The Scoop on SmugMug and a Great Offer

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Jays SmugMug The Scoop on SmugMug and a Great Offer

For those of you who don’t know about SmugMug, let us introduce you. SmugMug is a great online photo sharing, archiving, and printing site. Just ask Jay Graham. Jay is a pro photographer (who happens to be married to a member of the Blurberati) and after trying out similar photo archiving sites, he switched to SmugMug in 2009.

When we asked Jay what he likes about SmugMug, he sent us this list of his favorite features:
• The ability to customize his SmugMug page with his website look and feel.
• The ease and flexibility with which he can watermark his photos, track downloads, and manage pricing and print sales.
• The complete integration with Adobe® Lightroom® and Blurb.
• SmugMug’s sense of humor (“It’s a friendly site with a personality,” says Jay.)

Jay has used the SmugMug photo slurper to make Blurb books. In fact, the last book he made with SmugMug and Blurb took him a blistering twenty minutes. Pretty simple and fast (and definitely way below the average time he takes for most of his Blurb books!).

Here’s an opportunity to experience SmugMug for yourself (and get some goodies):

Give SmugMug a “like” on their Facebook page and add a comment about what book you’d like to make with Blurb and SmugMug.
Be automatically entered for a chance to win a one-year Pro subscription to SmugMug (a US$150 value) and a $100 Blurb gift certificate. The invitation is open to Blurbarians the world over.

SmugMug is also offering Blurbarians 20% off all subscription levels (Basic, Power, and Pro) until June 16. To learn more, go here. To take advantage of this offer, type in the code BLURBSMUG20 when you sign up for SmugMug.

Happy photo sharing, storing, and printing!

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  1. I have “liked” on FB and would want to print a book of a current project I’ve been working on for the past few years that I’m also still shooting for on, simply put, southern images.

    By jenn a.f.
      May 17, 2011 – 8:58 am   Permalink
  2. I already “like” Smugmug on facebook…. I would love to make a book about our years in North Carolina (as we are packing for an out-of-state move!)

      May 18, 2011 – 5:25 am   Permalink
  3. Would love to do a coffee table book of some of my favorite photos. :)

      May 18, 2011 – 12:33 pm   Permalink
  4. Liked SmugMug & would love to use the pro membership to set out my 365Project photos & turn them into a Blurb book recording all of 2011 if I win!

    By Josie Fraser
      May 18, 2011 – 12:34 pm   Permalink
  5. I already “like” SmugMug on FB. I would like to do a book of the wildlife I have and continue to shoot (with my camera) in Alabama. I have been shooting wildlife for close to two years now, it would be nice to have a book of my wildlife photos that I can pass down to my Granddaughters.

      May 18, 2011 – 12:35 pm   Permalink
  6. Well, I’ve already “liked” SmugMug on FB for a long time. Would love to make a Blurb book featuring all the old dogs we’ve rescued from shelters over the years and who have since departed. Would make a beautiful tribute to their memories and to all the unconditional love each gave back to us, times a thousand.

      May 18, 2011 – 12:37 pm   Permalink
  7. I’d do a book on my son’s cross country season this fall.

    By Todd T.
      May 18, 2011 – 12:41 pm   Permalink
  8. I would like to make a book about the Carnaval in Barranquilla.

      May 18, 2011 – 12:48 pm   Permalink
  9. 2011 is going to be a year of events hs graduation, wedding for son and new baby for daughter… It seems as though there will be more than one book in my future!

    By Teri
      May 18, 2011 – 1:40 pm   Permalink
  10. Coffee table book with some of my all time favorites!

    By Sharon
      May 18, 2011 – 2:13 pm   Permalink
  11. I liked Smug Mug on Facebook! My husband and I just started doing wedding photography and would love a free start up with SmugMug! I have a 2010 photo book that I have not put together yet as well with Blurb! Great giveaway! Love Blurb!

