Photo archaeology: How to organize, upload, and share 20 years of photos

By Ben MacAskill, Head of SmugMug Customer Success

As head of Customer Success at SmugMug, and an employee for almost 13 years, I’ve seen my fair share of large digital projects from customers over the years.  Recently however, I spearheaded my own photo archaeology project at the very special request of an individual needing some unique assistance. It seemed like a daunting task at first: 500 GB of images (over 130,000 images, to be exact) needing to be organized and uploaded. I also came into the project blind no idea what the content was and where it was sourced but in the end, had 65 organized galleries uploaded to SmugMug in less than a week. If you’re facing a project that seems overwhelming, I’m here to tell you it’s not. Let me show you how I was able to do this and how you can as well.

One of the first hurdles that many fear to tackle when dealing with a large image organization project is how scattered the image locations most likely are. In my circumstance, they were scattered like the wind: 100 photo CDs, seven hard drives, 30 photo libraries, and 30 floppy disks. And that’s just the digital images! I also had seven boxes of prints and several reels of film to include as well. In total I was dealing with 20 years of precious family photos. To make the process as easy and uniform as possible, gather together everything you might have to tackle.

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20 years of photos quite the journey back into time

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A fraction of the storage locations of the 500 GB of images

Once you’ve collected all of your image sources, it’s time to begin uploading. It took me two long, 12-hour days of centralizing to one location on my computer for 500 GB worth of data. While tedious, you will find your rhythm and become a repetitive machine by the end. I suggest listening to some music while you work to help ease the boredom. If you have files on old technology, such as floppy discs, Zip discs, etc, but no longer have the proper computer equipment to access them you will need to buy a portable disc drive for whatever older technology your images are stored on. I purchased what I needed very easily and cheaply online  there are lots of online vendors that can assist you with this after a quick Google search.

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The grand total of all digital images

Now, for the heavy lifting portion of the project. Just kidding! Adobe Lightroom and SmugMug’s Lightroom plug-in will do all of the heavy lifting for you. I suggest you let Adobe Lightroom build the catalog and also delete any duplicate photos overnight then in the morning when you wake up you will find the majority of the organization done for you. Why use Lightroom? It’s an easy way to simplify your workflow. It saves time by managing your SmugMug site directly, allowing you to create Folders and Galleries through its Publish service. It also is perfect for easy image retouching. If you are unfamiliar with Lightroom, you can find out more about how it uploads and sync photos to SmugMug here.

Now that we have a gorgeous catalog without duplicates, we will begin uploading to SmugMug via our Lightroom plug-in. You can learn how to install (or update) the Adobe Lightroom plug-in here. I highly suggest you set your privacy settings before uploading, in case you might have anything sensitive or personal in the photo library. I decided to catalog the images by year to make the family history easily searchable and recommend the same if you are dealing with a similar project spanning many years.

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Adobe Lightroom and SmugMug’s Lightroom plug-in make organization and uploading a piece of cake

In regards to the seven boxes of prints and video reels I sent them to our friends over at ScanDigital to digitize. It was quite a large amount and took them a month to complete, but they sent completed work in batches via hard drive during that timeframe. There is no metadata attached to these photos, so these photos will require some manual organization, but it is far from taxing. A big thank you to them for doing a stellar job. If you would like to check out their services, they are offering a 20% discount to SmugMug customers with the code SMUGBLOG.

In the end, I had 65 searchable galleries with very little manual organization on my end I barely broke a sweat. But SmugMug offers much, much more than a digital storage solution for your family photo archive. It’s a wonderful way to share moments with friends and family far away. Our privacy options allow you to decide who can see your precious intimate memories. Our photo tagging solution allows you to add keywords to photos and galleries, allowing for quick search and discovery. We also have many wonderful photo partners to choose from when it’s time to print out key memories for home display or gifting. SmugMug isn’t just for photographers it’s for all memory makers.

Anyone with a little time and patience can organize and share decades worth of family photos, or any large image collection. I hope this inspires you to tackle your own personal project that you’ve been procrastinating. Photos are meant to be showcased and shared, not hidden in a box in the attic.

Postcard from The Photography Show 2016

We’re back from a whirlwind trip to join our lovely colleagues in Birmingham, England for The Photography Show and its 30,000 attendees. We had an amazing time sponsoring The Wedding and Portrait Stage with our partners Loxley Colour. But our favorite part of our visit was seeing all of you!

