Tuesday, December 30, 2014

An Investment That Will Get You More Clients

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of speaking with Nate Grahek, owner and founder of StickyAlbums.com. If you don't know about Sticky Albums yet, then you (and your clients) are truly missing out.

Nate was a photographer himself when the idea for Sticky Albums came to him. Like any photographer, he used his work to help book more clients. Before smart phones were around, we all kept our pictures in albums to proudly show off. But by 2011, Nate's clients (especially the seniors) had no interest in an album. In fact, if it wasn't on their phone, they weren't interested. Enter inspiration.
If he could create an app that replaced the old-school album, these seniors would have it with them everywhere (because what teenager go anywhere without their phone). And how cool would it be for them to have their own personal app?

Think about it: how many of your clients have all their photos on their phone? Imagine if those photos included an app of images that YOU shot for that client. Not only would your work get more exposure, but the client's friends will want a personalized app for their photos, too!
Nate's team is constantly working to improve Sticky Albums so that you, the photographer, can showcase your work and book more clients. Big names in the industry, such as Sal Cincotta and Sarah Petty, rave about Sticky Albums being a great investment for their studios. It's no wonder this product is a winner, snagging a 2014 Hot One Award and getting Best Digital Product 2012-2013.

And right now, you can make this great investment and save at the same time. For one more day, you can sign up for a lifetime membership and save $100. This is a HUGE deal that you really can't pass up. There are no other products out there that can book you more clients as well as Sticky Albums--and no other product that you can have FOREVER at a great price! You only have a day left, so check out their deal before it ends.

Here at Denny, we're also proud to have partnered with Sticky Albums through our Backdrop Buyer's Club. For an annual fee of $149.99, you will receive year-round deals on Denny products and exclusive deals from elite vendors in the photographic industry such as Sticky Albums. On average, these members save over $300 on their first order alone--that's enough to pay for TWO memberships! The benefits are big, but the savings are bigger so find out more so you can start saving today.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

We've Got to Give You Props!

We're closing the year out big at Denny Manufacturing and introducing new props that both you and your clients are sure to love. Check out the variety of products that have just been added to the site and are ready for you to order:

ABS - Antique Book Set
Antique Book Set shown with OM2323 Sincere

NBB - Newborn Baby Boat

Newborn Baby Boat shown with CP7462 Paper Clouds and CPMF4142 Grunge Concrete

NDP - Newborn Desk

Newborn Desk shown here with baby

NMP - Newborn Moon

Newborn Moon shown with CP7545 Holiday Sparkle Bokeh and CPMF4142 Grunge Concrete

NPC - Newborn Princess Crown

Newborn Princess Crown shown with CP7494 Gibson Girl and CPMF4141 Rough Concrete
RBB - Rustic Baby Bench
Rustic Baby Bench shown with CP7528 Summer Path and CPMF4142 Grunge Concrete
Get your order in today to have these props ready for your new year of photo sessions. Have a question? Give us a call at 800-844-5616 so we can personally assist you with your order. As always, your satisfaction is our highest priority!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Denny Adds Professional Photographer Jordan Chan to Creative Team

Mobile, Ala.—The Denny Manufacturing Co., Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of photographic backdrops, props, and studio accessories, has announced that professional photographer Jordan Chan has joined the company’s creative division.

Denny Mfg.’s expanding product line and increasing demand from customers led the company to add to the creative team. Chan will play an important role in product design and development, among other areas.

"We are very fortunate to have such an exceptional designer and photographer as part of our design and development team,” said Amy Cassity, chief operating officer.
Professional Photographer Jordan Chan
Chan joins Denny Mfg. as a designer to continue the success of providing photographers with the best quality photographic products available on the market. His experience in the photographic industry will be valuable in the product design process.

“I am excited to start a new challenge with the Denny Manufacturing Company and look forward to working with the team to further develop their already extensive product line,” Chan said. “I am also ecstatic to be joining such a respected company that prides itself with quality photographic products and one-of-a-kind customer service.”

