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One time I forgot to bring my camera and after I finished cleaning my customer's roof, he walks out to look at it and says, "You didn't finish the garage roof."

No matter what my ground man and I said, he was convinced that I wasn't finished and said he was going to hold off on paying me the full amount and shorted me $100! ARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Having photographic proof to show ignorant, blind as a bat customers, would have helped out.

DON'T FORGET YOUR CAMERA and REMEMBER TO USE IT, because someday this may happen to you.


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Roof Cleaning Pro Greensboro NC (336)362 7659 wrote:

One time I forgot to bring my camera and after I finished cleaning my customer's roof, he walks out to look at it and says, "You didn't finish the garage roof."

No matter what my ground man and I said, he was convinced that I wasn't finished and said he was going to hold off on paying me the full amount and shorted me $100! ARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Having photographic proof to show ignorant, blind as a bat customers, would have helped out.

DON'T FORGET YOUR CAMERA and REMEMBER TO USE IT, because someday this may happen to you.


 very good advice



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This is good information. I know I suck at taking pictures. cry

All the info from Mike is what is needed! I have no doubt!

I have one further thought though.

I sometimes look at before and after pictures that I see posted and can easily spot that Photo Shop etc has been used to improve the pictures.

I don't ever touch mine up, because some of those I have seen, look "unreal" the sky is a different color, as well as the paint on the house, or the lawn and trees.

In fact, I have discarded some, just because the sun itself made the roof look "unrealy" { Not a word, but it makes the point yawn } bright white etc.

Our customers are not stupid [ well, some are wink ]

So, enhancing for the purpose of "REALLY SHOWING" how bad the algae was or clearing up a dull after photo is smart business, not doing it properly, looks and can be, fake and make a customer dismiss your proof photos.

So, I suggest you actually learn how to do it right and only use minimal enhancement. Not that I can do that, but just telling you what I have "glaringly" noticed myself. hmm

Here is an example of an untouched photo of a roof I did, that the sun itself makes look almost fake.



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What resolution and size should the picture be shot at? My Pics are blurry when they are enlarged on our website. We are trying to get good pics of our work, but i am new to uploading to the www. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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paroofguy wrote:

What resolution and size should the picture be shot at? My Pics are blurry when they are enlarged on our website. We are trying to get good pics of our work, but i am new to uploading to the www. Any advice is greatly appreciated.


 Always shoot them in the highest rez possible.  They can be resized as needed at a number of free web sites that specialize in just that.

Here's a good one that I use.



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Its a great tips and suggestions. We should take before and after pics that will easily tells the whole story of the success of our work. Really good piece of info..

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I think photographs are the best tool for keeping your past events always with you. Photographs also helps us to improve our knowledge on how we relate to past events. But its also very important that you should also have good photography skills for capturing good photographs...

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