hey commercial photo pro
Ready to connect and get support?
Is this you?
You have questions that come up in your commercial photography business
….and struggle to find answers….
You often feel isolated and alone in your work in the commercial photography industry
Helloooo, is there anybody out there….
You wish you had peers to live-chat with during your workdays
Yes, somebody is out there, whew…
You feel like working in the industry shouldn’t have to be this hard
There’s gotta be a better way, right?
You know you can be more successful
….with more help from your peers
What is it?
New Commercial Photography Industry Online Community, launched June 2022
The Image Crafters Community is a special corner of the Internet where commercial photography industry pros connect, learn, network, chat, and support each other.
Who is it for?
If you work in the commercial photography industry, this is your tribe!
The community is for:
commercial photographers // videographers / dps // digitechs // photo assistants // shoot producers // production assistants // hair & makeup artists // prop/set stylists // wardrobe stylists // consultants + educators // location scouts // photographer’s agents / reps // art buyers // art directors + creative directors + brand managers // other industry professionals (intellectual property attorneys, association board members)
In short, if you work in the industry in some way, this is for you!
What’s in it?
New Community inclusions are being added every week.
Peer & Location Groups
Social groups for every job title, and groups for locations around the world, each with their own discussion forum
Over 100 unique discussion forums on a wide variety of different topics
Photos & Photo Albums
Showcase your work, and check out the work of your peers
Activity feeds to see what’s up in the Community at a glance
Site-Wide Searchable Content
Global search with live results as you type
Searchable member directory with a variety of different filters
Forum ‘marketplace’ to buy and sell gear
“I have struggled to find help and community in the commercial photography industry. When I found the Image Crafters Community, I felt a sense of relief that I would finally have a place to go to both give and receive support from like-minded photographers. Jamie’s generosity and expertise make it THE best place to grow as a commercial photographer.”- Shelley Paulson
How will the community help me?
Feel less alone
Connect with people like you, and reach out to them anytime, day or night
Get valuable advice and support
….that improves your business
Save stress, time and money
Stop wasting time and get what you need for your business quickly and easily
Q: Is the community just for commercial photographers?
A: The community is for a wide variety of different positions in the industry, including but not limited to:
commercial photographers // videographers / dps // digitechs // photo assistants // shoot producers // production assistants // hair & makeup artists // prop/set stylists // wardrobe stylists // consultants + educators // location scouts // photographer’s agents / reps // art buyers // art directors + creative directors + brand managers // other industry professionals
Q: Why would I want another website to log into?
A: As a professional who cares about keeping your data and your client's data secure, you are already using a password-management system like LastPass or similar.
So your username + password will be autofilled in the Community login form by your password-management app.
The login process will take seconds.
You can also save a link to the Community in your bookmarks bar for easy access.
You'll soon find that logging into the Community will become a standard and easy part of your day.
Q: I'm already in industry Facebook groups, why would I want to use this?
A: Due to Meta's new Feeds/Videos algorithms, Facebook groups are now becoming ghost towns.
Post in even the biggest Facebook groups these days and you’ll be lucky to get a comment or two.
Unlike Facebook, the meat of our Community is the forums, over 100 of them.
They are all organized by topic, which makes the information very granular and organized. They are also easy to search, unlike Facebook groups.
In addition to our forums are our groups, which are broken down into subclasses, including:
We also have every sub-genre of photography represented in individual groups.
Each group has it’s own discussion forum, photo feed, activity feed, etc.
So it’s really nothing like Facebook.
It’s much, much better.
Q: How long does it take to be approved?
A: 7-10 days on average.
We try and review applications and send new member details once per week, but it totally depends on how many requests we receive each week.
We appreciate your patience getting into our Community!
“The Image Crafters and Jamie Piper have been a super transparent resource for clear cut answers, so the Image Crafters Community is a natural extension of that.
Connecting with others and the social/networking aspect is cool and who knows what leads that will create.
For me though, the invaluable piece is the knowledge you gain in here. Whether it’s from one of the educational courses or just from asking the group in general what their input or experience is, you’ll learn a lot about our industry!“- Katelin Kinney
How much does it cost?
It’s totally free!
Because it’s free, the Community is invite only, and you’ll need to complete a simple application form to request an invite.
We do this to keep the scammers/spam out, and only the people who really need and want it, in.