BEING A MEMBER OF THE GUILD GIVES YOU ACCESS TO MANY DISCOUNTS THAT CAN SAVE YOU £100'S IF NOT £1000'S EACH YEAR!
Loxley Colour is an award-winning professional lab. It's very much a family-run business with a long and established history at the forefront of the photographic industry, and they work with customers throughout the world! Their entire operation is housed under one roof at their impressive 52,000 sq ft facility in Glasgow, Scotland, complete with an inspiring and welcoming showroom as well as extensive lab facilities.
Loxley Colour provide a complete range of print and photographic solutions for photographers and their clients, from photo albums to wall displays, giftware and much more. Importantly, they are totally committed to supporting professional imaging through providing the highest quality products and excellent service.
ONE VISION IMAGING
Based in Coventry, One Vision Imaging are Europe's leading professional photographic laboratory, offering a full photographic service to professional photographers and keen amateurs. They have been trading for over 35 years.
They provide the best colour correction work in the industry on all their prints and products (unless you ask them not to). They are also master picture framers and offer a wide range of finished products including the Acrylic 'Ice' range, canvas wraps, box frames, wedding albums and portfolio albums. Most products can be ordered online through this website without having to download any software or use FTP.
Guild members can receive a 30% discount from their first order from their Service Guide and Price List saving up to £150.
InFocus Photography Insurance have supported the Guild since 1988. They are underwritten by Hiscox and we believe their policies offer the most comprehensive cover on the market £ for £, even before the discount they give us. In fact, InFocus get nothing but praise from members,
Their policies are straight-forward with no listing of equipment or clauses that say your equipment isn't covered after 7pm when out of the home like some companies do. They also have a fabulous no hassle 'pay-out' record should the need arise and a friendly, supportive and dedicated manager to look after our interests (Steve Hewlett).
Guild members get one months FREE cover every year (ie your 12 months policy will only cost you the price of 11 months).
Zenfolio provides everything you need to put your photography online and get selling - from websites to client proofing, your own shopping cart and order management.
Creating and customizing your entire site with no coding, unlimited uploading and HD videos couldn't be easier. One Vision Imaging products can then be selected and sold through an integrated shopping basket with your branding. You select the products and the prices, Zenfolio and One Vision takes care of the rest.
With Zenfolio, you get more features at a lower cost than any other photo hosting service ..
One of our most popular discount opportunities are those at the Apple Store where you can save up to 10% (typically 6% off a MacBook Pro or similar). There are also opportunities to save more than that on their refurbished and warrantied products.
Jon Mullins has offered Guild Members a superb Trade Partnership offer - namely an ongoing all year long 10% off any Focus Calibration.
Guild members can benefit from many savings with Sytner, including 10% discount on servicing,parts and accessories. Offers on new & used vehicles.
Making sure you are getting the best deal is always difficult isn't it, we're constantly bombarded by supposedly 'better deals' every day of the week.
When it comes to accepting card payments from customers, businesses are often confused by unnecessary processing fees - which means they are usually paying too much.
The Guild of photographers have teamed up with Handepay, who guarantee to save you money on your card processing fees.
With Handepay it's simple…
NO minimum monthly service charge (MMSC), NO PCI DSS compliance and non-compliance fees, NO authorisation fees, NO premiums for 'card not present' transactions, NO joining fees.
In most cases, they also cover any fees you have to switch suppliers.
Handepay also have an ace up their sleeve, and one you must consider. They're so confident that they can save you money that they'll put their money where their mouth is. Let Handepay review your current merchant services costs, and if they can't save you money they'll give you £1,000!
Handepay have over 28,000 UK customers and are rated Excellent on Trustpilot an independent review site https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/handepay.co.uk
Stunning presentation is magic, achieving it is not. To excel every time, a photographer needs a partner that understands the parameters of a presentation style but can stretch them to realise unique results. Kaleidoscope provides sophisticated online software for the creative community to design, build and cost a multitude of solutions with ease. This enables bespoke solutions to be stored once and manufactured repeatedly. It is not the typical format for selling presentation products but they are not a typical company!
