Monday, May 24, 2010

New Release "Spark" with Limited-time Special offer

Hey--Have we got a great new product for you! I get tons of calls from photographers from all over asking if my collages we sell in the studio are for sale in the photoDUDS store....well, now they are! We've taken some of our studio's most popular selling collages and put them together for you in the new photoDUDS product, Spark. Plus, for a limited time, we have a special offer where you will get also get our newest DUDlet Plus, Montage for free when you purchase Spark. It's a great 20x24 template with vintage frames and a great overlay to give your images that antique look. Hurry, cause the offer expires on June 8.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sneak Peak of our new Collage Guides

We are busy working on a new release for the photoDUDS's called Spark and it's a set of awesome collage guides to "spark" your creation and give you some great products to sell in your studio. We sell tons of collages at our studio and we wanted to make them available for you. Spark should be released sometime next week so stay tuned! Here is a sneak peak.....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Monthly Featured photoDUDS user--Adina Hayne, Scott Hayne Photography

Well, In trying to improve the photoDUDS site and the blog I am hoping to post a monthly featured user of the photoDUDS product line....hope you will enjoy the posts and gather some great info in from some of our users. We have several features in the works so stay tuned for lots on insight and inspiration! So, here is the very first feature of Scott and Adina Hayne. Enjoy!

Scott Hayne Photography
Scott & Adina Hayne

In early 2007, Adina Hayne left her family business to help her husband Scott manage his courier business. Not even a month later, in a twist of fate, Scott lost his major client and the Hayne family was left wondering what to do. Everything happens for a reason though, they told themselves.

Scott, a photography hobbyist, and Adina decided now was the time to turn Scott’s talent into a business. After just a few months, they opened up Scott Hayne Photography studio in Norfolk Virginia, specializing in Weddings and High School Seniors.

By May of 2008 they were photographing full time, having booked 37 weddings and 45 seniors for the year. Scott, the main shooter, takes care of all the post production and technical work while Adina runs the business end, handling all marketing, sales and client communications as well all the design work.

Scott & Adina Hayne have a unique style and an interesting story, which is why I wanted to showcase them this month as the very first PhotoDuds Featured User!

PD: When did you start using PhotoDUDS?
Adina: Actually, just recently! We picked up a bunch of PhotoDUDS DVD’s at WPPI this past March and I haven’t been able to put them down.

PD: What made you decide to try PhotoDUDS?
Adina: Well, I was custom creating all our client albums, grad cards, collages – everything. And it was taking me forever. I realized I was losing money by doing the designing myself. I saw some of the PhotoDUDS designs and I just loved it all. It’s hard to find people who match our style of photography and Scott and I make it a point to align ourselves with vendors who do match us. PhotoDUDS matches our style and compliments our work – which we love.

PD: What is your favorite thing about PhotoDUDS?
Adina: Besides saving me all that time and money? Well, I just love that I’m able to use the different designs and tweak them - change them up so I can still make them my own and provide our clients with a unique, original design. I also have to tell you that the tutorials on the photoDUDS website are extremely helpful. I’ve only been using photoDUDS for a couple months but I immediately got on the site and watched a few of those tutorials. They break everything down so easily!

PD: Do you have any tips or suggestions for new photographers entering the industry?
Adina: Yes. First of all – define yourself. Take your craft and make it your own. Think outside the box and be unique. We all have to stand out somehow – especially in this economy. Take the photoDUDS designs as inspiration and build off of them. Create your own individuality.

Thanks Adina & Scott! If you want to learn more about the unique style and story of Scott & Adina Hayne Photography, you can visit their website at

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

DUDlet of the month-$5 off--Last Day

Today is the last day to get the Monica DUDlet of the Month for only $5...It's been a great seller in my studio this year. So head on over to the photoDUDS store and check it out!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Show us your DUDS and you could win $200!

That's right, we're having a contest and the winner will receive a $200 cash prize! We are looking for anything you have created with the photoDUDS product line. It could be an image, an album page, a card, a marketing piece and accordion album....really anything you have created!

Oh yeah! I almost forgot....if you need some new DUDS for your creation we have an offer for you! Enter the code design 20 to receive 20% off your photoDUDS order.

So how do you enter? Well, head on over to the photoDUDS Facebook page and register and submit your entry. Hurry the contest ends on May 10. Good Luck!