Monday, September 22, 2008

A Very Sincere Thank You!!!

What else can I say? THANK YOU for the support we receive from my Vendor Buddies and the nearly $3200 in door prizes we gave away last week. WOW it sure adds to the excitement and is a real kick for the class.

I said it during the class, and I'll say it again - I love recommending these products and services from the vendors that support the class. These are the same vendors that I use in my own business and have helped me become successful in this profession over the years.

My relationship with many of them spans several years. I am always happy to recommend and promote the best of the best.

My sincere thanks to:

WPPI - an association I have been associated with since I started my business 30 years ago. This convention is a must. Thanks for the 2 WPPI registrations for the 2009 convention in Las Vegas, February 14-19, 2009. I'll see you there!

LumaPix:FotoFusion - The absolute fastest and best album and project design software on the planet earth. Using this software has saved us thousands of hours in design time.

Zookbinders - makers of the finest wedding albums on the planet. Quality exceptional, service phenomenal and I love to watch the tears of joy and excitement as we present our clients their finished images in the Zook Albums.

NIK Software - Their newly introduced Viveza software along with all their other products are revolutionizing our work flow. If you've got a problem, most likely Nik has a solution.

Canon Cameras - And especially Mary Mannix, our Canon rep who always let's me borrow the lens, radio transmitters, and what ever else I need for the week to enrich the shooting experience.

Marathon Press - Their marketing seminars and supporting products are second to none.

Datacolor - Maker of Spyder3 Pro, my monitor calibration tool of choice - accurate, fast, and easy to use.

Triple Scoop Music - No one does it better than Triple Scoop when it comes to reasonably priced royalty free music. They offer hundreds of selections and the quality is outstanding. Look for the Ziser collection coming soon.

NAPP - Where else would you go to learn Photoshop, Lightroom, or anything Adobe? Another must attend convention! It's a "brain-fry" of latest tips and information but the convention offers a whole lot more--it's fun and exciting to attend.

Kelby Training division is the go to place for "all you can eat" Photoshop, Lightroom, Photography, and more. Their new Kelby on-line training provides step-by-step learning at your fingertips and in the comfort of your home.

Lexjet - My only source for all things ink jet - a great company with great advice and support.

B&H - Some of the best prices anywhere for anything photographic. If you can't find it at B&H it's probably no longer available anywhere. A special thanks to Steve Schwartz from B&H for dropping by this week and provide those extra discounts to the class.

Tallyn's Professional - I've know Scott for over 20 years and Scott knows his stuff. He has the best prices on data recovery and offers a full line of products and services to the professional photographer.

ExpoImaging - Eric knocked digital white balance on it's ear with his introduction of the Expo-disc. It's now the standard easy way to balance your way to perfect color.

Neil Enterprises - Still my favorite choice for self-stick albums, CD and DVD covers and other promotional products that let me promote the heck out of my business. Reasonably priced, outstanding customer service, their catalog is filled with tons items!

Kabota Image Tools - Imaging USA's "Hot Pick" for speeding up your digital workflow with very cool Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets to enhance your images.

And finally a great big THANK YOU to LaDawn, Jennifer, Sharon and Martha who spend untold hours planning and in preparation to pull it all together so that the Master Class week is a wonderful experience for everyone who attends. Thanks you to my assistant Damien that sacrificed a couple of work days to come along and help with the class. Thank you again staff, sponsors and students for a wonderful week.

See everybody tomorrow for a very cool Technique Tuesday. See ya' then, -David

1 comment:

  1. Hi David,

    Thank you for a great list of suppliers. I just contacted Neil Enterprise for more info.

    By the way, when it comes to music used on web sites and DVD's given to the client (as far as I know) you can use any song that you legally own a copy of.

    I looked at many web sites dealing with this legal issue and it seems to be the case for almost all artists, besides maybe Prince, and who would want his music on a wedding slide show anyway.

    That means that $0.99 song purchased on iMusic or Wal-Mart music store is much more affordable than $60.00 price tag for the sound tracks offered by Triple Scoop Music.