Getting Started

So you have read what we are about and keen to get started? Great, we are happy to have you aboard!

The setup is straight forward but the overall process of getting started will take a little adjustment to your work flow. We recommend you read the following guides first;

1. How to Setup your Google Drive Folder

2. How to Prepare your Adobe Lightroom Catalog for Editing

What You Need

 

We have spent a long time working out the best way to get started with new members and so the list is pretty short!

  • A Google Drive Account.
  • Adobe Lightroom 5, 6 or CC.
  • At least Two (2) completed jobs/catalogs (Including one wedding) for us to use as reference.
  • A quality internet connection (for uploading/downloading files)

The Steps

 

It is simple to get started with us, you might already understand/know the process and have the established accounts. Below is a quick step by step guide to getting started with us.

  1. Setup your Google Drive folder with our How To Guide – PMC Google Drive Setup
  2. Email hello@plusminuscollective.com the email address that you used so we can share your PMC Client Folder with you.
  3. Make sure you have Adobe Lightroom 5, 6 or CC
  4. Familiarize yourself with Smart Previews and preparing your Lightroom Catalogs with our How To Guide – PMC Smart Preview Guide
  5. Prepare your Sample Catalogs for us, which is a completed job (wedding) which we can then use as a references for your style. You upload this to the ‘Samples’ folder in your PMC Client Folder. If you have more, feel free to upload more samples (it all helps at the beginning).
  6. Optional: Give us access to 1 – 3 of your Client Galleries (where we can download some reference images). Alternatively upload some reference JPG files of your finished work to the Samples Folder.
  7. Prepare & Upload your first job/catalog to your PMC Client Folder.
  8. Email us once it has finished uploading to notify us the job is ready to be worked on.
  9. Pay the Invoice we send to you, once paid we will start editing your first job (we wont start editing until payment has been received).
  10. Wait until we notify you that the catalog is ready for download.

Do not forget that your first 3 catalogs with us are discounted by 20% as a thank you for getting on board. You will see this discount already applied on the invoices you receive from us.

If you have any troubles with the above process we have our FAQ page located here – http://www.plusminuscollective.com/faq/

We have also created some How To Guides which are located here – http://www.plusminuscollective.com/guides/

Please email hello@plusminuscollective.com if you have any problems with the process listed above.