digital camera usage for LOC's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by richard coffman, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. richard coffman

    richard coffman LawnSite Senior Member
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    On a previous thread done, someone mentioned using a digital camera to take pictures of the property before it was started for those customers where he would feel to raise an eyebrow to. who else has thought of this and what has this done for your business? ;) ;) :D :D

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    Richar/Owner
     
  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    we take before and afters. Mainly due to us working with absentee owners (vacation homes).
    most pay us before they ever see the job. i send them an email woth some pics of the completed work..
     
  3. richard coffman

    richard coffman LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've been looking into buying a digital camera for the business, but didn't know what it has done for other LCO's, word of mouth is the best advertisment in my book.

    Respectfully,

    Richard/Owner :D :D :D
     
  4. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    it is extremely useful.
    not only for customers, but for employees as well.
    if there is a problem on a job i can snap a pic and then show the problem to the employee.
    it's also very good for communicating with my customers.
     
  5. richard coffman

    richard coffman LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks yardPro for the info.. which camera do you use???
     
  6. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    i have a fairly cheap 1.3MP cannon. i will be buying at least a 4MP this year with zoom.
    for us it is a really good investment.

    In instances like bobby's leaf thread. a picture taken of the lawn when the cleanup was completed would cost you nothing, but would be good leverage if there is a problem down the road.
     
  7. richard coffman

    richard coffman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks YardPro, I've been looking at the canon A75 powershot digital camera here at the local wal mart, think it's only 3.2 mega pixl, are you looking at the powershot A85 (cannon model)???
     
  8. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    i really don't know enough about them to have any brand choice. I'll wait until the after christmas sales and buy whatever i can get the best deal on.
     
  9. mike payne

    mike payne LawnSite Member
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    I use a digital camera when I do clean ups. I take a group of shots before the work begins. After the work is done, I take the same group of shots to show what I have done. This is very helpful when the owners are away for a period of time. I use a 5 meg.digital Nikon camera to do these shots.
     
  10. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
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    what is the least amount of megs to get a decent shot? I am in the market for a new digital camera too.
     

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