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It’s all about collaboration, not competition, so hear are some of the top photography tools and resources we use. We only recommend products that we have used personally and can vouch for, so feel free to bookmark this page knowing that only high quality, genuinely products are being mentioned.

Some of these products are so impressive and essential, we decided to become affiliates. Keep in mind that it is of no extra cost to you, and that we only post products that will help you on your journey to become the best photographer ever. In addition, being an affiliate allows us to offer you certain discounts.

Who Doesn’t Like FREE Stuff?

Free PDF Guides

Photographers_Guide_To_Email_MarketingThis detailed FREE e-guide will help you take your photography business to the next level.

Build authentic, profitable relationships with your customers. Put together by the wonderful folks at Aweber.com, this detailed guide contains email marketing principles that will help you grow your business no matter what email marketing service you use.

Click on the link below to be taken to the Aweber page and download your pdf immediately. Then get to work connecting with your clients through email marketing!

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Photographers_Guide_To_Email_MarketingThis detailed FREE e-guide will walk you through the steps of marketing your business with social media.

Learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, YouTube, and other social sites to your advantage. Put together by the wonderful folks at Aweber.com, this detailed guide contains social media marketing principles that will help you improve your business. Whether you’re an Aweber fan or not, there’s a ton of useful info in this guide.

Yes, this one’s FREE as well. Download, read, enjoy, and get to work!

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Topaz Labs DeNoise: Noise Reduction Software That Preserves Detail

This software blew us away. We purchased it after shooting a 7 hour long wedding and reception that went well into the night, and were amazed at how easily it corrected and enhanced our small batch of grainy, problem shots. Not only did it restore noise and preserve the detail of our “un-usable” photos that we would have had to otherwise discard, but it made even our great photos, for lack of a better term, super-great.

They offer a handful of powerful products, but DeNoise is hands down our favorite. It is worth mentioning that their other products can enhance details and make other powerful adjustments to really make your photos pop. It integrates into Photoshop (as well as Lightroom and a list of other software), and is extremely easy to use. You can buy them one at a time, or all at once. In addition, they offer free webinars and live training, often from other successful photographers, on how to most effectively use their tools.

» Check out Topaz DeNoise HERE to see some cool examples of what it can do.

» Use the coupon code ZENJOYABLE and get 15% off any product in their store.

Check out this video of Topaz DeNoise:

Other Photo Editing Software

GIMP (free): Powerful, freely distributed editing software for Mac and PC.

Splashup (free): formerly know as Fauxto, this free editing software is like an online version of Photoshop and features a host of powerful editing tools. There’s also a downloadable light version for those who might be intimidated by the normal version.

Photo Editing Hardware

Wacom Bamboo Splash Pen Tablet:  Adds precision that a mouse can never achieve when editing your photos. In addition, it helps fight carpal tunnel syndrome.

Awesome Online Photography Tutorials

Photography: Ditch Auto – Start Shooting in Manual (FREE COURSE): Ditch Auto & learn how to take fantastic pictures with your DSLR Camera in Manual. Unlock your camera’s true potential! Includes 37 lectures, 400+ hours of content, and 14,000+ photographers taking the course. Instructed by professional photographer Jared Hill.

Building Your Email List of Customers and Fans

Aweber.com: Having an email base of loyal fans is essential to any successful business, and is how we keep in touch with our fans here at Zenjoyable. Aweber makes it easy to set up your effective email campaign, and is known industry wide.

Legal Issues: Protecting Your Photography Business

Legalzoom.com: As business owners, it’s crucial that we protect our businesses. Legal Zoom will walk you through the steps of creating your business LLC, or online corporation, in addition to a host of other options, like trademarks services, and info on patents and copyrights.