The term 'free
Internet access' takes on new meaning for Britain's professional wedding
photographers in a nationwide series of top-drawer seminars during May
photographer Ian Coates will be touring Birmingham (May 8), Manchester (May 9),
Cardiff (May 16), Swindon (May 17), Milton Keynes (May 22) and Nottingham (May
23) showing photographers how they can use a new service to increase sales and
get money for their work more quickly.
attending can walk away with the software to operate on-line proofing and
ordering, and it won't cost them a bean as the seminars are backed by superlab
chain Colab and Fujifilm Professional Imaging.
'proweddings.co.uk' has been set up for photographers whether shooting digitally
or conventionally. It enables couples and their families to view their own
'official' images and allows a wider group of family and friends to see candids
- all images can be ordered and paid for via the secure
brings added financial rewards, too. Not only can photographers offer additional
services to their customers, the money is paid 'up front' thus overcoming the
delays many high street photographers face when collecting money from their
customers. The money is collected by Colab and the photographer's share
immediately made available to them.
brilliant service for professionals, designed to increase their customer base
and speed up the time it takes for clients to place orders," says Colab
marketing manager Phil Hurley. "No more waiting for album proofs to do the
circuit - clients can view their pictures wherever and whenever they like. No
prior knowledge of the technology is necessary and the seminars are free - what
better investment could there be?"
Ian Coates, a
Fujifilm Distinction winner and recipient of the BIPP Presidential Award for
services to the profession, lectures extensively and has photographed Royalty
from around the world as well as heads of state, church, industry and the Arts.
Numbers at the
seminars are limited and places can be reserved by calling Colab on 024 7644