A few shots of the last century mill in Merton, Wisconsin.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Monday, December 23, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
This Canon SLR was manufactured sometime in the 70's and has seen many days since then. Has some general overall wear and dirt, but the film compartment is clean, as well as the prism and mirror. The 35mm lens is in great condition, no scratches or pitting. 200mm lens is a telephoto and has no defects as well. Camera is still in serviceable condition and would make a good student option.
I picked up this vintage camera at a local rummage sale one day. It had some wear, but was in pretty good overall condition. I have since resold it at my Etsy Store.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
|I started with a flier concept which helped me figure out what kind of photo I wanted to take for the flier and website.|
|Once website was designed, I broadcasted it via my |
@mcpickard Twitter account.
|My tweets are automatically propagated to Facebook.|
After all that work, I took pictures being mindful to capture what minor damage that existed, but also selecting the best shots that display the car in the most favorable light.
Once that was completed, I began selecting photos of the exterior, interior, and mechanicals and loaded them to the free blogspost website that I had been developing. Since the flier could only show a few pictures and relate some details about the car, this site had to be more in-depth to give prospective buyers the kind of information they needed to not only see the car, but buy it and at the price I was asking.
Well, the car sold and within in a week. I had many calls and the second buyer had cash in hand when they came to test drive the car.
All these tools, Google Campaign Builder, bit.ly and online publishing platforms like Blogger, Wordpress -- or even Pinterest, are free and rather easy to use. If you go this route to sell your car, or your home, make sure that your website has something to offer to the person who lands on it. When you have that, you can use Twitter and Facebook to promote it and measure engagement. To develop the best content that resonates with search engines, you can try Google's new Keyword Planner. Also, when posting to Twitter or Facebook make sure to use hashtags, which will allow other people -- who may not be looking what you are selling or promoting -- to find you organically.
You can see the website I put together here.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Yay! I get to shop!
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash Model with Kodalite Midget Flashholder, a photo by matthewpickard on Flickr.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
So I found this shot and upped the "drama" in Photoshop.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I bought this camera off of ebay and then sold back on ebay when I felt that I no longer needed it. The camera never really worked and I really only bought this camera because I wanted to collect Pentax cameras. Now I don't. (Although I do love my basic Pentax K-1000 and still shoot on it.)
Poetic justice I suppose.
Shot in my home studio with a Canon 7D and Bogen 200b Monolight from the 80's.