FAQS

Why should I sign up for Photographers Black Book?

Photographers Black Book offers an inexpensive way to advertise your photography or photography related business. Photographers Black Book offers several features that many of the other directories out there overlook:

  • The search tool and interface are very simple, easy to use and are not cluttered with ads (especially google ads or other noisy pieces of information that detract from the site).
  • The information is compiled by metropolitan markets and not just zip codes which makes the search quick, smart and easy to use.
  • The directory is not just to list photographers but to also list the resources they need as well such as assistants, stylists, rental studios, rental store etc. A lot of other directories offer a place for photographers to list their business but no reason for the photographer to come back and use the site.
  • There is a section for networking on the site similar to linked in or facebook where a listing business can show those in the industry they work with
  • The directory is extremely inexpensive, the profile pages are nicely designed, simple and show off images well

Is there an advantage to signing up sooner for Photographers Black Book?

  • If you are interested in a Featured listing, they are shown in order of the oldest Photographers Black Book customer at the top. This rewards our oldest customers with top of page placement. By signing on early, you reserve your space in line for the top placement. If you are the first to sign up in your area, you will have the top of page placement as long as you remain a Photographers Black Book customer. Each new Featured Listing will then get the next space on the page so signing up early could be huge advantage as the directory grows.
  • The site will be marketed to thousands in the photography industry so those that sign up earlier for Featured or Standard listings will have a tremendous amount of exposure within the industry.

Will the price of my listing go up over time?

  • No. The price you pay to sign up with Photographers Black Book will always be the same as long as your account remains active and in good standing. Even if the prices on the site go up over time, you will be locked in to the price when you signed up.

If I am already on another directory, why would I sign up for Photographers Black Book?

  • If the other directory you are listed on brings in good leads then it makes sense to continue to be listed there. But, just like a company wouldn't just pick 1 radio station or 1 fashion magazine to advertise in, it makes sense to advertise in more than 1 photographers directory if it is of good quality and does a good job showing off your portfolio to its audience.

What kinds of photographers will be on the site?

  • Photographers Black Book is for professional photographers of the highest caliber who demonstrate technical and artistic expertise.

How much does it cost to be listed on the site?

  • To review the pricing, simply go to the Membership sign up page and select the pull-down menu at the bottom of the page to select the type of plan you are interested in. Once selected, the price will show for your review.

What are the different types of listing opportunities?

  • Featured Listing: A featured listing shows at the top of the search results and are shown in order of the oldest Photographers Black Book customer at the top. This rewards our oldest customers with top of page placement.
  • Professional Photographers Standard Listing: Standard listings show just below all featured listings in the search results. Standard listings are shown in order of the newest or most recently updated listing at the top. This allows standard listing companies the opportunity to move to the top of the standard listing section by updating their account information.
  • Others Standard Listing: This is for business listings other than Photographers such as assistants, stylists, rental studio, etc. Standard listings show just below all featured listings in the search results. Standard listings are shown in order of the newest or most recently updated listing at the top. This allows standard listing companies the opportunity to move to the top of the standard listing section by updating their account information.
  • Home Page Featured Image: Listing companies can purchase a rotating placement at the top of the home page for images that show professionalism and expertise in their field.
  • Ads Space: Photographers Black Book offers two spaces on the right side of the page for listing companies to advertise. The top space is reserved for national ads and the bottom space is for regional ads by state.

How long is the contract?

  • Photographers Black Book is a monthly listing service so there is not a long contract or obligation.

How do I cancel my membership?

  • To cancel your membership, simply log into your account and click on the link to Cancel Recurring Payment. Once the payment is cancelled, your account will immediately be deactivated. To have your listing stay active for the remainder of your billing cycle, please email pbb@photographersblackbook.com to make that request. We will manually turn your listing on for the remainder of the billing cycle.