About The Denny Manufacturing Company
Denny Mfg. is the world's largest manufacturer of photography backdrops, props, and related studio accessories. Denny Mfg. has been providing the highest quality photographic backdrops and supplies to professional photographers around the world for over 41 years. We are a frequent Hot One Award Winner, most recently being honored as 2014’s Best Backdrop Company by Professional Photographer Magazine. Give us a call at 800-844-5616, we’re always here to help!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

24-hr. Sale on Facebook!

Have you checked out our Facebook Page for our Thursday sales recently? If you haven't, then you've been missing out on brand-new designs, in-stock, at almost HALF the regular price. These backdrops are ready to ship and be used in your studio. Here's just a few of the designs offered in today's sale:
CPM7518 Mad Max

CPM7483 Cabin Door

CPM7484 Blue Concrete Block
CPM6676 Holiday Shops

CPM2160 Wooden Wall
Act now, because these backdrops are known to go fast! Shop the Facebook Sale Album now until 11 a.m. Nov. 14th. Have any questions? Give us a call at 800-844-5616 and we'll be happy to guide you through the sale process!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

NEW Backdrop Designs to the Rescue!

We know we just released new designs, but we just couldn't help ourselves! Get the dish on the latest and greatest from us below.

For the little hero, CP7602 Comic Blast:

Up, up, and away we go!
For Christmas photos that shine, CP7599 Pearl Christmas:

All is calm and definitely bright.
 For the tiny elegant ones, CP7597 Royal Affair:

So classy!

 For romantic elegance, CP7600 Rose Parlor:
Soft, feminine, and beautiful.

 For a Christmas photo that mixes traditional with modern, CP7601 Bokeh Christmas:

Bright, shiny, and festive: exactly what Christmas images should be!

See a design your studio is missing? Check out all the newest and latest designs (and order your favorite) here. Feel free to give us a call at 800-844-5616 and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about sizing, designs, or pricing.

Friday, October 31, 2014

We're Floored!

It's about time we introduced some new roll-up floor designs...so here you have them!

For a classic, timeless look:

CPMF4063 Rustic Planks

To create an indoor look with a vintage feel:

CPMF4064 Gray Planks

To complement your grunge backdrops perfectly:

CPMF4148 Stained Concrete

Denny Manufacturing's unique Roll-Up Floors are made of neoprene, which means they are comfortable, non-slip, and very durable. What makes them more unique are the realistic designs. Could you ever guess that this isn't a real floor inside a home??
We couldn't either! So comfortable, a baby can sleep on them!

These floors transform a photography studio into any location you choose. So, not only do they save you valuable time and money, but your clients will love them, too! Check out our wide selection of Roll-Up Floors and see if your favorite designs are currently on sale. Better yet, call us at 800-844-5616 so that we can personally assist you in selecting the best floor design for your studio today!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Don't Miss Out on Your Chance at $4,000

Denny Manufacturing Presents


Grab your seat to this FREE training call!

If there is a time of the year to focus on getting new clients it’s now. Clients want photography NOW.

But how do you get them to choose you as their photographer instead of your competitors?

We’ve asked Sarah Petty, one of the photography industry’s best marketers and a New York Times best selling author, to share with you how she books clients who invest in photography.

Join Sarah for a free training call:

“How I Got a $4,000 Portrait Client With Only One Marketing Activity"

Monday, October 27th at 12pm Central (10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 1 pm Eastern).

You’ll learn:

• How to attract at least one new client very soon from a super low cost marketing activity ANYONE can do. You just have to WANT it.

• A way to start small with your marketing that doesn’t require a huge commitment or tons of time.

• How to get a free marketing tool kit for FREE with all the materials you need to get going more quickly with her marketing idea.

Just grab your seat for this free training call here. 

