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Welcome to The Modern Collective blog! We are Adam + Amanda. We are photographers who love fun and funky design. We design modern templates for photographers and sell them in our shop! Cool, right?

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Your summer social media - DONE for you! Introducing Socialites!

May 30, 2018   //   POSTED IN: PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCES, PRODUCT SPOTLIGHTS, theMC NEWS

Senior Photographer Social Media Templates from Amanda Holloway and The Modern Collective Socialites Summer Style Posts

 

INTRODUCING SOCIALITES  | SUMMER 2018

12 weekly posts of pre-created social media content… created for modern senior photographers.

 

This product is all about the long game. If you’re sick of living booking to booking and only posting sneak peeks on your social media account, it’s time to invest in becoming a resource for the current and next generations of target clients. Imagine future clients hiring you not only because they want senior pictures, but because they’ve been following and consuming your brand for YEARS. Why would they do that? Because you’ve become a RESOURCE that they can use to stay on top of fashion, beauty and so much more. And in becoming that resource, they trust you to give them an incredible experience with the latest and greatest trends. Take it a step further and educate your audience on your best selling products, session ideas and so much more.

Included in this incredible product is 65 individual designs inside 12 incredible sets to save you time and the stress of “what to post” during the summer months. Imagine having weekly posts ready for you to add images, publish, and then move on with the rest of your life. You don’t even have to worry about researching a topic and adding text because it’s all been done for you. Pre-created content… all summer long.

 

 

What's Included:

+ 12 sets of fully customizable social media post templates including all text


– BEAUTY: “How to Bare the Heat” (6 post templates + 1 story sneak template)
– BEAUTY: “Summer Beauty Trends” (6 post templates + 1 story sneak template)
– CLIENT EDUCATION: “Session Availability” (4 post templates + 1 story sneak template)
– CLIENT EDUCATION: “Summer Session Props” (4 post templates + 1 story sneak template)
– PRODUCTS: “Grad Card Showcase” (4 post templates + 1 story sneak template)
– PRODUCTS: “Luxe Product Showcase” (4 post templates + 1 story sneak template)
– STYLE: “Bold Resort Wear” (4 post templates + 1 story sneak template)
– STYLE: “Summer Florals” (4 post templates + 1 story sneak template)
– STYLE: “Summer Pastels” (4 post templates + 1 story sneak template)
– STYLE: “Summer Session Wear” (5 post templates + 1 story sneak template)
– STYLE: “Summer Shoulders” (4 post templates + 1 story sneak template)
– STYLE: “Summer Stripes” (4 post templates + 1 story sneak template)

+ 30 minute video tutorial on how to customize templates and elements

 

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Buy Socialites | Summer 2018 Now

The Sale of the Year for Photographers is Here! // 50% off Everything in the Shop + Freebies!

November 23, 2016   //   POSTED IN: FREEBIES, PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCES, SALE

It's the most anticipated sale of the year for photographers and this year's sale is BIGGER than it has ever been before! Now thru 11/29, receive 50% off all orders when you use the code SAVEBIG. It's the perfect time to stock up on holiday templates, marketing designs, and get ready for the busy senior grad card season that is just around the corner! 

 

But we have even MORE to share... keep reading ...

 

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Black Friday Sale for Photographer Templates PSD Photoshop template designs

 

We have FREEBIES! 

Spend $35 or more during this weekend's sale and we will email you a link to these wonderful freebies! 

Freebies include an 11x14 and 5x7 'year at a glance' calendar. These make perfect holiday gifts for your clients! Wrap them up and tie them with bow and top them off with one of the freebie gift tags that are also included!

 

PLEASE NOTE: Freebie download links will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your qualifying purchase. $35+ is after discount is applied. 

