August Newsletter 2016

Dog days of summer.

These are the days and months that we dream about during those grey, cold winter months. Hot cloudless days turn into long and festive nights. Whether you’re traveling abroad or within the UK remember to take/bring your camera and take that stunning picture that you thought you could only dream of. As always, we’re constantly getting new pictures uploaded on a daily and it’s always exciting to see what the members will upload, keep them coming!

News from the community

Congrats to the 2 newest members of the Photo4me century club.

Oxon Images and Simon Wrigglesworth. It goes to show that success can be achieved if you take the right pictures, have a strong portfolio, do a little self-marketing and have the right keywords and description.

Congrats on the milestone!

Also Congrats to Mark Fraser who sold his first image after waiting about 2 years. It goes to show that patience pays off! Only 99 more to go!

What's happening?

The Olympic spirit will dominate the news cycle and the beautiful country of Brazil will engross the world just like London did 4 years ago. Tower Bridge at Sunset was captured by Phil Clements. Whether it on top of Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer) by Brian MacDonald down the valley to Copacabana Beach or other parts of Brazil such as Iguassu Falls by Yvonne & Paul Carroll. The world will hopefully the beautiful side to Brazil and not some of the negative aspects of the games which the media is leading us to believe. We wish all the athletes in the Olympic and Paralympic games all the success the in the world and to have a great games!

Closer to home, let us not forget that there is the always entertaining Notting Hill Carnival which takes place on the August Long weekend (August 28th). Go out and see the amazing costumes, taste the great food and experience the vibrant music and atmosphere. As always, don't forget the camera!

What's new this month?

Early in the month of July, we completed on the member search from the commercial homepage dropdown and also the search engine. Putting your photography name into the drop-down will give the customer the ability to look up your portfolio. If the customer puts your name into the search engine images will come up but also the photographers head shot along with the images to go to their profile. Please note that if you do NOT have a unique avatar, your profile will not show up. To update your profile or just double check, go here.

We’ve redesigned the Printshop landing page to fit in more with the overall design of the site.

Lastly, we’ve done some backend housekeeping which should speed up the site and therefore rank higher in site SEO for all the great pictures we have for sale. Not very glamorous but it was a must in order to keep the site running efficiently and smoothly.

Other newsworthy info: Photo4me’s sister company (Splat Web Works), who you might have noticed in payment notification to those who were fortunate to sell a picture, “Splat Photo Limited” is hosting an event in October, all 100 tickets have sold out in 10 days. It’s not too late to get your name on the waiting list. Sign up here.

Top effort everyone!

This month we didn’t really see any general issues with regards to pictures and questions about the site, so not much to report here, but if you do have a question, please feel free to ask and we might address it in the following newsletter or on our social media channels.

Not to let space go to waste we’re going to start a new section called “heard around the office.” Now you’ll get more familiar with what goes on behind the keyboards and screens, with our philosophical wisdom such as these beauties last month.

Mike: Looking very serious, “I hear all the music I listen too.”

Jon: "Mike you look a little blurry today."
Mike: "I've always been a little blurry."


Can’t wait to see what we come up with in the next few weeks!

We’re always looking for something to report or to announce, anything that would interest the community. Would you like to write up a blog? Start a photography club in your area? Have any tips? Locations? Advice? Let us know and we’ll be more than happy to read and even put it into the newsletter.

Have a great month everyone, and thank you for being part of the community. 

Best wishes,

Jon & Mike