P.S. We’ve asked Sarah to give 50 lucky Denny clients a free toolkit with materials to get started marketing NOW. When you tune in for the call you can learn how to get yours. Just grab your seat now.

Sarah Petty runs one of the most profitable photography studios in the country according to Professional Photographers of America. She’s also a co-author of the New York Times Best Selling book, Worth Every Penny: Build a Business That Thrills Your Customers and Still Charge What You’re Worth. Her passion is teaching photographers all over the world how to make a fantastic living doing what they love.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Exciting Things for 2015 in the Works!

Things are gearing up for our 2015 Backdrop Buyer's Club and this next year is promising to be the best yet for these members. On average, Buyer's Club members save over $1,800 a year on their purchases--that is more than 12 times the annual membership fee! These members love saving on our Freedom Cloth backdrops and Neoprene Roll-Up Floors, but we like to show them a little more love with even more (can you believe it?!) discounts.

We've spent countless hours securing elite vendors within the photographic industry to provide you with discounts and benefits on items your studio could use the most. Here's just a sneak peek of the vendors we've secured for next year:




Want to know what discounts or benefits will be offered from these fabulous companies? You'll have to join the Backdrop Buyer's Club to find out!

Most Backdrop Buyer's Club members save up to three times the annual membership fee in their first purchase. If you hate saving (is there such a person out there?), then this club isn't for you. But if you're a Freedom Cloth fanatic or a Prop-aholic, then you have nothing to lose by joining.

Add your membership online in your shopping cart today or call us at 800-844-5616. We're happy to answer all of your questions and tell you how great it is to be a Backdrop Buyer's Club member!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Oops, We Did It Again

That's right, we've added more designs yet AGAIN! Freedom Cloth fanatic? We've got your fan fix. Prop-aholic? We have your cure. Scenic-sanity your thing? We've got scenics for days.

So what are you waiting for? Check them out NOW!

Saving you time and money, here's another great backdrop with props built in.

CP7597 Royal Affair

Photo credit: Bonnie Matassa

Your seniors will soak up the grunge look of our newest sporty backdrop.
CP7595 Friday Nights

Photo credit: Denny Manufacturing

Beautiful bokeh is on display in this gorgeous outdoor drop.
CP7592 Tree Bokeh

And is it just us, or is this sunset and poppy field to die for??
CP7591 Poppies

Which new backdrop design is your favorite? Tell us! Like the designs but want to see something different? Share your ideas with us so we can include them in our next round of new designs. In the meantime, don't forget to check out our current specials on backdrops and roll-up floors!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Because Who Doesn't Love Winning Contests??

Since 1971, we have been committed to bringing you quality products with unmatched personal service. Part of that personal service is to partner with elite vendors in the photographic industry, bringing you additional deals, steals, and giveaways along the way (we do it every year for our Backdrop Buyer's Club).  This go around, we've partnered up in a big way.

We are beyond excited to tell you about our inclusion in the Prop-Aganda and The Shoppe Designs & Actions Home Page Giveaway. This great group is unveiling their new home page, and doing it with a bang. We could go on and on all day about the vendors and prizes in this giveaway...but instead, we'll let this graphic do the talking for us!

Enter here before the contest ends on Sunday, October 5th. We're including our Ivory Tile backdrop as part of the giveaway package, so if you win you will have a great set up!

After you've entered, tell us about other vendors you'd like to see in future Denny Mfg. partnerships. We always listen to YOU, we just need to know what you're saying in order to do it!

Good luck, we're hoping for a Denny customer to win the big giveaway!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I'll Get You, My Pretty (And Your Little Backdrop, Too)!

Source: http://bt.dennymfg.com/1yiEGJF
The air is starting to feel a little crisper. Candy is strategically positioned at the entrance of each store. Pumpkins are all over the place and you've suddenly noticed the black cat that's skulking around the neighborhood. What are we talking about? Halloween and Fall, of course!

