December 2011 Product Roundup

If you want to accept credit cards for your products or services but are being put off by technical complexities, multiple fees and equipment costs, fret no more. Square will send you, absolutely free, a mini card reader that plugs into the headphone jack of an Apple iOS or Google Android device so you can swipe credit or debit cards and have the money directly deposited to your account.
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Steve Anchell

Getting Started with Tethered Capture

There has been a lot of buzz lately in the photo community over tethered captur. While digital cameras have made instant viewing a reality, camera LCD displays are too small to be a substitute for 3 x 4-inch Polaroid previews, which once were the film studio standard. Tethered capture has expanded the ability for both photographers and their clients to preview the image almost instantaneously on a computer. As a tool for pros, tethered capture has become so popular that mainstream programs such as Adobe Lightroom (LR) are now including it as a standard feature.
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Jill-e Designs Camera Carrying Bags

These are not your father's camera bags. Sure, it's a paraphrase on an old Oldsmobile commercial, but it's also the idea behind camera bags produced by Jill-e Designs. These bags are specifically for female photographers looking for a safe and secure, yet attractive bag to carry their equipment. In addition, they have expanded their line to include camera bags designed for male photographers, and yes, you guessed it, they're called Jack bags.

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Summer Product Roundup

Whether in the studio or on location, ZipWall spring-loaded poles (just 1.5 lbs each) will set up quickly and give you great versatility. All you need is a ceiling and up they go, ready to support a backdrop of any kind. Even rolls of heavy seamless paper (up to 80 lbs) can be hung on a crossbar when used with optional ZipHooks (also great for stringing cables to keep them out of the way and off the floor).
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Photographers: How's your Facebook Page?

Facebook is wonderful, not only for remaining social with friends past and present, but it is actually a perfect marketing tool for photographers. Photographers are uniquely positioned to gain much from Facebook, because Facebook is designed around connections and imagery. The vast majority of high school seniors have a Facebook account; moms are the second largest group of Facebook users. Facebook has become the buzz of the marketplace. Having a solid, well-maintained presence on Facebook is fast becoming a key element to any portrait marketing strategy.
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Must-Have Wordpress Blogging Plugins

If you are a photographer who is serious about utilizing the power of blogging, you are likely using the major blogging platform Wordpress.org. This platform allows you to completely customize every aspect of your blog to better serve your professional requirements. To make the most out of your blog’s capabilities, you should be familiar with a variety of blogging plugins.
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