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Joining us at our stand was an incredible lineup of photographers. We had a packed stand every day and standing room only for each speaking session. And yes, due to the incredibly high amount of requests and positive feedback, we will be showcasing some of our amazing photographer speakers via webinars in the future. Stay tuned!

i-M6Cxjn4-X3Packed house for Kenny Martin and Natalie Martin, at the SmugMug and Loxley sponsored Wedding and Portrait Stage.

i-SwHhZxX-X3The incredibly popular street photographer Matt Hart shared the rules he lives by and what is taboo when capturing the dynamics of the street.

i-BhbdPPp-X3Dog photographer extraordinaire Andy Biggar shared tips and tricks for photographing man’s best friend, which takes an incredible amount of patience but is very fun and rewarding.

i-nf6N43N-X3Fantastical Bella Kotak teaches the art of presentation.

i-NDwbfTG-X3Steve Thewis (Digi-Steve) talks Creative Photography.

i-7fwN479-X3Mark Cleghorn of The Photographer Academy on how to build a SmugMug site in under 20 minutes.

Before heading home we hopped over to our partner, Loxley Colour, in Scotland for a visit. Thank you for being wonderful hosts and for giving our VP of Marketing, Andrew Baum, his first taste of Irn Bru and haggis!

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The U.S. SmugMug contingent wished we could have stayed much longer visiting our friends and European SmugMug family, but absence only makes the heart grow fonder. We look forward to the next trip across the Atlantic to see their smiling faces. Until then, stay tuned to find out where you can see us next!

 

What happens in Vegas, doesn’t stay in Vegas

It’s hard to believe another WPPI Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference and Expo has come and gone. We loved seeing each and every one one of you both longtime customers and new ones that joined our family at our booth. It was a pretty epic four days. But have no fear – if you didn’t make it this year, we’re here to give you the rundown. No FOMO on our watch.

We kicked off WPPI 2016 with a swank Opening Night Party at Hakkasan. Thank you to our partner Bay Photo for throwing one amazing shindig. We had a blast. It’s not truly a photographer’s party without some photos being taken so we teamed up with Photobooth Supply Co. to host not one, but two fun photobooths at the party. You will definitely want check out the epic photobooth fun everyone had. In addition, our good friend Levi Sim was on hand to shoot some pretty entertaining (and popular) Steve Jobs Portraits. Big thanks to our awesome roving photographers Jesse Walker, Edina Dibusz, and Larry E. Ankeny who captured photographic evidence of all the fun that was had. Shenanigans doesn’t begin to describe it all.

Have no fear, the fun didn’t end at the party. We rocked and rolled for three days at our booth at the expo with some pretty stellar in-booth guest speakers. WPPI attendees were treated to Clay Cook, Jessica Lark, Adorama TV host Vanessa Joy, CreativeLive instructors Jared Platt and Renee Robyn, and Photographers Adventure Club leader Nicholas Pappagallo Jr. We’re happy to say we had standing room only – thank you to everyone who stopped by to listen. In addition to our fabulous guests, we hosted educational classes such as SmugMug 101, SmugMug and Your Business and our ever popular Lightroom plug-in training.

Jared Platt

“Lightroom Online Workflow” with SmugMug customer
and CreativeLive Instructor Jared Platt

Renee Robyn

“See the Potential of Your Locations” with SmugMug customer Renee Robyn

Jessica Lark

“Profit Follows Passion” with SmugMug customer Jessica Lark

It wasn’t all talk at our booth though it wouldn’t be very Smuggy of us if we didn’t play hard while we worked hard. Also in-booth was a fun photobooth op (again, thanks to our Photobooth Supply Co. friends) with none other than Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. We are pretty keen on superheroes and believe strongly in our heroic employees who enable our customers to build their own superpowered websites. What better way to pay homage than to take some epic photos with the Justice League? And don’t forget, if you stopped by our booth and had your photo taken with the Dawn of Justice characters you can find them on your SmugMug site!

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SmugMug customer and booth guest speaker Vanessa Joy

Superhero photobooth

Superheroes and Iron Man Customer

A big high-five to everyone who attended WPPI and came by and said hello. Seeing old friends and making new ones was by far the best part of the entire event. We had a blast and the SmugMug Wolfpack can’t wait to do it again.

