So, what HAVE you been doing?
Yes Yes, I know I know, it's been a few months, well can you blame us? we've been a bit "involved" to say the least.
On the business side of things We've refined our presence on Facebook. Our goal to make a comprehensive social networking presence has been successful, if you find Thompson PRO Studios Fan Page, make sure to "Like us".
Personally I think I've spent about 80 hours this past month updating, tweaking, and refining our website. So, how do you like the new look? I'm sure many of you noticed the new home page presentation, I love the extra large full screen presentation now, plus we have not only created our "Day of the Wedding" portfolios, but we've already overhauled them into a much more visually appealing presentation. Here's one example of what you can expect:
If, you'd like to see more, and we do hope you would, please check out the others, they can all be found in the Portfolio tab above. We have also included all our videos on our current round of Craigslist ads
I know that I said I would give a comprehensive full evaluation and review on the Canon 20-35 f2.8 L When I have a chance, and considering how popular that post was I WILL be doing so before the end of October. Though, as a quick example and teaser pick, take a look at these images from a recent wedding with this lens
arzate weddingCanon 20-35mm f2.8 L
arzate weddingCanon 20-35mm f2.8 L
And with these teasers I think this is a great lead into the next update
Along with the new look I decided it was time to invest some serious consideration into our branding and image. We've made the transition from start up photography studio to wedding photographers fairly well, and I felt it was time to let go of the old branding. You will notice that The TPS Logo has changed, and more importantly our watermark has changed as well. One of the things that I had difficulty deciding on since the beginning was how to present my work while maintaining a level of security for the company, I am of course referring to watermarks. We've played with different sizes, and positions, always trying to find a balance between presentation and protection. Finally while browsing through the galleries at Zenfolio I discovered the pattern I liked the best, and you can see it in the two sample images above. they can't be cropped out and by trying to "fix" them all the image will be completely destroyed. Also I have to opacity pretty well turned down, I know that once they are noticed that you see them, but for the first impression of an image, they are not noticed, and that is the most important part of designing a watermark. But, you know what, this is just my opinion, I NEED to know, how does the new watermark work for you?
That's Right! I have successfully befriended another photographer who will, from time to time join our team when we are in the area. I met Emma from EMK Photography about 2 months ago at a mutual wedding we were shooting, I liked her style and her love of providing her clients with exceptional photography. We're glad to have her "under our banner" when we are in the Chico Area and look forward to working with her in the future, Click the Banner below and Check her Facebook page out.
I can't leave out the others in my group now can I? First off, I really need to thank my Number 2 J. Valline of JValline Photography/ FreshFotoz without his help next weekend, I wouldn't be able to ensure a second wedding on the 19th, Glad to know, he's always there when I really need him.
Also I can't express enough thanks to Ken Miller of KM Enterprises, he's been my soft spoken giant behind the scenes, Though he knows I don't need a mentor, I still find his wisdom and experience very invaluable. And on more than a few occasions, his resources have proved to make or break a few of my weddings in the past month, if there's anyone in the North state wanting to learn as much as humanly possible about Studio lighting, I can probably get the two of you in touch.
I don't know, do you think that was enough? I know I've been lacking on the updates but I think that this one more than made up for the wait, I hope.....
Keywords: Canon 20-35 f2.8 L, EMK Photography, Freshfotoz, J Valline Photography, KM Enterprises, TPS, Thompson PRO Studios, wedding