

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