SmugMug heats up for Yosemite Firefall

by Aaron Meyers

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Horsetail Firefall, from the North Side Drive, February 2016. Aaron Meyers Photography

It’s not every day that you get to witness a waterfall catch fire, but that’s exactly what we did on February 22, 2016, in Yosemite National Park.

First, a bit of history on the term “Firefall”

The original Yosemite “Firefall” was coined in 1872, when James McCauley, the owner of the Glacier Point Mountain House Hotel, began tossing coal from a fire over the cliffs above Yosemite Valley. Viewers down below could see the embers tumble, and the Yosemite Firefall dazzled onlookers until it was discontinued almost 100 years later, in 1968.

The Yosemite Firefall wasn’t gone for good though, and just a few months before Yosemite’s 100th anniversary, photographer Galen Rowell spotted something spectacular. It was February of 1973, and while spending time in Yosemite Valley, he saw the spectacular evening light “fire” on Horsetail Falls. Although he wasn’t the first to photograph it (Ansel Adams photographed it in black and white in 1940), we can credit Galen with the popularity of the “Horsetail Firefall” event that we were going to witness.

Here’s how and why Yosemite “Firefall” happens

Horsetail Falls is a seasonal waterfall that only flows after snow melts above El Capitan.  It’s located on the west side of El Capitan and can be viewed from a number of locations. This “Firefall” occurs when the sun is setting in just the right spot to reflect off the granite behind the waterfall and cause the water to light up. The sun also needs to be close to the horizon to give off its orange light and turn the waterfall “orange”. Lastly, a cloudless day is needed so that direct sunlight can hit the waterfall. It’s amazing how much like fire and lava the water becomes! The Firefall can be witnessed starting around Valentine’s Day each year and continues for 2 weeks. With the drought we’ve had in California for the last 5 years, this hasn’t happened since 2011 (luckily I was able to photograph it back then!).

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Horsetail Firefall, from the South Side Drive, February 2011, from Aaron Meyers Photography.

Knowing that there are certain angles that are required for the Firefall to take place, I wrote a computer program that predicts when the phenomenon will most likely occur. Each year I post the results on my blog to help other photographers know which days and times are the best to photograph the falls. Typically, February 21 or February 22 are the “best” days to go, when the sun is in the most optimal position and the amount of time that the falls will be on fire is the longest.

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Excerpt of the timetable for Horsetail Falls, 2016, from Aaron M Photography Blog.

Our 2016 pilgrimage to see liquid fire

I was first inspired to visit the Horsetail Firefall when I saw a photo by fellow SmugMugger, John Harrison. Wanting to pass along the tradition, this year I invited my fellow SmugMug employees to join me for a photo road trip! A group of eight SmugMug employees gathered early on Monday morning (February 22) and made the four-hour drive to Yosemite National Park. Thanks to social media, what was once a little known event has now turned into a massive spectacle. News agencies from CNN to the BBC flashed photos and videos of the event, and thousands of photographers flocked to Yosemite during this two week period. In fact, so many people visit the park from February 14th to February 26th that the National Park Service has to close one lane of traffic to add parking for viewers to sit and wait for sunset.

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Our tripods and cameras are all set up. Photo by Alex Zielinski.

We arrived in Yosemite by 11 AM and stopped at a few of the tourist viewpoints, since a few of the SmugMuggers had never been to Yosemite before. Knowing that things could get very crowded, we raced to the El Capitan Picnic Grounds and dropped off our tripods, chairs, and reserved our spots. The Firefall occurs just before sunset, so that meant that we had 6 hours to wait…or explore!

There are a number of locations to photograph Horsetail Firefall. Any spot east of the falls with a clear view, not blocked by trees, will pick up the reflected light. The hard part is actually finding the waterfall, since it looks very teeny during morning and early afternoon sun. It isn’t until the sun gets lower, and more west, that the mist and shape of the waterfall becomes more visible. By sunset it will turn from white to gold, to orange, to red, before the color fades and becomes white again. We chose to photograph from a spot near the El Capitan Picnic Grounds on North Side Drive. It’s a bit less crowded and offers a beautiful profile view of the falls. As the sun sets, it moves from left to right along the west face of the rock known as El Capitan. From our spot, the left side of the wall is slightly hidden, allowing our photographs to highlight a glowing waterfall and not just a “wet wall”.

