Monday 18 July 2011

Getting to Know Nancy Morrison - Feature photographer for the month of July

    Name  Nancy Morrison

    Business/Employer  Morrison Photography

    How many years have you been taking photos  Since I was a little girl, professionally
    about 10 years.

    Favourite Camera  Canon 7D

    Which do you prefer when editing    peace and quiet

    Favourite Movie Dances with Wolves, West Side Story

    Favourite Type of Photo Shoot    other
    Comment I would have said family until I had the opportunity to shoot some clients
    from a talent agency. To work with people who already know how to pose and
    express themselves helped my level of creativity leap much higher. It was a truly
    enlightening experience...

    What do you drink with dinner  wine and water

    Are you a tea or coffee person tea and coffee person

    What do you love about Chocolate Beige Designs? Mel!
    (Thank you Nancy, you are very sweet)

    Nancy was the photographer of our feature album for the month of June, just
    follow the link Portrait Albums - Kids catch them now before they grow up.

Wednesday 13 July 2011

Feature layout of the month – July 2011

I know this layout was part of our feature album of the month for June, but I just so love the simple beauty of this young girl spending time at the beach that I just couldn’t resist.

images by the lovely Nancy at morrison photography

Benefits of outsourcing album design.

There are a huge amount of benefits to be gained by hiring an album designer. Your job is to create beautiful photos – right? So after you have done what you are optionally good at, you can pass on your works of art onto someone who thrives on constructing albums - someone who is passionate about the task and has the time, expertise and resources to complete the task.
Once you have the right person for the job, you can book in more shoots while the designer is taking care of the album for you.
Make sure you have all your ducks in a row by ensuring that you:
  • Research the album designer – check out their portfolio and their client list to ensure they are as good as they say they are;
  • Commit to a minimum album/page deal to take advantage of the best design rates possible;
  • Develop a great rapport with your designer by referring colleagues to them to ensure future discounted rates;
  • Create web links to your designer to improve ‘hits’ and offer to guest blog for their website;
  • Use social networking to its full advantage by following associates and retweeting or liking others pages, which encourages your networks to do the same;
  • Use your time wisely by booking in shoots while your album designer frees you up for more work.
The whole point of outsourcing album design is to allow you to do what you do best – to create beautiful images, while someone else can take the time to make them indelibly lasting on the pages of an album.

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