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Nov 19, 2013 13:04 |  #16

i am REALLY enjoying shootproof.com as well.




  
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Nov 19, 2013 23:20 |  #17

A fairly in-depth interview with Colin Breece from Shootproof (external link). Interesting that he's not a photog, but just saw the need.

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=NBQYDLVCYO0 (external link)

If anyone wants to try it out, be sure to use a referral, since it's an easy way to bump up the free studio level up to 150 pictures. No code, just put in the name of an existing customer. You're welcome to use me if you want ;)


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Nov 20, 2013 19:41 |  #18

tinrooster wrote in post #16465574 (external link)
A fairly in-depth interview with Colin Breece from Shootproof (external link). Interesting that he's not a photog, but just saw the need.

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=NBQYDLVCYO0 (external link)

If anyone wants to try it out, be sure to use a referral, since it's an easy way to bump up the free studio level up to 150 pictures. No code, just put in the name of an existing customer. You're welcome to use me if you want ;)

HEY! I'm the one who brought ShootProof up first! :lol: Just kidding. Mine's already paid anyway.


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Nov 21, 2013 06:34 |  #19

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HEY! I'm the one who brought ShootProof up first! :lol: Just kidding. Mine's already paid anyway.

rgs, who do you use for prints? I signed with ProDPI comparing all the reviews out there but never used a real print shop so just curious.




  
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Nov 21, 2013 08:50 |  #20

With ShootProof automatic fulfill orders it's ProDPI. I like their work very much and they are close. I'm in OKC and they're in Denver. I've tried Bay Photo and WHCC and have occasionally ordered from Black River.

When I order prints directly without going through ShootProof, it usually Miller's. I've used them for years and am very comfortable with them. They have recently switched to FUJI paper and that has improved the look of their prints. In general I consider ProDPI and Miller's to be a cut above the others.


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Nov 21, 2013 08:58 |  #21

Just want to say, I haven't used Shootproof (though I probably will soon), but I love ProDPI.


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Nov 21, 2013 12:48 |  #22

rgs wrote in post #16469082 (external link)
With ShootProof automatic fulfill orders it's ProDPI. I like their work very much and they are close. I'm in OKC and they're in Denver. I've tried Bay Photo and WHCC and have occasionally ordered from Black River.

When I order prints directly without going through ShootProof, it usually Miller's. I've used them for years and am very comfortable with them. They have recently switched to FUJI paper and that has improved the look of their prints. In general I consider ProDPI and Miller's to be a cut above the others.

Awesome, thank you for the info :)

MattPharmD wrote in post #16469111 (external link)
Just want to say, I haven't used Shootproof (though I probably will soon), but I love ProDPI.

The setup was a breeze; I'm on a slow crappy 3G connection right now but ShootProof's site doesn't seem to lag a bit. Once I have clients regularly purchase prints or at least plan to then I'll upgrade the plan from free for sure.

And getting my site to point to their domain to make it look like the proofing domain is done within mine wasn't too hard either. It looks more professional that way.




  
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Nov 25, 2013 22:58 |  #23

Shootproof's Colin Breece

A week or so ago, when I was setting up my Shootproof account, I sent a quick question off by email at 4am Sunday morning, and a couple of hours later had a response sitting in my inbox, answering all my questions. Cool, I thought, they work on Sundays. Well, this morning I sent a email detailing some concerns regarding digital delivery formats, and some thoughts about UI in the admin panels; a few minutes later I got a call from Colin Breece, directly, to talk about my concerns.

Colin was gracious, helpful, and open to suggestions and feedback; taking the time to go through various ways to address my options & account configuration - and followed up with an email shortly afterwards, detailing some additional resources.

I think he's put together a great, unique platform for proofing needs, and is very invested in making sure it succeeds. He gets a solid :thumbup in my book.

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The setup was a breeze; I'm on a slow crappy 3G connection right now but ShootProof's site doesn't seem to lag a bit. Once I have clients regularly purchase prints or at least plan to then I'll upgrade the plan from free for sure.

It's worth pointing out again, that Shootproof allows plan upgrades and downgrades on the fly, with the only change in the tiers being the amount of photos unloaded at the time of the change. Downgrades to a lower tier, or free, simply require that you remove excess images and any remaining billing balance is credited to the account. Using Lightroom Publish integration, moving image galleries on, or off the site is quite straightforward. Currently I have ~1800 photos uploaded, in two months, I'll probably have ~150, and take it back to the free tier for a bit. You still retain all the set up (pricesheets, lab setup, and so forth) since the only variable that changes is the quantity of images allowed at any one time.

Aki78 wrote in post #16469650 (external link)
And getting my site to point to their domain to make it look like the proofing domain is done within mine wasn't too hard either. It looks more professional that way.

Setting up the DNS is pretty simple, and absolutely worth it. I've used Zoneedit for the past ~10 yrs to handle my DNS, and they've been great for a free DNS management for the three or four domains I've kept around.


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Nov 28, 2013 09:45 |  #24

I use smugmug right now and am fairly happy with it, for those of you more familiar with it, is there a way my clients can check off the photos they want edited rather than asking them to give me the numbers?


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Nov 28, 2013 22:11 |  #25

For whatever it's worth, after reading this thread, I set up one of the free accounts at ShootProof this morning (Thanksgiving Day). I was in a hurry so I shot the company an email asking a question and was able to figure it out about five minutes later. I then sent an email to disregard the first email. Well, I just got a human typed, not automated, from their tech support saying they were glad I found the answer and welcomed to their product. Not bad for a holiday response.


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Nov 29, 2013 05:32 |  #26

I have just started using pixieset.com, its still growing but I moved from ShootProof and don't regret it, yet. Both are amazing IMHO.


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Nov 29, 2013 20:58 |  #27

Kyle Blunt wrote in post #16487890 (external link)
I have just started using pixieset.com, its still growing but I moved from ShootProof and don't regret it, yet. Both are amazing IMHO.

I took a look at these guys. It's an interesting site. 15% on orders if you sign up for the free service. That's a pretty big bite but then there is no subscription so it might be good, depending on how busy you are. WHCC is the only auto fulfill choice. They are not my first choice for a lab.

Still, this site looks very promising.


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Nov 29, 2013 21:58 |  #28

Pixieset does look great indeed. Interface looks very professional. I'll probably give SP a try for awhile and see how it goes. No complaints so far.




  
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Dec 09, 2013 22:13 |  #29

Signed up for the free account at both to test drive, but i think I am leaning towards shootproof.




  
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