You hear and read it everywhere, it takes only 7 seconds to make a first impression! How can you make the most of those precious 7 seconds? Countless articles and books have been written about how to make a great first impression when you meet someone for the first time in-person, but what about your online presence? With the powerful social media tools available to our prospects, and clients, we are often making an impression before we even meet and sometimes before we are even aware that someone is looking! This is where the power of a strong profile and portrait comes into play. According to the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, there are seven crucial things to do in those first seven seconds. I propose that those same actions can be easily translated into elements that you want to present in your profile bio and headshot photo: Smile! Your facial expression is one of the first things that people notice about you. Does your face say "I'm warm and inviting", "I'm strong and confident", I'm professional and approachable", or does it say "I'm smarter/better than you", "I don't want to be here", or "I'm unapproachable?" In certain scenarios any of those expressions might be appropriate, so think about the message you want to portray to people who you might come in contact with. By the way, this doesn't always mean you have to smile (all you gentlemen who hate your smile, rejoice!), a closed mouth smile or a friendly and relaxed expression on your face can often mean more to a viewer than a smile that you are clearly putting on just for the camera. Shake their hand. A good handshake is a narrow balance between a [...]
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Adam Lowe Creative wants to thank all of our friends, customers, and business partners for coming to our the Grand Opening at our new Silver Spring Photography Studio. We appreciate everyone who braved the pouring rain, accidents on the beltway, and meetings running late. We had a terrific turnout of clients, colleagues, and friends and I couldn't be more grateful to have so much support from the community. Also, a special thank you to the Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce for officially welcoming our Portrait Studio to Silver Spring with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and giant (sharp!) scissors! For our first few years of operation, Adam Lowe Creative LLC operated from a studio in an arts center and photography school in Rockville, MD. Moving to this Silver Spring Photography Studio brings us closer to our clients and places us in the middle of the community we have known and loved for almost 20 years.
Celebrate our studio's grand opening at our new location in Silver Spring! After three years in a shared studio with the Washington School of Photography, Adam Lowe Creative finally found a new and permanent home just minutes inside the capital beltway in Silver Spring, Maryland. As part of our grand opening, we are happy to offer a limited-time special price on in-studio family portraits. Book your in-studio family portrait session by 12/31/17 for only $395 and receive this beautiful custom wooden box with 10 4"x4" mounted, ready-to-display, portraits and their matching digital files delivered in your own one of a kind smartphone app. This is a $990 value that will not be offered again, so don't hesitate! Sessions can be pre-paid and scheduled for any time through 2018. Purchase this special online or Call 301-238-7090 or email Info@AdamLoweCreative.com to book a session today!
Unlike years ago, when people depended solely on a realtor to search for homes, most prospective homebuyers today are proactive, using their electronic devices to look for real estate properties before even meeting with a real estate agent. In fact, 92 percent of Americans use the internet to shop for homes. Hiring a great real estate photographer can mean the difference between selling a property in weeks versus months.
Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Adam Lowe Creative Receives 2017 Best of Rockville Award March 2, 2017 -- Adam Lowe Creative has been selected for the 2017 Best of Rockville Award in the Portrait Photographers category by the Rockville Award Program. Each year, the Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Rockville area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Rockville Award Program and data provided by third parties. The Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy. CONTACT: Rockville Award Program Email: PublicRelations@onlineawarded.org URL: http://www.onlineawarded.org ###
As I sit here thinking about the spring 2017 real estate photography season (today is March 14th Pi Day!!!!) it's snowing and sleeting outside! Nevertheless, the spring real estate season is fast approaching and we are all getting ready for long days and working weekends. Last year, I made a few changes to simplify the booking process and pricing. This year, the main focus is on quality over quantity. Rather than charge by the square footage of the property, I'm now charging by the number of images you want. The good news is that the cost won't change for the vast majority of my customers, but rather it will give you more control over how much you want to pay for certain properties. As always, I still offer discounts for anyone who wants to book multiple properties back-to-back or can offer me lockbox access and flexible timing for a session. So the new price schedule starting spring 2017 is: $250 for 15-30 images $350 for 30-40 images I'm also now offering a "community photography" add-on for $100 if you want an additional 5-10 photos of surrounding amenities such as the metro station, shopping district, or historic areas. As always, I look forward to working with all my existing and new customers! Happy Spring 2017 Real Estate Season!
For those who don’t deal in the world of commercial photography pricing, writing or receiving a quote can seem like a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. I’ll be honest here, I’m writing this blog post for two audiences; my clients, who often don’t understand why things are priced the way they are, and my students and fellow photographers who are new to the world of commercial photography, who constantly ask the same questions over and over again.