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Location Photography Services for Business

Photographer Dan Splaine of Test of Time Photography is a location photography specialist with fully mobile studio capabilities. ©2012 Daniel J. Splaine- All rights reserved

 

The mark of a professional photographer is the ability to create original, high quality images regardless of the shooting conditions.

 

One of the hallmarks of my photographic career is an uncanny ability to shoot in any type of location, in any type of conditions and to consistently produce high quality photography.  Adaptability as a photographer was I skill learned when I started out as an Army photographer.  Anticipate, adapt, overcome is the mantra of an infantryman and the way Uncle Sam trained me how to approach each assignment.  The goal was always get the image regardless of conditions and that is how I still work today.

My corporate photography assignment and editorial shoots involve photography at locations around the world.  The range of shooting conditions run the gamut from primitive to regal, depending on the client.  The job is and always has been for me to produce photography that illustrates the clients communication objective.  If I’m standing butt deep in mud or hanging of a rooftop ledge it really does not matter, I will do what it takes to get the photo.  An adventurous spirit helps but the skills and technique that my long experience behind the camera ensures that I always hit the mark.

This approach works for photography in the corporate setting equally well.  Sometimes clients can’t get to the studio or  remote employees are gathering in one location for a brief amount of time.  No problem, I bring my fully mobile studio ability to the client location.  Sometimes in an industrial photography assignment access to a difficult or sensitive settings is limited.  I can get in and get out  rapidly, working with the conditions as they exist to get the photos the client needs.

I have more that thirty years experience adapting to conditions and locations,  producing original and  effective visual communication with my photography.  If you have a difficult location, a once in a lifetime event  or you operate in an extreme conditions please get in touch.  I will welcome you challenging conditions and of course create the photography that shows you and your organization at their best.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Photographer and photo educator Dan Splaine has more than thirty years experience producing photography for public relations, marketing and editorial clients. His company TEST of TIME PHOTOGRAPHY based in Nashua, NH provides commercial photography services in studio and at client locations all over the world. He presents a program of digital photography workshops and photography tours for adults throughout New England

 

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WHY HIRE A PRO PHOTOGRAPHER FOR BUSINESS PHOTOGRAPHY AND PORTRAITS?

Having no photography to present for public relations opportunities and social media postings is a very common business error.  Having badly shot, a low quality snapshot as your virtual identity piece is an even greater business sin.  Many people assume that because they own digital cameras or even worse a camera enabled cell phone they do not need the services of a professional photographer.  They can make their own shots.

Press clipping from Test of Time Photography client Jack Penkala with his business portrait made by photographer Dan Splaine. ©2012 Daniel J. Splaine

Press clipping with Business Portrait-My client Jack Penkala of Halo Branded solutions recently had a business portrait session at the TEST of TIME PHOTOGRAPHY studio. When he was recognized by his company for achievement in sales for 2011 his business portrait was readily deployed with a press release. Provision of quality illustration with your story increases your publication rates and ultimately reader attention. This is a recent press clipping from Jack’s company press release

It’s true; your photography can be a do-it-yourself project.  As with most things in this world, you get what you pay for!  You end up with bad poses, bad lighting and most importantly a poor public identity!  That is why you need the services of a professional studio photographer.

Why risk making a poor first impression which will leave a distinct negative imprint in a prospective client’s mind?  If you have chance to draw attention to yourself and your business why not make the best presentation?  Perceptions are mostly determined by first impressions and on the competitively crowded internet you rarely get a second look.  Your business photography and portraits should present you in a friendly and professional way.  They are a measure of your professionalism and show the value you want to project to the marketplace.

How you appear on your websites, social media profiles and your company public relations publications can either add or take away from your professional credibility.  The distribution powers of the internet are what truly turbo charges the marketing power of business photography and portraits.  Images add clout to business communications.  The power of photography is simple…pictures compel viewers to identify with you and to  become open to your marketing messaging Why not make a modest investment to guarantee that you capitalize on that potential?

An investment in professionally produced, custom business photography and portraits is a key method to build your professional image.

Test of Time Photography creates original photography for business communications.  We provide professional photography services at out studio facility in Nashua, NH and at client locations throughout the country. Contact us about creating your inventory of original images for use  in your corporate public relations..

 

Photographer Dan Splaine of Test of Time photographyABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Photographer Dan Splaine has more than thirty years experience producing high quality images for corporate, institutional, and individual clients.  A location and live action specialist, he is most noted for his images of people. His corporate assignments and photography projects have taken him to dozens of countries and settings as diverse as tropical rain forests to the halls of the US Congress.  In addition to photography services he presents a full program of digital photography workshops and photographer yours throughout New England and internationally

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Your business portrait…one of the most potent business marketing tools available to an entrepreneur today!

In the past an “Executive Portrait” was a standard fare for CEOs and titans of industry but not for all business people.  Those iconic images have graced corporate lobby walls and annual reports for decades. In today’s business environment a professionally shot, well executed, custom business portrait is an essential tool for any person engaged in commerce, at any level!

Commerce is fully integrated with the internet and social media. This ground shift in how we conduct business only increases the necessity and value of your business portrait.  From solopreneur to the head of a large firm, all Environmental style business portrait shot at the client location ©Daniel J. Splaine - All rights reservedbusiness professionals can benefit from an investment in professional portrait photography. How does a business portrait build your personal “brand”?

