Saturday, November 26, 2011

photoDUDS User: Susan Gertz Dogpatch Pix

I wanted to share this cute card Susan Gertz sent me showing how she had modified the marketing card and how she was using the new wonderland Ornament pack to sell ornaments to the "parents" of her subjects. It turned out so cute and I always love it when photographers share their creations using photoDUDS. You can find out more about Susan and her studio at or on Facebook. Good Luck Susan I hope you sell tons of ornaments!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday Sale, Contest and Freebie!

I hope everyone is having a Happy Thanksgiving today! I am thankful to be spending the day with my family. Soon I will be busy in the kitchen so I wanted to go ahead and post about the photoDUDS Black Friday events.

First of all we will still have the Wonderland template on sale for 50% off. I created there for our annual Christmas Portrait event and sold over 100 ornaments in one weekend. These are shapes for personalized acrylic cutout ornaments. They were wildly popular this year with our customers. We usually sell a few ornaments but never like the amount we sold this year....You can check out the Wonderland ornament templates here...they will be 50% off now through Friday.

Next we have our annual 40% off any one item...the discount will appear once you log in and you will receive 40% off your highest ticketed item in the cart. So head on over and pick up something great from the photoDUDS store.

And you can be one of ten winners to WIN a free photo prop umbrella when you shop at the photoDUDS store on Black Friday. Here's how:

Be 1 of the FIRST 5 to place an order totaling $50 or more on BLACK FRIDAY & get a FREE umbrella. (starts at midnight EST)

Make ANY purchase on BLACK FRIDAY & be automatically entered to WIN 1 of 5 FREE umbrellas!

*note the FIRST CHANCE winners will not be eligible for the SECOND CHANCE drawing.

And lastly, we have a Black Friday Freebie for you! It's a simple gift tag that you can make using press cards size business cards. Your clients are going to LOVE this personalized gift tag! A great way to increase your holiday sales.

This template will be available on BLACK FRIDAY, when you can get it for FREE! After that it will cost you 10 bucks!

You can look at it now and get it on FRIDAY for FREE!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Joy of Marketing Free Event

Our friend Emily Potts is excited to have joined with amazing industry experts at The Joy of Marketing's newest online learning event, Newbie Basic Training! In this comprehensive course, you will learn how to:
• Use your equipment to capture beautiful images that will get everyone talking.
• Build your business model to fit your budget & goals, & watch your business flourish.
• Position yourself as a top photographer in your market.
• Close EVERY sale, EVERY time to double your sales this year.

The course began yesterday November 8th and will run through November 11th. It's no too late to register. And best of all this information is FREE! Click here to register for this awesome event!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Trick or Treat Sale!

We decided give give you a treat early this year....Save 20% of everything in the photoDUDS store. (except for those items in Beth's attic.) So go to the photoDUDS store and see what's new and save 20% The sale ends Friday so you'd better hurry!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas in July -- Save 40%

ok so I know it's really early but as soon as September rolls around we start selling Christmas cards! So I thought a sale would be nice to jump start your business for the Holiday Season. So, now you'll have time to get those samples together and be ready for Holiday card rush! So until Monday August 1, everything Christmas in the photoDUDS store is 40% off! That's right, 40% off! So you'd better hurry on over to the photoDUDS store and stock up!

BTW if you are interested my lab offers a 2 pack sample set of you can add your photos and get selling right away...check it out at

Monday, June 27, 2011

One day Sale! Save 40% off any one item!

The annual Beth's Birthday Bash sale is on! For one day only save 40% off on any one item n the store. You'd better hurry cause this offer ends at midnight June 28, 2011 EST.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Camera Kitsch

Just wanted to share these cute items I found while shopping online in one of my favorite stores They are all camera things that I found so cute that i had to order..... so I thought I'd share with you too! The first item is a camera tape dispenser. So cute and I had to have it!. The second item is a camera pencil bag I actually am planning on keeping this in my purse so I can keep all my business/photography receipts in it. You should see my open it up and receipts literally fly out at you! Lol! There are some other great photog inspired things on there as well. So, head on over there and have fun shopping!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Something Old, Something New

Here's something I thought I'd share with you. Last week, I had to create a quick, last minute graduation announcement. So, I grabbed up my new templates from the sublime iPad, iPhone set and set out to create a grad card. With a few minor changes and adding the ceremony information and my job was done... See what you think!

If you are wondering how I changed the background paper to grey, I simply desaturated the paper and then made a levels adjustment to make it a bit more contrasty. One the frame I also desaturated it and then made a levels adjustment to make it much darker grey.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Skins for iPad and iPhones are 30%

Because every client has their own style! We are introducing a NEW Product line... myStyle! myStyle Products are designed to help your customers define theirs. So we've designed myStyle Products to help you keep your style and let your client choose theirs.

SUBLIME is a collection of iPad and iPhone cases/skins. Each design targets a different audience.

Right now you can save 30% off the Sublime set...but you;d better hurry because this offer ends soon!

Where do you get these printed?

GelaSkins $14.95 for a phone skin & $29.95 for a front/back iPad skin + $4.95 shipping.
skinit $19.95 for a phone skin & $34.99 for a front/back iPad skin + $4.95 shipping.

