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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....

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