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I was recently asked about the easiest way to find and order images of your band member. This is a little long but hopefully you will find it of some help. (This also applies to any other group I photograph you would just use that groups event page. Just ask if you don’t recall what it is.)
Use the Band’s Event page to find and order your band members photos!
The easiest way to find and order photos is to sign up at the ‘event’ page; here is this year’s page: http://www.musicman5photos.com/event/NCHS-Marching-Ironmen-2014
This ‘event’ is a group album I have that will list all of the galleries of photos that I take this season. Just click on this link and follow the directions. They are pretty straight forward. Once you do that you will get an automated email redirecting you to the group page.
From this page you can view any photo from any gallery at full screen size, that way you can easily see who is in the image. When you find one of interest just click on the heart at the bottom of the page:
When you do the heart will turn green.
While you are in a gallery looking at full sized images just click on the scroll arrow on either side of the window or click on the X to return to the gallery view.
In the gallery view you can see which images you have already added to your ‘favorites’ like this:
The white heart in the center indicates that it has already been added to your favorites. (To remove an image just click on the image and once it opens click on the heart again, to remove it.)
Only you see this, no one else can see your favorite choices nor can you view anyone else’s.
At any time you can return to this page to add more images or to view the ones you have already added. If you are in a gallery just click on the link next to the heart to see your list:
Or from the main screen of the event page just click on “View my Favorites”:
This will take you to your favorites list also, same as the example above.
To order your favorites:
If you click on “Photos from this Gallery” you will see:
If you click on “Buy Photo Package”:
You will be taken to this page:
Select the package and click on Continue to see this or something like it depending on the package selected:
In this example you would click where it says “Click to Choose Photo” to get started:
Click on the image and then the Done button to return here:
To select the next image just repeat the process to fill in all the parts of the package. Since all of the photos you are interested in are in the same gallery you do not have to change galleries to get to them.
But if you were ordering from outside of your favorite’s page it’s just done by backing out of the shopping cart, back out of the gallery you are in and select another gallery. When you find another image just open the Buy drop down window and return to the package in your cart. If you are just ordering from multiple galleries without a package it works the same way you can add to the shopping cart from multiple galleries then go to the shopping cart to order.
Back to the package order, once I’ve selected the images to use it will look something like this:
When all the selections are made the counter will read zero like this:
Now you can add these items to the cart. You can add this package to the cart and place the order or you can start over with another package. You can place multiple package order at the same time.
I also have a blog post I did the other day that has a link to a video that explains more about the shopping cart and how to use it that might help too. http://musicman5photos.myfotojournal.com/2014/aug/25/commonly-asked-question/
Please feel free to share this event (what I referred to as your gallery doesn’t get shared it just lets others get started with their own.) Or click on the Contact link to get to me with questions (as I’m sure I have not covered everything).
Using the ‘event’ page makes ordering the easiest and it allows you to keep track of photos you think you might want to order as the season goes along. Put them in your favorites list is just creating a list, you still decide what you want to order, it’s just a list to make things easier for you.
(Here are the instructions for Photo Buttons also: http://musicman5photos.myfotojournal.com/2014/aug/28/its-time-order-your-band-photo-button/ )
Contact me with any questions! If you would like these instructions in a PDF format just contact me and give me an email address to send them to.
Here are the event pages for the last 5 years, in case you are interested in multiple years: