In an email (and blog post) sent out to all users today, SmugMug co-founder and President Chris MacAskill announced that the price of Pro accounts will increase to $300/yr for Pro Business accounts. Current Pro users can renew for a token $50 off. Citing increasing storage costs, the Heroes of SmugMug have split Pro accounts into Portfolio ($150/yr) and Business ($300/yr) – the difference being the ability to set profit margins on the latter account. To be honest with you, I do not have any insight as to the inner workings of SmugMug but i do have 27 years of enterprise IT experience and I can tell you that storage costs have steadily down while capacities have skyrocketed. This argument does not hold water with me. That their storage provider has decided to nail them to the wall and they are passing the costs on to the customers is more believable. Why SmugMug has not actively sought out to find another storage provider is utterly beyond me.
St. Paul, Minnesota – August 9, 2012 – StickyAlbums (www.stickyalbums.com), a unique platform enabling professional photographers to create branded photo album apps for their clients, is now making it even easier for clients to share albums with family and friends. An upgrade announced today introduces new social media sharing features that allow clients to effortlessly share their photographers’ branded album app directly to Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. The feature streamlines the sharing of clients’ images across social networks, on which professional photographers are able to generate valuable word-of-mouth marketing for their studios.
BorrowLenses.com now has the RED Epic-M 5k video camera system in house to rent. Want to take on Peter Jackson, Jim Cameron and the Wachowski Borothers? Here’s your chance!
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