Note that these are retail sites, and you will be paying retail prices for the skins. If you are looking for a lab/wholesale option for the skins try:
Photo Production $9.95 for a phone skin & $19.95 for a front/back iPad skin - Free shipping.

If you want to print your own on you inkjet printer*, take a look at iaPeel. You can purchase 3 skins to print on your inkjet printer for $29.95.

* A side note... all the skins I purchased from the above listed resources (gelaskins, skinit and PhotoProduction) had applied a laminate to protect the skin from scratches and damage. I do not expect these inkjet options to hold up as well with regular usage.

For phone cases, you can go to uncommon, $39.95 for a capsule hard case. iPad cases will be available soon. This is what I currently have on my phone.

I had a custom case printed from zazzle and it fell apart within 3 months. :(


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Release--Baby iDesign introductory price $68.00

"photo-couture for the boutique studio"

A great product doesn't do you any good if you don't have the tools to make money from it. The iDesign line of products, gives you a great product plus all the necessary the tools to sell it.
Everything you need to create and sell custom boutique products in your studio!

Your customers will love personalized items, but they'll love them even more when they help to create the design themselves. With our easy marketing pieces, order form, and layout worksheet your clients can create a custom baby keepsake by choosing their own color palette and design layout. They then finish it off with their own graphic icon choices and personal information.

Let's face it at $68 you could sell one of these custom galleries, pay for the cost of the software, the print and still put money into your pocket! It's a win, win situation and your customer's will love creating "their own" piece of art for their home.

So head on over to the photoDUDS store because this introductory price doesn't last long!

Monday, March 21, 2011

PSD Experience and Giveaway--You and a friend could win 2 free passes

The PSD Experience is going to give you the ULTIMATE jolt of educational energy and push you and your studio to new heights! Work, shoot, play and learn alongside Beth and other educators such as David Beckstead, Scott and Adina Hayne, Clay Blackmore, Lou Freeman, Steve Ragland and many more! This event promises to be one of the most exciting and inspirational educational events of the year!

The goal of the event is for you to not only learn how to pose and light, create amazing images and video footage, and build your portfolio, but also to grow the business side by learning from the most successful professionals about marketing, pricing, editing, Photoshop, album design, and more. We want you to leave the PSD Experience with an expanded portfolio and with the tools necessary to implement your newly found skills into your business.

You can learn from Beth at one of her programs @ the PSD Experience:
Senior Portrait Round Table & Critique, Portrait Theory, Top 10 Tips to Increase Your Sales, Off Camera Flash and ettl, Studio Lighting Basics, Photoshop Design

To learn more about The PSD Experience, click here:

Want a chance to Win Passes for you and a Friend?

photoDUDS is happy to provide you and a friend a chance to win scholarships to the PSD Experience in Norfolk, VA (an $800 value).

Here's how to do it!
1. Go to
2. Look for the circle that says WIN
3. Type in your name, email address and phone number and submit!

Hurry entries will be closed Tuesday , March 29th, 2011 11:50 p.m. EST !

Good Luck and see you at PSD!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

photoDUDS New Release Senior Rep Card Templates-"FAB"--on sale for $24.50 this week only

I got my creative juices going last week and created some new Senior Rep cards for the studio! So since it's time to jump start next year's class of 2012, we decided everyone could use these templates to get a head start on next year's marketing. So, here they are "Fab" senior Rep card templates for you to use in your studio! They are on sale in the photoDUDS store all this week at the introductory price of $24.50 so you'd better go shopping right away before you miss out on this offer!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

NEW Photographer's Toolkit, Journey- Save 20%

We just released a new toolkit with all sort of amazing things for you to use on your photos, cards, albums and marketing pieces. It has all sorts of graphic design elements for use in photoshop: brushes, multi-layered image masks, embellishments, papers, textures and overlays. I have been playing with it for weeks and i just keep finding great ways to use everything. Here are a few images of what's included in this great set. Head on over to the photoDUDS store to check it out and save 20% for a limited time.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Up-coming Release "Journey"

We are diligently working on a new release. It's a photographer's Toolkit and it's called Journey. It's travel inspired and has a great mixed-media feel. If you have ever read the Griffen and Sabine trilogy by Nick Bantock, you'll notice it is loosely inspired by those books. (which are great by the way!) Anyway, here are some of the frames and image masks for the new set. The image masks in this set are multi-layered giving you a lot of creative options for layering the mask together. The set will be released at WPPI and then on the store in early March.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Release-- Vive Collage Guides Sale 20% off

Hey need a jump start in the New year...we've got just the thing for you...a new collage guide set, Vive!

CollageGuides are the PERFECT partner for photoDUDS Toolkits & Collections! CollageGuides will help you layout multi-image galleries or cards quickly, giving you freedom and control over your final product while not compromising design.

VIVE contains 10 NEW CollageGuides to jumpstart your creativity and design a variety of products to sell at premium prices. I sells hundreds of collages at her studio each year and wants to make more of them available for your studio. Hurry! Offer ends on January 12th...and oh don't will also get a $25 film strip collage for free..that's a $25 added bonus!