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Black Friday Sales for Photographers, 2013 Edition

Black Friday Sales for Photographers

Whoo hooo!!! It is that time again! Outside of the trade shows at Imaging USA and WPPI, the BEST sales for photographers are during the Black Friday Sales this weekend!

How it all works: Be sure to pay attention to the dates that sales are available. I’ll be updating this post as I add more sales, and it will go on from today (Tuesday, November 26th) for the next week (Tuesday, December 3rd). That means Cyber Monday sales will be included in this post too! One place. ALL THE SALES!!! I’ll update the time below with the latest time of the post update, so you know to look to see if anything has been added.

WIN AN iPAD MINI!!! At the very end of this post is all the details on how to WIN AN IPAD MINI!!! Be sure to scroll to the end for all the details!

PLEASE NOTE: I’ll be updating this post as I come across more deals, so be sure to check back later to see them all! The most recent update was at 9:47am CST on Cyber Monday, December 2nd. Best part? These stores won’t run out!

Business Coaching & Workshops

Vivid & Brave – Join Stephanie & I for our 2014 Group Coaching or One-to-One Coaching! Sign up for Group Coaching and take $75 off your first month or the total price! Our best price ever – see the site for all the details! Isn’t it time you were heard?
Code: Friday75 // Sale Dates: 11/26/13 – 11/29/13

WPPI Conference & ExpoWPPI 2014 – Speaking of WPPI, register now for WPPI and save money with Early Bird sale prices. Plus save an additional $20 on your WPPI 2014 Full Conference Pass!
Code: THANKS // Sale Dates: 11/29/13 – 12/2/13

Inspire Photo Retreats – Come see Stephanie & I speak about our Vivid & Brave mission! Register for Inspire 2014 between now and midnight at the end of the day on Cyber Monday, and you’ll be first in line to pick your limited seating classes! (AND if you already have your ticket, you’re included in priority registration for these workshops!)
Code: No Code Needed, Click Here to Register // Sale Dates: thru midnight Eastern time, 12/2/13

Team-X January 2014 Fight Club & Ski Trip – join Jeff Jochum for Fight Club, and a very special ski trip to the mountains! I’ve mentored at two Fight Clubs in the past year, in addition to attending the year before, and they are always incredible! Visit the link for all the details, and learn more more about Team-X here. Receive one month of free coaching if you register early, a $1200 value.
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: Early Bird Special good for the first 3 registrations before 12/31/13

Blog Elevated – from bloggers to business owners to CPAs and lawyers. We’ll be teaching about all aspects of blogging! Early Bird pricing for the 2014 blogging conference – save $60 if you get your ticket by January 18, 2014. Regularly $249, early bird tickets are $189.
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: Early Bird Registration 11/25/13 – 1/18/14

Boudie Shorts – Boudie Camp LIVE WORKSHOP (Wisconsin) – $200 OFF
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: 11/24/13 – 12/3/13

Business Marketing & SEO

Psychology for Photographers - Portfolio to Profit EngineFrom Portfolio To Profit Engine: How to Build an Absolutely Irresistible Photography Website – normally $159, will be $109 ($50 savings!) (View my review online here.)
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: Evening of 11/28/13 – 12/2/13

Irresistible Words – an amazing resource, I highly recommend it! Normally $249, will be $199 ($50 savings!) (View my review online here.)
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: Evening of 11/28/13 – 12/2/13

The Business Library Pack – Includes both Irresistible Photography Website and Irresistible Words is be $299 – a total savings of $109 off regular retail price for both items! (View my review online here.)
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: Evening of 11/28/13 – 12/2/13

Boudie Shorts Model Call ProgramBoudie Shorts – MODEL CALL – $50 OFF
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: 11/26/13 – 12/3/13

Boudie Shorts – Boudoir Marketing Packet – 50% OFF
Code: SEXYBF50 // Sale Dates: 11/24/13 – 12/3/13

Boudie Shorts – Boudoir Client Questionnaire – 50% OFF
Code: SEXYBF50 // Sale Dates: 11/24/13 – 12/3/13

