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How Do You Avoid Having Shadows When Shooting Rooms with a Ceiling Fan?

March 6th, 2017

Rob in Southern CA asks: What’s the best way to avoid shadows on ceilings fans, chandeliers, etc? When using strobes I know I can blend in an ambient exposure but I’m looking for a technique or trick without those extra steps. Yes, shadows from things that hang from ceilings are a pain! The trick to […]

Manual Exposure Blending With Photoshop

July 10th, 2016

Last week Andi, a beginning photographer in Australia, asked me to identify what technique one of his competitors was using. It didn’t look like an ambient shot, it looked a little like flash but not completely. It was clearly flash and ambient blend. Some call it exposure blending in Photoshop. You will see people in […]

The Second Edition Of Simon Maxwell’s Enfuse E-book Is Now Available

June 28th, 2016

I’m proud to announce that Simon Maxwell and I have finished the Second Edition of Simon’s e-book that used to be called Enfuse For Real Estate Photography and is now called Enfuse and Hand Blending In Photoshop For Real Estate Photography. We changed the name of the e-book slightly because Simon has added four chapters on the […]

A Must Read For Real Estate Photographers That Worry About Protecting Their Copyright

February 2nd, 2016

I just got an email from Steve Schlackman an IP attorney and author of ArtLawJournal.com the blog about artistic copyright issues. Steve highlighted a recent blog post titled Six Steps to Safer Image Sharing by Chris Reed that I found very interesting because: It features a study of social media sites that tested how each social […]

The Photography For Real Estate E-book Has Been Updated, Expanded and Reduced In Price

July 30th, 2015

I’m proud to announce that I’ve completed an update and expansion of my Photography For Real Estate ebook. This ebook is designed for people just getting started in real estate photography. It goes into all the technical basics of real estate photography. Everything you need to know to get started. This book along with The Business of […]

Enfuse E-book Now Included With The Enfuse Video Series

April 26th, 2015

We’d like to announce that as of April 22, 2015 we have included Simon Maxwell’s e-book on Enfuse with the Enfuse video series. So you now get both the video series and the e-book for $125 USD. All video subscribers can now download the e-book PDF directly from the page all the videos are on. […]

The Spanish Version Of What Real Estate Agents Need To Know About Photography

March 31st, 2015

Thanks to Manu Luque at guolker.es in Torrevieja, Spain the free PFRE e-book, What Real Estate Agents Need To Know About Photography is now available in Spanish. With the addition of Spanish this free resource for real estate agents is now available in 7 languages (English, Russian, German, Italian, Ukrainian, Croatian and Spanish). Click here […]

The Books We Sell On PFRE Offer Benefits Of Ebooks And Hardcopy Books

March 18th, 2015

A few days ago Syv asked the following: Could you make a list of good books, separated by ebook vs physical book. Last year I bought about $400 worth of books and almost all of the as physical books. I do not read ebooks because as an old dinosaur I don’t like reading on the […]

$15 Discount On Image Editing For Real Estate Photography Thru Dec 31

December 2nd, 2014

Everyone is doing discounts. We’ve decide to get on the bandwagon an do a discount too. So as of right now through the end of the 2014, John McBay’s e-book, Image Editing For Real Estate Photography is on sale for $30. That’s $15 off the regular price of $45. In case you aren’t familiar with […]

Controlling Window Reflections

November 17th, 2014

Laura Recently asked the following question: I am currently shooting for a glass company to showcase their work on mostly large corporate buildings.  Do you know of any good resources for getting the best window photos without all the reflections etc? I usually try to shoot around dusk, but I am fighting with almost mirror like […]

Now Available: Enfuse For Real Estate Photography E-book

November 9th, 2014

Its here! Simon Maxwell, in London and I have been working hard for the last several months on the new PFRE Media publication that we are launching today. This new e-book is titled Enfuse For Real Estate Photography. As we talked about in this post last month Enfuse is another technique for shooting real estate that is handy to […]

New PFRE Media Publication Coming Soon: Enfuse For Real Estate Photography

October 12th, 2014

Simon Maxwell, in London and I have been working hard for the last several months on a new upcoming PFRE Media publication. It will be an e-book titled Enfuse For Real Estate Photography. Long time PFRE blog readers know Simon from his series of Lightroom video tutorials which have been very popular. I am excited […]

Update To The Business Of Real Estate Photography Released

May 5th, 2014

Just a few minutes ago, I sent out an update PDF to everyone that has purchased The Business of Real Estate in the past. Here is what the new update has: It has a new vertical design much like the recent update to Lighting Interiors. This new design works better on tablets but also still […]

PFRE E-books Can Be Read On All Devices

March 12th, 2014

As more and more people are using tablets to read PFRE e-books I’ve been getting more questions about how to get PDFs to your tablets. So I’ve created a page that answers many of the standard questions on this subject. It’s called Reading-pdfs in the menu bar at the top of the blog. All PFRE […]

Here’s Some DAM Useful Stuff For Real Estate Photographers

March 9th, 2014

As regular readers will remember, we featured Peter Krogh’s book, The Dam Book – Digital Asset Management for Photographers, as one of our books of the month. Peter’s DAM book is the “gold standard” for explaining how to organize and protect you photos. Just yesterday I discovered that Peter is now publishing his own work […]