We know everyone is excited about fall, by the sheer volume of pumpkin spice latte statuses. Here at Denny Manufacturing, we're excited for a different reason. We've decided to really get in the spirit by offering (for the first time!) Halloween-themed backdrop designs! You asked and we responded in a big way: introducing 10 backdrops in this exclusive collection.

From left: CP7574 Pumpkin Party, CP7582 Fall Diamond, & CP7576 Candy Dots
 We can see little ghouls and goblins in front of all of these backdrops, can't you??

From left: CP7579 Pumpkin Pennant, CP7583 Sleepy Hollow, & CP7577 Creepy Crawler
These are just a sneak peek, you can go online to view the entire collection. We can't wait to see some of your clients in front of these new designs!

To ensure you get these designs in time, we are offering our blog readers one week production time. Ordinarily, our backdrops run on a two-week production time, but we are knocking a whole week off to you using code: DNYBLOG09. Simply put this code in the "comments" section at check out so we can be sure to move your order to the front! Order these designs now and save an additional 50% off!

Have any questions? Give us a call! We'd love to talk to you about what size backdrop will work best for your spooky shoots. Happy haunting and shooting!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

5 Items Your Studio Needs (Like, Yesterday)

We live by the saying that the photographer takes the picture, not the camera. But every good (and smart) photographer also knows they need quality gear around them. Quality photography gear helps to produce great images, but also lasts--because each piece of studio equipment is a business investment for you.

We've put together five items that no studio should be without...like we said, you need them yesterday!

1. A Quality Backdrop
This backdrop is so versatile it can be used both indoors and outdoors, with adults and children.

Backdrops enable you to turn your studio into a location--without the travel (or expense). Be sure you are purchasing quality, versatile backdrops that work well with the client/industry you are targeting, but can be used for other categories as well.. Professional head shots need a classic Old Masters (which work well for wedding photography, too). Senior portraits more your thing? Add a computer painted backdrop to fit their style

2. Backdrop Stand(s)
Easy to put up and portable for travel.

You can't very well have a backdrop if you can't hang it up, can you? Our backdrop stands are easy to set up--trust us, we test them on our non-photographer employees (who set it up with ease, by the way). Plan to expand the backdrop collection? Then spring for a track system, which assists in organizing your backdrops and changing scenes quickly.

3. Foldable soft box
Soft boxes create even and diffused light by directing light through diffusing material or bouncing it off a second surface. Your camera flash isn't enough for professional quality portraits: just look at the difference with and without a soft box.
Jordan Chan took his foldable soft box on location. See how harsh the light could have been on the left?

Go a step further and get a foldable soft box. These bad boys can be set up in less than five minutes and easily transition from horizontal for vertical. Denny Manufacturing's foldable soft boxes come with a carrying bag for use on location at proms, weddings, wherever you go. Don't just listen to us, see what photographers are saying about the Denny 4' x 6' foldable soft box.

4. Roll-Up Floor
Roll Up Floor CPMF4021 Brown Barnwood (left) makes this look like the inside of a home, not a studio.
 Combining a backdrop with a floor really takes studio photography to the next level. Our innovative Neoprene Roll-Up Floors are the answer. These Roll-Up Floors are realistic, durable, easy to store, and provide a comfortable surface for newborn photography. Really maximize your product by also using it as a backdrop!

5. Backdrop Buyer's Club Membership

If you are stocking your studio, you cannot afford to be without this membership. Members receive up to 50% off Denny products...YEAR ROUND. We sweeten the deal by giving you a $50.00 credit to spend on Denny Photo Gift products, a free instructional video, and savings from partners such as Pro4uM, PPA Magazine, Photo Duds, and MORE. Even better is that most members save more than the membership fee on their first purchase alone!

Denny Manufacturing is committed to providing photographers with quality gear that gives them the ability to make more money. We make quality products intended to last the life of a photography studio. Follow us on Twitter for great photography tips and specials every day.