I have photographed for the Brad Mizer family on several occasions. He is the Vice President of East-West Media, Inc., located in Athens TN. He and his father Bobby have been a staple in the media community, running this company for many years. This year, Finch Photo had its first debut in billboard advertising with the help of Brad and Bobby’s guidance. They helped to decide what images are fitting with our brand and how we will rotate images relevant with the season. It has been nice to drive down the highway and notice a Finch Photo branding opportunity.
After meeting a few times, Brad said they needed updated images for their own use in marketing. He had images of the staff made a while back, but as we all know in media and marketing, images have to portray your business the best way possible. It was a pleasure to meet the staff of East-West Media, Inc.. If you need help with your business and marketing, I recommend their expertise!
There are times when I like nothing more than to photograph a home, whether it be for an interior designer, an architect, an editorial feature, or now, for real estate. There’s something about the change of pace & the opportunity to think through composition & lighting in ways that we often don’t have time to consider when photographing people or weddings. Although, shooting for real estate is rather unique from shooting for designers or editorial. It is a much quicker process & instead of focusing on 10-12 photos in a day, we capture dozens of photos. More than anything, I aim to show a beautiful first look to potential clients of the overall feel & look of the home. In most cases, we do the best we can with the available light supplied by the sun… I feel like this aids to the ‘feel’ of the home.
I was recently asked by Century 21 realtor, Paula Scarbrough, to photograph 3 of her listings. I’ve regularly been drawn to Paula’s listings, she seems to have a pretty good pulse on the types of homes that I really love. After photographing for Paula she sent me a link that I thought was really powerful about the value of having professional photographs taken when listing a home (click here to read that article). If you are in the market or love these homes, feel free to connect with Paula at 423-745-4446. The first home is listed on County Rd. 440, Athens, TN.
The second home is located on Crestwood Rd., Athens, TN.
And the third home is located on Ingleside Ave., Athens, TN.
And a beautiful new head shot of the lovely Paula Scarbrough. Thanks for the opportunity, Paula!
I can already feel the resistance as you may be thinking, “Wait a second, hold your horses, it’s way too early to be talking about gift ideas. For goodness sake, it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet!” I know. I know. It seems way to early to me as well. However, I was afraid that if I didn’t do this segment in November, it may be too late for everyone to take advantage of getting some of these sweet products home in time for Christmas.
Hopefully you tuned in to this am’s segment, “Gift Ideas for Photography Lovers,” on Mornings with Fox 43, WBIR. Although this post was written beforehand, I’m hoping that I spoke in complete sentences, didn’t say ‘ummmm’ a thousand times & made all my people proud! As I was prepping & brainstorming ideas for the segment, I immediately thought about one of my favorite photography gift resources, a super sweet little online store called Photojojo. They are regularly creating &/or featuring new & innovative products for photography enthusiasts. I picked 4 of my favorite products to feature on the segment. They are displayed in the graphic below & found at photojojo.com/store/bf.
In addition to Photojojo, I was eager to highlight two other brands that have become favorites, Pad & Quill, as well as PhotoBarn. I can’t tell you how often I’m asked about my iPhone case & “Where in the world did you get that?” Well folks, the one & only, Pad & Quill. So many photos these days are taken with a mobile phone & why not have a rad protective case that also looks incredible. One thing I love is that it’s rather unassuming. People generally think it is a Moleskine journal or a pocket Bible. In either case, I’m good with that & helps alleviate the fear that my phone will be stolen if I accidentally let it out of my sight (this happened to me once… sad!). Also, as you may know by now, I’m a huge fan of PhotoBarn. My home & studio are filled to overflowing with some of my favorite photos printed on wood & burlap. For the segment I featured a PhotoBoard collection. Along with that, you’ll definitely want to check out their burlap prints with a barnwood frame… simply perfect.
If these ideas don’t whet your whistle, stop by a local antique store or peruse the Ebay/Craigslist listings & you’ll likely find a vintage camera that may be perfect for your photo lover. If they aren’t in working order, sometimes vintage cameras can be fantastic props & home decor. And last, if you have a fat wallet, cruise on over to B&H PhotoVideo or Adorama & go ahead & buy your favorite photographer a new FujiFilm x100s. Trust me, they’ll love it. While you’re at it, I would REALLY love one as well!!!
Hope this helps friends. Feel free to comment & let me know what’s on your wish list. Here’s the video recap followed by the segment graphic!