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How do remodeling contractors impress potential clients?
The short answer is simple, show off your work. Having high quality photography made of all of your completed projects is must have for contractors who wants to build their business. Most purchasing decisions begin with a search and one of the best ways to get attention on the internet is to use images. High quality photography will convince a homeowner to hire you to remodel their home better than a verbal pitch. The old axiom “show them, don’t tell them” rings true today especially because photography provides high engagement rates in social media marketing and internet promotions.
Hire a Pro to photograph your remodeling projects
Have a qualified professional shoot architectural photography of your building projects. DYI photography is fine for documenting job progress but it falls flat when you want to showcase your work. Professional building contractors know the difference between a homeowner built kitchen and one installed by a qualified contractor. The same logic applies to photography – hire a pro if you want the project done right.
Test of Time photography provides architectural photography, construction progress photography and promotional photography for contractors builders and architects. Contact photographer Dan Splaine at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about our services and to book your next construction project photo shoot.
Yesterday our President came to town!
President Obama dropped in on the citizens of Nashua, NH on Saturday (Oct. 27, 2012) as part of the last leg of his re-election campaign. In my opinion, having the leader of the free world stopping into town is a big deal and for me a chance to capture a little history with my camera.
The folks in Nashua really turned out and despite long lines and many hours of waiting, they kept the smiles on their faces. The fact that so many people decided to take part makes me hopeful about the state of our body politic. It was a small demonstration against apathy, and I will take it as a positive sign.
James Taylor provided a warm-up act for the main show and he did not disappoint. He played a selection of his hits and really sounded great. It was a nice distraction and provided some relive for the thousands of folks patiently standing en-mass on the lawn of the Elm Street School campus.
I was able to share this experience in the company of two of my sisters, which is rare get together for us, which made for a more important occasion. The event brought to mind, all the political /campaign events we have witnessed together in New Hampshire over the last forty or so years. From the days of Nixon to today we have had a front row seat to the American political process.
Just another good day in New Hampshire.
New Date Added for The Cog Railway – Mount Washington Observatory Photography Workshop
Test of Time Photography and Photographer Dan Splaine are happy to announce we have sold out the Sept. 10 session of this photography workshop and we will be adding a second date for this workshop on Sept. 11, 2012.
This one day photography workshop includes photography instruction, round trip passage on the historic Cog Railway to the Summit of Mount Washington with four hours for field photography. The workshop also includes a guided tour of the Mount Washington Observatory which is rare privilege. Access to this working weather station is restricted, and the tour will be one of the most unique features for this workshop.
This workshop presented in partnership with The Cog Railway and The Mount Washington Observatory with Test of Time Photography. Our goal is to give high quality photography education experiences in unique locations and the summit of Mount Washington could not be a better place for our photography event. This workshop will emphasize landscape photography techniques and we could not ask for a more dynamic location. The dramatic terrain , lively weather and lighting that we can encounter during this workshop is as unpredictable as exciting! The potential for creative image making makes this a truly one-of-a-kind photo learning and skill building experience.
Space is limited and registration is required to attend this workshop. For complete details and to register CLICK HERE
This photography workshop is one from the program of photography education events presented with photographer Dan Splaine. These include digital photography workshops and photographer tours held in locations throughout New England. In the last three years over 1200 photographers have attended on of the events presented by Test of Time Photography with professional photographer Dan Splaine.
Our next photography workshop is the WHITE MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND held on Oct. 13 and 14, 2012 at the Mountain Club on Loon in Lincoln NH. This is the third year we are holding this workshop at this great resort and location for photography. For details and registration CLICK HERE.
On Monday (7-9-12) I will be Kevin Willett’s guest on his radio show broadcast on WSMN radio in Nashua, NH. Kevin is the founder of the FRIENDS OF KEVIN NETWORKING GROUP, a really terrific business networking group that I am a member of. He connects business people from around the Merrimack valley and southern New Hampshire together with his program of events and activities.
There are two things about this group that make it distinctly different from the other business networking groups I have experienced. The first is Kevin’s goal of doing some good for the communities while helping members build their businesses. He opens the group to not for profits, leveraging the network to support their needs in any way possible.
The other feature of the group adds to its effectiveness, is Kevin himself. This guy is really working on behalf of the members, deploying a mix of technology (social media) and a friendly personal touch. The FRIENDS OF KEVIN RADIO SHOW, that I am a guest on tomorrow, is a perfect example of the extra value he provides members.
I am looking forward to our conversation and having a unique platform for getting the word out about my photo services and photography workshops. Please listen in from 11 to 12 to WSMN 1590 radio to catch his program. I am scheduled from 11:40 to 12:00.
We will be discussing how to use photography for business communications and social media, specifically how my commercial photography services can add to bottom line. The other topic we will cover is my program of digital photography workshops and photographer tours. I have a number of events, like the Bronx Zoo Photographer Tour (July 21) and my Photo Walk Workshops that I want to promote to Kevin’s audience.
