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Showing Support on Facebook

Showing Support on Facebook

Joe Martin photography Facebook page


When you LIKE someones biz page on FB you’re more than just a click, you are a supporter. To really show support and make what could be a big difference in the person’s Facebook presence, but could end up in a small way showing your friends this page indirectly and helping grow the page and client pool in ways we may never know.  Once you have taken the big step to click LIKE at the top, you should have a look around.  You truly can add support by being a active fan of the page  and scrolling down over the page, maybe liking a few posts of images on the page. Spending some time to get to know the person, place or product, you have just come to support. After all, you would not just walk in to a restaurant and as soon as the door closes open it and walk back out, not one that you would support.

When you LIKE, share or comment on a post it does a few things. First off, it shows the owner of this page your interested in the service they have set up or provided. It also might show up on your news feed letting your friends aware of your support for this page. This is when we as a page owner start to wonder what will take place next. Will they just walk out as soon as the door closes or will they window shop a bit check out what we offer? Maybe click that about tab and follow our link to our website, back to the point at hand. You have made the big step and showed support. Now to really help this page in the big bad world of Facebook, once you start to interact with the page by scrolling the content on the page. Maybe adding a LIKE here and a comment there. This action will show the Facebook algorithm that this page has something that users find this page interesting to users and maybe it should be seen by others or even seen by others that have LIKED the page already. That is what happens with pages once the users start to show interest, Facebook will toss more and more content into the news feed. After all that is why you liked the page in the first place, right? To view the page and its contents? Now that you have liked a few posts and it has started to show in others news feeds and they like it the page can not only been seen in a new light by fans of the page, but by Facebook showing you more from this page.

The owner of the page can see this new following grow and with a little look in the pages insight tab, can see what posts are creating more likes or comments. Then adding the same types of content to keep the users interested in keeping this page in the news feed and the circle of Facebook algorithms continues. After all, a large percent of the social media experience is being entertained as we use the site.  If your going to show support for a friends Facebook business page than try and  show it in a way that will truly support them and not just add to the number of likes at the top of their page.

If you have feedback on this or something to add please comment of send me an email. Thanks for reading my page and showing support 🙂

If you would like to support my page you can my banner on the right side of this page of follow this link.

Then show me some true support and LIKE a few of my posts. If you truly like them.  Joe’s Photography Facebook page 

Joe Martin


The Price we Pay.

The Price we Pay.


We as photographers hear statements from time to time, “How much does it cost to push a button?” or “I just need them for 6 hours, how could it cost that much for 6 hours of work?” or one of the best “anyone with a good camera can do it, why should we pay for someone to come do what my uncle can do?” The reasons are many, unless your uncle is a pro photographer.

For starters a photographer in most cases can get the job done. They know when to take a photo when to create a photo and if need be when to make a photo.  It is so much more then pointing a camera at a subject or near one and pushing a button. They say timing is everything. That is so very true when it comes to photography. The way a persons faces looks as they have their head tilted to the side is very different when they are looking up or down.  Know what looks good in the background or the foreground can also make a good photo an amazing one.

Now, I could talk about technique or style for days and days, but I think I will leave that for another post(s) yet to come. I would like to talk about the cost of the work that goes in to a photography business. What is the cost of doing business in this field? Well, it is much more then one must think. Just think for a minute about what it is that you do for work. Do you own your own business or are you in a management level job or one that affords you the privilege do seeing the cost to run that business? If so then you know that it takes some money to not only get the business up and running but takes a bit of money to keep the working coming in and going out.  Like any business a good size percentage of the money charged for a sale or job goes right back into the business.  For the sake of information I will give a small breakdown of what I feel are some of the biggest money hogs for a photographer and some of the smaller things that many people do not even think of when it comes to this line of work.

First off, as we all know, that big camera is not cheap and on top that a nice price can be had for even just one of the lenses used. Not to speak of the number of lenses needed to create a day of shooting for lets say a wedding or family portrait session. Just one nice lens can set a photographer back over $1000.00 and they have 3 more in their bag not only to create a different type of shot but as a backup. When you think about someone that might build houses for a living. You might not think past a few tools in a truck but for many of these people the tools they bring to a job site are just a small fraction of the tools they will need or may need to complete the job at hand. So we have covered the one essential item – the camera and lens and If I was to just toss a low number for a starting out photographer would easily reach over $3,000.00. (not including the back up camera and lens)

