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Sunday, January 01, 2017 9:41PM
By terrill bodner photography

 

"I LOVE them ALL!"

How often I hear that phrase when I am helping clients choose images from their recent session. And I can't blame them! They are images of their loved ones captured at a moment in time that they can hold dear forever just by gazing upon it.

"But what size should I get?" A common question. It matters most what you want to do with the images. Store them away on the computer - doesn't matter. (I don't give digital files of images that are not printed.) Print them to hang on a wall where you can see them every day? It matters big time! And I encourage my clients to print the largest size they can afford depending where it will be positioned in their home.

"Oh, I'll take a really big one. The 8x10."

"Okay, so your precious image is going to be propped up on a desk then?" (We can now play "Where's Waldo" with the image above and find the 8x10 as it hangs on a wall. It'll take a few seconds.)

"Oh, okay. I see now."

Large images hanging prominently in your home speak volumes. Not "Wow! Look at us! Aren't we an amazing family?" although that is true, but "They really love us!" is silently conveyed to the children who are captured in the image and look at it hanging proudly on the living room wall, or in the family room. They don't see the 8x10 on Mom or Dad's corporate desk, unless they happen to pop in on "Take your child to work day."

The next time you have a photo session, either with me, or another professional photographer, use the photo above to help you decide what size is best for you and your loved ones. Watch their faces light up when they see themselves life-size! :-)

 

Do you want to have a timeless look to hang on your wall for future generations to admire? Click here for more information then Give me a call or text 250-649-8422! I'd love to chat with you about creating your special piece of art.

 

Terrill Bodner, MPA is an Accredited Professional Photographer living in Prince George, BC, specializing in Real Estate, Contemporary, and Fine Art photography. Terrill is a member of Professional Photographers of Canada, accredited in Fine Art/Photo Decor, Animals, Wildlife, Nature, Ornithology/Bird, Botanical, Pictorial/Scenic, and Travel Illustration photography and holds the designation of Master of Photographic Arts from Professional Photographers of Canada.

 She shoots in studio and on location. Come on in and snoop around!

 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:59PM
By Terrill Bodner Photography

Heather and Aaron got married!

October 15, 2016 was a blustery fall day in Victoria, BC, but that didn't stop anyone from enjoying a beautiful wedding!

It was my great pleasure to be Heather and Aaron's official photographer, and so I created a fun video that captures the event from getting ready to dancing the night away. Enjoy!

Below is a link to the video... and here's a link to the gallery if you were wanting to order some photos! Enjoy!

 

Terrill Bodner, MPA is an Accredited Professional Photographer living in Prince George, BC, specializing in Real Estate, Contemporary, and Fine Art photography. Terrill is a member of Professional Photographers of Canada, accredited in Fine Art/Photo Decor, Animals, Wildlife, Nature, Ornithology/Bird, Botanical, Pictorial/Scenic, and Travel Illustration photography and holds the designation of Master of Photographic Arts from Professional Photographers of Canada.

 She shoots in studio and on location. Come on in and snoop around!

 

Heather and Aaron Get Married!

 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 8:00PM
By Terrill Bodner Photography
 
Monday, December 19, 2016 9:00PM
By Terrill Bodner Photography

Sell with a Slideshow

Adding a slideshow to marketing efforts is not a unique idea but it is a good one! With so many videos viewed daily just by clicking an arrow and sitting back to watch, it's no wonder they are rising in popularity. Perhaps it's time to add this to your marketing arsenal and I can do that for you! (Almost with the click of a button, but not quite.)

It starts with a homeowner who is proud of her home and wants to show it off to its best potential. The counters are tidy and free of clutter, just like every other room in the home. Light fixtures have all working bulbs in them, and keeping them all the same colour temperature adds to the ambiance of each room. Staging the home to show off its beauty helps get a quicker sale as well.

A lovely home is wonderful to photograph with the right equipment and lighting. Shooting with a tripod and two flash seems easy enough but when it comes to bright sunny days outside, it takes more adjusting of settings to get the exposure correct. Using a technique called HDR, and processing three images of different exposures, the final image is created to look like our eye sees it. No blown out areas near the windows, and no dark corners of the room.