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Locations to view Horsetail Falls, from Aaron M Photography Blog.

After claiming our “spot”, I took our group of SmugMuggers to visit some of the more popular destinations in Yosemite. We stopped at “Tunnel View”, made famous by Ansel Adams, visited Bridalveil Falls, and practiced our jumping at Cook’s Meadow, in front of Yosemite Falls.

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Alex and Sarah at Tunnel View. Photo by Sarah Arnold.

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The SmugMug crew is enjoying Tunnel View. Photo by Dan Wieme.

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SmugMug crew takes photo at Tunnel View. Photo by Dan Wieme.

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Practicing our jumping in front of Yosemite Falls. Photo by Sarah Arnold.

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Taking in Brideveil Falls. Photo by Alex Zielinski.

Wanting to make sure we didn’t lose our spots, we decided to head back to the El Capitan Picnic Grounds and our lonely tripods and spend the day “waiting”. With four and a half hours until the event, we decided to eat lunch and see if we could find any fellow SmugMug customers.

We didn’t have to travel far. We quickly found quite a few customers who recognized our Smuggy hoodies. We had plenty of SmugMug swag to pass around to all of our loyal customers – even a cute little dog named Buxton got in on the action. Luckily we came prepared with chairs, food, and lots of great conversation. It was pretty cool to meet so many photographers all interested in capturing an awesome phenomenon.

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Buxton, the cutest little SmugMugger! Photo by Sarah Arnold.

Ready for “Magic Hour”

Eventually the hours passed by and we were go for launch. The forecast for this particular evening was rather curious: it started out with completely clear skies (perfect conditions) but quickly soured as clouds began to form. Around 4 PM, I started to get worried that a layer of low clouds was going to block the sun from reaching the walls, but luckily, they mostly disappeared. At 5:15 PM, we all got excited – the waterfall was starting to glow orange and light on fire! Sadly though, around 5:30 PM, a cloud bank returned to put a damper on the show and the light died out rather abruptly. Not wanting to give up, and with some high hopes left, we waited a bit longer. To our delight, at 5:40 PM, the sun dipped below the clouds and Horsetail Falls lit up again, this time in a beautiful fiery red! Sarah, one of SmugMug’s amazing Quality Assurance specialists, put her creative eye to use and captured Horsetail Falls in the reflection of a puddle of water!

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Aaron and Dan all set up, waiting for the Firefall. Photo by Dan Wieme.

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Horsetail Falls reflected in a puddle. Photo by Sarah Arnold.

Using a second camera, I took one photo every second for 33 minutes to create this beautiful timelapse video of the evening:

Tips to capture the falls

If you’re interested in photographing Horsetail Falls in the future, check out Aaron’s tips below. For more photography tips and tricks be sure to visit Aaron’s blog.

What to Bring:

  • Your camera, preferably a dSLR
  • A telephoto lens, somewhere in the 100-300mm range
  • A sturdy tripod
  • Cable release/remote shutter, to avoid camera shake
  • Warm clothes
  • A chair to sit and wait
  • Food and water

Recommended Settings:

  • Shoot in Aperture Priority, using the sharpest aperture of your lens, around f/9
  • Use a focal length around 150-225mm, depending upon your location
  • Set your camera’s ISO to its native setting (100-200)
  • Use auto-white balance and shoot in RAW. I used cloudy or shade if you prefer to set it ahead of time.
  • Use manual focus, focus with live view, and turn off your lens’ Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization).
  • Use mirror lockup to prevent camera shake

Other Recommendations:

  • Arrive early. Some spots were claimed by 9 AM!
  • Decide what view you want to photograph. There are multiple places to choose from that have their own pros and cons.
  • Don’t get stressed if you do not see much water during the day. It will light up and appear better in the afternoon, especially as the temperature warms up and helps melt the snow.
  • You do not need a polarizer. You want the reflected light that a polarizer would block!
  • Be patient, make friends, and be pleasant to your fellow photographers. We’re all here to enjoy it and there’s no reason to get crabby. 😉

The results:

Horsetail Fall

Photo by Aaron Meyers.

