For those not familiar with PT4P: This is a membership program for photographers just getting their business off the ground as well as for established photographers. Michele provides a ton of materials from Dressing Guides, Announcement card designs, to the workflow she uses to go through her post processing and much much more! With your membership you also get private access to her forum where you can discuss anything you’d like! I’m telling you… LOTS of wonderful information here! You can check out all the details here.
Michele basically gave me a list of everything she wanted to include, and let me run with it. I sat for quite some time just brainstorming what direction I was going to go in. Michele had mentioned that she wanted something different than the typical photography blogs you see around. Huge undertaking… huh?
Horizontal blogs are becoming a bit more popular but people are still hesitant on them since they are so new. Michele and I chatted about doing one, but the more we talked about it, the more we steered away from it. It’s different, but it may be TOO different at this specific time. So… I took the horizontal blog concept and threw it into a vertical blog concept. The result- South Paw. By leaving the header static, this constantly kept the branding in front of the client at all times while still being unobtrusive, and I felt this was hugely important.
Once I had my idea for South Paw, I wanted to still offer a more classic version of a theme as this is what photographers are more used to. But our goal was to have everything accessible on an iphone, ipad, and ipod. Most of the photography blogs you see have a flash based header, and we all know, that doesn’t work on todays electronic devices. So in Clean Slate, you have a theme that is fully accessible on the iphone, ipad, and ipod, so no matter where you readers/clients are viewing, they can always see your work! Very important thing if you ask me!
I also wanted options in both themes to easily change fonts, colors, etc. to work with everyones branding, so this is included as well. You have the shell of the theme, but you have full control of your design. Exactly what I intended!
Each theme comes with 10 predesigned layered psd headers that can be easily edited with your colors, logo, and images. They also come with 10 predesigned backgrounds in which the colors can be changed as well.
Michele chose to use the South Paw theme for her new PT4P blog. She used one the headers included with the South Paw theme and I think it looks great!
Interested in purchasing? First you must be a member of PT4P. You can do that here. Once you’ve done that and gained access to the forum, you can find all the purchasing information on the themes here. Pricing for each theme range from $150-$500 depending on the amount of help you need installing and customizing your design.