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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 so you don’t miss out!
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.
How many times have you had a holiday come and go by and wished you had taken more pictures, or any at all? It’s hard when there’s so much to do and when trying to live in the moment. We have some helpful tips when it comes to taking family pictures during the holidays.
Assign the Role!
It seems like a chore to stop everything to take even one picture. Think of future gatherings though, and how looking back on memories can bring us closer together, especially during a time when it’s difficult to be near each other. Pick out one or a few creative members of the family that are not bogged down. Ask them to take some candid shots and a few group ones during a holiday gathering.
This will ensure that someone is responsible and will remember to capture the time, hopefully. It could also be a good task for someone craving involvement. Aside from an adult, ask a kid ...
Nowadays when you see a picture, it is likely on a screen. We’ve forgotten the special feel and look of a photograph on actual photo paper. Not that long ago, we carried school pictures, business cards, and other memorable tangible objects. Why? Because they made us feel good! Just taking 1 minute out of your day to glance at a special memory can reduce stress and turn your frown upside down. We have some special mentions to commemorate the physical photo. Check them out and take stock in some of these unique ideas that still hold true to today’s ways of remembering that special moment.
Pictures are for Decoration
One practice of decor that still works in all homes today is the framed photo on a wall or table. Grandma’s walls are lined with them! I’d make a bet that yours are too! We hold serious value in putting our memories on display to give our living space some...
Do your friends ever tell you, “your camera takes amazing photos!”? I’m sure you’ve seen great photos taken from an iPhone, but also horrible images from expensive professional equipment. The type of camera can help, BUT one of the real deciding factors on whether a shot is good quality is who takes the picture. If they know how to incorporate composition and lighting just right, it can make all the difference.
When you hear “composition” in photography, it is referring to the individual objects inside the frame and how they come together to form the final shot. We can usually change how we are situated by zooming or changing our angle. We can also position the subjects in the frame depending, although that can prove very challenging.
There are a lot of options when it comes to this subject. Many people have diffe...
Have you ever had a professional picture taken that you just dislike? Whether it is the lighting or your makeup, several things can affect them. Normally, a professional photographer should note such things, but some do not. They might mention some caveats that you might not understand, but makes sense to them. We hope to give some simple tips to make your head shots turn out picture perfect!
1. Location Matters
The outdoors are wonderful! The lush green can add a beautiful backdrop to any photo. The trouble is, that environment can set a specific tone. From experience, we have had clients that have wanted their photos outside, but then complained that they looked like graduation photos. Be careful in choosing your surroundings. If you want outside professional photos for a business card, perhaps choose an outside setting that isn’t so colorful. Th...
The right picture can make a great impact. Whether you want special shots of your 1-year-old smashing a cake or need professional shots for your cake business, you must hire a photographer for the best quality shots. Our current market is packed full of these professionals, some free-lancers and some high-end. Where do you start? I have 7 tips for what to look for in a photographer.
1. What is Their Style?
No one photographer will take pictures and edit them the same way as another. They will each have a style, evident or not. Before you decide on a referred favorite, check out their portfolio. Do you like most of the pictures you see? Will they match the demands of the style you are going for? Setting this standard will help you weed through the masses.
Business headshots are everywhere. You’re sure to have seen one online, in magazines and books, or in someone’s front yard on a real estate sign. These headshots are used to give a clear image of what a person, whether they are the CEO of a large company or an up and coming business professional, looks like and presents themselves.
What is a Headshot?
Headshots are taken from the torso or chest up. Experienced photographers are able to set the scene, create the perfect lighting, and shoot at an angle that will be the flattering. You might think that it would be hard to mess up something as simple as a headshot but it’s more than just the ability to take a picture of someone. Skilled photographers can capture the personality of the client. The difference between hiring someone with little experience...
Investing in yourself and your business is vital to the growth you aim to achieve. As a small business owner, one of the best investments you will make is in a good photographer. Quality branded photography will have a huge impact on your success as well as the success of your clients. But what is is branded photography?
Photography Is a Key Componenet of Your Visual Branding
Branded photography starts with the question... "How do I want my clients to experience my company and my staff from the first time they meet me to our first sale?" Visuals are an essential part of branding and even good advertising can fail with bad pictures. Your logo is part of your brand and the rest of your visual forms of communication are also. Your visual brand also include emails, blogs, webp...
When we think of aerial photography, we can instantly envision coastal postcards and textbook images. But aerial photography goes beyond that. Capturing pictures from above can significantly benefit businesses of all sorts and surprisingly it won’t require a guy falling rapidly from the sky with GoPro attached to his head. In fact, you can get high-quality aerial shots from skilled photographers in your area. The following are some of the best business situations for you to use aerial photography...
Aerial Photography for Promoting Your Business
After sharing ways a few specific businesses can benefit from aerial photography, it is important to let you know that these are not the only companies that can put aerial photographs to use. In fact, all business...
We know it is a crazy time where you may not be able to celebrate the Easter season as usual. However, we wanted to brighten your day a little! I often offer mini sessions for Easter and could not do that this year. So I want to offer Full sessions gift certificates at Mini session pricing!!
GIFT FOR YOU
Get 50% off your next Family session when you buy a gift card by May 1st and card is good for 1 year!
$150 for 60-minute family session. Choose your favorite 10 images with Print release or $200 in print credit for achievable quality print and photo products!!
As a business owner, you know that some expenses take priority over others. Hiring a professional photographer may not reach the top of your list as you evaluate the cost and your own ability to take photos of your business and products yourself, you might decide that it’s not worth the investment. However, all businesses across the board benefit from hiring a professional photographer. Whether your selling your product to the elite or running a mom and pop restaurant in a small town, USA, having high-quality photography will greatly impact the success of your business. The following are 5 reasons professional photos are a good investment for your business...
