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Torben Photography
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On the ferry, between Detour Village and Drummond Island, Michigan, USA.
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Rain or Shine, real estate and architectural photography can be a challenge. Especially if you're on a tight schedule and Mother Nature's not interested in cooperating. Here's a short piece I wrote on the topic at Torben Photography.

http://bit.ly/RainOrShine_Torben_Photo

At the end of the day, or at least when I deliver their images, I want them to be happy enough to come back to me for more. Time, and again.

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Rain or Shine, real estate and architectural photography can be a challenge. Especially if you're on a tight schedule and Mother Nature's not interested in cooperating. Here's a short piece on the topic at Torben Photography. http://bit.ly/RainOrShine_Torben_Photo
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Detroit Mounted Police
Favorite pic of the day. Officer Karl was kind enough to let me make a photograph of him. Great guy, great job. Have to see about a more-planned set of shots with him this season.

He and his partner make for a very positive, very identifiable representatives of the Detroit Mounted Police force. Felt good just knowing he was around. Crossed paths a few times this morning.
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What Do You Do?

I'm somewhat flexible depending on my customer. If they buy 20 images, but there're 22 good ones, I enjoy the over-delivering concept of throwing in an extra couple. I've already taken them, it certainly shows I'll do a bit extra if need be, and seems to help with referrals.

Sometimes, often with more expensive homes, a customer may be simply stuck on '20' images and not interested in anything extra. So, as with my prior post, its not uncommon to have to choose between two good images (one they get, one they don't). After all, there_is_ a line somewhere between 'an extra couple' and 'enough for the next price bracket.'

I almost always do extra images. It may be because I'm not 100% sure which image will be great, and then they both turn out good. Or, I simply like what I'm shooting and choose to.

Have some 'extras in the can' enables me to do a decent amount of up-selling after-the-fact on upscale homes. I'll throw in a 250px thumbnail of good 'extras' they can buy. Sometimes that'll net me an extra 50% on a shoot, sometimes just an extra $20-30.

Curious how many of you do similar?

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High-Ceiling Rooms
If you could only have one, which would you prefer? Shot from a balcony overhead, or conventional floor-shot?
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3/13/16
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The neat thing about still shooting film: Your sensor's cleaned every 35 frames.
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DIA? Museums? Take the clan, you just might be surprised by what they like. I was :)!
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One of the challenges this season...I got some great winter shots when we had snow...6 weeks ago. But I've not had any with snow and Christmas and Holiday decorations up. Bummer.

Michigan...I'm with twisted emotions. No snow, no white Christmas, no cool Christmas pics (of this year) to share. On the other hand, at/near 70F for Wednesday is a nice consolation prize<g>>
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Looking forward to some downtime. Hoping the New Year's a bit more relaxed, at least to start, than the past couple months have been. Enjoy time w/friends on G+ and my other networks.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
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