Their core aim is to work with professionals to develop and deliver presentation solutions that stand out. We believe the best results emerge from an evolving mix of art and technology so we use skilled people and precision machinery to create products with flair. We strive to develop personal relationships and exceed expectations through high levels of customer support. So, if you're ready to try a different approach, they might be just what you're looking for.
Hahnemühle is the oldest paper company in Europe, established in 1584, this business knows paper, it lives and breathes paper, and across the 400 years or so has made it easier for you to print the stunning images you do.
Photographers and printers trust Hahnemuhle, they understand the passion for printing and paper this business exudes and when they want continued quality and the best there is only one place to go.
With offices based around the world, including one in the UK, we are delighted to announce our new Trade Partner – Hahnemühle Fine Art.
Producing papers used by all the UK's top printers, and with an unquestionable pedigree and sales support, we are excited to announce our first year of partnership with this worldwide brand.
Offering a range of papers that encompass the types that all photographers use daily, or for those special prints, neatly split into 3 groups -
Matt FineArt (smooth and textured) for papers with matt surface coating in smooth or structured finish - such as the industry's benchmark Photo Rag®
Glossy FineArt comprises all the Hahnemühle papers featuring a glossy coating, such as barite (Baryta) papers for the inkjet print
Canvas FineArt provides canvases with different grammage and matt, glossy or metallic finishes
In addition, Hahnemühle offer free ICC profiles for the digital printing colour management making for the best possible results.
Freedom Edits will CULL your 'less than perfect' images, they will EDIT your images and if you want them to, they will do your ALBUM DESIGN too!
Created by UK Photographers and based in the UK, Freedom Edits are fast becoming the preferred UK based business of this type because of how they look after the clients.
You get a dedicated contact who heads up a team of 3 editors based at Freedom Edits HQ in Wales who will look after your images. After an initial Skype chat with your account handler who will discuss how you like your images edited and how your business works, you are ready to go. A 3-5-day turnaround to your absolute satisfaction.
Offering image edits for just 16p…why not consider Freedom Edits to help support your business.
Our friends at 3XM have always been keen to respond to photographers needs and feedback in their desire to make "Selling Made Simple".
If you haven't seen it all ready it's well worth a look as their products such as custom made USB's and Client gallery systems which really can help you increase sales through referral marketing opportunities.
We are delighted to be working with one of the best design and website creatives in the Photographic Industry - LEMONADE DESIGN. After being involved with the design and delivery of our own training website - www.photohubs.co.uk we simply had to ask Yvette Craig who owns Lemonade Design IF we could continue our connection, ......the answer was "yes"!
GUILD EXCLUSIVE OFFER - "As a Guild Member, I want to offer you something extra, so I would like to offer Guild Members who have their website done by me an online e-brochure, I normally charge £350 for this, but this will be included in your website".
Guild Trade Partner Shuttertax have a superb offer JUST for all Guild Members who need their help and support.
Offering a range of services that will fit in nicely with your business needs, from preparing your end of years' accounts and tax returns from supplied books to a complete monthly cloud bookkeeping solution, with the availability of an instant quote, Shuttertax will be the perfect online accounting option for your business.
Copyright infringement can be a 'thorn in the side' for many photographers displaying their work online, so we are delighted to say that in order to help our members fight image theft we have partnered with Pixsy!
Pixsy are one of the leading image tracking services and will even help you get compensation if your work is stolen!
Pixsy uses a reverse image search engine to scour the web and let you know when they discover matches for your photos. If a use is unauthorized, you can just click "Submit case" and they will help you seek compensation. They look after photographers in 72 countries and have 26 legal teams including the UK, United States and Australia, and their list is growing!
