Now on SubscribeStar

I have now created a SubscribeStar page.  The way that this works is just like Patreon, where you subscribe to the tier that you want, depending on what you want to see.  It is also priced in USD.  In the case of my page, it will be just like Patreon, where the $5/month tier allows you to see photos not shared on my websites or social media accounts (and will be the same photos as shown on Patreon), and also gives you exclusive access to coupons to my Pixieset site, and the $10/month tier allows you to download photos for your own personal use.

However, the downloads work differently here compared to Patreon.  Instead of 5MB, 10MB, and original size downloads, the size of downloads will be 1MB, 3MB, and 5MB, as 5MB is the maximum image size allowed on SubscribeStar.  So, unless the original image size is below 5MB, there will be no way for me to allow a download of the original image size there.  Also, while there will be a list of links, they will be zip files instead of the actual image files, since the actual images load up, rather than the attachment files.  So, in order to download the size of image you want, you will still click the file, but then you’ll have to unzip it.

If you’d like to check it out, or if you want to subscribe to this page, please go to www.subscribestar.com/ashadmukadam.

Real Estate Photography Portfolio Up On Photography Website

I didn’t get a chance to upload one on Monday when I officially announced that I was adding real estate photography to my photography services, but I now have a portfolio for real estate photography up on my photography website.  If you would like to see what I have put in there so far, please go to the following website:

https://ashadmukadamphotography.wordpress.com/portfolio/real-estate-photography-portfolio/

Now Offering Real Estate Photography Services

I’m now offering real estate photography services as part of my photography business.  I will be offering services for both residential and commercial real estate properties.  So, if you’re a realtor who needs these services, please go to the following page on my photography website for more details: https://ashadmukadamphotography.wordpress.com/photography-services/real-estate-photography/.  For pricing information, please go to the following page: https://ashadmukadamphotography.wordpress.com/pricing/re-photo-pricing/.  If you know a realtor who needs these services, please refer them to the previous two links for more information.

As of right now, I will only be offering these services within the city of Calgary.  Furthermore, I will not be providing drone photography as part of my services.

Update on Bank Payments for Photography Business

Just a quick update on if you’re intending on making bank payments (now to be known from this point on as AFTs, or Automated Funds Transfers) for my photography services.  The process has changed a bit, as I’ve changed my processor for AFTs.  Now, you no longer will receive two invoices and emails from me (one that allows you to make credit card and PayPal payments, and the other that allows you to make AFT payments).  Instead, you’ll just get one invoice, and when you click the link in the email or the payment button in the invoice, and you click the red “Pay Now” button in the new window or tab, you’ll see three payment options: Credit Card, PayPal, and Direct Debit.  To make the AFT payment, click Direct Debit, and then you can enter in your details.

Furthermore, when you look on your bank statement, the AFT payment line will show the payee as GoCardless.  Do not worry or panic about this – this is the name of my AFT payment processor, and the payment is still being made to me.

Accepting Debit Card Payments for Photography Business…Again!

Starting tomorrow (October 23, 2019), I’ll be able to start accepting debit card payments over $100 for my photography business again!  I just got word from my in-person credit card payment processor (the same one that allows me to accept Interac Flash, Apple Pay, and Google Pay) that tomorrow (October 23, 2019), they’ll add the ability to accept debit card payments over $100 to the readers that I currently have.  Which is good news, because ever since June of last year, when my debit card payment processor at the time closed up shop, I had been wondering if I’d ever be able to accept debit card payments above $100 again, since I couldn’t find any debit card payment processors that didn’t have a contract, and didn’t have a monthly fee.  So, if you’re in Calgary and hoping to book me as your photographer, and you were hoping I’d be able to accept debit card payments over $100 again because that is your preferred method of payment, wait no more!  Book me today!

Now on Snapchat

I’ve created a Snapchat account, and this will be to primarily post some of my pictures that I have taken.  I am aware of the 24-hour period that the posts stay up for, so how I will use is that at times, I’ll post up pictures that you can see during that 24-hour window.  Sometimes, I might take a picture of the physical copies (paperback and hardcover) of my books so that you can see what they look like in real life.  Other times, I might post a screenshot of my websites, depending on what I have to announce about them.  Finally, I might post screenshots of where you can buy my books (ebook and print) if there’s a new store that sells them, and I’m aware of it.  I won’t be using a Bitmoji, as it isn’t something I’m really into.

To find me and connect with me, either enter my name, or my username @ashadmukadam.  Alternatively, you can go to this link:

www.snapchat.com/add/ashadmukadam

Voting Now Open for Viewbug Textures Around Us Photo Contest

Voting is now open for the Viewbug Textures Around Us photo contest.  To vote for my pictures, please go to the following link, and click the “Vote Now” button below each of them:

https://www.viewbug.com/member/thefantasticone21/#/thefantasticone21/contests

Voting will be open until early in the morning next Friday (March 8), so please vote as early as possible.  I thank you for your votes, and for your support.

Entry into Viewbug Textures Around Us Photo Contest

I have just entered the Viewbug Textures Around Us photo contest.  Voting for the contest will open up on February 22, so watch out for a post around that time announcing that voting is open.  In the meantime, you can check out all the entries, including mine, by clicking on the following link:

https://www.viewbug.com/contests/textures-around-us-photo-contest/gallery?joined

Now Offering Corporate/Business Headshots for Photography Business

I am now offering corporate/business headshots services for my photography business.  So, if you need headshots and group photos for your business, or you know someone who does, please contact me.  All of the details are on my photography website, under the Portrait Portfolio page, https://ashadmukadamphotography.wordpress.com.  My contact info is also on that website, under the Contact Me page.

New Instagram Business Profile

I have now created a business profile on Instagram.  This is to allow any potential customers to contact me directly within Instagram, instead of taking the long way by clicking on tapping on the link to my photography website, and then navigating to the “Contact Me” page.   The only pictures that will be posted here will be those related to my portfolio, and pictures I take for clients.  Here is the link to the page so that you can follow me:

www.instagram.com/amukadamphotographer

As you can see, this is a different profile name.  That means that I haven’t deleted my personal profile.  My personal profile will be used to share all the different photos that I have taken, both when I’m out and about and as part of my photography business.  The personal profile will also have updates for whenever my books are published.