We were just reading @laretour 's article on slow tourism in @hiddenscotland magazine and couldn't agree more with what she had to say.
If there's one benefit from these tumultuous last few months, it's the fact that holidaying locally is set to make a strong resurgence in the coming years.
As part of a local business association, I didn't necessarily make the direct connection between our own business and the tourism sector. It's rare for us to get work from someone simply passing through our village. However, as a service provider to businesses in the tourism industry (i.e. accommodation providers, cafes, restaurants, bike shops, etc.) a lot (more than we had realised) of our income is influenced by holidaymakers in the area.
The same could be said for a great number of other businesses - perhaps even your own?... You may not feel that you would benefit directly from a boom in local tourism. But when those businesses you serve on a weekly basis are inundated with more trade and come to you for help. You too will feel the knock-on benefit.
"So how can I improve my images?.."
I'm glad you asked, because that's where we come in. Firstly, ask yourself when did you last have photos taken? In most cases it might shock & surprise you when you realise just how long it has been since that last load of photographs were taken!
Now ask yourself - how much has changed over that time? - Are you offering new products or services? Have you re-decorated parts of your property? Are there new members of your team or other aspects worth telling folk about?
Chances are you answered YES to at least one of those questions.
It can be as simple as a few updates and re-shoots or a whole suite of photos to help launch your new business venture. Either way, there's a huge significance in having high-quality, up-to-date images when you're marketing your business.
We would love to talk through some options with you and help in any way we can. We are all in this together, for the long-haul it seems. So it's only smart that we work together to make the best of a particularly bad hand we've all been dealt this year.
You can reach us by phone, email or even by post (if you're feeling like showing off that online calligraphy course you took at the start of lockdown). There's also our social media channels too. I've included all the info for you below to make it as easy as possible for you to get in touch.
We'd love to hear from you!
Russell & Laura.
TEL: 01339 755304
POST: Aboyne Photographics LTD
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