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At Cincy Photo Pro we help individuals and companies create the image they want others to see. Our blog will consists of tips, advice and information related to photography and marketing. Our goal is to create fresh content 2-4 times month with downloadable resources or links to additional resources. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss out! Check out this article for more photography tips!!
The History of Cameras:
Cameras have come a really long way since they first started. They've changed and improved a lot over many years because of smart ideas and better technology. Nowadays, we don't think twice about taking quick pictures, but the story of cameras is actually pretty fascinating. It's like a cool adventure that shows how curious and clever people have been throughout history, finding new ways to capture images and memories.
Exploring this journey offers a captivating glimpse into the ingenious ways humans have harnessed their creativity and curiosity to reshape how we perceive the world around us.
Ancient Origins and the Camera Obscura.
The seeds of camera technology were sown in ancient times when philosophers and scholars observed the way light traveled through small holes. Thi...
Virtual tours are an excellent marketing tool for generating more interest in your services and products.
As a result, virtual tour videos can also help increase conversion rates for your business.
In today's digital age, consumers are increasingly relying on online resources to research and make purchasing decisions. Whether they are looking for a new home, a vacation destination, or a retail product, people want to get a comprehensive understanding of what they are investing in before making a decision. This is where virtual tours come into play.
The 360-Degree Simulated Experience
A virtual tour is a simulated experience that allows users to explore a location or view a product without being physically present. Through the use of 360-degree images or videos, users can navigate through different areas and get a real...
Unlocking the Potential of Drones:
Welcome to the exciting world of aerial photography and videography! At Cincy Photo Pro, we are proud to be experts in professional drone photography, capturing stunning footage that takes commercial video production to new heights. Drones have revolutionized the way we tell stories, providing breathtaking aerial perspectives that were once reserved for big-budget productions.
Drones have become a game-changer in the world of commercial video production, and real estate marketing offering unparalleled access to aerial perspectives that were once only achievable through costly methods. With their ability to capture sweeping panoramic shots, dynamic tracking shots, and immersive aerial views, drones have redefined what is possible in visual storytelling, providing a unique and capti...
In today's fast-paced and highly competitive business world, building a strong brand identity is essential for any organization's success. And one of the most powerful tools to enhance your brand's image is through the use of photography. Custom photos that are unique to your brand can help you stand out from your competitors and create a lasting impression on your target audience. In this blog post, we'll discuss how using photography and videos for branding can benefit your business and help you grow.
Branding Photos Creates a Professional Image
High-quality photos create a professional image for your brand. Using professional photography in your branding materials such as websites, brochures, social media, and advertising campaigns can increase your credibility and give your brand a more polished and sophisticated look. A professi...
Cincy Photo Pro has grown! Our team has grown beyond just doing plain old photoshoots. We have so many exciting services to offer our clients! Cincy Photo Pro is one of the most robust real estate photography companies in the Cincinnati area. With 11 years in the photography business and experts in the real estate marketing media realm for over 8 of those years, we continue to offer the best media services our clients need and want!
Not only do we make the average home look great, our luxury real estate is top notch. Our photography services really make your listing shine. Check out this all inclusive media package and all its offerings!
Full Media Packages for Luxury Real Estate Properties Packages:
Listings for the most luxurious homes on the market need to stand out. The more details, the better the listing traffic. Realtors have a lot of competition. Why ha...
Recently, Krista from Cincy Photo Pro met up with Christy Randall from PIQ Creative living to talk about how to properly stage a house, the benefits of staging, and when to hire a professional.
Do you love home and garden magazine photos? They often use a mixture of proper colors and inviting décor. Christy uses current trends and other brilliant tricks to make a space really shine. Get ready to learn how this is achieved!
How Physical Staging Helps Showcase a Space
When someone is looking for a space to live in or rent, they really need to be able to visualize the floor plan and layout. They also need to be able to visualize how furniture and décor will work in the space.
Physical staging can give that layout depth of information and make the space more real to a viewer, especially when the space has an open concept. Physi...
It’s that unique time of year that makes you want to capture special moments to hold on to them forever. Our environments are adorned with twinkling lights and everyone smiles a little more. It couldn’t be more perfect for pictures! We have some tips on how to capture Christmas moments to remember.
How often is it we say “I should have taken a picture of that” or “I wish I had gotten out my camera”. It often happens that we miss the opportunity to capture our favorite moments. Be ahead of the game and set intentionality to take pictures for events and moments.
You can even make a list at the beginning of the season of moments you’d like to capture. They are more likely to be taken if you have it in mind first. Don’t forget to have your camera or device charged and ready!...
