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Living Being Media
T-shirts    Notecards    Other products    Collectible print sets   Image licensing
  Some equipment used for this site and in private work. This beautiful dog, Toby,  was adopted and saved using the internet.
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9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In memory of Toby
Paul Smyres

Commercial photographer   Owner and CEO, Living Being Media   Photo services
Aerial photography   Stock photos   Ebay and product photography
I'll travel almost anywhere for special projects and assignments.   

I've been involved in many photographic projects, including aerial,  commercialreal estate, sports,
product photography and internet work.   I've also photographed a lot of petschildren and adults.
Sometimes I do large pet photo shoots, usually fundraisers, and I enjoy doing artistic work.
We distribute a line of cards with my photos on them, t-shirts and Photo CD's.

I use Canon digital cameras, Mamiya RB67 Pro SD, and some Nikon 35 mm cameras


  Internet advertising

ommercial grade images for publication or internet use.
          Specially created, modified photos for advertising and creative applications.
          Images for both exclusive and non-exclusive commercial and editorial uses.
          Stock photography  --- My inventory contains many thousands of unique images.

                     See my gallery

         Most of my business is now commercial in nature and almost all of it comes through this website.    This site and the others we run receive over 1 million  unique visitors per year from up to 155 countries and is still growing rapidly.

I still do portraits occasionally by special request.  There are many styles of portrait photography I prefer a simple style
that emphasizes the personality and expression of the subject.    Portrait photography is challenging and you need to
have a personality that is upbeat, lively, and sensitive.

Time Rates

For each hour of photography there is typically at least an hour of two of
post production work such as editing, cropping, and creating a CD or DVD.   
Rates listed include that production work.

Rates are project based and negotiable, but a guideline is as follows:

Hour:   $ 100, minimum 2 hours
Day:   $ 600 plus travel and expenses
Week:   $ 1,500 plus travel and expenses

Many customers are unaware of what a photo shoot entails, how long it will take,
and how much it will cost.   A good photo shoot is well planned so that everything is in order.
This means any models, props, apparel, products, lights, backgrounds, and so on must be
ready and immediately available.
A simple portrait session can be done within a half hour, plus a half hour to review results.
Product photography, on the other hand, is much more complicated.
For each product, it's usually best to take multiple shots.    Sometimes it's also wise to
have an appropriate set to create an atmosphere.     That's easy for small products,
but for large ones, such as vehicles or furniture, it can take considerable preparation.


      Photography instruction  Join our information section, where we keep adding more and more tips for a variety of photographic techniques, including;
How to sell products faster and for a higher price with great photos.
Pet Photography, Travel
( taking a trip soon? ), portraits,  photo editing, and much more

Los Nevados, Venezuela Samples of my product work
Gilmor Glass
Steve Heller custom furniture

Product photography
I do a lot of eBay photography

Millerton, NY 12546
Dutchess County,)

Location work in NYC
Upper West Side,
  Hudson Valley   NW CT.

Photo sales
Stock and assignment photography  
Transformative imagery
Monochrome photos    
Abstract photography  
Framed prints  
Old photograph repair
Equipment reviews 
35mm and medium format and digital.

lake sunrise
photo note-cards
color and monochrome


This site


Inspiration links
Master links list
order a picture
Buy a photo CD
Amazing mysteries

American Flags 
American spirit/patriotism

   Christmas  Churches 
Death/rebirth theme
Daily living quotes  
   healing pictures 
Inspiration quotes calendar
Moon pictures
Note cards   Religion
   Themes -- photos
Transformative imagery
Upanishads quotes
World Mother theme

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