Real Estate Photography Slideshow

A lovely home in Prince George is photographed by Terrill Bodner Photography and a slideshow is created from the images produced from the shoot.

The use of a wide angle lens helps encompass all that the eye can see when standing in a room. But the drawback can be distorted walls or furniture. It's a balancing act between getting the correct focal length for the area being photographed as well as some photoshop techniques to straighten walls and cabinets in post production.

Hiring a professional photographer who knows what is required to create great images that help sell a home can be your secret weapon in getting that listing! Adding a slideshow that you can place on your website or social media can increase the exposure for that listing. Selling sooner rather than later makes everyone happy! Check out my website for more information on how you can get your first slideshow for free!

Terrill Bodner, MPA is an Accredited Professional Photographer living in Prince George, BC, specializing in Real Estate, Contemporary, and Fine Art photography. Terrill is a member of Professional Photographers of Canada, accredited in Fine Art/Photo Decor, Animals, Wildlife, Nature, Ornithology/Bird, Botanical, Pictorial/Scenic, and Travel Illustration photography and holds the designation of Master of Photographic Arts from Professional Photographers of Canada.

 She shoots in studio and on location. Come on in and snoop around!

 
Monday, November 14, 2016 6:08AM
By Terrill Bodner Photography

Oh, Happy Day!

"Oh, Happy Day!"

Appropriately titled, this image scored an Excellence at the recent Professional Photographers of Canada-BC Region Image Salon. I've had many of my images Accepted and a few were Merit, but this is my first Excellence at the provincial level. It was a thrill to see my image hang in the exhibit alongside all the images that hung in the salon at PHOTOGraphie Festival held Nov. 4th - 7th at the Inn at the Quay in New Westminster.

To add to the thrill was receiving the Best in Class Trophy for Fine Art at the Gala Awards Night for this image. But I was also totally honoured to receive the Jan de Haas Memorial Trophy for Most Creative/General Interest for this image as well!

Thanks to Lee Sanger, a long-standing member of PPOC I learned a few things about Jan de Haas (1914-1967}. He immigrated from the Netherlands and brought his wife and three children to Canada in 1952. He was a member of PPABC, (Professional Photographers Association of British Columbia), which is now unified with Professional Photographers of Canada, Before he died in 1967, he created a trophy to be awarded to the photographer who shot that year’s most creative image. The trophy was designed by his friend George Norris, a sculptor best known for the giant metal crab that sits in the fountain outside the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vanier Park.

The trophy is a work of art. It is symbolic of birth, the creation of life. A globe with five lens windows is mounted on a chrome stem and dome base represents the womb, and inside is a chrome fetus symbolizing new creation, a new expression and ideas.

About the image:

The subject is Allan De Bianchi on his wedding day. Allan and Hayley asked if I would photograph their wedding. Having never photographed a wedding before, I was hesitant to do it. But Hayley loved how I shot football so I agreed. On the big day of their outdoor wedding we were strolling through Connaught Hill Park in Prince George where the flowers were in full bloom. Hayley was wandering towards an outcropping of rocks for the next set of shots so I turned to see where Allan was. And I saw him jump, click his heels and land on the ground! I asked him to do that again and I got the shot. I never would have got it if I hadn't turned around!

Entering portraits in salon is not something I have done successfully (once rejected, twice shy) but when I was considering all the images I was thinking about entering, I kept coming back to this image. The action was great! The subject's attire was black and white. The gardens were a mass of colour. But I found the colours distracting so I played with black and white, giving the image a sepia look to make it appear more vintage-looking with the top hat and cane. Although it was a wedding shot, I entered it in the Fine Art class. And I'm so happy I did!

 

Terrill Bodner, MPA is an Accredited Professional Photographer living in Prince George, BC, specializing in Real Estate, Contemporary, and Fine Art photography. Terrill is a member of Professional Photographers of Canada, accredited in Fine Art/Photo Decor, Animals, Wildlife, Nature, Ornithology/Bird, Botanical, Pictorial/Scenic, and Travel Illustration photography and holds the designation of Master of Photographic Arts from Professional Photographers of Canada.

 She shoots in studio and on location. Come on in and snoop around!