Despite the rapid increase of dependence on the internet, one feature of human behavior remains true. People buy from who they know. They reflexively gravitate towards products and services from sources they are most familiar with.  The challenge for today’s entrepreneur is how to become known to people is this new media environment, to become a familiar face to your prospective client.

A professional business portrait is an important way to present yourself to the marketplace, to become that “familiar face” and to establish your positive identity in the customer’s perception.  Gone are the days of your executive portrait hanging in the corporate lobby, this powerful marketing tool is displayed in ever-increasing number of ways and to wider and wider audiences.

Put your best face forward and  invest  a professional business portrait. Create a statement  about your identity, your professionalism and your personal brand.

To learn more about business photography services and business portrait packages go to the Test of Time Photo website.  We conduct our corporate/business portrait sessions at out studio in Nashua, NH or at the client’s  location.  In addition  to standard portraits we create editorial style photography, environmental portraiture that presents our subjects in the context of their surroundings.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Photographer Dan Splaine has more than thirty years experience producing high quality images for corporate, institutional, and individual clients.  A location and live action specialist, he is most noted for his images of people. His corporate assignments and photography projects have taken him to dozens of countries and settings as diverse as tropical rain forests to the halls of the US Congress.  In addition to photography services he presents a full program of digital photography workshops and photographer yours throughout New England and internationally.

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Business Portrait of Jack Penkala from the TEST of TIME studio

Portrait of Jack Penkala of Halo Branded Solutions. Business portrait, Executive portraits and profile photo for business by Photographer Dan Splaine of Test of Time Photography in Nashua, NH ©Daniel J. Splaine
New business portrait of Jack Penkala made at TEST of TIME photo studio in Nashua, NH ©2011 Daniel J. Splaine -Test of Time Photography 

One of the best things about working as a photographer is the folks I get to meet in the course of creating images for my clients marketing and promotions.

The image posted here is from  a business portrait session held in the TEST of TIME studio with Jack Penkala of  Halo Branded Solutions.  I became acquainted with Jack through our mutual participation in local business networking groups. Not only is he good guy, he is terrific resource of marketing expertise for businesses.  Jack  makes his living selling marketing calendars and promotional products but in reality he provides his clients so much more.   Jack’s genius is that he operates primarily as a business consultant, not as a sales rep.  His goal is to learn about his client’s enterprise and then identify methods for them to use for building their business. His primary concern is their success not getting the order.

I would confidently recommend Jack to any business in the Nashua area that is seeking to improve their marketing ROI.  You can check out his products and get at touch with him at:

www.JackPenkala.HaloCatalog.com

 

To book a business portrait session at the Test of Time Photography studio or at your company site contact me at info@testoftimephoto.com.  I create custom headshots and profile photos for use in your marketing and social media promotions. Test of Time Photography offers a full range of business photography services and business portrait packages.

 

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Radio interview with Kevin Willett – FRIENDS of KEVIN RADIO SHOW 11-27-2011

Take a few minutes to listen to my radio interview with Kevin Willett from his FRIENDS of KEVIN RADIO SHOW on WSMN 1590 radio in Nashua, NH on November 27, 2011.  It was a great conversation and a nice chance to share some of my history as a photographer and the genesis of TEST of TIME PHOTOGRAPHY.

To check out the interview click hereFRIENDS of KEVIN 11-27-11 RadioShowAUDIO

 

Kevin Willett on the FRIENDS of KEVIN RADIO SHOW interviewing photographer Dan Splaine of Test of Time Photography in Nashua, NH  ©2011 Daniel J. Splaine

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Preparing for your portrait photography session

When I create custom portraits for my commercial clients and individuals I use  my craftsmanship to produce an image that shows then m at their best.  Despite my considerable arsenal of photography skills I always require some assistance from my subjects to make portraits that they will cherish.

One of the best suggestions I can make to ensure that we get terrific results from your TEST of TIME photography session is simply ask you not to rush through the experience. Many people feel anxious about being photographed so being hasty will only add to the discomfort.  My style of interaction with my portrait subjects is very relaxed and I make every effort to put my clients at ease.  I promise to do my part and I would request that you would use the following suggestions to make better portraits for you.

How to prepare for your portrait and photography shooting sessions

First make sure you get a full night of restful sleep the night before your photo session. We all have visions of super models living a wild nightlife but the true secret of their success is hitting the hay early.  When you are well rested you look and feel better and that will show in the photos we make. Sleepy faces never look their best.

Secondly try not to be in a hurry the day of your portrait session.  Allow enough time to carefully prepare you wardrobe and keep yourself relaxed.  Take your time with your grooming and preparation and allow plenty of time for travel to our photography location. If you are not sure of the destination take the time the night before to plan your travel. If you’re harried and running late that tension will reflect in your body language.

Arrive early for your studio session or get to your outdoor location 20 to 30 minutes ahead of our scheduled shooting time.  Having an early arrival will benefit your portrait results in a few important ways. You have the time to calm jittery nerves, to relax, and shift gears from the hectic activities of your day. You can take the time to discuss the details of the shoot and to become familiar with the studio. If we are shooting your family portrait in an outdoor location we can walk the terrain and pick our spots..  With group shots and large families the extra time will help in arranging poses and organizing.

My job as your portrait photographer is to make images that you will absolutely love. You can do your part by following these suggestions.  The benefits of  taking our time is that your experience at TEST of TIME PHOTOGRAPHY will be pleasant and calm and your photos will look great!

To learn more about my portrait and photography services call me at the studio or email me at info@testoftiemphoto.com.

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