Joy Vertz - Referral Plan That WorksReferral Plan that Works – How would your business change if your happy clients were effortlessly spreading the word about your business for you? Get this guide to setting up a referral plan that won’t cost you a fortune and will bring in new clients! On Sale $79 (Reg $129)
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: Thru 12/5/13

Photography SparkSEO Cookbook for Photographers. 23 easy recipes to rank higher – Regularly $99, on sale for $39! 100+ page ebook with 6 tools, 31 ingredients, 23 recipes, 10+ video recipes, and membership to Zach’s private SEO group.
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: 11/19/13 – 12/3/13

Simply Boudoir TemplatesSimply Boudoir For Photographers – Issuu magazine and other Photoshop Templates for Boudoir Photographers. Truly gorgeous! 25% Off!
Code: THANKFUL25 // Sale Dates: 11/27/13 – 11/30/13

Design Aglow SaleDesign Aglow has a sale now for both their Design Aglow Frame Shop AND Design Aglow Paper Shop! 15% off of Everything for 3 days only!
Code: thanks // Sale Dates: 11/27/13 – 11/29/13

My Photo Biz Coach: Rock Star 101 – 50% OFF
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: Thru 12/2/13

Supercharge Your Photography Website – a Free Ebook from the makers of the Photocrati WordPress Theme (On sale for 27% off!)
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: Not Applicable

Photographer’s SEO Community – 55% Off = $44.55/year
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates – Black Friday 11/29/13 to Cyber Monday 12/2/13

Worth More E-book & Worksheet by Angela Pointon – Stop Limiting Your Photography Business’s Success! Price is Pay-What-You-Wish. Normally $99, you can edit the shopping cart to be whatever price you want to pay. Pick up your copy now!
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: 11/27/13 – 12/3/13

Joy of Marketing – Sarah Petty – 50% off EVERYTHING in the Joy of Marketing Store!
Code: halfoff // Sale Dates: 11/29/13 – 12/2/13

Jared Bauman’s Pricing Course – Jared has spoken at WPPI and across the country about how to price your work for profit. Now you can get his online Pricing Course for 50% off!
Code: 2013blackfridaypricing // Sale Dates: 11/29/13 Black Friday

Business Forms & Templates

The Law Tog - Legal Resources for PhotographersThe Law Tog – 30% off of all products, including the fantastic Boudoir Bundle. Great contracts and other templates available!
Code: BlackFri30 // Sale Dates: Thanksgiving Day – 11/28/13 to 12/3/13

The following items are all from The Modern Tog — Go purchase her them from her AND Enter to Win a FREE iMac! All the details are on her site!

Moderntog - Photography Pricing GuidePhotographer’s Pricing Guide Workbook – Excel pricing workbook that does all the math for you and helps you adjust your prices to help make you profitable. On sale for $49 – $50 off!
Code: SMARTBUSINESS // Sale Dates: 11/28/13 – 12/2/13

Moderntog - Go To Guide for Client EmailsThe Go-To Guide for Client E-mails – Need help responding to emails when you’re in a sticky situation? These email templates will help, along with helping you avoid the situations in the first place. On sale for $49 – $50 off!
Code: SMARTBUSINESS // Sale Dates: 11/28/13 – 12/2/13

Moderntog Easy Client & Money ManagerThe Easy Client & Money Manager – an Excel workbook that helps make managing clients and business finances a breeze. Read my full review here. On sale for $49 – $50 off!
Code: SMARTBUSINESS // Sale Dates: 11/28/13 – 12/2/13

Moderntog Photography Pricing Guide + Easy Client & Money ManagerThe Easy Client & Money Manager + Pricing Guide Worksheet BUNDLE – Two great products, one amazing price! $50 off!
Code: SMARTBUSINESS // Sale Dates: 11/28/13 – 12/2/13

Easy Client Manager from The Modern TogThe Easy Client Manager – Client Management and Workflow workbook for your business. On sale for $19.97, regularly $59 (save 66%)
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: 11/28/13 – 12/2/13

