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Professional Photographer – Be One (or Hire One) to Increase Sales

February 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Speaker: Adam Gibson

Ensconced in the design field since 1995, Adam Gibson, CMKBD currently divides his time creating luxury home additions, kitchens, and bathrooms, and professional photography. Tiring of spending thousands to photograph his work, he began an education on best architectural photography practices. Known for an infusion of clean lines, warmth and natural light, he captures those elements in his photography, often simply using available light. He shoot his own projects and those of designers and builders. View his images at www.adamgibson.com. He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and Professional Photographers Guild, and has been featured in regional and national publications. Adam is an active member in the NKBA Indiana State Chapter, having served as President, VP Professional Development, VP Technology/Communications, and is currently Chapter Representative, and serves on the NKBA’s Chapter Leadership Committee.


Professional Photographer – Be One (or Hire One) to Increase Sales
Speaker: Adam Gibson
Track: Sales & Marketing

You put tons of effort into making great projects, but does your business employ photography that best represents its high quality? Do your images compare to those in national design magazines? In this two-for-one program you’ll learn what to look for when hiring a pro AND how to create striking architectural photographs on your own and increase your bottom line. Hiring a professional often nets the best results – but not always. Architectural photography is not like any other. Knowing what will draw the viewer’s eye to what you want them to see, namely, your work, is critical. You’ll see how some photographers get it wrong, and how to avoid those mistakes. Want to try it on your own? Learn from a designer who is also a professional photographer. With some investment you don’t need to be pro to use pro tricks. You’ll learn about good camera and lens combinations, simple lighting tricks, where to place your camera, what to focus on, post processing and compositing multiple images, and much more. See examples at www.adamgibson.com.

Learning Objectives:

  • Practice making superb photographs of your own work
  • Good lighting techniques at little or no cost will be covered.
  • Know what to look for when hiring a professional architectural photographer
  • Attendees will learn how to choose a photographer to best achieve their goals without spending a fortune by following a checklist of appropriate questions.
  • Using on-screen examples, attendees will see good, better and best practices for architectural photography.
  • Attendees will learn basic language ensuring they are permitted to use a photographer’s images without incurring additional expenses down the road.
  • Using real-world equipment, attendees will understand what photography gear they can acquire themselves.
  • Good lighting techniques at little or no cost will be covered.
  • Examples will show differing results when using various cameras: full frame vs. cropped sensor vs. compact vs. phone.
  • Recommending lenses: zoom, prime and shift will be covered.
  • Tripods, shutter release, iPad/laptop tethering, lens hood, filters, and a few other basic accessory suggestions will be addressed.

A quick and easy real-time lesson will demonstrate how to composite several images into one, eliminating distortion.



Location Sponsor: Aya Kitchens aya logo

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The Kitchen is today’s living room – It’s the heart of the home. At AyA we believe that a great kitchen starts with you.

Every AyA kitchen is designed and made just for you. Unlike other kitchen manufacturers we don’t assemble from stock, we produce a unique kitchen for each and every customer. With AyA’s mass customization approach, you get the best of both worlds – the personalization of a custom kitchen with the value and quality that comes from a 150,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art production facility.  By combining old world craftsmanship and attention to detail with high tech manufacturing processes AyA offers innovative, quality cabinetry at competitive prices, incomparable selection of colours, styles and accessories to help you create your ultimate living space.


To provide our customers with a product that is innovative in design, consistent in quality and competitive in value. To develop and maintain a working environment committed to safety, teamwork, advancement and professionalism. To contribute to our community as an environmentally conscious manufacturer, a dependable employer and a leader in our industry.

Tel: 1.613.742.1999
E-mail: jditota@ayakitchens.com


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If you are not a member and would like to become one to take advantage of the discounted tickets please contact Karen Colburn  at karen@urbanstonesurfaces.com


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1260 Old Innes Rd #601
ottawa , ontario K1B 3V3 Canada
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