      May 18, 2011 – 2:26 pm   Permalink
  12. First: Our old dog died after 13 years of bringing happiness to our family. He is deeply missed. We have over 2.000 pictures of Albin and I am in the prosess of picking and organizing them into themes and chapters. I would like to make a book: “The great book about Albin the dog” using Blurb and charing the images with friends and family on SmugMug.

    After that I wonder how I can use Lightroom/SmugMug and Blurb the smartest way as a amateur FineArt photographer wanting to expand my marked.

      May 18, 2011 – 2:41 pm   Permalink
  13. I already “like” Smugmug on facebook…. I would make a book filled with long exposures

    By ted
      May 18, 2011 – 3:10 pm   Permalink
  14. Finn,
    Check out all the ways you can share your Blurb book with Blurb BookShow and our online marketing tools. You can find information on BookShow here. And, we’d love it if you made a book about your dog. Sounds like you have some amazing photos and they deserve a home in a book you can share with others.
    Eileen H.

      May 18, 2011 – 4:00 pm   Permalink
  15. Thanks Fashionista,
    Blurb is great for wedding books. Check out some great examples here and happy bookmaking (and SmugMugging).
    Eileen H.

      May 18, 2011 – 4:03 pm   Permalink
  16. I liked smug mug I would make a book of our recent trip to Singapore

    By Melissa
      May 18, 2011 – 6:27 pm   Permalink
  17. I would make a book about my walk along the Camino de Santiago in Spain last year.

      May 19, 2011 – 1:04 am   Permalink
  18. I’d like to make a Blurb book documenting my time in my wife’s hometown in Germany, the beautiful Neunkirchen, Saarland.

    By Iain
      May 19, 2011 – 4:14 am   Permalink
  19. I absolutely LOVE smugmug especially for allowing me to upload and store ALL of my photos. I would love to make a book with all of my favorite portfolio images.

      May 19, 2011 – 4:23 am   Permalink
  20. I liked SmugMug on Facebook! I recently started my photography business and would LOVE to make a book of some of my favorites to show clients. :)

      May 19, 2011 – 5:58 am   Permalink
  21. I’ll be doing a book of my Photo-A-Day 365 project.

    By bitbox
      May 19, 2011 – 6:42 am   Permalink
  22. I liked SmugMug on FB! I’d love to use SmugMug for wedding and engagement books.

      May 19, 2011 – 8:48 am   Permalink
  23. Thanks Pilgrim,
    So many good book ideas coming. We love it! And your book sounds great. That’s a trek I’ve been long to make myself.
    Eileen H.

      May 19, 2011 – 9:26 am   Permalink
  24. Been “liking” Smugmug for a while. I would Blurb book, either my best artistic shots, give myself the gift of my own coffee table book, or the history of my son.

      May 19, 2011 – 11:02 pm   Permalink
  25. I liked the page! And I would like to make a book of all my friends portraits who are leaving for uni this year who I possibly won’t see anytime soon!

      May 19, 2011 – 11:18 pm   Permalink
  26. I already like smugmug on fb. I’m hoping to make a book of my graduation.2011!

    By kat d
      May 19, 2011 – 11:27 pm   Permalink
  27. I would love to use Blurb to make a portfolio book of my work-

      May 20, 2011 – 5:44 am   Permalink
  28. Would love to make a book of photos of my amazing niece for her mom (my amazing sister). ;-)

    By Ellen
      May 20, 2011 – 6:10 am   Permalink
  29. I would make a book of stone. From moorland rocks to ancient stone circles. Stone has real personality and I want to capture that on film and collate it in a coffee table book.

      May 20, 2011 – 8:18 pm   Permalink
  30. I would like to make a book out of a blog I wrote about the time I was homeless with my boy and 3 dogs.

      May 22, 2011 – 7:40 am   Permalink
  31. Judy,
    That sounds like it will be an amazing book. We look forward to seeing it.
    Eileen H.

      May 23, 2011 – 9:36 am   Permalink

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