Photographer's Questionnaire Library from The Modern TogPhotographer’s Questionnaire Library – Questionnaires to make portrait sessions go smoothly and gather all the information you need to be effective at a wedding. On sale for $19.97, regularly $49 (save 59%)
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: 11/28/13 – 12/2/13

Jared Bauman’s Email Templates – Jared is launching e-mail templates to help you with your business TODAY! At an amazing sale price of $49 – 66% off!
Code: 2013blackfridayemail // Sale Dates: 11/29/13 Black Friday

Posing Guides

Boudoir Business Boutique – Posing Guides and Guide to Lighting — all Boutique Items are 40% OFF! Read my review of the Posing Guides here.
Code: BlackFriday40 // Sale Dates: thru 12/3/13

Boudie Shorts – Boudoir Posing Guides – 50% OFF
CODE: SEXYBF50 // Sale Dates: 11/24/13 – 12/3/13

USB Drives & Memory Cards

PhotoFlashDrive (aka Pexagon) – one of my favorite products for my clients! You can see my USB Drives here. Still giving your clients DVDs? It is time to switch!

PhotoFlashDrive Coupon #1: BLACK FRIDAY ONLY – 30% off of your order & free standard shipping in US (not valid on previous orders)
Code: CSPFD647BF13 // Sale Date: Valid ONLY on FRIDAY, NOV 29 From 12:01 am to 11:59pm EDT

PhotoFlashDrive Coupon #2: Cyberweek Coupon – 25% off your order (not valid on previous orders)
Code: CSPFD378CM46 // Sale Dates: Monday 12/2/13 – Saturday 12/7/13

SanDisk Memory CardSanDisk Memory Cards – a number of cards are on sale at Amazon – pick up some new cards today!

Western Digital My BookWD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 – on sale at Amazon – $69.99
WD My Book 3TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 – on sale at Amazon – $113.95

Camera Gear

Fuji X-E1 Camera & LensFuji X-E1 and 18-55mm Lens – Love this camera! I bought mine at WPPI for this same more than this sale price, and I use it all the time! Many of my Avenger of Sexiness travel photos and most of the food photos at Spoon & Knife are taken with this camera. Much lighter than traveling with a bulky dSLR!

Canon mkIIIIInstant Rebates on the Canon 5D mkIII, Canon 6D, and the Canon 7D. Kits with lenses have larger rebates. (Make sure you purchase cameras from Amazon only if you purchase on Amazon – if a deal seems too good to be true from another seller, it is!)

Borrow Lenses – You know how I feel about renting to try before you buy gear, right? Now is the perfect time then to get in on the Borrow Lenses rental deal! 15% off, visit the site to request your code!
Code: Request from Borrow Lenses // Sale Dates: 11/29/13 – 12/2/13

Software & Website Templates

Preveal Black Friday Sale

Preveal – Show your clients exactly what their images will look like on their wall with this amazing app, at a never before seen LOW LOW price for 12 hours! (I would set an alarm for this one.) From midnight – noon MST ONLY on Black Friday the Preveal app will be $25; after that it will be on sale for the rest of the weekend for $50. An amazing deal!
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: $25 for 12 hours only – midnight to noon MST on 11/29/13. $50 from noon MST 11/29/13 – 12/2/13.

Sticky Albums - Black Friday SaleStickyAlbums – I added these to my workflow a year ago, and they are awesome! You create an album using your photographs and your branding, and an icon for their iPhone that is their image, and they can view it on their iPhone, iPad, or Android device. A slick interface and a great way for them to be able to show off your work to their friends! Get $65 off Annual Membership at StickyAlbums! Good for renewing members as well!
Code: bestdealofyear // Sale Dates: 11/29/13 -12/2/13

StickyAlbums is giving away a $2000 lens! Visit their site for the details!