NEWBORN BABY POSING
Guild members Sandra and Sarah have combined their design, sourcing, purchasing and photography skills to offer photographers some of the finest and most unique posing products available in the UK that can only enhance and style your photography!
They have backdrops, Baby Shushers, newborn posing beanbags, beanbag frames, and much more - in fact everything you could ever need to refresh or kick start your newborn baby photography business.
A Fantastic opportunity for you to sell your stock images to one of the worlds finest stock photo collections.
Your images could be earning you money..it's that simple...find out why we chose to work with Alamy via the link below, the type of images they need... and the many benefits we feel they offer YOU and take advantage of a very special and unique Guild discount giving you up to £500 with no commission back to Alamy.
Growing by determination, precision and reputation, LSP ACTIONS have created a groundbreaking product that will seriously save you time, and let you create the finished look of your images that you have always wanted.
THE GUILD OF PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW TRADE PARTNERSHIP WITH LSP ACTIONS, one of the UK's leading Actions and Presets software businesses.
Lauren Bennett is the owner of multi award winning and successful photography business Lemon Sky Photography, and also a busy Mum to 2 young children.
Burning the midnight oil editing for hours has never appealed to her as she liked plenty of time to herself to do ALL the other things she wanted to do! She certainly doesn't like to keep her clients waiting for weeks before they get to see their session images.
A very busy graphic designer for 10 years prior to becoming a photographer, she tells us she is proud (and a teeny weeny bit embarrassed) to have become a total geek-girl when it comes to the nuts & bolts of Photoshop and Lightroom.
"Many photographers spend more time editing than they do shooting. For a unique, one of a kind art piece sure this is fine! For your client images you want the editing to be fast, perfect and consistent with your style. This is where the LSP Actions come into play. I have combined my years of editing knowledge with my need to save time as a mother and business woman to create LSP.
The LSP Actions and presets have been designed with professional photographers in mind, aiming at all levels.The retouching tools are non-destructive, incredibly fast working and user friendly. Faster editing means a faster image turnover – Faster turnover means more clients through the door, happier clients and more free time for yourself… it's that simple!
Lauren's work has been nominated for many awards and her editing tools are used by over 4,000 photographers worldwide including Ana Brandt of TAoPaN, Russ Jackson, Gary Hill, Tracy Willis, Karen Wiltshire, Elli Cassidy, Aoife Millea, Melanie East and more.
Please have a look at the link below to see how LSP Actions could change your photography life, AND help you create the style and look of your images that you have always wanted.
We have been asked by members to establish a relationship with nphoto, and we are delighted to welcome them as part of our Trade Partnership programme, which is based on high levels of customer care and attitude.nphoto have been in business over 10 years now and have established themselves as one of the leading European print labs offering a range of quality books and albums to the UK wedding market.
The Guild of Photographers are delighted to announce the beginning of a Trade Partnership with Creativity Backgrounds. A pleasure to deal with, extensive product range and as always with our Trade Partners really nice people, offering our members first class service (with one of the largest collections of photography backgrounds and backdrops, both in paper and fabric.) The original Superior Seamless photographic backgrounds are brought to you direct from Creativity Backgrounds UK Warehouse. They have a range of over 50 colours to choose from, including the ever popular choices of storm grey, arctic white, polar white and black .. and they are suitable for all sorts of genres.
Wilkinson's are without doubt a great company with an enviable reputation having been voted Best Multiple Retailer no less 5 times during recent years. We're proud to be working with the Wilki Team and together we will be working hard to support members, as well as enjoying a number of GUILD ONLY exclusive retail offers.
Wilkinson Cameras operates from 10 retail stores in the North West of England as well as offering nationwide mail order and online purchases.
DATACOLOR SPYDER CALIBRATION PRODUCTS
Spyder are one of the largest names in display colour calibration solutions for those who need the highest level of colour control in the studio as well as flexibility in post-production.