One of the few upsides to a down economy is the number of individuals and businesses looking to sell property and various assets. I say “upside” from a professional photographer’s point of view, that being the opportunity to provide photography and digital imaging services that will present property listed for sale – both online and in print – in the best light possible and for the most visual impact. First impressions count, but with marketing products and services on the web, first impressions are EVERYTHING.
Private and corporate aircraft provides the perfect example. I recently I had the opportunity to provide exterior and interior photography of a Cessna Citation located at the Dayton South Airport. The owner was very supportive and helpful, graciously allowing me to use some of the images from the photo shoot for a promotional piece marketing my services for this niche in commercial assignment photography.
One of the key benefits of hiring my photography services is clearly listed in the flyer – ‘respectful of client property and privacy.’ Over the last seven years of being a full-time, professional photography I’ve completed photo shoots for a wide variety of both corporate and editorial clients. Also, I come from a corporate background, so I like to think a bring a bit more to the table than just the ability to deliver great images.
Summer means sunrises directly off of my back porch. This is one of the reasons why I grow so many flowers (all from seed), starting in late April and lasting all the way through October. This is nature photography at it’s easiest. No need to get in the car for a long trip. No need to pack gear and put on hiking boots. So much natural beauty just outside my door. The trick is to know the light and how to make it work with the smallest of natural details.
My most recent release via the Blurb.com bookstore – “Renewal,” featuring spring photography of landscapes in both Hocking Hills State Park of Ohio and Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee. This volume is available in both softcover and hardcover formats as an 8″x10″ coffee-table style book, perfect for office lobbies or home. In addition to presenting stunning nature and landscape photographs from these scenic areas of Appalachia the book also includes an introspective essay titled “Life’s Lessons Learned on the Trail to Ramsay Cascade.” This was an article I drafted shortly after my May excursion to The Smokies and provides some insight on how life experiences are often paralleled in the most simple journeys through the natural landscape. The price for the soft-cover version is $29.95, not including shipping.
I’m also pleased to announce the first issue of what I hope to become a regular series of self-published magazines, titled “The Poet’s Eye.” This 24-page, 8.5×11 publication includes a brief introduction about the work presented and select images representing a particular subject, location or photographic technique. This, the first issue, features my recent work with converting high dynamic range photographs to monochrome – black and white – fine art images. The cost per issue is $7.84.
If you’re a regular user of Facebook there is a group page for Jim Crotty Photography. I often post new images and information regarding published images, commercial photography assignments and my photography workshops to this interactive group page which also allows followers to post their information and comments. Check it out.
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