BlogStomp Discount CodeBlogStomp – Make preparing your photos for blog posts a snap! 30% Off, Black Friday & Cyber Monday!
Code: BLACKFRIDAY2013 // Sale Date: Black Friday 11/29/13 12:01am – 11:59pm EST
Code: cybermonday2013 // Sale Date: 12/2/2013

Fotomerchant – Get 50% off all Fotomerchant plans for one year. To get the special you have to sign up through the link and upgrade to a paid plan (discount included) by midnight Cyber Monday. What? You’ve never heard of Fotomerchant? Well that needs to change. The offer gorgeous websites PLUS a comprehensive suite of tools for running a creative business. Use one system for everything – your photography website templates, blogging, e-commerce tools for selling prints and digital products, social media marketing and more! (Plus they have fantastic Australian accents, and are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.) Purchase your Fotomerchant plan TODAY!
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: 11/29/13 – 12/2/13

Lightroom & Photoshop Creative Cloud – Special edition, special rate. $9.99 a month, a collection geared towards photographers – Lightroom and Photoshop only. This price was available before, but it required that you had CS3 or later; now it is open for all! Hurry, limited time offer!
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Valid: Thru 12/2/2013

Photocrati – 27% Off the Photocrati theme; $65 + a free copy of the Photographer’s SEO eBook – a great resource!
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates – Black Friday 11/29/13 to Cyber Monday 12/2/13

NextGEN Gallery – The most popular Gallery plugin for WordPress. 25% off – $29 a year.
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates – Black Friday 11/29/13 to Cyber Monday 12/2/13

Scene Scout – Awesome new iPhone App that is a premium mobile community tool created to help professional photographers and videographers scout locations, plan, and share their work. Check it out! Only 99 cents in the App store for Black Friday – Cyber Monday!
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: 11/29/13 – 12/2/13

Pixifi – Studio management, reports & more! 25% Off
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: 11/29/13 – 12/2/13

ShootProof – 65% off of 1 Year for the 1,500 Photo Plan and Unlimited Mobile Apps – only $35! *New Clients only
Code: No Code Needed // Sale Dates: 11/29/13 – 12/2/13

Presets & Actions

Photo Beauty Coach Courtney DaileyPhoto Beauty Coach- Courtney Dailey – 50% off entire shop, including Actions, Presets, Modeling Templates, Guides, and Skype Mentoring Sessions.
Code: HOLIDAYS // Sale Dates – Black Friday 11/29/13 to Cyber Monday 12/2/13 at midnight PST

Bag of Glass Lightroom PresetsScott Wyden Imagery – Gorgeous presets along with eBooks and other information. I can’t wait to try out Bag of Glass on some of my travel photos from this summer! 20% Off!
Code: THANKSGIVINGUKKAH // Sale Dates: 11/28/13 – 12/3/13

  • Jared Platt’s Online Store – Jared wasn’t kidding when he said you could experience post-production Nirvana with his presets. Probably the most used presets I own! 50% off of his ENTIRE store Black Friday thru Sunday!
    Code: CRANBERRY // Sale Valid: 11/29/13 – 12/1/13
  • Branding

    iPhone Cases by Tiny Prints Thanksgiving Day Sale: 50% Off iPhone Cases! I’m going to make the sparkle one with my logo on it!
    Code: IPHONE50 // Sale Date: Thanksgiving Day ONLY 11/28/13 – 12:01am to 11:50pm Pacific

    Tiny Prints 30% off all products
    Code: BF13 // Sale Date: When: November 29 at 12:01am PT through 11:59pm PT December 1, 2013


    Use the links below to join in with the giveaway to win a FREE iPad Mini! 16gb in white, this baby is all boxed up here at my house just waiting to head your way! Once you sign up for the Business of Awesome email list, you can also enter a number of other ways to win!

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    Know of a great deal that I should share here? Let me know!

    Thank you to Denver boudoir photographer friend Brooke Summer for sharing the several of these links with me!

    Purchasing any of these items? It would be swell if you used my links! Some of the companies provide me with a small commission, which helps make it possible to keep this site running. I was not paid to write this post, and all of the opinions within are my own.

    Black Friday Sales 2013 for Photographers - Business of Awesome

    Three Great Sale Deals From Imaging USA!

