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  • Welcome to the RPG blog.

    Any good salesman will tell you about the importance of branding and the need for preservation and consistency in your company's image and mission.  Well, is it possible to make a brand out of genetics?  

    The Riley Brothers, Tim and Chris, are the RPG brand.  If you have ever encountered them at a traded show, you know that you can't miss them as they are both over 6 ft tall, blond and with striking blue eyes.  They both provide for their families by capturing beautiful wedding, commercial, and portrait photographs.

    Perhaps better than providing you, the reader, with an image of how they work, you would learn more from how they lead their lives.  

    Tim and Chris are avid surfers, who even partake in the dead of winter if they swell is good enough.  And mind you - they live in Maine!  We're not talking tropical waters here.  They ski all winter and business is usually conducted on a lift as opposed to in a conference room.  They ride their bikes - even if only to push the other one farther.  Internal competition drives them to always be striving to be better.  Better athletes, photographers, husbands, fathers.

    This is RPG.  A company built on values by two men who grew up together and have shared life's ups and downs.  This is who you want standing behind a product that you buy.  Tim and Chris care about their clients and offer exceptional customer service and even dole out workflow advice because they want to teach and reach out to the larger photographic community.

    So, perhaps when you are thinking about why you should buy a product.  Perhaps you should consider who you would rather do business with instead.  Because I don't know about you, but up here in Maine - we don't have enough people where we can be cavalier with anyone else's life or how they spend their time.  So let us save you some!

    Sincerely,

    The wife of Tim  :) 

RPG & FUNDY SOS

Do you love your FUNDY Album Builder?
Are you crazy for the Fundy workflow tools?

We love all things Fundy and now the RPG KEYS make sweet love with the Fundy’s tools.

Now with the purchase of the RPG PS plug-in, you can tap the power of all things FUNDY with your keys!

Check out these videos!

Demo Video:

Another Demo (quickie)

Install MAC:

Install PC:

If you use the Fundy Album system, or their workflow system.. the keys will take it to the next level!RPG LR

And yet another super review of RPG KEYS

When someone purchases the RPG KEY system we include a 30 minute over the phone lesson on how to best use the keys. As a studio owner I always hated purchasing a new product and feeling that I had to learn how to use it by reading the “destruction manual.” And that is why we walk our photographers through the RPG KEY system over the phone.

Today I reconnected with Ron to help him with the free upgrade of the RPG KEYS for Lightroom 2.0. After our chat, I asked Ron to email me “two lines” about his experience with the RPG KEY.

This is what I got from him…. a little more than 2 lines.

————-Pasted From Ron——————–
Tim,
First of all thank you for the excellent customer support you are giving to those of us who have invested in your RPG Keys. You have been available and responsive and willing to spend all the time necessary to help get me “up and running” with this new method of processing in Adobe Lightroom.

When I first heard of RPG Keys it sounded too good to be true, so I held off buying for over six months. After hearing from fellow professional photographers (who I respect with their years of experience), that your RPG Keys had revolutionized their workflow, I decided to take a chance (noting your 30 day return policy in case I didn’t like it.)

Well, after just 3 weddings using RPG Keys, I have learned enough shortcuts to Cut my workflow time by 40 to 50 percent!! I can see where other photographers who were more production-driven could achieve an 80 percent reduction in the time they spent on post-shooting processing. As for me, I am now free to do more creative versions of images and still get them delivered to the client ahead of schedule. It has literally restored much of the joy to working with the images that was vanishing due to the shear increasing number of images we have been shooting in recent years! Now I can have it ALL, higher numbers of deliverable images with INDIVIDUAL color and exposure correction, AND the time to do special creative versions that allow me to still feel like an artist. I had been contemplating having to farm out the processing work on some of my weddings, just because of the overwhelming volume of pictures to be adjusted. Now with RPG, I still do all the work in-house and I actually have time to take a day or two off every week!!

Thank you for all this has done for my business and for my family.

Ron Shaw
Http://www.always-focused-on-YOU.com
Seattle, WA

RPG + Photoshop User TV

About 6 months ago I mailed a set of RPG KEYS to Matt Kloskowski from Photoshop User TV thinking he might get a kick out of our Lightroom gizmo. It was a long shot but it was worth the price of postage for sure!

Matt stopped by our booth at Photo Plus last week to introduce himself and to see what the RPG was actually all about. Matt was quite open with me, stating that he had a lot of reservations about the keys because of the price and had yet to play with the demo I mailed him.

I was thrilled with Matt’s honesty and that he took a moment to introduce himself. I explained to Matt that the RPG KEY was really designed for high volume photographers who are looking for ways to cut their editing time. Skeptical for sure, Matt watched as I demo’ed the keys for a moment.

As I edited about 50 photos in 3 minutes Matt looked like he might be a little impressed with our toy and thanked me for the demo. Honestly, I thought I would never hear from Mr. Klowskowski again. But this week in Matt’s weekly video lesson Matt mentioned RPG. He stated that yes, the keys are pricy, but for high volume photographers, it would be a good investment in time savings.

Thanks for the plug Matt!

An Amazing Review!!!

An amazing review!
In the spring we sold a set of RPG KEYS to a new client. A client who was just like everyone else. Meaning we had no clue who they are. So… They used the keys all summer and then told us they have a blog in which they write product reviews.

Perhaps its best if you just check it out. In short, they loved the keys and they have the numbers to prove it.

JUST AMAZING!!!

http://www.slrlounge.com/2010/01/speed-up-post-production-with-rpg-keys/

10.6.3

We are all excited about the release of Apple’s 10.6.3!

Since 10.6 was release, many of our users have had troubles with their full sized RPG KEYS. This is a hardware conflict between the USB RPG unit and 10.6

We have an engineer within Apple who is working on the problem and we are VERY optimistic that the release of 10.6.3 will fix the issue. (wink wink)

Also… We have a new release of both the RPG mini and the full size RPG 58 that will be released on the same day as 10.6.3.

Cheers
Tim