Watch below video’s to get started. Make sure to let us know if you have any questions. We want our software to become the best available in the market, and that’s not possible without your help!

How does the client interface look?

Configure your settings before sending out photo shoots.

Sending out Photo Shoots

Public photo shoots

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Welcome to Daiokan! We can’t wait to start making money together. But first, a quick tutorial. We’ve designed every aspect of our system with two people in mind: you and your client. Your customers will love using Daiokan because we’ve made our software easy, convenient, and, yes, fun to use. It blows every other client-facing photography software out of the water.

As for the other person we built Daiokan for (you) you’ll love using our platform because you’ll make more money on every single photoshoot you do. Not only that, but we’ll help you book more clients than ever before, completely free of charge. Why? Because when you win, we win.

There is a small learning curve to start using our software but once you get the hang of it, it is really quite simple. We’ve provided a few tutorials below that will take you through the basics. Once you’re done, you’ll be ready to send out your first photoshoot!

Click Here if you aren’t using the Android or iOS app.

Creating a new Session (photo shoot) is easy.

Start by clicking the Sessions icon in the menu of the left side of your screen. This is your Sessions Page. Next, click the + sign in the top right-hand corner to create a new Session

That’s it! It is best to create a new session for each new client so we can quickly and accurately organize your photos.

daiokan new photoshoot

Next, enter the client information.

  • Session Name – Usually your client name or the occassion. For example, The Henderson wedding.
  • Date – The date the shoot happened
  • Photo Start and Photo End – If you know the corresponding photo numbers for this client you can fill them in here. This will allow you to upload photos from multiple sessions in one go. However, this only works if you upload the photos with correct numbers in the name of each picture.
  • First Name – Your client’s first name. This is what we use to personalize emails to your clients.
  • Last Name – Your client’s last name
  • Email – Your client’s email. This is what our system uses to invite your clients to view their photos when they are ready.
  • Phone – Our system uses this number to send your clients a message when their pictures are ready.

Side Note – It’s also possible to add multiple contacts to one Session. For example, if a group of friends all express an interest in viewing their photos.

daiokan getting started

If you are not using the photo start and end number, you can upload your pictures as a next step, by clicking the “Drag and Drop” area.

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Once all your photos are uploaded simply click the blue button that says “Send to Client”.

Here, you can configure a few specific photoshoot parameters:

  • Paid Upfront – If the client already paid for the photo shoot, you can check this box. The client will be asked to approve the pictures before downloading them but won’t be charged. Once approved, the client agrees that they are happy with the results and can’t ask for a refund after.
  • Assign a Price – Users can buy individual pictures if they would like. You can, however, require them to buy a minimum amount of pictures if you prefer. Alternatively, your clients can buy all the pictures from the session for a special price that you can set here. If, for example, you agreed beforehand on a price of 250 EUR (exclusive tax), this is where you would put that number in.

Once you click “Send to Client” your client will receive an email with a link to see their pictures.

send photoshoot

If you are using the Android or iOs app

  1. Make sure to install the app on your phone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.diokanmobile&hl=en (currently only for Android, iOs is coming soon).
  2. Login with your account in the app.
daiokan app

Once logged in, click in the right corner below the plus sign.

Next, enter the session information. (you can choose a relevant session name, for example, “London Tower”.

Photo start and Photo end: if you know the corresponding photo numbers for this client you can fill them in here. This will allow you to upload photo’s from multiple sessions in one go. Warning, this works only if you upload the photos with correct numbers in the name of each picture.

daiokan android app

Click in the upper right corner to confirm.

The next step is to add the client information

new clients

Click in the upper right corner to confirm.

Click in the right corner again to confirm the session. Now your session is created, all created sessions will be uploaded to the Daiokan system once you connect with the internet.

All the sessions you created through the app will be visible in the Dashboard under “Sessions waiting to be sent” when you login in your interface through the desktop.

Match your Photos (use your desktop for this).

Daiokan will automatically match your uploads to the correct clients using the photo numbers you entered. If there any pictures not matched, Daiokan will ask you to match them to the correct Session manually. Click the green button in the upper right corner to upload all your photo’s from the day.

session manager photoshoot
photoshoot manager

Alternatively, you can click on each individual session and upload the pictures from there.

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Notes:

  1. Make sure you optimized the pictures in Lightroom first.
  2. Make sure to keep the same image numbers, otherwise the pictures won’t be matched to the right client.
  3. Pictures not matched will be displayed as “unrecognized”. You can assign them to a session or create a new session by selecting them.
  4. Go to the sessions tab to get a structured overview from all the sessions and the unrecognized pictures.
session overview manager

Review (through sessions tab) and Send

Before you send your completed Session to the client, you’ll be asked to review everything one last time. Take this opportunity to make sure your work is as excellent as it can possibly be, and then… send!

Await Client Approval

Your client will receive an email and SMS with a link to their Daiokan Session. From there, they can create a password, and view their photographs, with an option to purchase (or approve the pictures if they already paid for the session).

The system creates automatically different upsells to help you create more profits.

Await Client Approval

Your client will receive an email and SMS with a link to their Daiokan Session. From there, they can create a password, and view their photographs, with an option to purchase (or approve the pictures if they already paid for the session).

The system creates automatically different upsells to help you create more profits.

How To Access Settings

Click your profile icon in the lower left hand corner > Click Settings

daiokan settings

Account

This is where you can fill in your company’s information. This info is used in all of the invoices you send your clients.

daiokan account info

Address

Here you can fill in the address of your company, which will appear on invoices.

daiokan address

Withdrawal info

This is where you input your payment information, which will be used whenever you request payments.

withdrawal daiokan

Subscription and billing

Here you can change your subscription with Daiokan as your business and needs grow. This is also where you will find past invoices from Daiokan.

daiokan subscription plans

Prices and taxes

This screen is where you can set your prices for the upsells offered by Daiokan, as well as the default tax rate.

prices and taxes

We’ve put together an online store designed from the ground up for independent photographers. Our goal is to create a space where your customers can easily browse the pictures from their shoot, pick up a few extras they can’t get anywhere else, and check out, all without you having to lift a finger. Want to see how it works? Have a look.

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Increase profits by offering your clients more than just photos

When you give people great pictures, they want to share them with the world. However, a regular frame sometimes just isn’t enough. We give you access to our full merchandising and screen-printing services so your clients can get their favorite images on mugs, phone cases, pillows, posters, and more.

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Do you want a little extra help figuring out how to best use our software? Book a free 1-on-1 call and one of our friendly customer support specialists will answer all your questions, even going so far as to walk you through it every step of the way. Book now!

Daiokan is so much more than just a place to host your photos. We also give you the tools you need to stay on top of your financial success. We allow you to track how much money you are making through our service as well key metrics you need to improve your business into the future.

Withdraw your money

To withdraw the money you’ve made through Daiokan, you must have at least a 50 EUR balance. Once you’ve reached the 50 EUR threshold, you can request a withdrawal.

Before you can make a withdrawal, you must first add a payment method at the Settings page.

payments and earnings