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Best of Nashua

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 This past November I was nominated for the Best of Nashua-Photographer.  Friends, family, and clients had the opportunity to vote for me in the nomination, first, and finalist rounds.  I am proud to say that I made it to the final round!  Although I did win the coveted "Best of Nashua-Photographer," I did place third! What does this mean?  Well, first it means I am appreciated and valued more than I thought.  Second, it means I have to try harder this year.  So, stay tuned for more promotions and drive. Until later...Scott
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    This year’s judging for the International Print Competition (IPC) has concluded.   The IPC is sponsored by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). This year 1,135 photographers entered a total of  5,021 photographs.  In the first round of judging, the best images selected based on PPA’s “12 Elements of a Merit Image.’  The winners of this round are awarded a merit toward their educational degree and then passed on to the second round of judging.  This year 2,211 images earned this distinction.  The winners of the second round are awarded a second merit and are included in the Imaging Excellence collection and book!  There were only 1,013 images attaining Imaging Excellence! I am proud to announce my earning a merit for my image “Boulders at Bass Harbor Lighthouse!”   My image will be on display at the PPA’s annual convention January 22-24, 2023 in Nashville, TN.
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  My First Old Home Days Booth   This month I had the pleasure of hosting by own booth at the Hudson, NH Old Home Days event. The atmosphere was electric!   People were walking by, some stopped to talk, some had their photos taken, some had their children’s pictures taken.   A few people purchased some prints and gifts. In conjunction with the Hudson Historical Society, I have a limited edition print for sale.   Of the 25 available, only 18 remain. I was also the official photographer for the Hudson Old Home Days Committee.   It was tough to cover the event day and night while managing the booth.   In the end, I delivered still photos of daytime and nighttime activities, including fireworks!   In addition, I also took photographs and video of the fireworks using a drone.   This was a first for me! Here are some of the lessons I learned: 1.        The support and assistance of a loving family is immeasurable! 2.        A fan and lots of water to stay cool and hydrate

Certified Professional Photographer

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Litchfield Photographer Earns Certification   Scott A. Smith of SAS Photography joins prestigious group as a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)   Litchfield, NH, March 2, 2022 – Scott A. Smith, CPP of SAS Photography in Litchfield, NH has earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from Professional Photographers of America (PPA).   Smith earned this designation after completing an intensive program that measures his artistic and technical competence. Professional Photographers of America currently recognizes   fewer than 2,500 CPPs.   “I am always striving to be better this shows my clients and the public, that I am the best photographer for all their needs.   Earning the CPP instilled a new sense of pride and drive in me.   This is passed to each of my clients.   This process has strengthened my technical and artistic skills and holds me to a higher standard.   Just as doctors and othe

Calling all HS Seniors

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 This year has been strange, no doubt!  Now school is starting and no one is quite sure how it will proceed. So, with a little fore thought, let's think about Senior pictures.  We know they are coming.  We know they will be needed early in the school year.  Let's be a little proactive and beat the crowd.  Schedule your Senior photos now!  Chances are, about the beginning of September, the schools will send out notifications (or even worse, send them home with the Seniors) informing parents that the pictures are due by mid October.  If schools have to go to remote or hybrid learning due to COVID variants, there will be little or no time to schedule your photos. Don't let the school take the standard "say "cheese" and smile" photos.  Plan for what you want and deserve for making it through these trying times. Schedule your photos today!  Call SAS Photography at 603-845-8735.

Don't Let Your Brand Down

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 Brands.  Large businesses have them. Small businesses have them.  Individuals have them. Have you stopped to consider your brand and what it says about you?  This is aimed toward real estate agents particularly, but applies to everyone.  When a client researches an agent, they typically begin with the brokerage brand.  Is the brand well known?  Is it national and / or international?  Is it trustworthy?  What services do they provide to me?  What do I get for my money?  That last question is a biggie! Do you offer in-person service at every stage of the process?  Staging?  Advertising?  Vacant home checks?  Appraisals?  Inspections?  Professional photography?  Do you continue to add services to your brand or have you reached a plateau? My photography began with business headshots.  Then I added still photography.  As I continued to build my brand, I continued to add other services.  360° tours.  Drone photography.  Floorplans.  Most recently, I added an enhanced floor plan that is inte

Print on Display

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 Hello, I was recently selected to have an image printed, matted, framed, and displayed in the Canon Image Display Gallery at Hunt's Photo & Video in Melrose, Massachusetts.  The Melrose store is Hunt's flagship store and corporate headquarters.  The Gallery occupies a large central section of the store.  It not only allows plenty of room for viewers to study the prints but includes seating for a lengthy enjoyment. Hunt's had 48 people enter to have an image judged, printed, and displayed.  Of the 48 entries, only 20 were selected.  I am one of the 20! Here is a link to a short video from FaceBook of the display; Here is a better view of my image:  If you are out and about, I hope you will take a few minutes to stop at Hunt's and take a look at the images on display.  They will be there through March 31, 2021. Until next time....