Chairman Jack Conway and photographer Wayne Smith check out some of the images in “The House That Jack Built.”
Norwell — The message was “lights, camera, focus” at a recent photography workshop held at Jack Conway, Realtor’s Norwell headquarters. The session was the latest in Conway’s Real Estate Dialogue series, bringing experts in various fields into Conway Country to help sales associates hone their skills. The class was instructed by professional photographer Wayne Smith, owner and operator of Photo Pro in East Bridgewater, and hosted by Chairman Jack Conway.
Conway introduced Smith to the 47 agents in attendance and commended his work. “Wayne has been photographing our company’s events, people and inventory for more than 20 years,” said Conway, holding up a “classic home” brochure done by Smith. “His pictures are so good that we asked him to share his knowledge with us. Personally, I don’t even know how to use a digital camera, but I’m going to learn today.”
Smith taught the Conway agents about the use of tripods, the benefits of proper lighting and staging techniques, and stressed the importance of decluttering rooms before taking pictures of a home. He offered instruction in digital photography and advised against including parked cars or pets in photos of properties. “Half of the population doesn’t like dogs,” said Smith. “So photographing Fido in the living room because you think he’s cute may not be the best idea.
Sherrell Prefontaine, manager of Conway’s North Attleboro office, was among the attendees at the photography dialogue. “I learned a lot from Wayne,” said Prefontaine. “I think I take pretty good pictures, but I definitely got some new tips and strategies to try out on my listings.”
The Conway “Dialogue” series is part of an extensive roster of training offered to Conway Country agents throughout their careers. “My father has always believed in the concept of ‘lifelong learning’ and so do I,” said Conway’s daughter and Company CEO Carol Bulman. “We are known for educating our agents to keep them at the top of their game. That works for us and it works for our customers.”
For information on joining the Conway Country sales team, contact Marie Battles at 781-871-0080, ex 342.