WordPress: Using Short Links 2

Now, you have setup a website, signed up with a few affiliate programs and want to share some of your posts and pages to your social media. These links can be lengthy and cause issues if someone wants to copy-paste the links. There is a solution for this for WordPress. Search for URL Shortener plugins and install the one that fits your needs.

You can set a short code for your affiliate or other URLs that are very long; this is very useful, especially for affiliate links.

The link that visitors will see is the domain name + shortlink as shown in the above screen shot. The plugins also have many settings and keep track on the clicks for each shortened link.


will become https://yourdomain.com/shortlink

Modern Boudoir Contract Template 💋

We get it. You’re an artist. It’s painful to even think about something as mundane as a boudoir photography contract.

The truth is, though, that without a contract, you are putting your career and your art on the line.

You are vulnerable to all kinds of unforeseen situations. What if you encounter a client who wants to control you and micromanage your creativity? Or a client who sells your photos for profit? Or doesn’t pay you on time (or maybe even at all)?

We know you don’t like to think about these things, but it is reality. That’s the reason that many boudoir photographers contract the services of a lawyer to write up contracts to manage their client relationships.

However, as you can imagine, this puts a pretty significant dent in your budget. Not to mention, your bottom line.

So what do you do?

You could hire a lawyer and pass the cost on to your clients with higher prices. But unfortunately, if your prices are too high, your clients may decide to go elsewhere.

You could ask individual clients to share the cost of lawyer fees. But that’s a great way to tarnish your essential relationships with customers.

If only you could create legal contracts to protect your work…without the added cost of hiring a lawyer. Click here to get your MODERN BOUDOIR CONTRACT TEMPLATE.

Click here for Boudoir ideas


Get 20% off your next Contrastly order

We have teamed up with contrastly.com and are able to offer you a 20% discount on your entire order. Just enter promo code JDPhoto at checkout to take advantage of this offer. Please share this coupon with your friends.

About Contrastly.com
Our mission at Contrastly is to help photographers all around the globe improve their craft and learn new skills. We create unique Lightroom & ACR presets, Photoshop actions, ebooks, and video courses. We also publish a popular blog with instructional articles, reviews, and tutorials.

Domain name Ideas .ONE 💡

Besides the popular .com, .net, .org, there are a lot of additional TLD’s*. One of these is .ONE. Top Level Domain names are very useful to transform the entire domain name as a whole, without having an additional TLD. For example, Google is using goo.gl and LinkedIn is using Linked.in. We did some brainstorming and came up with a few domain names, mostly targeting the Italian market.

The issuer of this TLD has already reserved very popular domain names, such as panett.one, lim.one, mascarp.one to name a few. You are certainly familiar with the meaning of these words as shown below!

We have reserved some popular domain names that may be of interest to you.

  • Seduzi.one – Seduction – no further explanation needed
  • Abitazi.one – Abitazione – Means, dwelling, home – Maybe Habitat for Humanity rings a bell?
  • Affar.one – Affarone – Great deal in a sense, you made a great bargain with a purchase.
  • Edizi.one – Edizione: Edition. Great domain name for an online News blog or if you intend to write or sell 1st Edition products. The ‘One’ is figuratively also suggesting 1st Edition
  • Educazi.one – Education. Ideal domain name for online courses and educational books. Maybe rating website for Colleges and Universities?
  • Iniezi.one – Injection – A domain name for the medical field or blogging about … you know what I mean.
  • lozi.one – Lotion – for beauty or personal care related websites…
  • Ragi.one – Reason – inspired by an Italian News agency La Ragione
  • Selezi.one – Selection – inspired by the ‘Reader’s Digest’ publication. The Italian version (if still exists) is called ‘Selezione’.
  • Liquidazi.one – Liquidation. For auction houses and liquidation services. Popular these days as companies can sell their overstock online with this eye catching domain name

We are negotiating with domain name owners for similar high value domain names.

Another use for the .One TLD is for companies who market themselves as No. 1 in the business or have the word or number One in their registered name. Below a few ideas:

Liquidation.one This would be a easy to remember and compelling domain name for a liquidation project or company name.

Monochrome.one A great domain name for photo labs and/or photographers (product, landscape, real estate photography)

We hope this article is inspiring you.



* A TLD (top-level domain) is the most generic domain in the Internet’s hierarchical DNS (domain name system). A TLD is the final component of a domain name, for example, “org” in developer.mozilla.org.

How To Use a Light meter

I found this great article on how to use a light meter. I bought one for about 5US$ at a local Antique store. You can also come across great finds at local estate and garage sales. Happy hunting!
Looking for a Lightmeter? I found this on Amazon. 
  • Two dials Light Meter: one for ISO and aperture and another one for shutter speed allow settings to be made.
  • Accurate light measurement: The current exposure status is displayed by the indicator light. The left and right dials can modify the parameters, which resemble the Manual mode of camera.
  • Compact and lightWeights only 35g:Aluminum anodizing body , High quality metal with a weightof 35g . ( The battery is not included)
  • Cold shoe mount, compatible with various camera: Suitable for any model of camera, also can mesure by hand hold.
  • Double energy savingcontinuous metering for 60 hours: 1. 10 seconds without operationthe: The light will shut down automatically, and wake up by any touch; 2. 60 seconds without operationthe: the machine switch to sleep mode , click the metering buttonto awake.
Enjoy this article.