"I had a major job on the line to do a photo shoot for an advertisement for a big beer company. I decided to run my proposal/contract by my copyright lawyer, since the beer company's legal department is involved.
I sent him my fotoBiz generated paperwork and he said he was impressed by how thorough it was for a 'lay person' and that he didn't need to make any changes. So I gave myself and you guys a pat on the back!"
Sara Mathews, Photographer, NY
"I had been using fotoBiz and fotoQuote for billing and stock for the last year. The gear list was something extra that comes with fotoBiz I didn't even know was on there when I purchased the program. I eventually used it when I applied for a new business insurance policy, then this summer going on an assignment to Peru, I had a last minute feeling I was going to have problems at customs. I had used Carnets before on assignments internationally, but I was running out of time. At the last minute, I printed out my gear list in the Airline club at La Guardia before just boarding the plane to Miami where I caught my flight to Lima. Indeed when I landed in Peru and went thru customs they wanted $3,000 to bring my equipment into the country. They brought me and my equipment into a holding area asked me how I was going to pay. I had press credentials, a letter from my editor, and nothing worked, then I produced my fotoBiz Gear List. The agent looked it over, and let me and all seven cases enter Peru."
Max Aguilera-Hellweg, Photographer, NY
"I am incredibly excited about learning everything that fotoBiz is able to do. I have gone through the Tutorial and the QuickStart Guide and will soon be reading the manual. I can't tell you how thrilled I am about what I see. I am SOOOO stoked. This program is without a doubt an answer to my prayers. I can't believe I now actually have the tools I need to handle the business end of my photography. I look forward to the fear and frustrations of rate negotiations to fade away as I become more and more familiar with everything in fotoBiz."
Ana Gatchell, Photographer, CA
"I have many images, none with keywords. I am dreading the task of adding them! I noticed you have made my task a little easier and the benefits of the bulk image keywording function are most appreciated."
Steve Sammons, Photographer, NM
"I wanted to drop you a note of thanks for the progam. Your products fotoBiz and fotoQuote have streamlined my operation and allowed me to focus on taking pictures not on paperwork"
Mark Quinn, Photographer, OH
"Thanks for all your help in getting us up and running. These efforts have helped us feel welcome and taken care of. I am very impressed with all the little things that I have missed with other programs that say to me you are listening to our needs."
Steven Widoff, Photographer, FL
"I had a fotoBiz milestone the other day, sending my first $10k invoice! Little did I know when I sought out fotoBiz to assist me in establishing a professional presence, that such an opportunity would present itself. I am really enjoying the new version of fotoBiz."
Mark Alberhasky, Photographer, KY
"FotoBiz's imageLog literally tracks my entire workflow, it reveals the truth of what I do and how efficient I am. Monitoring my stock photography productions is probably the most valuable tool, at a glance I can see what shoots are making me money and which are not. Also, the style of imagery that is selling and to whom.
Tracking my image's licensing periods is also helpful as I can instantly view what has expired, or when in question, determine the sales history of a stock image. In short for the last 5 years fotoBiz has run my business and now with 5 years of records and the new fotoBiz 2.0, I have a wealth of data to help me make educated decisions."
Dan Patitucci, Photographer, CA
"Great job on the updated fotoBiz! It is amazing, intuitive and streamlines the process of submitting, quoting, licensing and invoicing clients. In short, I love fotoBiz 2.0!"
Jake Norton, Photographer, CO
"The new fotoBiz 2.0 version ROCKS. ROCKS ROCKS ROCKS... It's SO much better than the original. I especially like the keywording feature. It may be the answer to my prayers."
Charles "Stretch" Ledford, Photographer, VA
"This is just to inform you that the fotoBiz shipment has arrived safely - the software has been installed flawlessly and now I just wonder; "How in the hell did I ever manage without it?" Thank you for a very efficient service!"
