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Welcome to our technology blog!  Here, you’ll find articles on all the different ways technology is impacting industries and everyday life. 

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Web Design – Everything You Need to Hook Your Audience in the First Glance

Web Design – Everything You Need to Hook Your Audience in the First Glance

Web design has the power to grab the attention of or turn-off your audience. We understand how significant web-design is to marketing. Therefore, we here at 5 dog digital marketing strategize a web design for your business that can help enhance your brand image and achieve your goals.

How to strengthen your web design?

Working with an experienced web design agency like 5 Dog Digital Marketing in Santa Rosa, you can rest at ease that your web design goals will be met.

  • User-driven layouts 

We focus on easy to navigate web layout coupled with value-driven copy and attractive graphics to enhance your website’s value.

  • Robust programming 

To rule out the speed of loading problems and other inefficiencies, we take refuge in robust programming solutions to easily utilize attractive designs quickly and efficiently. 

  • High-impact sites 

5Dog Digital Marketing experts create high-impact web designs that align with your business persona and include search optimization CMS integration, SEO, clean designs, and cross-device compatibility to provide a smooth user experience.

We are a Sonoma County website design company, but our services are not restricted to Santa Rosa, CA. We service clients nationwide. Call today to schedule a free video consultation on your new website, or get a site audit on your existing one. We’ll quickly identify all the top areas where a little work on our part can mean big returns for you. 

Technology and Junk Removal Services

technology and junk removal services

When it comes to your average residential junk removal service, you may not think that technology has much of an impact. To really consider how technology has affected junk removal, you must think about how technology has impacted waste management as a whole. Think back about 100 years ago. What did waste management look like at that time? All waste was sent to landfill; there was barely a concept of recycling. Technology has significantly increased the world’s capability to recycle various items. In turn, companies that provide a junk removal service in your local area can then process the items they pick up accordingly, rather than just dumping everything they pick up at a landfill site.

Two items that most people don’t know can be recycled are scrap metal and unwanted furniture. First, let’s discuss scrap metal. Anything made out of metal has value. In every major city in North America, you’ll find several metal processing facilities. These facilities readily accept any and all metal products from the general public. They also pay a good rate for your metal! They pay you to bring the metal to them because they process all metal received and sell it at an even higher price. So the next time you’re looking to get rid of something, inspect it closely, and if it’s made of metal, don’t pay someone to pick it up for you, just take it to your local metal processing facility and have them pay you!

Next, let’s discuss unwanted furniture. The average person will own many pieces of furniture over their lifetime. What do you do when you want to get rid of a piece? Maybe you’ve outgrown it and got something new, or you’re downsizing.  Whatever the case is, one disposal option is putting it on the curb and calling your local municipality to come and pick it up. Or maybe you have several pieces and you’ll call a junk removal company, like Eco Junk Removal St. Catharines, which specializes in furniture removal services. Another option you may not be aware of is calling your local furniture donation center! Any large metropolitan area will have several furniture donation “banks”, like Niagara Furniture Bank. These kinds of furniture banks have the capability to accept furniture donations, and sometimes they’ll even be able to pick up your unwanted furniture for free! So instead of paying a junk removal service to pick up your furniture, the furniture bank will pick it up for free and you’ll be left with the peace of mind that your furniture will be going to someone who really needs it.

Lastly, junk removal companies can assist when it comes time to remove your old, unwanted technology. Have an old TV or microwave and you’re not sure how to get rid of it? You can check with your local municipality to see how to dispose of these items yourself, or you can call a junk removal company and they’ll take care of the heavy lifting for you. What about that massive, unslightly antenna mounted to the side of your house and/or your roof? If you want that gone, a local junk removal company might also be able to assist you with that. Not all junk removal companies offer this service, but I found it very interesting and useful that Eco Junk does mention an antenna removal service on their website. Good to know!

Newborn photography is the latest photography trend

Newborn photography, which is the photography of babies soon after they’re born, has been around since the late 1800s. It was transformed in the early 1990s by a photographer who took it upon herself to pose babies as models with intricate props and settings.  Today, it’s a very popular type of photography!

There weren’t any professionals back then who knew how to both handle a baby and photograph them. In the Victorian era, a photograph required about 10 seconds of exposure time to complete a photo. So in order to keep a baby still for that long, the mother would hold the baby while hidden. Hence, it became known as hidden mother photography. A blanket or prop would attempt to hide the mother, whose baby was held for a photo that would keep memories alive.

Today, photography has evolved and professional photographers have revolutionized ways to take pictures of newborn babies that are not only a moment in time but a show of personality and design. Professional newborn photographers understand how to keep your baby safe and comfortable while posing them with props that create lasting keepsakes. 

Here are seven reasons to hire a professional photographer to take photos of your newborn baby:

Professionals can pose your baby to capture special features

The purpose of posing newborn babies is to capture their innocence and beauty. Babies are cute, but they’re also delicate, wholesome, angelic. To capture this, professional newborn photographers use posing to carefully place a baby into a still moment. 

The most common is the Frog Pose, where the hands are placed under the baby’s chin, propped up on their elbows with the legs extended on each side. It focuses on the facial features in an angelic pose.

Some poses will cater to the squishiness and flexibility of a newborn’s body. Pudge, wrinkles, and fat rolls are all such cute features that showcase a newborn. Placing a baby in the Womb Pose or Chin on Hands Pose accentuate the tiny hands and fingers of the baby as well as their face.

Every pose has a purpose and a professional newborn photographer will discuss these options with parents who are looking to capture these beautiful moments.

Professionals are safety-trained and will keep your baby healthy during the process

Posing a gumby new baby is difficult and best left to professionals because it requires special care and knowledge. For one, new babies are still developing their immune systems and temperature regulation. Since most poses require a baby to be naked, the temperature of the room is set to a comfortable warmth.

Certain poses can’t be held for long because circulation for newborns isn’t great. If left in a pose for too long, the hands and feet begin to turn blue or purple. A professional newborn photographer knows they have limited time to get the shot when posing. 

Other safety measures that a professional newborn photographer will do is disinfect all surfaces, props, and studios before each session. All props and equipment used for the baby will be soft, and plush. And most of all, if anyone is feeling sick or under the weather, they will cancel or postpone a shoot to keep the baby safe.

Professionals use props to add style to a photoshoot

When babies are born, they have yet to develop their personality. But parents can still have their influence. When using props, newborns are transformed into another setting, another world, or a planned life. Sports fans, artists and musicians who want their babies to follow their footsteps can add their props to the images and create a moment worth framing.

Common props include hats and headbands, buckets and baskets, hanging beds, wraps and rugs. These props are all meant to keep the baby safe and unharmed while adding value to a photo. A baby is always the focus, though!

Professionals often have package deals from birth to first birthday

Why take pictures of your baby only as a newborn? Many professional newborn photographers understand that once you want to capture a moment, there are many memories thereafter to capture.

Package deals are set up so that the same photographer can commemorate all the big moments like maternity photos, birth photos, newborn photos, and cake smash first birthdays. This allows you to save money, keep a consistent style, and build a relationship with your photographer. 

Professionals will communicate well with parents

Photographers who work with babies understand their clients can’t communicate their needs and worries. Communicating well with parents is key to making sure a photo shoot runs smoothly and everyone involved is happy. 

It may be uncomfortable for parents to allow a professional newborn photographer to handle their baby but the expertise and experience these photographers have will ensure their safety. Communication will ease those worries of parents.

Communication is also key in deciding style, props, colors, etc. Parents have a say in their baby’s portrayal while a professional photographer makes it happen.

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