Archive for the 'Blog Notes' Category

Mark Reibman Wants To Help You With Your Post Processing

July 13th, 2014

I’ve been talking to Mark Reibman recently who is one of the original PFRE blog readers and original members of the PFRE flickr forum. Mark was a real estate photographer in the Seattle area back when I started the PFRE blog in 2005. Mark is now living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with his wife and […]

LightTrac Is Now Available On Windows 8

January 8th, 2014

We’ve covered the expanding use of LightTrac through the last few years. LightTrac is an app that helps you figure out the details of what the light is going to be doing at any given time and location. This can be a big help at getting great exterior shots of a property. LightTrac has been […]

Looking Back At 2013 And Looking Forward To 2014

December 31st, 2013

2013 was a great year here at PFRE: The PFRE blog traffic grew about 10% to just under a million visitors (960,000) in 2013. The blog is now read in 201 countries although mostly in the US, CA, AU and UK. The top ten posts in 2013 were: Wide-Angle Lenses For Real Estate Choosing Gear […]

What Are The Mysterious Lights Over Downtown Seattle At Christmas?

December 23rd, 2013

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 […]

Are You Getting A Dark Blue Background As Your PFRE Page Loads?

October 3rd, 2013

I’ve gotten a couple of reports this last week that when people access the PFRE blog the main page loads  very slowly and while it’s loading a page is displayed that has a partially dark blue background like the screen capture on the right. So far reports about this problem are only from the Big […]

Did You Notice That The PFRE Blog Is Running Faster?

May 19th, 2013

You’ve probably noticed that PFRE is running faster. It’s hard to miss. Starting late Friday US West Coast time (Tijuana time) we moved the PFRE blog to a higher performance server. Things have been slowing down for the last year or so as our traffic has been increasing but the thing that really made our […]

And The SEO Coaching/Mentoring Winners Are…

May 13th, 2013

Suzanne Feinberg in Scottsdale, AZ announced last week that she was going to do some free SEO coaching/mentoring for three PFRE readers. Suzanne got a bunch of interested readers for her offer. She says: There were so many compelling stories from PFRE blog readers that it was a very hard choice. As a result, I changed […]

The New PFRE Worldwide Directory Is Up And Running Check It Out

May 12th, 2013

Now that the new directory is up and running I wanted to point out some of the cool new features of the new directory: Three types of entries: Just as it’s been for years, there are three types of entries. Standard, Winner (Photographer of the Month winners) and Premium.  Premium entries show up at the […]

SunCalc.net A Free Alternative To The LightTrac App

April 30th, 2013

Thanks to Aric Boyles for pointing out this awesome little piece of Javascript goodness by Vladimir Agafonkin of Kiev. Note, I’m talking about Vladimir’s SunCalc.net webpage, not the IOS App that is similar for $.99. For those that are not familiar with LighTrac, it’s an IOS/Android App that will show you what the sun angle […]

Real Estate Photography Video Tutorials – By Simon Maxwell

April 23rd, 2013

If you are a regular PFRE blog reader you probably have seen Simon Maxwell’s video tutorials.  Simon is a London Architectural Photographer that is a long time PFRE reader. I think he has a real talent for doing video tutorials. Here are a couple of posts from last summer in which I’ve featured Simon’s tutorials: […]

The 10 Essentials Of Real Estate Photography

February 10th, 2013

I’ve been using what I’ve called the 10 essentials of real estate photography for a long time in my Photography For Real Estate eBook and the Realtors Guide to Using Photography in Real Estate Marketing. This is my attempt to boil down principles into a concise statement. Last October I did some tinkering with the […]

Looking Back: Top 10 Posts In 2012

December 31st, 2012

Looking Back: Here are the top 10 posts that were written in 2012: Warning: FAA Says US Airspace Is Closed To ALL Commercial UAVs What Should You Charge For Real Estate Photography? Unbelievably Bad Real Estate Photos Comparison of Your Photos to Typical Real Estate Photos What Is The Single Most Valuable Shot You Can Put On […]

What Mac Users Need to Know About the Flashback Trojan

April 8th, 2012

Rich Mogull, in Macworld: As Mikko Hypponen, Chief Researcher at F-Secure pointed out via Twitter, if there are roughly 45 million Macs out there, Flashback would now have infected more than 1 percent of them, making Flashback roughly as common for Mac as Conficker was for Windows. Flashback appears to be the most widespread Mac […]

Wireless Trigger Page Status

March 26th, 2012

Wow, triggers is a popular subject! I’m not doing a regular post because I’ve been working hard researching, updating the page and getting the thing to display correctly on the iPad. So right now the trigger page mostly displays on iPads and the poll works but the bottom of the trigger table is being cut […]

Reader Poll On The New PFRE Blog Template

January 21st, 2012

I left the new PFRE blog template up overnight on Friday night and got some negative feedback. So I thought I’d do a reader poll this weekend to get a broader input. Update 1/22 8:00 PM Pacific: On Sunday (1/22) evening I took down the Poll that was up for most of the weekend because […]