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Happy New Year! and a few lessons learned

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 Hello! Happy New Year! Well, it has been an interesting year to say the least.  The good news is, SAS Photography has survived it's first year of full time business.  It has not always been easy. So, what have I learned?  What can I pass on to others? 1. Don't start a small business in a pandemic year.  I would like to think no one could have predicted the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) would have struck.  The resulting lockdown, forced business closure, and fear / trepidation of potential clients has been devastating. 2. Timing is everything!  If you wait until you think the time is right, it is too late.  Plan for at least one month prior to when you think people will want your service. 3. Marketing and advertising is harder than you can believe.  Nothing in college will prepare you for what you need to do, when you need to do it, who you need to target, where you need to target clients.  Why was easier due to people wanting to have photographic documentation of family, friends, and
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  Local Photographer's Work Goes to International Exhibition Scott A. Smith of SAS Photography is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography. Litchfield, NH-November 16, 2020—A photograph created by Scott A. Smith of SAS Photography in Litchfield has recently been accepted into the Loan Collection of Professional Photographers of America's 2020 International Photographic Competition. Smith's work will be on display at the upcoming Imaging USA, held virtually January 17-19, 2021. Imaging USA is one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers. A panel of 36 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from over 5,000 total submitted entries at PPA headquarters in Atlanta. Judged against a standard of excellence, 1,706 images were selected for the General Collection and 865 (roughly 17 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be pub

Last Minute HS Seniors

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 I know it is  a little late this year for HS Seniors to get their photos.  I have heard that some schools have extended their deadline.  If you are one of these Seniors, SAS Photography is here for you.  On location experiences are very popular with many locations still available for fall foliage backgrounds. If you prefer a traditional studio photograph, SAS Photography follows all suggested guidelines including hand sanitizer at the entrance and exit, complete sanitizing of surfaces between sessions, and wearing of masks.  Of course, the Senior can remove their mask for the photo but then re-mask after. Give SAS Photography a call at 603-845-8735 or visit us at www.scottasmithphotography.com

I've Gone Video!

 Well, this photographer has finally gone video!  Several people have been encouraging me to post short videos for advertising, so I have posted two to my Facebook Real Estate page.  In case you missed them, here is the link to the first one  https://www.facebook.com/SASPhotography.RE.Photos/videos/1209991919377802

Once More Into the Fray

Hi! Finally.  The studio is open again.  I were hit hard by COVID-19 like a lot of other small businesses.  The good news is I have persevered so far.  Here is the plan for in studio portraits.  EVERYONE will wear masks during consultations, reviews, and to a certain point during sessions.  During a session, masks will be worn during posing.  Once everyone is in place, the clients will remove their masks.  I will continue to wear my mask.  After photographs have been taken, masks will be worn until the next pose is ready to be photographed, then masks can be removed for the picture. I wish this wasn't necessary. The studio will be cleaned and sanitized between sessions.  Temporary mask and hand sanitized will be provided for those who forget  to bring their own. So, let's begin planning headshots, senior photos, Holiday sessions, pets, boudoir, and dudeoir! Let's get back to living!

WOW! What a Month January Has Been

Hello, So January 3rd was the open house of my studio.  Turnout was better than I expected with 39% of invitees stopping by.  The commercial department from Verani Realty making the largest showing!  My former co-workers from the accounting department was a close second.  A contingent from JC Penny was an awesome surprise. I had my first muscle/fitness shoot.  It went really well and my client was thrilled with the results. The Professional Photographers of America annual conference was the 16th to 21st.  Three days of per-con classes and three days of lectures and inspirational seminars has left my mind boggled.  I will need several weeks to process the information and notes that I brought back.  I think I am leaning toward pet photography as supplement to real estate photography. Styed tuned for more updates next month! Scott

Move In Day

It's here! I've got the keys! The signs are up! Electricity is on.  Heat is on.  Internet and phone are being installed.  First load of office furniture is unloaded and in place.  Some small photographic equipment pieces are  unloaded and piled on the floor.  I still have a basement studio to load up and deliver to the new studio space.  Then install the TV in the sales room, mount the backdrop support in the shooting room, decorate the salesroom and reception area.  Still have a lot of setup work to do. Then the real work begins!  Need to get the customers in the door.  Need to increase my marketing and sales pitch. Studio portrait and headshot photography.  Small and medium product photography.  Residential and commercial real estate photography.  Eventually, pet photography. Grand opening is on schedule for January 3, 2020.