Seamless 2015: Year In Review.
Seamless Photo was formed in 2011. Has it really been that long?
As we look toward 2016 it is hard to look back and not feel a sense of pride for what we have accomplished in such a short space of time. When Seamless launched, it was nothing more than a collection of words and images being displayed online. Now, thanks to you, Seamless is becoming a household name with photographers across the globe. We hit many milestones in the last twelve months and we would like to invite you to come with us now as we look back on some of the major events that made it such a great year for Seamless.
Our Muslin Backdrops Are Everywhere!
When we launched our line of hand-painted muslin backdrops we knew that we were on to something truly special. Our first run included designs by the amazing Emiy Soto, Marcus Bell and Padraic Deasy. We were so proud of pouring everything that makes these photographers special into a single product that embodies their own unique styles of photography. If you are familiar with any of these photographers, you’ve seen these backdrops out in the wild and the stunning images captured by each artist.
This year we were truly honoured to add the stylish Oxford Muslin Backdrop designed by Jeff Rojas, the magical Ariel Muslin Backdrop designed by Amanda Diaz and the Couture Muslin Backdrop designed by Lindsay Adler. Each of these photographers brought something new to the table as each backdrop encapsulates their own way of working.
For us, it was a fantastic experience working with each of these photographers to create something special and all you have to do is take a peek at their social network platforms to discover why these backdrops as so mesmerizing.
However, it’s not just the famous photographers that make these backdrops worthy of note. We have sold them into over 20 countries and we are consistently bombarded with feedback about the high-quality material, beautiful designs and how they just fit into your own workflows. To each and every one of you that have invested in Seamless and our muslin backdrops, we would like say a massive thank you. We are truly stunned by the quality of images that you are tagging us in online and when we see these works of art, we know that we are doing something right.
We will be adding even more photographers and designs in 2016 so keep an eye on the Seamless site for the latest updates.
2015: The Year Of The ‘Be Inspired Photography Podcast.’
We’ve made no secret of the fact that part of our mission here at Seamless is to inspire photographers to take their best shots ever. One of the main ways that we do this is through our Seamless Spotlight interview section over on the Be Inspired Blog. But in 2015 we took this model to a whole new level as you really got behind the Be Inspired Photography Podcast. Thank you again to every one that has subscribed, listened, downloaded or left us a review in iTunes.
The launch of the Be Inspired Photography Podcast was a rocky one, as all new ventures are. Although we featured some amazing photographers as guests, we got the sense that the episodes were not living up to their full potential. Thankfully, this only lasted a few episodes and by the beginning of this year, we really hit our stride and defined what we wanted this show to be. Perhaps more importantly, you agreed with us.
2015 saw some of the biggest names working in photography today join our host Patrick Clarke for some candid, friendly, funny, honest and inspiring chats about photography. Each episode has now been downloaded several thousand times with more and more photographers discovering our podcast every day.
For a podcast that was launched just over one year ago, our listener base and quality of guest really astounds us. Some of this year’s highlights included Peter Hurley, Lara Jade, Rob Woodcox and David Tally, Clay Cook, Roza Sampolinska and Dixie Dixon.
If you’ve not tuned in before, the Christmas break is the perfect time to sit back by the fire and learn the stories behind the world’s most inspiring photographers. As always, you can listen at Seamless, iTunes or Stitcher.
Thanks to your support, we are committed to creating the best show we can and we have many more great photographers lined up for 2016. When we get iTunes reviews like this one, how could we not?
“The choice of photographers and Patrick’s style of interviewing them is just like listening to a conversation between friends which are connected through something special – photography! It is the title of the podcast – and I say it fits 100%! I am always inspired by this work. Thank you so much!”
Seamless Photo is really about providing the best tools to help photographers take their photography to a whole new level and in 2015, we added some amazing products. One of the highlights of these new products has to be the Seamless 2000B LED Studio Light. This is a professional, constant light with simply beautiful and reliable illumination. Anyone that has tried it, loves it and as more and more photographers are moving toward LED technology, our light is seen as a real competitor. Part of what makes it so versatile is that is comes complete with a Bowens-compatible S-Type speedring mount making this light usable with the modifiers you already own. You just turn it on and start shooting.
More additions to our line of gear were the Reflector Umbrella Softboxes. Ideal for photographers that shoot lots of on-location images, these softboes are proving to be real workhorses that provide a stunning quality of light while still being portable and not compromising on quality. In the past, we had been asked by so many of the Seamless community to bring out a softbox like that, which bounced the light onto your subject. These products represent everything that we stand for here at Seamless. We listened to our customers and then launched a product that not only is easy to use but is also reliable and of the highest quality at a reasonable price. Mission accomplished.
Clearance Sale & A New Seamless Shopping Experience.
2015 saw an absolutely amazing sale with up to 80% off hundreds of products. Although it may have looked like a silly decision on our part from the outside, do not worry as there was method to our madness.
The Clearance Sale gave us an opportunity to look at the products that you really want and we are going to make massive changes to your Seamless shopping experience. We can now officially announce that we have a new, beautiful, streamlined and engaging website coming early in 2016. We’re keeping this new direction pretty close to our chest for now but rest assured, all of your favourite products will still be available and we have lots of big news coming.
Seamless could not exist without you and we want to take this opportunity to truly thank you for your support over the last few years. Seamless is going from strength to strength and with your continued support, 2016 looks to be very bright indeed. We invite you to stay on this journey with us as we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do.
Have a happy, safe and light-filled Christmas and we’ll see you all again in the New Year.
The Seamless Team.