 

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ENGAGE: THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S GUIDE TO THE CLIENT INQUIRY MAGAZINE

October 07, 2015   //   POSTED IN: FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER, PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCES, PRODUCT SPOTLIGHTS, theMC NEWS

TESTIMONIALS
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“How does Amanda know?  Better yet, how did Adam from The Modern Collective know?  I needed to update my senior magazine.  I had a custom magazine made almost 3 years ago and I outgrew it.  The task was heavy on my mind.  I knew it would take a lot of time which I did not have.  And then this guide comes out!  Not only did it fit the look and feel of my website, but I am able to customize it to fit MY needs.  It has a gorgeous clean and modern feel to it. And it has room for all the valuable information you need to convey to your client!  Don’t know what that is?  Well the help is all here in this beautiful guide.
The videos are a bonus and a great way to know what to put in your magazine and if you are not comfortable with photoshop they hold your hand through the process.  My favorite part?  The pdf guide of a finished magazine to give you starting point.  This is not something you would want to copy but instead insert your own voice.  Sometimes just staring at those blank lines can be daunting but to gain inspiration to what others have put in there is super helpful so you can start typing and fill it with YOU!
This guide is so cohesive, well thought out and for more than just the senior photographer.  It could literally be all genres.  I’m going to make a separate one for my tween and teen clients! Grab this guide while you can and create your own one of a kind client guide.  Have fun with it and insert your voice, your style to make it all about YOU!”
-Vickie Black
Founder Senior Style Guide
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“What can I say . . . Amanda Holloway and The Modern Collective have done it again!  Engage is NOT your average been-there-seen-that senior magazine template.  It is the most inclusive and informative client welcome resource I have ever seen.  
From inception to publication, Amanda & Adam share step-by-step instructions on how to make the perfect client welcome magazine for your business. Not only are the included templates gorgeous and easy to use, they have included a TON of educational information and instructional videos.  Amanda’s detailed .pdf regarding the whys behind what to include in (and what to exclude from!) the magazine are invaluable in determining what information is appropriate for your magazine.  Adam Hommerding’s how-to photoshop video is full of photoshop education and is a HUGE time-saver when it comes to actually creating your magazine!  Amanda goes above-and-beyond in her branding video to help you customize the template to your brand, including information on how to chose the best images for your magazine and how changing the details will help set you apart!  
And, the best thing about Engage is that the information is not exclusive to welcome magazines . . . the tips and tricks can be used for any and all marketing pieces!  Engage is a MUST HAVE for the senior photographer!”
-Heather Owens with Heather Owens Photography
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“Engage is a serious game-changer when it comes to marketing for your business. Most of us are familiar with Amanda’s genius “senior magazine” and we also keep up with Adam’s amazing designs so this is a win-win for everyone! I was able to take the easy-to-use PSD files and not only drop in my images to create a high-end magazine for my business, but I was able to fully customize it to fit my brand. They did such a great job making it user-friendly and if you do have any hiccups, the videos that came with the download are very intuitive and thorough. I also loved reading the PDF document that they added to the download because it completes the package by telling you WHY Amanda uses certain information in the magazine and it really allows you to understand the importance of the senior magazine on a conceptual level so you can truly customize it for you! “
-Dan Brouillette with LOOK Portrait


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Oh By Golly! The 2014 Holiday Collection is here!

November 13, 2014   //   POSTED IN: INSPIRATION, PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCES, PRODUCT SPOTLIGHTS, theMC NEWS

Introducing the 2014 Holiday Card Collection - 10 stylish holiday card designs that your clients are sure to love! The collection includes numerous styles and card designs to please any client! All cards are fully layered and customizable for those that desire to mix it up but simple and easy to use for those that don't. 

 

INCLUDED WITH YOUR DOWNLOAD //

(1) 5x7 Folded Wide Format 
(2) 5x5 Trifolds
(7) 5x7 Flat Cards
+BONUS: 10 Coordinating Return Address Label Designs

 

See the designs larger by clicking, HERE.

 

Get them for ONLY $35 during intro pricing now thru 11/20!

 

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Eight Holiday Printable FREEBIES // Wrap Gifts in Style

December 12, 2013   //   POSTED IN: FREEBIES, INSPIRATION, PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCES

 

Last week we cranked up the holiday tunes, found our jolly, and launched the 2013 Holiday Collection! The festive designing didn't stop there! Today we are sharing eight holiday gift tag freebies with you! Print, cut, and attach to all of your holiday gifts! Because everything wrapped with cute packaging is always more fun to open! 

