It is a red letter month; and not just because Christmas is coming.  My friend and adviser Clemens Jellema has shared some of his wisdom with Professional Deck Builder's Magazine, in his article, Better Deck Photos. In it Jellema states, "I realized how useful professional-quality photos were for selling deck jobs..."  And Jellema couldn't be more right! Clemens discusses how to capture the right shot, selecting better camera equipment and a bunch of other tips! Be sure to check out Clemens Jellema's Article this month.  
If you're a deck builder thinking an article isn't enough to save you from your own lack of know-how, then maybe some 1-on-1 time with Clemens will do the trick! DeckCritic.com is hosting our 1st Annual Photography Workshop and we're headed to Bryce Canyon! You can reserve your spot to learn from Both Clemens and Kim Katwijk. Mark your calendar: Friday, January 23-26th, 2015 after IBS.
The skills you will learn will make a major difference in your business and you will have FUN with other top deck builders and their wives!

Clemens Jellema owns Fine Decks, Inc. in Calvert County, Md. You can take a video tour of one of his recent projects by clicking here, or see more photos of his decks and artistic shots right here at DeckCritic.com!


1st Annual Photography Training Workshop at Bryce Canyon!

Bring your cameras and tripods, because we will be taking your photography skills to the next level. The skills you will learn will make a major difference in your business and you will get a little R and R with other top deck builders and their wives!
  • Learn from Clemens Jellema, one of the finest deck photographers in the industry.
  • Learn how to take video to promote your business, from Kim Katwijk.
  • Learn how to make the internet bring more leads next year.
  • Learn Lightroom software to make your deck photos POP!
  • Learn CAD program Real Time Landscape Architect basics or advanced RTLA Training.
  • Learn how to stage your deck photos with photo stylist secrets.
  Here’s the Plan:
   On Friday, January 23, 2015 after the IBS,  we will embark on a 4-days, 3 nights tour of Bryce Canyon and surrounding areas. Hosted by the DeckCritic; your transportation and other expences will be taken care of.  Your cost will be for your lodging and meals only.  
 So book your slot(s) NOW! 

 I can't wait to get out, breath some mountain air and spend some time away with you!

                                                       A big huge Thanks to our Sponsors who made this possible!  
                                 Fortress Railing       Screw Products inc.



    In Print
    Photography Workshop
    Professional Deck Builder Mag.
    Surface 360 Review


    "I've been designing and building as long as I can remember.  As a teen, my summer job was helping my dad replace old decks with beautiful backyard retreats.  It's no fun letting others do the dirty work and use the cool tools.  I am a hands-on-pour-my-sweat-out creature of creativity. When the opportunity arose to evaluate all things deck and outdoor living, I leapt into it with both feet."