    Pexagon Tech Flash DrivesHello from Imaging USA! I will post a wrap-up later this week, but I had to share three sale deals with you right away!

    StickyAlbums – these are all the rage this year, and for good reason! After your client’s ordering session, make them their very own app – iPhone, iPad or Android – and allow them to have a way to easily show off their photos to their friends, with your branding!

    Visit StickyAlbums and Use coupon code IUSA and get $55 off your purchase!

    Preveal – This app makes selling wall art so much easier! Your client takes a photo of the wall space where it will hang, and you show them how their photos will look there! Forever end the “8×10 is big” perception!

    To celebrate the launch of version 2.0 and ImagingUSA, this iPad app is on sale for $49.99 until 8pm CST on Friday, January 25, 2013. (Regularly $75)

    Pexagon Tech – I didn’t think Pexagon was going to be here, so I squealed when I saw them! They had a great display of so many drive options. I can’t wait to share photos!

    As you know, DVDs are on their way out. Pexagon offers gorgeous drives with your branding, plus no set-up fees and no minimums!

    Visit Pexagon Tech and use coupon code CSH62013NY to take 40% off of your order. Offer ends on January 31, 2013.

    If I spot any more great deals today I’ll be sure to share!

    Tips to Help You Have an Amazing Time at Imaging USA 2013

    Tips to Help You Have an AMAZING time at Imaging USA 2013

    It is hard to believe that Imaging USA 2013 is right around the corner, and I want to share my tips with you to help you have an amazing time while you are there!

    There are several large conventions & conferences every year for photographers, and each year Imaging USA kicks them all off. This year’s conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia with pre-convention events starting Thursday, January 17, and the big event starting on Sunday, January 20, 2013. You can see the whole convention schedule here. I made a last minute decision to join in the fun, and I hope to meet you all there! This will be my third Imaging USA in a row (and my 5th WPPI conference this year), so I want share some tips I’ve learned over the years to help make the experience a great one!

    What to Wear

    I don’t know about you, but sometimes packing is the most stressful part of these trips. You will want to bring clothes for both daytime and evening wear, depending on what you plan to attend.

    • Dress comfortably but professionally – You will be networking with your peers and meeting your favorite vendors. You’ll want to look nice, but your good jeans are still ok.
    • Comfortable shoes for walking are a must – Convention centers are HUGE. You will be walking, literally, miles. I love cute shoes, but make sure the ones you bring are comfortable for miles of walking. Bring a spare pair in case the first cause blisters and you need to switch them out for the second day.
    • Layers, layers, layers – Atlanta in January can be warm, it can be cold, it can be both on the same day. Wear layers so that if you’re too hot you can take a sweater off, and if you’re too cold you can put one on. You won’t want to carry a bulky coat around all day though, because you’ll have your hands full with product samples!
    • How does it wear? – Don’t wear something you can’t sit in comfortably for two hours at a time as you sit in a panel. You want to feel comfortable so that you can focus on learning!
    • Prepare to go out on the town – Plan ahead with an outfit or two in case you want to go out on the town for drinks with friends. Maybe a sweater and a scarf to put over the t-shirt you had on? A cute pair of shoes that you only have to walk a few blocks in? If you are planning to go to the official closing party, consider cocktail attire – I always see glittery dresses and tuxedos heading that way!

    What to Bring

    Now that we have that incessant what to wear question out of the way, what should you bring with you?