 

Download the gift tag freebies HERE

 

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Need more creative ideas for your holiday gift or client packaging? Visit our favorite inspiration blog by the talented Laura Winslow Photography! Her weekly lovely packaging posts are filled with inspiration! 

 

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The 2013 Holiday Collection is now available in the shop! 

Finally! The 2013 Holiday Collection is here!

November 21, 2013   //   POSTED IN: INSPIRATION, PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCES, PRODUCT SPOTLIGHTS

‘Tis the season to spread good cheer in STYLE with the 2013 Holiday Card Collection from The Modern Collective! The collection includes numerous styles and card designs to please any client! All cards are fully layered and customizeable for those that desire to mix it up! These designs will thrill your clients and make them come back year after year for more! 

 

INCLUDED WITH YOUR DOWNLOAD //

(1) 5x7 Boutique Tab Fold
(1) 5x7 Folded Wide Format 
(2) 5x5 Trifolds
(6) 5x7 Flat Cards
+BONUS: 10 Coordinating Return Address Label Designs

 

Get them for ONLY $39 during intro pricing now thru 11/27!

 

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FREE Desktop Wallpaper // Go for the Great

October 22, 2013   //   POSTED IN: FREEBIES, PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCES

 

Last year we made it a monthly design challenge to come up with new desktop wallpaper for our computers here at The Modern Collective. We got busy and the monthly challenge landed on the back burner as bigger projects (ie. new house construction, wedding planning, and designing more wonderful templates) took over our time. 

 

Last night we came across this rockefeller quote and it spoke to us, so we went to work and came up with a new desktop design. Today we share it with you! Enjoy, share this blog post with your friends, and go for the great!

 

Click your desired resolution below to download your desktop wallpaper.

 

2560x1440  //  1680x1050  //  1440x900  //  1280x800  //  ipad  //  iphone  

A Senior Template for a One Year Old? // Design Inspiration

August 22, 2013   //   POSTED IN: INSPIRATION, Photog Quick Tips, PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCES, PRODUCT SPOTLIGHTS

Why not! We delivered this adorable album to its proud owner the other day! Just a few simple tweaks to the Modern Artistry Accordion Book design, this template was the perfect design for this adorable little girl! 

 

Don't forget to think outside of the box while browsing theMC Shop! With fully layered PSDs, anything really is possible! 

 

For more info or to purchase, click the link below! 

 

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Win a Free Digital Copy of Mozi Magzine's New Family Issue!

August 15, 2013   //   POSTED IN: CONTEST, FREEBIES, PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCES, theMC NEWS

 

The talented crew over at Mozi Magazine just released their family issue! WOW is all we have to say. We got our hands on the digital copy this morning and the pages are filled with so much inspiration! They were even kind enough to feature our very own Canvas Collection Templates in the vendor section! (p.s. The Canvas Collection Templates are on sale thru 8/16!!) Thanks Mozi! 

 

 

But guess what? Mozi is offering one of our readers a free digital copy of the Family Issue! Just use the gadget below to Like The Modern Collective and Mozi Magazine on Facebook, share the giveaway on Twitter, and post a comment to the blog to tell us why YOU want the free issue! 

 

Giveaway ends tomorrow at 11:59PM on 8/16! Winner will be notified by email! Ready, Set, Go! 

 

P.S. Don't forget to check out the Canvas Collection Templates if you want to change the way you sell wall art! They are only $75 now thru tomorrow, 8/16! Don't miss this!

 

 

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Fixing Stray Hairs in Photoshop // Tip Tuesday

August 13, 2013   //   POSTED IN: Photog Quick Tips, PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCES, Tip Tuesday

 

Working on-location has a lot of great benefits - variety of location options, abundance of quality (and free) light, the ability to customize the location to your clients, etc. However, one things that on-location photographers often struggle with is weather! The biggest pest being the WIND! 

 

Today's Tip Tuesday will show you a simple trick to calm down wind blown hair in Photoshop using the Liquify Tool. It's easy, it looks natural, and it is a lot faster than cloning and patching every single strand! Watch the video below to learn how! 

 

 

 

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