Samuel Zeller

Samuel Zeller

Geneva Freelance Photographer Joined over 1 year ago

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  • Posted to Chaptr, Dec 19, 2016

    Definitely not "unforgettable"Please be honest. Also any name with a missing letter (Chaptr, chapter) looks ridiculous to me. Isn't that a 2014 trend? Want to make something unforgettable, make it different than 80% other studio/small agency. I'm not criticizing the amount of work that went into this website, I just think it went the wrong direction. Energy spent on making a copy of most small agency websites I've seen on Siteinspire.

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  • Posted to New job, fresh Macbook, what are some must have installs?, Dec 19, 2016

    Flycut - Clipboard manager. You never knew you needed this until you try it... Copy between multiple documents, then paste in a different order? Not a problem anymore... No back and forth. Also ThumbsUp - Drag and drop any image file to convert it to another format (it's free). For example drag 20 PSD files and obtain 20 renamed JPEG, resized, resampled, ready to be sent by email.

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  • Posted to What your relatives actually think when you say “UX Designer”, Dec 19, 2016

    "We can put a watermark on your images so you can get some exposure" (recent conversation) but I have 13.2k followers on Insta and 150+ unique visitors/day on my portfolio... Fuck you pay me :)

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  • Posted to My 2016 Wrap Up - 9 Startups & 2,190+ Hours of Hustling. What's your 2017 Goal?, in reply to Michael Wong , Dec 17, 2016

    Hi Michael, definitely giveaways! For example my Lightroom presets. People have to register to my newsletter to download them.

    Revue vs Mailchimp... Well easy, I would have to pay 95$ per month with Mailchimp, now I just pay 25$. Also they have the best support team ever! Asked to add a feature, it was there a few days after. If you use the code GIFTFROMSAMUEL you can get 3 full months free (their 1500 subscribers plan)

    You should try it :)

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  • Posted to My 2016 Wrap Up - 9 Startups & 2,190+ Hours of Hustling. What's your 2017 Goal?, Dec 16, 2016

    Went from full time designer (retail design, graphic design) to full time freelance photographer in a year, landed clients like UBS and Adobe, made my first solo exhibition in Geneva (+ 3 other group exhibition, Geneva, Vienna and Maastricht). Been published in various books and magazines (Gestalten, Architecture digest, Monocle). Became a Fujifilm ambassador, started giving workshops. Grew a newsletter to 9500 subscribers (http://news.samuelzeller.ch/) and made a few successful side projets like Fujifeed (www.fujifeed.com 19.5k followers on Instagram) and Visit Geneva (www.visitgva.com). Best moment: waking up at 3,571 m at the Jungfraujoch sphinx observatory, looking at the sunrise. No tourists can do that since the place is only open for scientists during the night/morning but I was shooting images up there. Proudest moment: talking about my work in front of 200 students of EPFL/HEC/HEL/UNIL and how I marketed myself. 2017 goals: I'm working on editing my first book, with a London publisher. New clients, more traveling.

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  • Posted to How bulletproof is your freelance business?, in reply to Ashley Baxter , Dec 15, 2016

    Is there a product like Jack but for Europe?

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  • Posted to Zoommy 3.0 – More than 50,000 free photos from 50 sources, Dec 13, 2016

    Nice to see one of my image in your app screenshot (the Bahaus archiv, bottom right image) :) Looks like a great app!

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  • Posted to Must have X years experience, in reply to Mike Torosian , Dec 13, 2016

    Well in those 4 years I've been in different companies, first a photography studio for 6 months, then a video production company for 1 year and after that I met a 3D designer freelancer so I learned how to model/texture/render, then I finished in a tech company doing 3D stuff... Ended up finding a job in a design agency and worked for clients like Rolex, Bvlgari and L'Oreal. Doing mainly retail design (as well lot of 3D modeling and rendering) but also art direction and 3D viz. Then after a few years I was bored of all that and became a freelance photographer. Without that "on the job training" I would probably be selling tickets in a cinema. In fact on a class of 20 we're only 5 who are still working in the field.

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  • Posted to Must have X years experience, in reply to Mike Torosian , Dec 13, 2016

    Here in Switzerland you can do a "Dual" formation. I went 4 years at a design school, half time I was at school and half time in a real company. When I obtained my paper I already had 4 years of half time real experience and I immediately landed a job. More countries should have this system...

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  • Posted to VSCO X – All new Film-based imaging engine, in reply to Thomas Marban , Dec 11, 2016

    Making money machine

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