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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by CLS, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. CLS

    CLS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29


    I have a problem. I am going out on my own this year, and I am trying to put together a good advertising package. My problem is I don't have any PICS of my previous work. I just simply did not ever consider taking pics of my work over the last 7 years
    while working for other lco's.

    I've tried going through the archives for pics I felt represented the work I am capable of and pm'ing the authors for there permission to use but NOBODY will even answer my requests. I guess I understand why though so I have no hard feelings.

    Anybody care to help a guy out? I'm to the point where I would consider paying for a quality pic.

    I in no way will pass the pics off as my own work.

    I will also show the work before it goes to print for approval.


  2. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 711

    heres an idea, though it may not be a good one, try realestate agents. Surely they have pictures of homes that include the landscape?
  3. IndyPropertyCare

    IndyPropertyCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 201

    There are TONS of pics out on the net you can use just to "spruce" up your sales package. Some are forsale and some are free... spen a little time on the net & U will find alot.
  4. CLS

    CLS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    The realestate idea is a good one. I'll give that a try.

    I have also done several picture searches on alltheweb.com. I have found alot of pics like you mentioned. Problem is I don't know how cool it is to just take them and use them. I want permission to use whatever pics I find so I can avoid someone getting pi55ed at me.

    Is it acceptable to just use whatever pic I find on the net?
  5. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    CLS, Pm me your email address.. I might be able to help you out.
  6. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

    Hi CLS,

    Soupy has some great pics too :)
  7. aquamtic

    aquamtic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 303

  8. CLS

    CLS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29


    I sent you a pm.


    Thanks for the link. I checked it out. A little more $$ then I has hoping to spend. They did have nice pics but not what I'm looking for exactly. Thanks anyway.

  9. Joe Shooner

    Joe Shooner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 160

  10. newleaflandscape

    newleaflandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 348

    Why in God's name cant you just go back to the customers house and ask permission to take some pics. If anything I would rather show customers pics of jobs after the plants have grown for a couple years and matured.

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