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Jim Crotty
Works at Picture Ohio LLC
Attended University of Dayton
Lives in Dayton, Ohio USA
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Photographing the #ohio landscape of #hockinghills in summer
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hotographers often allow themselves to be limited in negotiating price and worth by both their own tendency toward being introverted "people pleasers" and potential clients who introduce parameters that really have nothing to do with the true value of professional photographs as they relate to photographs being a big contributing factor to the marketability and sales of their own products and services. Attitude, confidence and educating the customer = true worth. 
Too many creatives confuse their own self worth with their ability to command a fair rate. To make more money in your freelance business, rethink pricing.
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I finally made the complete jump from Aperture to Lightroom, and I love it. As is often the case, it took something breaking for me to make the leap forward when it comes to image editing software and camera hardware (come to think of it the same applies to other areas of my life).

My old MacPro with the cinema screen had to be upgraded and in doing so I was forced to finally let go of Apple Aperture (which Apple no longer supports with updates) and rely completely on the Adobe subscription product which includes the latest versions of both Lightroom and PS. For so long I had been putting off the move to Lightroom because I was stuck in my comfort zone with Aperture.
So now I am finally current with the latest and best image editing software. I am making progress! With this post is a home interior I recently photographed on assignment here in the Dayton area, for home builder Dan De Vol, edited in Lightroom using some favorite third party plug-ins.

Now when it comes to updating camera bodies ? Well, I am about seven to eight years behind in that department. The Canon 5D Mark II and 1D Mark III are still going strong smile emoticon But what's being introduced has definitely got my attention. At least now I have a desktop "darkroom" system that will be able to manage the increasingly large raw files coming out of the new pro cameras!
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LOL..... SO TRUE! 
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Spring details and moonrise in the garden #ohio   #naturephotography   #dayton  
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An short visit to #hockinghills #ohio earlier this week and to the #innatcedarfalls with my daughter Chloe. Usually July is not the best time of year for nature and landscape photography due to dry conditions and too much harsh sun but this week proved to be ideal.
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Fun, impromptu #portraitphotography session with Chloe #dayton #ohio  
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+Melissa Blair Thank you Melissa!
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Too funny 
 

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Very inspiring. Proud of my brother and nephew #dayton #wsu #ohio #inspiration 
Wright State motion pictures student William Crotty inspired the creation of Dayton's Miracle League baseball field for children and young adults with disabilities. Continue reading →
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The smell of rain #spring   #ohio   #dayton   #landscapephotography   #beauty   #peace  
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Yes, me too. Thank you Shawna 
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My cousin and author, Shary Hauer. I'm very proud of her. 
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Photographer and Adjunct Instructor
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Photography, Digital Image Editing, Portraiture, Landscape, Photography Instruction, Public Speaking, Writing and Editing
Employment
  • Picture Ohio LLC
    Photographer, 2003 - present
  • Fujitec Co., Ltd.
    Marketing Communications Specialist
  • University of Utah Credit Union
    Marketing Manager
  • Van Dyne Crotty, Inc.
    HR and Communications Manager
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Dayton, Ohio USA
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Frisco, Texas - Hilton Head Island, S.C. - Charleston, S.C. - Salt Lake City, Utah - Loveland, Ohio
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Photographer - Photography Workshop Instructor - College Adjunct Instructor
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In Ohio where I live and work from my home office and studio in Centerville Ohio. I am a full-time, professional photographer with a unique creative vision that apply to all areas of my work, including freelance editorial and commercial photography shoots as well as fine art nature and landscape prints. I also teach part-time at Sinclair Community College. Growing portfolio of published work and award-winning photography. Stock library of over 10,000 images including nature, landscape, wildlife, cityscapes, sports and events. I travel throughout the United States and beyond for photography assignments. BTW - I'm taken with my heart belonging to someone special.
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Just blessed and thankful
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  • University of Dayton
    B.A. Com Mgt, 1989
  • Westminster College of Salt Lake City
    Master of Professional Communication, 2000
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