New Look New Logo

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The Photocrati website went under the knife and came out with a brand new look and logo.

Why? NextGEN Gallery and the Photocrati Theme are getting closer to a tight integration. So we wanted the two products to have consistency. That way when customers are going between the documentation for either product, it’s more obvious that it’s the same company.

That, and we also wanted a prettier logo.

We went with 99Designs for crowdsourced logo ideas. We then came up with our favorites and internally (and partially externally) voted for the ones we want to narrow it down to.

Once we picked the winner, we worked with the designer to make some final adjustments to the logo.

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The icon is the most important part of the logo. Because that is consistent between the 2 products.

In addition, the icon can be used without text, and also says some things about the company.

Step back from the icon a bit and you will notice that it is actually the letter p.  Cool, right?

But on top of that, it’s also a play on the standard aperture blade logo that many photographers use. Except it’s broken up, with multiple shades of green.

So with that all, said, we hope you enjoy the new logo as much as we do.

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

Photocrati Theme On Sale for 2014 Black Friday

We’re happy to share that today through Monday that the Photocrati Theme is on sale at 50% off.

In the United States we are celebrating Thanksgiving, so this is our small way of saying thank you

Purchase your subscription to the Photocrati Theme and be grandfathered in at the discounted price.

Photocrati Theme On Sale for 2014 Black Friday

We also have a Black Friday deal going on for our gallery plugins, NextGEN Plus and NextGEN Pro at 40% off.

NextGEN Plus & Pro On Sale for Black Friday

How To Attend 2014 PhotoPlus Expo Free

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Scott and Tether Tools partnered for a giveaway of a free 2014 PhotoPlus Expo Full Conference Pass.

The giveaway ends tomorrow, so definitely register to try and win as soon as you can.

The full pass does not include travel, hotel or food. But the pass itself is worth $549 and gets you full access to classes, keynotes and of course the expo floor.

Visit the giveaway page for more details and to register.

This Photography Offer Ends In 5 Days

This starts at noon today!
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Last year the photography industry was introduced to a new concept called the 5 Day Deal. Some people were turned off by the amount of promotion that came from it, but not everyone. In fact, the 5 Day Deal raised thousands of dollars for charity. So this year the stakes are higher and now the deal is back with a vengeance. The goal is to do far better than last year’s charity donation, with over $100,000.

There are many amazing contributors, including our very own Scott Wyden Kivowitz offering his presets and two of his ebooks. How it works is simple…

The deal lasts for 5 days long (that’s the obvious part), and for the 5 days you have the ability to purchases over $2,000 worth of products for under $100. When purchasing you have the choice to choose which of the charities you would like to donate to. Or you can have the 5 Day Deal team split it evenly between the charities.

There will be a live counter showing how much money was raised for charity. At the end of the 5 days an announcement will be sent to all purchasers with the total donation amounts. It’s pretty cool!

Some of the products included come from photographers like Zack Arias, Trey Ratcliff, Nicole S Young, Joel Grimes, David Duchemin and so many others.

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These amazing photographers have compiled together 39 different photography products; including training, tools, and much more, into an awesome deal only available for the 5 days.  Included in the bundle are:

  • Over 70 hours of training video
  • 14 Photography ebooks
  • 300+ Lightroom Presets
  • 500+ Textures

and so much more.

The deal starts today, October 15 at 12pm EST and ends October 20 at 12pm EST.

We really hope that you take a good look at the deal and either pick one up for yourself or gift it to someone because either way you’re donating to charities that could use the donations.

Learn more here.

Photocrati Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals – Some From Our Friends Too

For the first time ever we are offering a big discount on the Photocrati theme.  But that’s not all we’re offering!  In honor of Black Friday & Cyber Monday we are also offering deals on the Photographer’s SEO Community and NextGEN Gallery Pro.  Each of our deals are available from November 29th – December 2nd, 2013.

Below are those details, and following that are other deals from our friends.

Photocrati Black Friday

For Black Friday & Cyber Monday you can take 27% off the Photocrati theme, making it $65. To top off the deal we are throwing in our SEO eBook which is normally $39 at the Photographer’s SEO Community.  The price will automatically be applied to those purchasing.

Photocrati is a uniquely powerful WordPress theme used by over 17,000 photographers. It’s an all-in-one solution: website & galleries & blog. With it you can create your portfolio, sell photographs with eCommerce galleries and so much more. There are 60 beautiful, built-in styles to get started, additional styles in the free design library and you can customize everything easily without knowing code.

Photo SEO Black Friday

Speaking of the Photographer’s SEO Community, we’re also offering 55% off the annual membership to the community.  The community includes our eBooks, videos, private forums, SEO hubs and more. So instead of $99 a year you can join and improve your photography website’s SEO for only $44.55 a year by using the coupon code BFRIDAY.

The community is filled with tons of educational information and guidance to help your photography website rank higher in search engines.  See what’s included in the Photo SEO community.

NextGEN Gallery Black Friday

Last, but definitely not least, is a large 25% discount on our premium plugin, NextGEN Gallery Pro.  Normally priced at $39 a year, but now only $29 a year for a limited time.  The price will automatically be applied to those purchasing.

NextGEN Gallery is the most popular WordPress gallery plugin available with over 8 million downloads!  NextGEN Gallery Pro is the premium upgrade to the free plugin with enhanced and modern gallery styles, an exclusive Pro Lightbox and so much more.  NextGEN Gallery Pro is a complete gallery management and portfolio solution with over 10 beautiful gallery and album display types, and all full responsive.  The Pro Lightbox is fullscreen and includes individual photo commenting and social sharing.

To recap, here are the deals:

These deals are only valid from November 29th to December 2nd so take advantage of them before it’s too late.

To keep the Black Friday & Cyber Mondays deals coming, here are some that our friends are offering:

  • The Law Tog – 30% all photography contrast using BlackFri30
  • The Modern Tog – Save over $50 on business, finances and marketing products.
  • Psychology for Photographers – $50 off Irresistible Website & Irresistible Words, $109 off Business Library Pack
  • Photography Spark SEO eBook – 60% off SEO Cookbook
  • MCP Actions – 10% storewide on all Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions using the coupon code mcpthanks
  • Steel Toe Images – Pay-what-you-wish Angela’s Worth More eBook + free bonus worksheet
  • Scott Wyden Imagery – 20% off eBooks and presets using the code THANKSGIVINGUKKAH
  • Think Tank Photo –  $50 rebate on rolling camera bags or $100 if combined with an Urban Disguise shoulder bag.
  • Borrow Lenses – 10% off rentals + 4 extra days using the coupon code TURKEYGEAR13
  • Colorvale Actions – 40% off using the coupon code HAPPYTHANKS40 on Black Friday only
  • Topaz Labs – $50 off their complete Collection using the promo code blackfriday2013
  • Laura Novak Education – 40% wedding photography tools using the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY
  • Photography Concentrate –  40% off photography tutorials through Cyber Monday
  • A Small Orange – GOBBLE13 for a discount on shared hosting, TREAT13 for a discount on add-ons and CHEER14 for a discount on hybrid and dedicated plans
  • My Photo Biz Coach – 50% off the Be A  Rock Star Self-Study Workshop
  • Capturing Beauty – 50% off anything in the shop
  • Amazon has a variety of Black Friday deals.
  • Design Aglow Frame & Paper Shop – 15% everything in both shops using the coupon code THANKS
  • WP Engine – 4 months of free WordPress hosting using the coupon code cyberhostspecial13
  • Pixifi – 25% off online studio management system
  • Bluehost – 50% their annual hosting plan making it $3.95 per month and includes a free 1 year domain registration