There are a few factors that can either make or break a home listing. Photos are a necessity for buyers to see what the space looks like. Depending on the space, having furniture and belongings in the photos is either a good idea or a bad one. In this blog we are going to go over when virtual staging and decluttering helps a listing and if it’s worth it.
What is Virtual Staging & Decluttering?
Virtual staging and decluttering are a service that real estate photographers, like Cincy Photo Pro, use to enhance listing photos. We take a photo of a space that either has no furniture and/or items and add them in or take the furniture and/or items out with digital tools, instead of the alternative of actual staging with real physical furniture and decor. These digital fea...
The gift-giving season is almost upon us! Sometimes we have trouble with what to get everyone. We research someone’s style, their needs or wants, and sometimes just flat out ask them. Then at the last minute we end up just getting the inevitable gift card. It’s too bad that creativity so often takes a backseat. Don’t let this year be a dud. We have some ideas on how you can be the best gift giver this season going forward!
Why Personalized Gifts are the Best
It all comes down to being meaningful. When a personal gift is given, it not only brings the receiver joy but also the giver. It shows you really put thought into it. Personalized gifts rarely get tossed or given away. They usually turn into keepsakes that you can pass down through the generations. Think of it as an item upgrade! On one end you have a plain item li...
Now that school is back in session, it's time to start thinking about celebrating high school and college seniors! We have some essential senior portrait tips to capture one of the most important achievements in life!
1. Choose a Great Location
When we state “great” it does not mean best in general. This should be meaningful to the person being captured. Choosing somewhere that actually means something to them will make the moment more memorable. Not sure where that location might be? No worries! A photography studio works just fine. There is also an array of different places that can make this moment meaningful.
Here are some meaningful location ideas!
- The Campus of Your School
- A Local Park You Love
- A Bustling City That Inspires You
- Different Places in Your Neighborhood...
A lot has changed in the housing market over the past 25 years. Houses have gotten bigger. Realtors can now virtually show them off. But there’s one thing that has been helping sell homes since the beginning of the industry and that’s floor plans! Even renters and Airbnb users find them beneficial. We’ll go over a few reasons why your listing truly needs one.
Floor Plans are Popular Among Home Buyers
Can you believe school is right around the corner? Soon your kids will be reading, writing, and taking school pictures. To make sure they are looking their best and not stressing out, we have some tips that will make picture day easier and the shots fantastic!
1. Mark the Day
Don’t let this day sneak up on you. Often, morning prep can be frantic and your little one(s) must rush out the door forgetting to run a brush through their hair. It happens. But not on this day! Wake up a little earlier and make sure they are aware, but not stressed about it.
2. Let Them Choose
We all have been guilty of having a certain image we’d love for our children to portray, but we must fight that urge. They are individuals, although young. It’s a great stepping stone for individuality to let them decide their own look.
This does not mea...
The stage is set for the Fourth of July! You have the perfect spot picked out to view an amazing firework show, but is your camera ready? If you are looking to capture a firework show, we have some great firework photography tips that will help!
#1. Show Up Early to Reserve Your Spot
This might be a bit of a pain, but showing up early can be crucial in claiming the perfect spot. Otherwise, you might be competing with a crowd come showtime. Try to reserve a higher spot where you won’t have to worry about a crowd standing or moving around in front of you. Be sure to consider what’s in the backdrop. Are you trying for an impressive background like a cityscape or bridge? Or just a comfortable spot where you are far enough back to capture the show yet close enough to not have obstacles in the way? I like to be about 100...
When you are prepping for headshots, you might only think of your hair and outfit, but did you know the background could play an important role as well? This decision will set the tone, lighting, color, feel, and many other things you might not have thought about. If you are having a difficult time deciding, we have a few pointers that can help you figure out whether outdoor or indoor headshots are better for you!
What tone are you trying to set?
Think about where this headshot will be going. Who is your target audience that will see it? What message do you want to send to them? Consider your profession and what kind of clients or professionals will look at this headshot. <...
Sometimes it’s hard to see things from a different viewpoint, especially when you are a business owner. We must always remember that what you enjoy might not be what your potential customer enjoys. Seeing things from a customer’s point of view is crucial to your success. Put yourself in their shoes! It might not be as hard as you imagine.
An example, by Krista, the owner of Cincy Photo Pro:
“I recently went out of town and decided to go to a spa. I knew nothing about the area so I started on Google to find something close. I looked at the photos and Google street view to get an idea of the area and cleanliness of the facility. I looked at reviews and finally an easy booking process that allowed me to select a time and service I wanted.”
We can ALL relate to this example, as we are all consumers of all kinds of b...