Chris Overgaard, Photographer, Norway
"Each of the functional areas of this version of fotoBiz clearly attests to the amount of thought and effort that went into development. FotoBiz is an evolutionary product. During the time I spent with the program I kept trying to come up with some way of comparing fotoBiz with other products. For me, fotoBiz is the equivalent of the Swiss Army knife for running a freelance photography business. It has a large number of tools within one compact package. For many freelancers fotoBiz will allow them to efficiently handle administration, giving them more time to focus on developing the craft of growing their photography business."
Wayne A. Munn, ASPP, Latent Images review, IL
"Nothing beats a good attorney, but fotoBiz comes close. Not long ago, I collected for a one year internet license after discovering unauthorized image usage by a client. I sent them a couple of your collection letters and the client paid! FotoBiz has repayed it's purchase price so many times that I've lost count. Thanks!!!"
Alan Ackoff, Photographer, NM
"When I purchased Fotobiz this year I thought I would have the usual month long getting used to scenarios for computer idiots such as myself. A monkey could use this program as it is so user friendly."
Barry Kinsella, Photographer, FL
"I just wanted to thank you and say what an AMAZING and incredibly useful program this is. I really love it, and I am wondering how I ever got along without it. It is well written, and thought out, and covers pretty much everything a working photo professional could ever possibly need. Thanks so much for all of the effort and hard work that has gone into this program!"
Andy Daddio, Photographer, OR
"Just wanted to send a quick note to say I received my fotobiz software today, and within hardly more than an hour had it installed, a handful of images listed and a Stock Delivery Memo and cover letter ready to go out the door!
I am completely thrilled to have this software, and you can consider me a 100% satisfied customer upon Day One of receiving and experiencing your program... I'm sure I'll be a 1000% satisfied customer once I get to know the program more thoroughly!
Thank you so much for developing such a professional and comprehensive program for us independent photographers."
Susan Slotter, Photographer, NM
"I want to thank you again for your wonderful software, which I use continuously. A friend and colleague originally recommended it to me. In turn, I have recommended it to numerous colleagues in the Association of Medical Illustrators. I tell them it is probably the best business investment I ever made. Hopefully they took my recommendation and purchased it."
Teri J. McDermott MA CMI, Medical Illustrator, IL
"Wonderful program - I'm learning my way around it and have a few actual invoices ready to go out, priced by fotoQuote, verbiage by fotoBiz. I like it a lot.
Congratulations: the business of stock photography is all the better thanks to your efforts."
David Bull, Photographer, LA
"I had a copyright infringement incident that made me realize that I needed to be more precise and professional about exactly what rights I sell my clients. FotoBiz has really helped me accomplish that goal.
The image library has allowed me to keep much better track of each image that goes out of my office, to track sales for certain images, and to be able to collect for lost or damaged slides, because now my paperwork is in great order.
I had my copyright lawyer look over some of the documents I produced with fotoBiz, and he thought it looked great. Thanks for helping me make my business more professional and more profitable."
Sara Matthews, Photographer, NY
"Thank you so much for calling me today...everything is working GREAT!! I love this program..how did I not know about you sooner??!! Anyway I am writing a paragraph about it for the business chapter and putting in a sample estimate made with fotoBiz! I just had to tell you that it's awesome..can't wait to put it in action."
Suzette Troche, Photographer/Digital Imaging Expert, CA
"Thanks for a great program, it has made some tedious aspects of my paperwork go along much easier."
Alexander Vertikoff, Photographer, NM
"With fotoBiz and fotoQuote, I am on the road to success without re-inventing the wheel."
John Kegley, Photographer, CA
"I just wanted to say thanks. I have had fotoBiz open for about an hour and I feel as if a large heavy object was lifted off my back. This is awesome, this should be mandatory software for every photographer. Even students at photo schools, even though not many teach biz practices. Probably for good reason, if they knew how tough it was they would probably all become lawyers."
Gary W. Kellner, Photographer, OH
"Thanks so much for your time and presentation. Our students really get a lot from those who come to speak to them. The value of FotoBiz and FotoQuote is unbeatable as a learning tool and to create a professional appearance."
Bill Robbins, Instructor/Brooks Institute of Photography, CA