Horsetail Fall

Photo by Dan Wieme.

Horsetail Fall

Photo by Sarah Arnold.

Fetch those fido photos!

Get ready to jump up and down with excitement  SmugMug is happy to announce that we are sponsors of The Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of the Year Competition!

The Kennel Club logo

The competition is organized by The Kennel Club, the oldest recognized canine organization of its kind in the world, and the UK’s largest organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and welfare of all dogs. Besides being a voluntary register for pedigree dogs and crossbreed dogs, they offer dog owners and those working with dogs an unparalleled source of education, experience, and advice on puppy buying, dog health, dog training, and dog breeding. The Kennel Club has quite the distinguished pedigree, so we jumped at the chance to partner with this historic canine organization.

The Dog Photographer of the Year Competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers worldwide. There are eight categories for entry:

  • Dogs at Play
  • Dogs at Work
  • Portrait
  • Puppies
  • Oldies
  • Assistance Dogs and Dog Charities
  • Man’s Best Friend
  • I Love Dogs Because… (Open only to those under the age of 18.)

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Photo Courtesy of SmugMug Customer Andy Biggar

In addition to sponsoring the competition, we are pleased to announce our very own Alastair Jolly, European Business Manager, will be part of the distinguished judges panel. Alastair, a 20+ year photography industry professional, has a passion for both photography and dogs and is incredibly excited to be participating.

Now for the good stuff: prizes! The Overall Winner and First Place category winners will receive a one year SmugMug Business account! Second and Third place in each category will receive a one year SmugMug Portfolio account.  That’s a lot of SmugMug action up for grabs! All winners, including second and third runner-up will have their photos displayed in the Kennel Club Art Gallery in Mayfair, London. Now that’s something to bark about! Be sure to check out the complete list of prizes.

In addition, The Kennel Club has partnered with acclaimed dog photographer, and SmugMug customer, Andy Biggar to offer a two-day course for the Grand Prize winner! Andy is a previous Dog Photographer of the Year winner and credits his win as a key factor to his success. His win gave him the confidence to change his career and become a professional dog photographer. Now he is one of the world’s most in-demand dog photographers! We are always thrilled to see achievements from our wonderful customers and are excited to see him share his knowledge with the next crop of up-and-coming dog photographers.

If all this has you wagging your tail with excitement, act fast! The deadline to enter is March 30th. The Kennel Club and judges can’t wait to see all of your submissions and we look forward to seeing the winning photographs. Good luck!

Leaving on a jet plane to attend The Photography Show UK!

We are thrilled to announce that SmugMug will be hopping across the pond to join our UK colleagues and attending The Photography Show in Birmingham, England, 19-22 March! The Photography Show is one of the largest shows of its kind in Europe and we are excited to be part of it.

Photography Show 2015

Be sure to stop by our Stand, H131, because we love to meet our customers you’re truly the best part of the show and we might have a freebie or two! We’ve lined up some great guest speakers and in-stand training that will be educational, fun, and inspiring. Also check out our in-stand only promotions: we’re offering our best deal ever and also have an exciting, exclusive deal together with our friends at The Photographer Academy. We’re counting down to all the fun and hope you are as well.

Joining us at our stand will be an incredible lineup of photographers: Mark Cleghorn, Saeed Rashid, street photographer Matt Hart, dog photographer extraordinaire Andy Biggar, Dave Kai Piper, fantastical Bella Kotak, high-end retoucher Pratik Naik, visual storytellers Kenny Martin and Natalie Martin, Mark Seymour and Steve Thewis (Digi-Steve). Additionally, we’re excited to be sponsoring The Wedding and Portrait Stage with our wonderful partners Loxley Colour! Check out the full speakers schedule below:

SATURDAY, 19TH MARCH:

SUNDAY, 20TH MARCH:

MONDAY, 21ST MARCH:

TUESDAY, 22ND MARCH:

  • 10:30 – Street Photography with Matt Hart
  • 11:15 – How To Build a SmugMug Site in Under 20 Minutes with Mark Cleghorn of The Photographer Academy
  • 12:15 – SmugMug and Your Business
  • 1:00 – Creative Photography with Digi-Steve
  • 2:00 – Managing SmugMug through Lightroom
  • 3:00 – Integrating SmugMug into a Workflow with Dave Kai Piper
  • 4:00 – Managing SmugMug through Lightroom