    • Camera Gear – Maybe – This one is pretty much up to you. I only bring my camera gear if I have a shoot that I am participating in. I don’t want to carry it around all day, it gets heavy. Bring a point & shoot or your phone if you want to take photos of samples at the tradeshow. Bring your pro gear if you want to have it serviced by Canon or Nikon, or if you are doing a shoot.
    • A Water Container – Long days full of learning make you thirsty. You’ll be talking a lot at the trade show. In years past, there have be water stations throughout the convention center, so if you have a cup, mug or bottle with you you can refill and save yourself from buying bottles of water.
    • Business Cards – You still have time to get business cards if you don’t have them already! If you normally use high-end letterpress cards for your business that are more expensive than you want to hand out to your peers, pick up some from ProDPI or your favorite vendor. (If you meet me, be sure to ask for one of my new Business of Awesome cards I’m having them make! I love their smooth matte paper!)
    • A Journal – You’ll want to take notes in panels, on the tradeshow floor, and maybe even while talking to people. It is always good to have a journal on hand.
    • Battery Chargers – I charge my phone in my room at night, but it never fails that throughout the day the battery wears down. Probably because I use it to snap a lot of sample ideas from vendors at the Tradeshow. This becomes a problem at the end of the day when you need to text your friends to meet up! Toss your battery charger in your bag so you can juice up throughout the day, or get a Mophie Powerstation so you can charge your phone or iPad on the go.
    • Snacks – I like to bring things that are easy to eat to keep me going like nuts and beef jerky. Have a favorite snack? Consider tossing it in your bag so you have it in a pinch.

    Here are the new business cards for conferences and conventions that I made! I can’t wait to share them!

    Business of Awesome Business Cards

    The Classes at Imaging USA

    We are here to LEARN, after all!

    • Choosing which classes to attend – Sometimes the descriptions are exactly what they are covering, and sometimes they aren’t. Ask your friends if they have heard the speakers you are interested in, they might be able to give you tips on who to check out.
    • It is OK to leave – if you have a hard time deciding between two speakers, sit near the door and if you don’t like the one you chose, slip out and go to another one. You won’t be the only person to do it. Just be quiet and hold the door as you go!
    • OMG, if I miss this one, I’ll DIE – if there is a speaker you just *have* to see, be sure to get there extra early to get a seat. Classes will close when the room is full.
    • Be open to hearing speakers from outside of your field – Just because you are a boudoir photographer, a senior photographer might have some really great tips you can use. Some things are universal. More & more boudoir speakers are out there, but when there isn’t one, choose another field to check out. I’ve sometimes learned the most from speakers I’ve never heard of, in fields different than my own.

    The Tradeshow at Imaging USA

    I won’t even bother denying it, the tradeshow is really my favorite part of the whole thing. I love meeting the vendors I’ve worked with all year long, meeting other photographers I’ve met online, in forums, or in the past years. Oh, and the sales! That part doesn’t hurt either!

    • Booth speakers – Many of the booths will have speakers scheduled to talk throughout the day. If you get a tradeshow only pass, this is a great opportunity to hear some speakers cover shorter topics.
    • Set a budget – set a budget before you ever walk in to that tradeshow. You don’t have to spend it all, but make sure you know what you can spend before you hit the floor. It is easy to be swept away and want to buy it all!
    • What are you looking for? – Make a list of items that your business needs. Know exactly what you are looking for, before the sales lure you in to buying things you don’t need. One year, I was researching albums. Another year it was canvases and a lens. This year I’m considering looking at backdrops again. Just know before you go, and stick to that list.
    • Study the map – I normally walk through tradeshows from one side to the other, but I make a point to study the map the night before so I can circle the vendors I absolutely must check out – that way, I don’t miss anyone.
    • Hunt for the sales – Most vendors are all offering things at special prices. If you’re looking for an item that you can get from multiple vendors, look for the best deal.
    • Three Day Plan – Day 1, I walk around, pick up samples, find out about sales, get brochures. I make a point to buy nothing on day 1. Day 2, after I’ve done further research the night before, I get any additional information I might need, visit vendors I missed the first day, and make my final plans. I only buy if a vendor is almost out of stock and I am sure I want an item. Day 3, buy day – I pick up what I need, and then figure out how I am getting it all back to the hotel if it is bulky and hard to carry.
    • Have a plan to get it home – shipping things home can be expensive, and that great sale isn’t so great anymore. Make sure you have a way to get the items back home with you! Make sure there is room in your carry-on bag for any camera gear you plan to buy.

    I hope that helps you have an amazing Imaging USA experience – look for me at the convention, and I can’t WAIT to meet you in person! See you SOON!

    Amazing photography above by Jerry Knight, used under Creative Commons License. Thank you, Jerry!