Now, lets talk lighting gear that may be needed in some venues and then we have gear bags, memory cards – lots of them! Then there is website hosting, prints ads, business cards, phone services to conduct the client calls. With all that said there is still more. What could be left you say? Well hours and hours of training that went into the skill of photography before they ever met the next client. In many cases schooling or hired training was paid for to gain the skills from others in the field. There is insurance to cover liabilities that could come up insurance on the camera gear too. Some maybe rent studio space and then have all that comes with running the space like electricity and heat. They have to have a working vehicle to get to venues in some cases these can be many miles form their home or studio. So you get the idea of all the ways your investment will be spent, but wait there is more? One of the biggest investments that a photographer has to make is in the computer and software that will be used to run the images through the editing and delivery process. Many have heard of photoshop. That one program alone can cost up to $600.00 now they do have newer more affordable ways of using photoshop but that comes with a monthly fee and needs to have a high speed internet connection to take full advantage of it.  Now, even after they have a fast computer with in most cases two or three running monitors to speed up the work flow, the time to edit can take hours and hours if not days or even a week. Storage of multiple copy’s of the images alone can take a few hours to occur and then the added cost of needing multiple hard drives or online storage clouds to hold all of the images. Now the real time has to be put in. When we return from a wedding of a shoot we have hours of work to do. In most cases if not all it takes many more hours to edit then it did to create the photo that have now just be moved to the computer.  Many passes over to pick the best set of images that can be provided. The more we work the better we are at not only this part of the trade but we are better at capturing the best images in the camera and will save time in the editing side.  Now some might say well then the more experienced shooters are making even more on a event? Well maybe they are. Should they be? They sure should be. I would expect to pay more for a builder with many more years of expertise on the subject then someone that has just bought their first hammer. I would hope that most would see this valuable trade as not only a skilled trade but something we work hard at and are passionate about.  Whether is it working on getting that perfect photo of your children or the bouquet being torn to pieces by some hungry bridesmaids, we are there for the client, from start to delivery, 100% of the time.

Do you have a grasp on some of the cost that are associated with owning and running a photography business and the hours of time put in not only at the wedding or shoot, but after? I am not writing this from a place of I told you so,  but a place of, now you know.  Thanks for reading my blog and please follow me on Facebook. Share my page with your family and friends and I hope to hear form you soon to book your event or family photo shoot.

Have you had a similar experience? I would love to hear about it or what you had to say in reply to help them understand why a photographer charges for their service.


Thanks for your time.

Joe Martin


Foliage in New Hampshire

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Who Hires a Photographer?

Who Hires a Photographer?

We all love to take photos. I see photos being taken every place I go. It may be at the market when we see someone snapping a picture of a food package that struck a funny cord or at the beach when families want to remember a beautiful day as one. With so many camera phones in the hands of teens and young adults, photos are being taken by the thousands every minute. Some news stories are putting the numbers even higher. With close to 300,000 photos being added to facebook every minute. That is a lot of memories and not all should be saved.

That is why myself and many others are here. To make the memories that should be saved. To capture faces the way they should be remembered. In the right light in the right way. With angles and backgrounds that add drama to a scene to draw the viewer in closer and to tell a story. We need to create memories of more then just a snap shot or screen grab. Portraiture that is worthy of hanging in the space that you live for years to come only to be add to with updates and new family additions. When a child is born or a wedding has brought two families together.

Who hires a photographer? We all need one. Even the pro photographer will hire out another to capture unique images of their own memories or moment in time. Using the camera to tell a story and the lens to draw in the light. In the same way a photographer tells others stories, you as a consumer can aid in this story telling with the willingness to be posed in a way that not only encapsulates your true being, but to also tell of a chapter that is yet to come or is being writing as the photos take shape. So when you do need some family, senior or wedding portraits think about the professionals in the field of photography. If you think about it, you would only have the best person for the job to work on your home or car, right? So don’t think for a minute that it is any different with your life’s memory. Hire a professional photographer that will do the jobs you need done. In fact contact me today to set up a time for us to chat about your next set of family or wedding portraits.  Contact page


A frameable family portraits captured in the woods on New Hampshire

A frame-able family portraits captured in the woods on New Hampshire


Photojournalistic Wedding Photography

Whether it is a great black and white photo of the bride and groom having a sweet and private moment or that wide shot of the guests in the church from a low angle. I love this style of wedding photography and I am really looking forward to doing more of it. I have been reading more about the concept and the style really fits with my life.  For me it is more relaxed and real. It is about blending into the wedding party and getting the up close and personal shots as well as photos that make a true statement about a couples love for each other and their family and  guests. It is full of emotion and has an element of history behind it.

From the very first moment, to the last kiss goodbye, there is a feeling like no other that comes from a photojournalism-styled wedding project. Many color photos can be created in this style too. We all love those colors with the soft tones of the day or a slowly setting sun. Posing for a wedding like this is a craft all its own. When ones passion can be used to guide and create the vision of your wedding day, we know we will make something special. With my 50MM lens and some easy light techniques, you will all be amazed with the outcome. Are you getting married in 2014 or 2015? If you’re still on the look out for a wedding photographer know that together we will create some magic memories in whatever style of photography you like.  Please contact me for my portrait rates. I will be more then happy to give you the time you deserve to make this the best day of your life! 603-367-4657 or you may email me to start some dialog

photojournalism wedding photography

Bride wishing well some guests


Wedding party during the ceremony

Bride and groom saying their vows




About North Conway New Hampshire Photographer

Enjoy this North Conway photography provided by Joe Martin


Joe Martin is a wedding photographer, senior portrait photographer newborn photographer and family photographer.  Photography coverage including but not limited to New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts including in NH Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In Maine Portland, Fryeburg. In Massachusetts Boston, Lawrence, Salam, and Gloucester and beyond.  If your in an area not listed I will travel for the right client.


No matter what your event may be either  wedding photography or senior portraits each day is a great day and will be handled professionally with our clients goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or your looking for a wedding photographer in North Conway New Hampshire please call me 603-367-4657 or email me at New Hampshire Wedding Photographer today.


Location Information:

Joe Martin Photography is located in Madison NH, 03849


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