Archive for the 'Blog Notes' Category

About The Requirement That You Have a Website to Comment On The PFRE Blog

January 9th, 2017

Stuart made the following comment about the requirement for PFRE blog commenters to identify themselves with a website URL: In response to you saying that you are looking for suggestions. your introduction says, in part ” My primary goal for the blog is to help people get started ….” In order for novices to participate in […]

What PFRE Blog Improvements Would Readers Like To See In 2017

January 6th, 2017

It’s time to be thinking about goals for 2017. From time to time I get valuable input from readers on what I should be doing to improve the PFRE blog. Here are some things on my list for 2017: Make the PFRE blog mobile friendly: This is a top priority. Scott and Wayne told me clearly […]

What Are The Mysterious Lights In The Sky Over Seattle?

December 14th, 2016

Note: I wasn’t going to do this post again this year but I got several requests for it. I guess this subject has become a PFRE Christmas tradition. I put my Christmas header photo up on the blog recently. This header image has an interesting historical story that goes with it. PFRE blog readers have been […]

An Important Discovery About Flickr Related To Contests

September 30th, 2016

A reader in the UK recently discovered the following about the contest photos that you see in the contests that we use Flickr for: If you are not logged into the contest group you may see some of the group photos but not all of them. In this reader’s case, if he wasn’t logged into […]

A Couple Of Relatively New PFRE Blog Features Worth Highlighting

June 30th, 2016

Over the last 6 months or so I’ve added a couple of new features to the blog that I think are worth highlighting. The PfreBlog Twitter Timeline For many years I’ve used Twitter to announce each post I do on the blog. But in the last 6 months or so I’ve started also Tweeting links […]

Why Does Making Comments On The PFRE Blog Require A Website Address?

March 27th, 2016

James recently asked: Why do your forums require a website? Do you not realize some of us are novices just starting out and have not made enough money yet to incur the expense of a website? First of all, what James is talking about is that starting back on April 5, 2015, everyone leaving a […]

How I Use @PFREblog Twitter Stream On The Right Side-bar

January 17th, 2016

Readers frequently send me links to interesting articles around the net related to real estate photography that would be nice to quickly and easily share with the PFRE community. Much of the time these links don’t warrant a complete blog post but some time ago I realized that a great way to share these links […]

What Are The Mysterious Lights In The Sky Over Seattle?

December 20th, 2015

I put my Christmas header photo up on the blog recently. This header image has an interesting historical story that goes with it. PFRE blog readers have been trying to explain the pattern of 5 lights (one red and 4 green) are in the top center above the two tallest high rise buildings in downtown […]

As Of This Post A Website URL Is Required To Comment

April 7th, 2015

Cristi, my WordPress mechanic just finished implementing the feature on the PFRE blog that requires commenters to enter a URL and an e-mail and a website address (URL) when commenting. If you don’t enter the URL it won’t accept you comment. This new feature is a result of the discussion we had a couple of […]

I’m Considering Requiring A Website URL on All PFRE Blog Comments

April 2nd, 2015

I’ve been considering requiring all comments on the PFRE blog include a website URL. This inclination has evolved over many years. The fundamental issue for me is anonymous commenting. Currently when leaving a comment you must supply a email address but other readers can’t see that e-mail address, only I can see it. Comments by people that […]

Top 10 Most Popular PFRE Blog Posts in 2014

December 31st, 2014

Here are the top 10 posts during 2014. Only one of these posts was written in 2014 (#7) so these posts represent the classic areas of interest of real estate photographers over the last 7 years. Note that #1, #4 and #5 were written in 2007 and 2008: Wide-Angle Lenses For Real Estate Photography: How […]

What Are The Mysterious Lights Over Downtown Seattle Every Christmas?

December 22nd, 2014

You probably noticed that I put my Christmas header photo up on the blog recently. This header image has an interesting historical story that goes with it of how PFRE blog readers noticed and solved the mystery of what the pattern of 5 lights (one red and 4 green) are in the top center above […]

PFRE Blog Links To Real Estate Photography Job Opportunities

December 15th, 2014

You will notice that down on the right sidebar there is now a section titled “PFRE Job Opportunities” with a link under it that says “Aspen, CO.” I know, I just said a few weeks ago I wasn’t going to post job opportunities but Michael Brands of Aspen, Colorado showed me a simple way that I […]

Why Doesn’t PFRE Have A Facility For Posting Real Estate Photography Jobs?

November 23rd, 2014

A while ago I got a question from Ben in the UK: I’m a UK based property photographer / floor planner and wandered if you have a facility / section to post jobs. I’m looking to recruit a photographer. Also, do you have many UK visitors to the site? Answer: No I don’t have a […]

Top 10 Most Popular Real Estate Photography Posts

July 14th, 2014

I think it is interesting to see what the top areas of interest of PFRE blog readers are interested in. In some ways it reflects how good I am at writing titles but in the long run it mostly reflects reader interest because I don’t put a lot of energy into writing tricky, catchy titles. Here […]