THE WEDDING AND PORTRAIT STAGE

  • Saturday, 19th March 2:00 – 2:30 Brett Florens
  • Sunday, 20th March 5:00 – 5:30 Trevor Yerbury
  • Monday, 21st March 1:00 – 1:30 Kenny Martin and Natalie Martin “Following in the Family Footsteps”
  • Tuesday, 22nd March 11:00 – 11:30 Mark Seymour “Documentary Wedding Photography”

Can’t make it to Birmingham for the show? No worries, you can follow all the action on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And don’t forget to share your memories of The Photography Show with us as well! Post the photos you took at our Stand, H131, on social media and tag us we can’t wait to see them. This conference is going to be an amazing experience and we’re doing a happy dance in our seats just thinking about it. Can’t wait to see you there!

Check out our superpowers at WPPI 2016 in Las Vegas!

It’s that time of year again The SmugMug Wolfpack is headed to Sin City for WPPI – Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference and Expo 2016! It’s taking place at the MGM Grand and we’ll be exhibiting at The Expo, March 7-10. Not yet signed up to go? You can attend the Expo on us by signing up here.

We’ve got some some awesome things up our sleeves this year. Stop by SmugMug Booth 1619 to say hi to SmugMug employees from Product, Support, Marketing, and more. There will be in-booth training sessions, cool swag up for grabs, our biggest deal yet, and a superhuman photo op for attendees. What could it be? Stop by and find out maybe bring a cape or utility belt if you happen to have one for matching attire.

Superhuman

What we are most excited about (besides seeing you!) is our industry-leading lineup of guest speakers covering some of the most important topics for photographers today.  We’re happy to announce our in-booth speaker lineup includes Clay Cook, Jessica Lark, Adorama TV host Vanessa Joy, CreativeLive instructors Jared Platt and Renee Robyn, and Photographers Adventure Club leader Nicholas Pappagallo Jr. In addition, we’ll be hosting SmugMug employee speakers that will give you a full SmugMug 101 overview, discussing The Business of SmugMug and our highly popular Lightroom plug-in training. Additionally, we’re pleased to announce we’re sponsoring Renee Robyn’s Platform class! Check out our full three-day in-booth (unless otherwise noted) schedule below:

MONDAY, MARCH 7TH

  • 11:00 SmugMug 101
  • 12:00 Smart Business Practices with guest Nicholas Pappagallo Jr.
  • 1:00 SmugMug and Your Business
  • 2.00 Workflow Made Easy with guest Vanessa Joy
  • 3:00 SmugMug Lightroom plug-in training

TUESDAY, MARCH 8TH

  • 11:00 SmugMug 101
  • 12:00 See the Potential of Your Locations with guest Renee Robyn
  • 1:00 SmugMug and Your Business
  • 2.00 Lightroom Online Workflow with guest Jared Platt
  • 3:00 SmugMug Lightroom plug-in training

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9TH

  • 8:30 Renee Robyn’s Platform class: “PC72-Photoshop Toolkit Upgrade” in Room 309/310
  • 10:15 SmugMug 101
  • 11:00 Fabrication of a Fashion Editorial – From Plan To Post with guest Clay Cook
  • 12:00 SmugMug and Your Business
  • 1:00 Profit Follows Passion with guest Jessica Lark
  • 2:00 SmugMug Lightroom plug-in training

Just can’t make it to Las Vegas and join us? No worries, you can follow all the action on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And don’t forget to share your memories of WPPI with us as well! Share your photos from your booth visits on social media and tag us. Because what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas if you’re a photographer. 😉

Last, but certainly not least, there will be a swank Opening Night Party at Hakkasan, the hottest nightclub in the country. We plan on kicking off WPPI with a bang, so be sure to not miss out on the hottest party in town with the hottest attendees you and us baby!  Be sure to stop by our sponsored photobooth at the bash (also presented by Bay Photo and Photobooth Supply Co.) for a party memento!

WPPI 2016 is going to be epic and we are counting down the days until we touch down in Las Vegas. We look forward to seeing you at Booth 1619 and remember, you can attend The Expo on us!

Are you ready to let the dogs out? We are.

Who let the dogs out?