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Malia Campbell Photography
Real Estate | Advertising | Editorial
Commercial & Residential
Malia Campbell is a Seattle based photographer specializing in Interiors Photography and Videography for the Real Estate, Design and Construction Industries.
She’s fun to work with, has a great eye for detail, and produces images that showcase every home at its very best!
For rates and booking, please reply to this email or give her a call:
206.395.8613 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.maliacampbellphotography.com
Don’t forget to check out her recently filmed Property Videos by clicking HERE.
One of the new video products that I’m offering is the Agent Intro/Outro. These are short clips designed to put yourself and your contact information around every Property Video we create.
Here’s an example of an Intro and Outro I shot with Bay Area Realtor, Regina Jacobs.
By clicking on the image to the right you’ll be taken to a playlist with three clips. The first is the Intro, the second is the Outro and the third is an example of how to use these with a Property Video.
These are super fun to shoot and only take about an hour. Give me a call to schedule your shoot!
I’m in the middle of a pretty aggressive marketing campaign which includes emails, postcards, handwritten notes and (eep!) phone calls. I’m not the greatest at self promotion so the phone calls are causing a bit of stress at The Cottage this week.
A few weeks ago I was having some post-workshop drinks with the .au crew and the topic of marketing came up. Someone, I can’t remember who, mentioned they were targeting local agents who were already using a professional photographer (smart!) but who they were better than. This made me laugh to myself as I was thinking, “What if you’re not better than anybody else?”
Now that I’m home, this comment is weighing heavily on my mind. I have a list of local Realtors that I’m going to be calling next week. I’m systematically checking each one to see 1) if they have current listings, 2) if they’re using a professional photographer, and 3) if I’m better than their current photographer. I’m only about halfway through the list but, I swear to god, I haven’t answered yes to number three for anyone yet.
I have to end this evening on a high note so I’m going to get back to my list in the hopes of at least one yes. Wish me luck!
When the online social networking boom began I was a total believer – I spent hours on MySpace, Facebook and Twitter. As the months (which turned into years) passed I grew out of them and closed all but my LinkedIn accounts.
Back in those days social media was about, well, the social aspect. My friends would tweet about where we were and what interesting (at least to ourselves) things we were doing in hopes of enticing friends out to join us. We’d post photo after photo of ourselves in our Facebook accounts in an effort to prove to our friends (and the world) that we were leading active and appealing lives. Definitely one to be jealous of.
Now days, though, there’s a different face to these social media sites. It’s not just LinkedIn that provides your professional online face – I keep hearing of photographers (and freelancers of all persuasions) receiving referrals from their Twitter and Facebook sites. How are they doing this? Last time I looked at a Facebook account it was so full of inside joke comments and gifts thrown at each other I couldn’t differentiate between the professional and personal. And this was the site of a colleague!
Tonight I’m thinking about different types of marketing and, though I can’t bring myself to create a Facebook profile, I have broken down to create a twitter. I’m still lost as to the professional benefits, though. How do I use this thing?!
Leave your comments or direct twitter me at @tulipchain and please fill in the holes!
I just received my new postcards from OvernightPrints.com and they look terrific! Seen to the right is the front of my postcard, printed at 8.5″ x 5.5″ with a glossy finish.
As you may observe the colors online are a bit washed out. That is my one and only challenge with Overnight Prints – the color control is a bit tricky – even in sRGB. I discovered, on my first batch of postcards, the colors were a bit more saturated than I anticipated so this time I desaturated a bit – about 5% – and that was perfect. Also, in the image below the red banner matches the red floor runner but in print the banner is much softer (more pink than red). It’s enough of a difference that it’s not obvious I was trying to match the colors so I’m not terribly bothered by this but if those kinds of details are important to you be cautioned.
Overnight Prints is efficient, priced right and deliver an excellent product. They have several templates to choose from or you can upload your own design. They offer user guides to help you with either process which makes it easy for anyone of any level.
Overnight Prints offers free glossy finish, above average customer service and, if you don’t mind a little “spam” enough freebies and discount codes to keep me as a loyal customer. I also had business cards printed and they look amazing, as well! For this price point, I can’t recommend a better company to print with.
With a little nudging from my “mentor” I decided to try something a little different with this group of cards and printed my rates on the back. I reasoned that many agents may not realize how affordable good photography can be while on the flip side, hopefully this will deter agents who don’t value photography from wasting my (and their own) time.
Next step: a big “Stop and Drop.” Wish me luck!