The first week of my 365 day Photo Project

Train Yard

Light Painting

Love is a Light

Studio Sundari Festival Wear

The Stairs

Fawkes Victoria - Occupy Montreal

Lachine Waterfront

I did it! I started my 365 day project that I announced back in September! I will edit and upload to my facebook page one image per day. In addition I will attempt two photo-walks or photo shoots a month. I will also attempt 1 difficult image to edit a week and intend also to do one creative editing project a month. I hope I can keep all those commitments – whew! Check the blog for weekly updates!

So my journey begins and I’m starting to chip away at the back log of pictures collecting dust in my computer. Support, ideas and collabs are all welcome. I may need a cattle prod now and then!

Here is to a year of Photos!

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Why to Invest in Professional Product Photography

The problem I encounter the most often when trying to book clients for product photography is they don’t seem to realize the worth of professionally shot product pictures. I have even had an artist think I was scamming them once when I proposed a skill trade earlier on in my career.

It’s not to say that a business will always need product photography; there is a place and time for it. Certainly one isn’t going to bring in a photography each time they make a new product… or are they?

It really depends how you want to grow your business. A professional Product photographer will  immediately brings an air of professionalism to your work.  Home shot images, while showing your product, may not always do it in a way that will show your product in the best way.

Seen below is a before and after of a soap maker’s shopping cart. The before screen shot is with pictures taken from a cell phone, with no proper lighting, positioning and no attention paid to the back ground. The second is after I had been brought in to do simple on white product shots. The feeling of each store front goes from a “starting out home business: to “something professional and trustworthy”… just with the change of a few images.

Note the different impression each store leaves you

Note the different impression each store leaves you

I see the difference all the time, better images mean more sales in the long run. If you are launching a new line, or have a best selling product that you will  be selling time and time again DEFIANTLY invest in product photography. If you are investing on launching an online store it would be wise to invest in the photography as well, not to mention a printed advertising campaign.

People often complain by the high cost they feel product photography entails and in a way I can understand, starting a business is hard, however the amount of preparation and time shooting and editing your products really does add up. There are some solutions though. Some photographers such as myself might have bundles for Small Businesses, use them to your advantage.

If you have the means to invest by all means have a professional take your product images,  your budding business will thank you! If you don’t well I can help with that too. Tune in each Wednesday for a mini series of blogs that will help you take better product images on your own.

A big thank you to Savon KC Soaps for letting me use screen shots of her before and after product photography photo shoot.

And the Prints came marching in! Nina Haigh Photography Nature Prints

I apologize for letting the blog slow down to a trickle, but the good news is I have been spending the time preparing awesome stuff and getting ready for Artisan Fairs!

I have been putting a lot of effort into the web site and it should be ready to re launch soon – Stay Tuned!

I have also been preparing prints for the shows I am attending, editing, ordering and matting them ready for you to take home your favorite shots.

In the mean time why don’t you head over to my Facebook and check out the new prints album. You will surly recognize some of the pictures that have been showing up recently in my blog. Pricing and how to order can be found in this note here.

Eventually I will set up a proper cart. Does any one  have any suggestions for a good EASY to use cart system?

I miss you all and I hope to get back into shooting on a weekly basis once the holidays slow down!

 

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Horses walking up to the fence to greet me

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Kingsbury Marsh

Kingsbury Marsh

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Granby Zoo

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Nina Haigh Photography Fall / Winter 2013 Montreal Craft & Art Fairs

I am very happy to announce that I will be participating in Several Craft, Art and Venders fairs in the months of November and December!

Here are details on the Fairs I will be attending. I Will  be selling prints, postcards, greeting cards and taking appointments for Product photography, Weddings and Portraits with discounts available.

My first fair is to  benefit the SPCA and being the animal lover that I am, this event really means a lot to me. As you have probably noticed many of my prints include animals some of which are of the furry love of my life Tehya my Husky mix rescue. Help support the SPCA and local Artists and stop by this fair because double good deeds make you feel awesome 🙂

 

The “Holiday Original Artisan Fair TO Benefit the SPCA” is being held on NOVEMBER 9th from 10 am to 3 pm at the Resurrection Church : 34, 34th ave in Lachine H8T 1Z2

Holiday Original Artisan Fair To Benefit the SPCA

 

The  “Winter – Wonderland Fair” which helps benefit a variety of West Island Charities.

This fair is held at Arthur-Séguin Chalet – 365 Saint-Louis, Pointe-Claire, H9R 2A1 November 23 and 34th from 10am – 3 pm.

winter wonderland fair

 

Yule fair is a craft fair for the Pagan Community of Montreal hosted by Melange Magique

This fair is being held on Sunday December 1st from 10am – 5 pm at Jeux Café Chimera Games located at 5768 Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal

 

 

Marche de Noel – Ecole Ahunstic benefits the Fondation du L’ecole Ahunstic

This fair is being held on Friday December 6th from 4 pm – 9 pm at Ecole Primaire Ahunstic located at 10615 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal

 

 

Euphoria II  is a Vendors Fair that benefits the LePont/Bridging Food Bank (Please bring a non perishable food item or 2$ to gain entry to this fair)

This Vendors fair is being held at the Hampton Inn & Suites located at 1900 TransCanadienne, Montreal

 

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Photography Contest – Nina Haigh, Montreal Photographer

It is finally time! The Photography Contest is here as I have mentioned a few time in the past week!

Participation is easy!

Step 1 : Go to my facebook page here and like it.

Step 2: Go though this album of images and choose your top 3 images that you like.

Think if I saw these for sale somewhere which three I would like to buy. (You are not actually buying them just telling me which ones you would buy if you could 😛 )

Label Each image with a 1, 2 or 3 in the comments area.

Step 3: You are done, Thanks for participating!

There will be 3 prizes to be drawn at the end of the contest, all participants will be entered into a draw and three names will be chosen at random.

The prizes will be: 1 set of postcards, 1 set of stickers and a photo magnet that will be made based on the input I get from all you lovely people!

Contest runs until October 5th at midnight, I will make the draw the next day.

Prizes will be mailed out in the month of November (when I get all my merchandise)

Please feel free to share the contest with friends, this contest is open to everyone!