Game on in New Hampshire! Now that the Iowa caucus is over John Huntsman will not be the only primary candidate wandering the streets on New Hampshire seeking primary voters. This shot made on Monday when all the excitement was in the Midwest, the calm before the storm. Looking forward to a week full of political events and sightings.
Gov. Huntsman with wife in tow, passing in front of a bust of JFK which graces the Main Street in front of the city hall in Nashua, NH. The statue commemorates the spot that Kennedy started his campaign for president in 1960. The image reeks of irony for me and I can not but hear the voice of Lloyd Benson comment on VP Dan Quayle ” You’re no Jack Kennedy…”
The presidential primary, the national sport of the Granite State is truly one of my favorite things. Only six more days until the parade leaves town!
I am happy to announce we have had a tremendous response to our photography tour STEAM on SNOW. The trip is sold out!
Looking forward to the day in the White Mountains photographing the Conway Scenic Railroad steam engine in the winter landscape. Thanks to NH Tours for the help in organizing leading this photo tour.
We are getting to the end of summer and it is time to start making plans for the fall. Test of Time photography has posted a schedule of digital photography workshops and photography tours for September and October (2011). This line up includes a range of topics and a few field photography opportunities.
Night photography on Boston Harbor to classes on photo composition and a Glamour photography studio class with models are some of the options you have to choose from.
In October we are presenting our second annual WHITE MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHER WEEKEND which will be held at the CLUB on LOON MOUNTAIN on the 15th and 16th. This weekend photo workshop organized with the able assistance of NH TOURS and features an expanded program . We are offering a $20 discount to folks who sign up before September 10th. This resort is well-appointed and the location in the heart of the White Mountains is a dream place for photography.
Here is a complete list of links and photo workshop titles.
Tuesday September 6, 2011 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Wednesday September 14, 2011 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Tuesday September 27, 2011 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Saturday October 1, 2011 1:00 pm to 3:300 pm
Thursday October 6, 20111 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday October 11, 2011 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday October 15-16, 2011 9:30 am Sat. to 2:00 pm on Sun.
Saturday October 29, 2011 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Please consider attending our class and make sure you pass on this information to the digital photographers you know that may be interested.
Often a photographer’s identity can be determined by simply viewing an image. Their personal style is so well-formed that each photograph they create is readily recognized as distinctly their own. Consider the example of Ansel Adams. His images are iconic and if you are not familiar with each photo he made you arguably would know one when you saw it.
So how does a beginner photographer develop their own photographic style?
The ability to create original photography on a consistent basis requires practice and skill. For those starting to learn photography I suggest two paths to follow on the way to establishing their own unique photographic style.
My first suggestion and something I urge photographers of all skill levels is to study the work of other photographers. An examination and understanding of the images created by others will help inform you own perspective. I am not suggesting that you mimic the style of others, rather use their work as inspiration and a source of insight about photographic content, technique and design.
In my over 30 year professional photography career I have constantly referred to the work of other photographers to expand my understanding and refine my personal point of view. Other photography provides reference points and a standard for comparison. Apply that reference material to your imagination and intellect to create the photography that illustrates your own unique viewpoint. As you develop your photographic skills learn how to deconstruct the images of others to find the techniques applied in their creation.
My second suggestion is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the camera and the photographic options that it provides. Understanding the physical controls and how incremental adjustment will affect your photograph is fundamental to achieving predictable results. Creative control of your photography begins with technical expertise. To make the photography that matches your vision you need to know how to control your camera.
Making correct exposure, understanding optical choices and focus control are fundamental photography skills. Once you establish mastery of technique you can then maintain creative control, you can actually begin to shoot and make consistent results.
Your own personal photographic style is a product of your imagination and how you process your experiences and impressions. Digital photography requires study and practice to be creatively consistent. That consistency of results builds the the foundation of style. Ansel Adams did not get accidental results; his beautiful photography was the product of exceptional technique and a highly personalized vision.
To learn more about digital photography and to learn more about this topic you should consider attending a photography workshop. I offer a full program of digital photography workshops and photography tours for adult photographers. On September 14, 2011 (7 to 9 pm) I am holding the PHOTO COMPOSITION and DESIGN workshop at the TEST of TIME PHOTO studio in Nashua, NH. Please consider attending this or any one of my many digital photo classes.
About the Author: Dan Splaine is a professional photographer and photo educator who operates a commercial photography business in Nashua, NH. He produces custom, unique images for businesses, institutions and individuals (regionally and nationally) with particular expertise in public relations and location photography. In his thirty plus years photo career he has photographed in dozens of countries and location ranging from rain forests to the halls of congress. He teaches photography workshops at his New Hampshire studio and conducts photography tours in New England and internationally.