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Jul 29, 2016 17:26 |  #8341

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Much much better. Love the edit!

Appreciate it!

DonJuanMair wrote in post #18080666 (external link)
Great edit!! looks way better imo

Thank you DJM!

Really digging the colors and tones in this image. Well done.




  
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Jul 29, 2016 19:28 |  #8342

I find that images like these - the ones that look natural and effortless, are the ones that take the most skill to create. The lighting in this space is complex, and you've captured it beautifully.




  
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Jul 30, 2016 00:44 |  #8343

Thanks all. I was a bit worried about this one. The client wanted to focus to be the airstream. But the it wasn't aligned with everything else in the room. So I moved some furniture around to match. There was too much dead space in the foreground so I moved the two pieces on the right more in the frame
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Jul 30, 2016 12:59 |  #8344

This is a converted brewery into hotel. Very cool place. The interior images I posted earlier are from this place.

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Jul 30, 2016 15:12 |  #8345

For anyone who is interested, here is a little before and after

https://www.youtube.co​m …ZjjyDoXo&featur​e=youtu.be (external link)

HDR for the areas where it is needed and just lighting the table to the left and games to the right


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Jul 30, 2016 23:47 |  #8346

PECE Photo wrote in post #18038580 (external link)
These are the best real estate photographs I have seen in my life. Nothing even comes close in my estimation actually. They do have some blue skies in there I should note, but they never shy away from a white, bland sky when the conditions are such. I don't know, I would encourage you to rethink that statement. I Don't think good re photos have anything to do with blue skies myself, although I do agree you can be compelled by US clients to make them blue, for whatever reason.

http://www.fantasticfr​ank.se/stockholm/till-salu (external link)

These images are gorgeous. I would kill for properties like this.

I live in the desert and we have sharp sun 355 days a year. I shoot late afternoon and evenings with lots of lights.
I know it is more than just setting up and firing a single frame but I would love to see them work.

Here is someone else I admire.

https://www.flickr.com​/photos/24958660@N07/ (external link)




  
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Jul 30, 2016 23:57 |  #8347

cccc wrote in post #18079575 (external link)
Most of those people are stuck in 2006.

1995 in SoCal.
The drought has made clients sensitive to wetting the pavement.

When needed, I darken pavement to be less obtrusive.




  
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Jul 31, 2016 06:03 |  #8348

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Here is someone else I admire.

https://www.flickr.com​/photos/24958660@N07/ (external link)

WOW. Just wow.


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Jul 31, 2016 09:35 |  #8349

So what method is everyone finding most effective for reaching out to new clients. We have 700,000$ houses all over with iPhone photos and some use cheap HDR photos. I've tried to reach out to many real estate agents and custom home builders via email but most don't reply. Anyone have success with a particular method?


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Jul 31, 2016 10:58 |  #8350

seaLere wrote in post #18082573 (external link)
So what method is everyone finding most effective for reaching out to new clients. We have 700,000$ houses all over with iPhone photos and some use cheap HDR photos. I've tried to reach out to many real estate agents and custom home builders via email but most don't reply. Anyone have success with a particular method?

This is always a good question, have you called these people to follow up after the email? Might as well give it a shot. You might consider sending out a print promo to target higher end clients too. How are you sending emails? Are you using a service that gives you metrics on who is reading the email and who clicking through to your site? Or are you just sending emails in the standard way?

Also, ask yourself if your website is tooled to attract those types of clients? You've got a nice site, however it's geared more toward weddings, and the real estate section feels out of place. Where is that shiny new work you just posted here? Those shots are great, those need to be on your site!

I would strongly recommend separating your wedding and family work from your commercial work, it will benefit each line of work independently. Weddings and real estate really don't fit side by side, so forcing both of them in the same site devalues each body of work to a certain degree, and the way your site is currently set up, the real estate work is taking the back seat. Your potential clients really have to want to dig to find it, which is no bueno.

I would also recommend considering tightening up the rest of the work you have displayed. Your website should not be a catch all for any kind of work you've ever done, it should be your most presentable professional work, and personal projects if they are strong bodies of work. The graphic design and automotive work feels tacked on, and these aren't quite complete bodies of work. Also the graphic design section doesn't load properly. I'm sensing some brand confusion from your website, and I would imagine your potential clients pick up on that too.

I think you have at least two big questions, the first being are these people you've emailed even in the market for a photographer? The second is, if they are, is your best marketing tool (website) effective at selling your abilities? I realize you did not ask for a website critique, but any marketing efforts can only do so much if your website isn't presenting the work you're marketing effectively. I hope none of this comes off as too harsh, I'm aiming to be constructive here, and I hope that my perspective is helpful in some way.

