This was a shot for a local magazine, Homes and Land, that I was particularly happy with. While I was shooting it, another photog ran around for the real estate company and probably did
50 shots in the time I spent doing one…For some reason they chose mine for the cover of the mag…hmmmn. I have no idea why someone would try to sell a million dollar house with a ten cent picture, but it happens all the time. To date, after a year with this mag, I estimate my work has helped sell ten million in homes. Seems simple to me, large corporations don`t spend the time on their images because they are philanthropists…they know it works.
Commercial photography is not just shots of guys in mines (though I have done that too) but its also images that serve the purpose of showing executives and sales personel in a manner in which their image sells the company vision.
The net provides a great way to see exactly what talents a photographer has and its been a great boon to my portrait business. Potential clients who see our work on the net and still decide based on the lowest quote…well…we are happy to do their next portrait…and that is a common occurance.
I just can`t figure out why a person appointed to select a photographer for their boss would take the chance to shop solely on price, expecially when the spread between a great photog and the bargain basement is so small. Nor can I figure out why a real estate salesperson would save a hundred on a portrait that they spend tens of thousands running over the next couple of years…funny.
Dogs are great in photos…give me dogs any day rather than cats…and I have three of the
felines at home. The shoot took a grand total of five minutes with such a cooperative model.
To date we have photographed cats, dogs,birds, rabbits and horses….and a range of smaller pets.
No snakes please…although perhaps my current assistant might be ok with them….
Don`t be shy, bring that animal in when you book your family…we are all animal lovers.
Aha…here is a better shot of the studio during a rental to a local ad agency for filming
a corporate video….and no, we won`t rent it for your Christmas party.
We have decided to be a little more selective on our rentals so we will not do any one
day rentals that involve complete soundproofing unless they are done on a weekend.
UPDATE…we just set up a page to view details of the rental studio here.
Soooo….here is a nice outdoors portrait just to make us all feel better. I have photographed these kids every year for the parents Christmas card…for the last decade. Apparently, it is highly
anticipated by the family and friends and a top secret project…no, this is not this years…you`ll have to wait.