Last year was an extraordinary year for growth at Cincy Photo Pro. Our progress has only continued to move forward. With all of the craziness, we thrived exponentially! We are doing a little celebration dance today and saying thanks to all that contributed to our success. Here’s just a few things we are proud of.
New Virtual 3D Touring Services Offered
Last year, we started offering the sensational software iGuide for 3D Tours along with investing in an iGuide camera. We used matterport in the past, but upgraded to the dslr system for more customization and longer hosting without additional fees!! This made our Real Estate services and commercial google maps branding more robust. In addition to guided 3D tours: floor plans, room measurements, area calculations, long term hosting and google maps integrat...
Throughout our experience in capturing real estate properties, we’ve picked up on a few pointers that really make for excellent pictures! These pointers are also important in preparing your home for potential buyers. Did you know that the way your home is presented in photos and in person help boost the value of the asking price if presented in the best way possible? When the market is as demanding as this, why not cash out as much as possible? We have some essential tips that will help you in staging your property to sell!
Declutter, Reduce, Clean, then Stage
Declutter - Remove anything unnecessary off the counters, dressers, desk tables and floors. This includes mail, personal items, tools, etc. You don’t want ev...
The gift-giving season is upon us! A lot of times we have trouble with what to get everyone. We research someone’s style, their needs or wants, and sometimes just flat out ask them. Then at the last minute we end up just getting the inevitable gift card. It’s too bad that creativity so often takes a backseat. Don’t let this year be a dud. We have some ideas on how you can be the best gift giver this season going forward!
Why Personalized Gifts are the Best
It all comes down to being meaningful. When a personal gift is given, it not only brings the receiver joy but also the giver. It shows you really put thought into it. Personalized gifts rarely get tossed or given away. They usually turn into keepsakes that you can pass down through the generations. Think of it as an item upgrade! On one end you have a plain item like an ornament, but on the other you have items that mean so...
Back in 2001, the world was stunned at the release of Google Earth. If you don’t know about this technology, you have some exploring to do! It has allowed us to explore parts of the world that wouldn’t be possible otherwise, right from our homes. Did you know that the same technology is being used to give house and business tours? At Cincy Photo Pro, we love this service. Here is a little more information about it and how it can help you.
How does this technology work?
At Cincy Photo Pro, we work with technology software called iGuide. It is an online property experience that gives its users immediate virtual access to pertinent property info such as floor plans, photos, room measurements, 3D virtual tours, and area calculations....
While watching a nature documentary, you might notice the breathtaking overhead shots of an expansive Sahara or a herd of animals on the move. This type of footage would be almost impossible to capture if it wasn’t for drone technology. The trend has become popular among hobbyists and natural observers, but drones are expanding their useful reach into the business sector and it is really paying off! We are sharing just a few reasons you, as a business owner, might want to look into drone photography and videography services for your company!
1. Aerial Photography and Videography Gives the Best and Most Unique Perspective
When it comes to views, drone footage has even the bravest photographer beaten in getting the best overhead shot. Is your competition using drone technology? If not, this is a perfect opportunity to be o...
As a realtor you have so many obligations when it comes to preparing a house to sell. Communication with the owners is critical for on-site marketing efforts. One of the efforts that pays off extremely well is taking professional pictures and videos. There are times though when the pictures won’t even do the property justice and that is when the property is not ready. We’re going to go over some key preparation items to get your real estate property ready for the photographer!
The owner might have done a million updates like landscaping and painting, but all of that might not come across when potential customers are seeing a car in the driveway or your patio furniture is in weird positions. These things might seem silly or minimal, but they can be distracting ...
Even the best make-up and backdrop can only go so far. Some photographers seem like magicians with the way they improve your headshots. They work hard during and after shooting to give you the best impression possible. It’s more than air brushing blemishes. In this blog we are going to give you an inside look into what goes into creating the perfect headshot from the photographer’s perspective.
Photographers Know What Professional Looks Like
Different styles and looks vary depending on the eye of the beholder. We understand this notion, but there are some basic norms professional photographers keep in mind. They take into account the purpose and person. Every shoot will be different. For instance, you will have different headshots as a lawyer in a corporate setting vs a stand-up comedian. Both can be done professionally though. Skilled pho...
House hunting can be fun, especially when you can get a sneak peek into what the house actually looks like. Nothing will turn potential home buyers away faster than a picture that has low resolution, does not show enough, or is out of focus. Your house could be a diamond, but it’s stuck in the rough without great photography. Here we have some reasons why it’s best to just hire a professional photographer to take pictures of your house.
1. We are used to the polished look.
You know, that magazine look where everything is perfect. The general US population loves it and wants more of it! We might say we don’t, but when it comes to looking for your dream home, it’s true. Even if the property costs less, professional photos can give the house a polished look that will still impress.