Todd Burroughs wanted to get his family and mother together to capture this stage of their lives in photographs. Todd asked for "Posed" family photos.
What We Did
We worked with Todd and his family to determine the best location for his large family. Cincy Photo Pro chose a park for the setting to capture the energy of his family best! We have the patience, skill, and personality to work with kids of all ages just like Todd Burroughs' Family. We strive to bring out their true smiles and personalities and we feel we achieved that with the Burroughs Family! Todd was happy, to say the least, and his whole family had a good time. When the time is right, we can't wait to see how the Burroughs family looks in their next set of pictures!
When done right, professional headshots and collective images of your organization work with your branding to send a message of professionalism and credibility to your audience. Here’s how to find a photographer who will see your vision and showcase your corporate or personal brand through photos. In the business world, professional headshots and collective images of your organization are an important element of your overall corporate or personal brand. They send a message of professionalism and credibility to your audience. So, it’s important to find the right photographer who specializes in taking these types of photos. On the corporate side, this can mean images for your company website, headshots ...
From time to time Cincy Photo Pro has a customer or is involved with a local business that we want to promote and spread the word about. Women's Off-Road Moto is one of those companies, so we hope you enjoy our brief interview below!
Overcoming Adversity Through Women's Off-Road Moto
The following interview is between Krista Silz of Cincy Photo Pro and Erin Cox of Women's Off-Road Moto. Erin initially turned her passion into a group that fulfills her need for community. In doing so, the group has turned into a new business opportunity that she can bring to camps, businesses, and other groups. Off-Road Moto helps build confidence, overcomes f...
Ongoing content for your website or social media can be challenging. Everyone is capable of doing it on their own with some tips but I do recommend a social media training class to get you started. If you find you don’t have the time or skill to do it on your own, marketing companies are the way to go.
This blog comes to you from a photographer that has worked with marketing companies and businesses to create the visual content they need for their blogs, website, social media, and print materials.
What Do I Post About?
Answer your audience's questions
Showcase what makes you different
Give tips that showcase you as the expert
Show off your work
Show who you are (talk about your team, congratulate an employee, etc)
Make a sales post (*only after giving away a lot of valued information)
Our partnership with Prism VR has allowed Cincy Photo Pro to offer this top-notch service to our clients at affordable rates! Creating images that stand out and your clients want to see.
About Prism VR
A “virtual tour” sounds like a futuristic technology that would feature in a science fiction novel, but in reality, it is a powerful tool that is available to your business to enhance your marketing and online presence. We’ve been able to help businesses of every size use this tool to stand out from their competition in an increasingly crowded world of online marketing.
A virtual tour is a photographic representation of a three-dimensional experience of your business space. This can be useful for customers who are checking out your business online before they come to visit in person. Whether you’r...
I have been a professional photographer since 2011 and a drone pilot since 2018. With adding the Aerial Photography I had to learn videography due to demand and I absolutely love it!! I have helped companies with b-role footage or done real estate videos to grab the audience attention. If you are looking for the most versatile camera that won’t break the bank, this blog is for you. Stay tuned as I reveal the best all-around camera! And follow the link below if you want one for yourself!
Well, a Drone and DSLR cameras do have their limitations. They are big, heavy, drones create wind and I found myself not wanting to take it around with me on family trips, or adventure trips when I would do dual sport moto rides. I was concerned with damaging my equipment and ...
At Cincy Photo Pro we help individuals and companies create the image they want others to see. Our blog will consist of tips, advice and information related to photography and marketing. Our goal is to create fresh content 2-4 times a month with downloadable resources or links to additional resources. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletters so you don’t miss out!
Tip #1: Great Lighting
The main light source should be in front of your subject. Can be natural lighting from a window, a lamp or photography light.
Great lighting is key for a professional look to your images or video.
It is important that you are relaxed and enjoy the moment on your wedding day. Having a team of people to help make sure everything runs smoothly is key.
We encourage couples to hire a wedding coordinator. They help manage everything. From planning to decor and execution. If you are having a large affair or having an event at a park or home, I highly recommend a great wedding coordinator.
Reduce stress. Your wedding coordinator knows what to expect, and how to handle the unexpected. This reduces stress and takes away all the time demands.
Weddings can be like family reunions. Wedding coordinators can manage the needs of your guests. Trust them to manage hotel accommodations, welcome baskets, maps and directions,...
Family photos are a great keepsake, no matter how old the kids get. But coordinating outfits, coming up with ideas and making sure everyone is behaving can be a little overwhelming, especially if you don't have a creative vibe. So how can you capture the special moments without it being too much?
The best part of your session should be the overall experience. Putting too much pressure on your family and yourself for the perfect picture will show in the photos. That's not what you want! Laugh, play around and show your real personalities.
A great photographer can help make this process happen. They prepare you for your session as much as possible by: answering questions on what to wear or ev...
Everyone wants to make a great first impression when it comes to their business. But using your employees' favorite selfie from Facebook is not the best way to get the job done. Sure it shows who they are but it doesn’t show them as a professional. That’s why getting professional photos of your employees should become a top priority.
Adding corporate headshots to your company's website can help you in a lot of ways, especially with networking. These photos help separate the individual of the company while also tying them together. When people are out networking, they’re getting to know what that individual brings to the company. Not just solely what your company does.
The same thing with marketing, especially if there’s more than just one person in the company. You don’t just hand out a business card...