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A Second Web Site for Newsome’s Studio

If one website is a good thing, two must be better, correct? Well, we’ll soon find out!

I’ve owned the domain name www.newsomesstudio.com for over 20 years now. The only trouble with it, is that my email address (kevin@newsomesstudio.com) is often misspelled when someone new is sending me an email. They often leave out an “s,” and I never received the email. Sometimes it bounces back to them, sometimes it doesn’t. Either way, the mistake happens often enough for me to finally break down and do something.

So I bought http://www.newsomestudio.com

By buying www.newsomestudio.com (with only one “s” in the middle), I could now create an email account to match (kevin@newsomestudio.com) and redirect any emails that are sent there to my original email account.

www.newsomestudio.com

So Why Not a Whole New Web Site?

Great question. Why not? So I took Kira Derryberry‘s WordPress for Photographers, four day class at the FPP sponsored Florida Photography Workshops in Daytona this past June, and in no time at all I had a completely different website. Some images are the same, some are new, but it allows me one more opportunity to occupy another position on page one of any number of Google searches. And that’s the best part; the SEO techniques I learned, along with the new tools available to me as my own WordPress site designer, have given me a whole new perspective on what and how to reach my target audience via the Internet.

Armed with two websites, five blogs, and five domain names, I’m positioning Newsome’s Studio to be found more often, and without the added expense/frustration of paying for and working with an outside Google adword salesman.

Results are already promising, but I know the payoff doesn’t happen overnight. All I can do is try, and without trying, nothing ever gets done. I see Google as a charter fishing boat. They only allow ten lines in the water at a time (page one). Why step on board with only one fishing pole? I’m not here to fish, I’m here to catch.

Hop on over and browse around. If you like what you see, land a comment on my blog. If you don’t, just go away – you’ll scare the fish.

There’s something to be said about a well planned, thought out, studio portrait. A long time client emailed me a beautiful wall portrait of her older daughter taken at age five by another photographer. Her second daughter wasn’t quite five yet, but was about to lose a front tooth, so there was a touch of urgency in getting her five year portrait taken – especially if she showed off her beautiful smile.

The goal wasn’t so much to match every detail of her older sister’s portrait, but replicate the traditional look, size, and feel of a quality, 20×24 canvas portrait her mother already owned of daughter number one.

As always, in cases like this, my starting point is to duplicate the lighting, pose, and expression, but to reverse the pose so when hung side by side, they will face one another instead of both going in the same direction (they’re wearing the same dress). After I’m satisfied, I work outwards from there to put my own spin on it, giving the second child’s image its own personality.

In this case, I opted for a more pensive expression, without teeth. A chair was switched for a park bench, and hand placement was rearranged. Mom loved it, and who wouldn’t? It’s clean, well lit, traditional, and will be a perfect “sister” image to hang side by side with her older sibling.

Mission Accomplished!

Creating Wall Art

Creating Wall Art

A good clean, traditional business portrait for corporate executives is a must-have for a professional’s web site bio page. Tampa’s executive market has been trusting Newsome’s Studio of Photography to create their profile photos for nearly 30 years. Used for everything from business cards to billboards, we can accommodate your corporate needs. Now located at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219 in Cypress Point Office Park, behind Starbucks at the corner of Linebaugh and Dale Mabry Hwy in Carrollwood (North Tampa).

Corporate Portrait, Tampa

Corporate Portrait, Tampa

It’s time to update, and we’ve got just the package for you! Come check out our new digs and improve your online “face value” at the same time! Business head shots, executive portraits, and profile bio photos by Tampa’s business photo experts, Newsome’s Studio of Photography.

Business Portrait, Head Shot, photographer, Tampa

Business Portrait, Head Shot, photographer, Tampa

As of June 1st, Newsome’s Studio of Photography is open for business in our newest location! Now located in Cypress Point Office Park, behind Starbucks at the corner of Linebaugh Ave and North Dale Mabry Hwy. The official address is 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219, Tampa, FL 33618.

The studio is on the second floor (suite 219). Stop by and say Hi! sometime.

Come visit us in our new digs!

Come visit us in our new digs!

UK British Passport Photo

UK British Passport Photo

The second most requested country for passport photos in Tampa, is UK or British Passport. You’d be surprised how many of Tampa’s residents are from England!

British Passport Photos are measured in millimeters (35x45mm) with specific requirements on the head size and background color. The drug store can’t do it. Neither can AAA or the Post Office, but fortunately for those in the Central Florida area, Newsome’s Studio of Photography can!

Located in Main Street Plaza in Carrollwood, at 11738 N. Dale Mabry, Newsome’s can accommodate your foreign passport photo needs and less than ten minutes, and you’ll leave with your finished images, guaranteed to pass muster with even the most picky of foreign government bureaucratic passport clerks!

If I picked the perfect age to photograph children, it would be ages 3-5. It’s after they’ve outgrown the “trying twos,” and before they’ve lost their teeth. It’s before they’ve become “cosmetically aware” and are completely comfortable in front of a camera. They haven’t yet been taught “how to smile” so when it happens, it’s very natural. I know, I know, I’ve just told you the EASIEST age to photograph. That’s okay, I don’t mind “easy” once in a while. Well here in Tampa, you have plenty of choices in finding a photographer to create beautiful images of your child, we know that. And we’re always very happy when someone chooses Newsome’s Studio to document a special occasion or to create “that one, perfect image” of their child. Today, we had the pleasure of seeing Emma for the third time, nearing her third birthday. Love to photograph children. Love B&W. And Love Emma!

Black & White Portrait Study

Black & White Portrait Study