March 5th, 2013
Some PFRE readers may not realize that there is a large flickr forum associated with this blog. I have to say that the PFRE flickr forum is one of the most powerful forms of photographic education that I’ve ever witnessed.
There are several ways to benefit from this free educational forum. You can:
- Just look at the photos posted there each day. By just looking and not even joining the forum you can learn what good real estate photography looks like because many of the best real estate photographers in the world that actively participate, post photos and participate in the discussions in this forum.
- Join the forum and comment on the photos or ask questions of the people that post photos.
- Post you own photos and get feedback from others. Don’t be overly sensitive. Expect people to be straight forward and tell you what you are doing wrong.
- Participate in the discussions. The photo pool and the discussions are essentially independent. Anyone can participate in either or both.
Over the years (the forum has been operational since May of 2007) there have been many people that told me that participation in the PFRE flickr forum played a significant part of their building a successful real estate photography business. I attribute this to the willingness of so many of the PFRE flickr forum members to help everyone.
All the links to PFRE blog related forums are listed down on the right-hand side-bar under the title “PFRE Flickr Links“. There are several forums but the most popular and the largest is the world wide PFRE forum.
With the recent release of flickr apps for SmartPhones and tablets participation in the flickr forum is much easier from mobile devices.