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WRITING SAMPLE 1 —  BLOG POST OR ARTICLE — MIOPS SMART+ CAMERA TRIGGER

Miops Smart+ Camera Trigger — Your Secret Weapon For Shooting “Unattainable” Images

Impress your friends, and build your portfolio by photographing lightning.  Or wildlife.  Or a glass bulb shattered by a bullet.  NOT easy shots to get, right?

Back in the day, it took a pro-shooter with expensive equipment,  and unlimited time and patience to create these complex shots. But now high-speed shots are far simpler to take with a Miops Smart+ Camera Trigger.

Attach Miops Smart+ to your hot shoe,  or a light stand.  Plug it into your camera with the cord provided. You can even control it through your smartphone via Bluetooth, or an optional Miops Mobile Dongle, purchased separately.

It’s easy to use. Simply program the Miops Smart+ to capture what you want to photograph, and set your camera on a tripod or stable surface. The sensors respond to light, sound, a laser beam, and more.

Want to capture lightning striking at night? Dial in the lightning mode, set your exposure,  and aim your camera toward a dark stormy sky.  The Miops sensor triggers your camera when the lightning flashes. Want to capture multiple strikes? Just set a longer exposure.

Is thunder, or loud noises more  your thing?  Trigger your camera with sound. Capture a bullet shattering a glass bulb.   An option for a slight delay in sound mode helps time your shot perfectly.  Your camera fires a fraction-of-a-second AFTER a gunshot,  and captures all the action.

Break a laser beam, and get photos you never thought you’d get.  Aim your tripod-mounted camera where you know an owl hides.   Mount a small laser near where you’ve seen the owl.  Shine the laser beam onto the Miops sensor, and walk away.  When an owl flies past and breaks the  beam,  your camera fires, capturing the owl mid-flight.  Wildlife shots just got so much easier!

There’s no end to the creative ways you can play and the amazing photos you can take with Miops Smart+ Trigger.

WRITING SAMPLE 2 –BLOG POST OR ARTICLE — TETHER TOOLS TETHER PRO USB CABLE

Tethered

I felt like a slick, professional, totally cool fashion photographer.

White seamless background and lights.  Check.

Model, in front of my camera.  Check.

Fire the shutter, and SNAP!  The image pops up on my huge laptop screen. Check.

It was my first time shooting tethered.

And it blew my socks off!

Let me back up.  Yes, I’m a professional photographer.  I shoot digitally and work with software every day…but since I started my career back in the days of FILM, that alone tells you I’m not exactly cool, or slick. And honestly, I’d never shot tethered — camera connected to my computer — before.

I’d photographed this model–a spunky 5 year old–in clothing created by my designer client at my studio several times.  Without a tether cable.

This time, I’d just returned from a photography convention and trade show, where I’d picked up my bright orange Tether Tools TetherPro USB tether cable.

While resarching tethering, every professional photographer I talked to at the convention recommended Tether Tools Tether Pro Cables. More than one mentioned Tether Tools’ reliability and durability made the (only slightly) higher cost totally worth it.  And I knew the bright orange color, while a bit off-putting, would make it a lot harder for klutzy me (or my client) to trip over!

Both the young model and the designer were crazy-excited watching the images instantly appear on the screen as I shot.  I loved it too — especially realizing my images were importing instantly into Lightroom.  One less step to do later in my workflow!

Tethering was an all-around win.

The designer knew we were getting the shots — that the mood was right.

I could tell instantly the focus was tack-sharp.

Tethering and viewing on my large screen eliminated any guesswork or problems that we wouldn’t see on the teeny-tiny camera back.

And the photographers at the convention were right about reliability.

I had no connectivity issues. Nada!

Not one missed signal, in hours and hours of high-volume, fast-paced shooting, and instantaneous importing into Lightroom.

But what was the best part of tethering for me?

The little model and her mom squealing with delight when they instantly viewed her beautifully lit images?

Immediate client satisfaction?

Peace of mind knowing my images looked great and were safely downloaded?

Nope.

It was me.  Feeling like a slick, tech-savvy, tethered fashion photographer.

WRITING SAMPLE   3   — EMAIL PROMOTION  —  JUPITA AIR PURIFIER

EMAIL SUBJECT LINE: Just breathe Mom.  Relieve allergy symptoms, NOW.

EMAIL COPY:

As a mom, it breaks my heart when my son’s allergies flare up.  He’s stuffy. He’s miserable.

Recently, I heard  Jupita Air Purifiers remove 99.97% of allergens…nasty stuff in the air that bothers my son.  So I tried one…and it’s great! I can run my Jupita Air Purifier from my smartphone.  The app even tells me when to replace the filters, so I’m sure our air is clean.  And I can order replacement filters with just one touch.

I set up my Jupita Air Purifier  in my son’s room. It handles 360 square feet. And it’s so quiet! He sleeps great. I feel like a better mom!  And my son? He feels better too.

WRITING SAMPLE   4 — EMAIL PROMOTION —  PHOTO STUDIO OFFERING PHOTO FUND RAISER EVENTS

EMAIL SUBJECT LINE: A no-cost fundraiser with no work involved?

EMAIL HEADLINE:Raise funds for your school at NO COST to your group, and  with NO WORK for you.

EMAIL COPY:

Hello (name of Parent Teacher Association president),

Fund raising. Sure, traditional school fundraisers work. Bake sales work.. School carnivals work. But the common word in all these traditional fundraising methods is……..yes, you know it….WORK. And a lot of it!

I’m (client’s name) owner of (photography studio)….and  I have a great way to raise funds for your PTA with very little work. And BONUS–it’s at NO COST to your school.

A photography fundraiser through my studio, (studio name)  puts the FUN back in fundraising, and eliminates 90% of the work!

Nothing to plan, no committees to organize, no orders to spend hours delivering.

How do my portrait photography fundraisers work?

It’s simple.

(Studio name) provides the school with flyers, which are sent home in students’ backpacks,  and an email template to send out, explaining to parents that in exchange for a small donation to the school, my studio provides:

A FREE professional family portrait session, and

A FREE professional 11×14  family print, plus

The option to purchase additional portraits or packages–with NO OBLIGATION to do so.

Interested parents simply complete  the contact form on the email, or the bottom portion of the flier and return it to the school office with their donation.

Once donation money is collected in the school office, your work is DONE.   I’ll contact each family directly and schedule their portrait session. My studio handles it all from there.

That’s it. Easy and fun….It’s a win-win-win!

The school wins–donations are collected with no  extra work. And at no cost to the school.

Parents who donate win–a small donation becomes a treasured gift– a professional portrait that grows more valued and priceless as the years go by.

And (photography studio) wins–I meet new clients, who usually want to buy (with NO pressure) a few extra portraits from their session. Happy clients donate again and again, and come back to me year after year as I offer this fundraiser annually.

I’d love to add families from your school to my annual fundraiser sessions. I’d like to meet with you in the next few weeks, or even chat on the phone to answer questions and discuss how I can help your organization raise funds, and put some fun back in your school fundraising!

Please email, text, or call me at (000-000-0000) for a free consultation, or visit www.(website url) to learn more.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

P.S.

FREE GIFTS for everyone on staff —

Call me before (deadline date) for a free consultation, or visit (website url) to find out more about how a portrait fundraiser can earn money for your school with no work, and I’ll throw in a FREE GIFT for you and everyone on your staff! (gift is a clear acrylic  photo frame key ring with studio name for promotional purposes)