For the second year straight, we have placed first in Architectural Photography (Professional) at the Utah State Fair. Coming on the heels of winning the first “Best of State” for commercial photography, I think these two awards go a long way to saying how well received my commercial and architectural photography has become in Utah.
Dave Koch, owner and chief photographer of R\E Photography UTAH, is honored to win two 2019 Best of State awards for his continuing commitment to provide a highest standard of photography in both the Commercial Photography and Nature Photography fields. The awards were announced this morning and will be presented at the Best of State Gala on June 12th.
As summer turns toward fall, people in the United States get up for the last big rumble of summer- our local State Fairs. Utah’s Fair is no slouch, and has a tremendous competition, and a great variety of highly talented photographers contributing. This year, I was able to win a First Place for my architecture photography, in this case a condominium tower downtown I shot for PMI Property Management in Lehi, and Chelsie Blackledge.
This year, I decided to try something new. I was going to see if I could get some of my pictures on exhibition in a “real” gallery. So I sent off some images to four galleries in exhibitions that sounded interesting or seemed like be looking for my sort of work.
Then I waited.
For a Realtor or other home seller, a picture can be worth much more than 1000 dollars. But not just any pictures. According to Seattle-based brokerage Redfin Corp., home listings that use photographs taken by the higher-end SLR tend to sell quicker- and at a higher price!- than listing with images from photos from cheaper point-and-shoot cameras.
One of my favorite competitions is the Utah State Fair. Its just fun- a state-wide competition against your neighbors. It is a great place to be recognized for the work you you…. in my case, for fun. The pieces I enter at the Utah State Fair are what I do to please myself. If I do well, great; if not, no big deal.
I entered an image I shot last July while on vacation with my family in Moab in the 2015 Nature Photography Competition and Exhibition at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. The exhibition ran February 26th through April 3rd. Just before the start of the exhibition, I got a call announcing that I had won an award at the show. I asked what I had won, and it turned out I placed first for the Dead Horse Gorge image.
Selling a house can be a big bother. You have to tidy and clean. You have to take the dogs somewhere so they don’t bite clients. And you have to get lost during showings and pen houses. We wanted top give you a few simple upgrades and such that you can do to your house to help make it more presentable…. and more interesting to modern buyers. Of course, you can also add some granite!
We have posted our first tour to the website. This is a 3300 square foot home on Draper, Utah, with a beautiful view of the valley looking northward. The home featured 5 bedrooms, and 3 baths. The lot adjacent to Open Space and Golf Course – No Back Neighbors! The home sits on on .28 acres, and was built in 1998.