One last point, keep in mind that real estate agents and home builders have different needs, so it's not necessarily appropriate to shoot or price them in the same way.




  
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Jul 31, 2016 18:34 as a reply to  @ mltn's post |  #8351

seaLere wrote in post #18082573 (external link)
So what method is everyone finding most effective for reaching out to new clients. We have 700,000$ houses all over with iPhone photos and some use cheap HDR photos. I've tried to reach out to many real estate agents and custom home builders via email but most don't reply. Anyone have success with a particular method?

Call, email, then call. Then email. Then call again.

Persistence pays off.




  
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Jul 31, 2016 18:49 |  #8352

seaLere wrote in post #18082573 (external link)
So what method is everyone finding most effective for reaching out to new clients. We have 700,000$ houses all over with iPhone photos and some use cheap HDR photos. I've tried to reach out to many real estate agents and custom home builders via email but most don't reply. Anyone have success with a particular method?

get in front of their faces.


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Jul 31, 2016 21:35 |  #8353

I'm having the same problems.. RE Agents are as tight with their wallets as bands are. My vacation homes are really easy to promote, as opposed to RE listings.


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Jul 31, 2016 23:02 |  #8354

mltn wrote in post #18082629 (external link)
This is always a good question, have you called these people to follow up after the email? Might as well give it a shot. You might consider sending out a print promo to target higher end clients too. How are you sending emails? Are you using a service that gives you metrics on who is reading the email and who clicking through to your site? Or are you just sending emails in the standard way?

Also, ask yourself if your website is tooled to attract those types of clients? You've got a nice site, however it's geared more toward weddings, and the real estate section feels out of place. Where is that shiny new work you just posted here? Those shots are great, those need to be on your site!

I would strongly recommend separating your wedding and family work from your commercial work, it will benefit each line of work independently. Weddings and real estate really don't fit side by side, so forcing both of them in the same site devalues each body of work to a certain degree, and the way your site is currently set up, the real estate work is taking the back seat. Your potential clients really have to want to dig to find it, which is no bueno.

I would also recommend considering tightening up the rest of the work you have displayed. Your website should not be a catch all for any kind of work you've ever done, it should be your most presentable professional work, and personal projects if they are strong bodies of work. The graphic design and automotive work feels tacked on, and these aren't quite complete bodies of work. Also the graphic design section doesn't load properly. I'm sensing some brand confusion from your website, and I would imagine your potential clients pick up on that too.

I think you have at least two big questions, the first being are these people you've emailed even in the market for a photographer? The second is, if they are, is your best marketing tool (website) effective at selling your abilities? I realize you did not ask for a website critique, but any marketing efforts can only do so much if your website isn't presenting the work you're marketing effectively. I hope none of this comes off as too harsh, I'm aiming to be constructive here, and I hope that my perspective is helpful in some way.

One last point, keep in mind that real estate agents and home builders have different needs, so it's not necessarily appropriate to shoot or price them in the same way.

Thanks for the input....my website is set to expire this month and I've changed my business from "Cody Lere Photo and Design" to "Cody Lere Photography" so yes, I should remove the graphic design and automotive as it's not needed once the new domain is up. When I do email, I link them directly to the real estate only but maybe I should buy a second domain for that. I'm very bad at updating my website with current photos so I definitely need to get better with that.

Personally though unless you reach out I feel like many real estate agents (at least around here) aren't in the market for a photographer unless approached. I really appreciate the advice on the website though, it makes a lot of sense.


rejay14 wrote in post #18083164 (external link)
I'm having the same problems.. RE Agents are as tight with their wallets as bands are. My vacation homes are really easy to promote, as opposed to RE listings.

Funny how that works huh? They are trying to get somebody to spend hundreds of thousands/millions but won't spend a couple hundred to do it lol.


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Aug 01, 2016 03:57 |  #8355

seaLere wrote in post #18083210 (external link)
Thanks for the input....my website is set to expire this month and I've changed my business from "Cody Lere Photo and Design" to "Cody Lere Photography" so yes, I should remove the graphic design and automotive as it's not needed once the new domain is up. When I do email, I link them directly to the real estate only but maybe I should buy a second domain for that. I'm very bad at updating my website with current photos so I definitely need to get better with that.

Personally though unless you reach out I feel like many real estate agents (at least around here) aren't in the market for a photographer unless approached. I really appreciate the advice on the website though, it makes a lot of sense.

Funny how that works huh? They are trying to get somebody to spend hundreds of thousands/millions but won't spend a couple hundred to do it lol.


Exactly... My limited experience is that how well the market is doing can make a big difference. Locally a lot of houses are getting multiple offers, even over asking within 48hours of being listed. I have had a few cancellations because they go pending before photos can even be taken. definite seller's market currently in my area.


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