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ImagesReTouch.com is Using an Image Stolen From Scott Hargis’s Book to Market Their Services!

May 4th, 2017

Matthew Stallone pointed out to me a few days ago that a marketing email being sent to many real estate photographers by Images Re-Touch is using an image stolen from Scott Hargis’s Lighting Interiors book (Figure 14.8 on page 169). They cropped the image to get rid of the “Figure 14.8” on the lower left […]

The PFRE Blog Is Now Mobile Friendly!

April 26th, 2017

Check out the new look of the PFRE blog on your mobile device! It’s way easier to read now on your smartphone. Also, Google now gives us a “mobile friendly” endorsement. You will see little or no difference on tablets but it now works nicely on smartphones. Almost 30% of PFRE blog traffic is now […]

Nikon Announces Extraordinary Losses – What Does This Mean?

February 16th, 2017

On Feb 13, Nikon issued a “Notice of Recognition of Extraordinary Loss”; canceled 3 new cameras they announced over a year ago, and announced an expected staff reduction. Tony Northrup’s video does an in-depth analysis of what this means for photographers and for Nikon as a camera company. He also gives his opinion of what […]

The PFRE Proofer Has OCD!

November 25th, 2016

Have you noticed the change in the PFRE posts since November 4? Starting on November 4th the PFRE blog has a proofreader. His name is Roy and besides being a proofreader with OCD (Obsessive Corrective Disorder) Roy is a real estate photographer in Los Angeles, California. Roy contacted me recently and pointed out that most of my […]

The Rise Of The SmartPhones From 2011 to 2016

October 30th, 2016

There is a trend going on that many professionals with a web presence don’t understand. I’ve just started to get my head around it in the last few weeks. Here’s what it going on: Mobile device (SmartPhones and Tablets) usage on the Internet is rapidly increasing. Desktop/laptop usage is decreasing. In real estate related professions SmartPhone […]

Update On Tyra Pacheco!

August 16th, 2016

Tyra Pacheco’s daughter Emma recently sent out the following update on Tyra’s condition. For those that don’t know Tyra see the June 17 post on Tyra’s accident: It has been just over two months since Tyra’s terrible accident. After enduring countless operations and procedures, she is on the mend!

Real Estate Photographers Make Sure You Are Not Using Adobe Flash ASAP

August 14th, 2016

About a year ago I described why you should make sure your website or tours don’t use Adobe Flash. I’m always amazed when I find a real estate photographer who is still using a product that uses Adobe Flash. Flash can’t be seen on any iPhone or iPad. Back in 2007 when this all started one […]

What’s A Zillow Certified Photographer?

July 28th, 2016

A couple of days ago Cindy in VA asked me: A friend and I noticed a reference on the Internet to “Zillow Certified Photographer”.  So we just spent the last 30 minutes on the Internet trying to find anything out about this with no answers, just Everbrite invites to locations in the US on dates […]

One Of Our Own – Tyra Pacheco Was In A Helicopter Crash Today And Is In Critical Condition

June 17th, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tyra Pacheco who was in a helicopter crash today while shooting real estate near Chatham, MA. Tyra is at Massachusetts General Hospital (55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114) in Boston with critical injuries. Here is the link to the CBS local coverage about the crash. Tyra was the very […]

Andrew At Photobizx.com Podcast Is Wanting To Interview Photographers Who Shoot Weddings and Real Estate

May 10th, 2016

This last weekend I got a request from Andrew Hellmich in Australia: Hi Guys, It’s Andrew Hellmich here from Australia – I’m a wedding and portrait photographer with a photography business podcast and I’m hoping you may be able to recommend a photographer or two for my show. I’m looking to interview a successful real estate […]

Brandon Cooper And Family Have Evacuated Fort McMurray and Are Safe

May 4th, 2016

I just got off the phone with Tony Colangelo who called me to let me know that Brandon Cooper in Fort McMurray, Alberta was able to get out of Fort McMurray safely with his family, camera gear and the clothes on their back last night. For those of you, that haven’t heard the entire 80,000 […]

Never10 by Steve Gibson Lets You Control When And If You Upgrade To Windows 10

March 29th, 2016

Just recently I had a discussion with Russell in Portland about if there was a performance benefit if he upgraded his Windows 7 machine to Windows 10. I told him I doubted that it would improve his Lightroom or Photoshop performance and he decided he would stick with Windows 7. Apparently there are many Windows […]

New Video Chapter Released For Image Editing For Real Estate Video Series

February 21st, 2016

John McBay has just released a new chapter in the video series, Image Editing for Real Estate Photography. The title of Chapter 32 is “Exposure Fusion & HDR”. Click on the image to the right to view it free from now until March 15, 2016. Chapter 32 consists of three separate videos, altogether totaling almost […]

Zillow Announces A Feature That Allows Agents To Create Walk Through Video On Listings

February 17th, 2016

Joel in Boca Raton, Florida pointed out to me that yesterday (February 16) Zillow announced a new feature that allows listing agents to use the Zillow Smartphone App to shoot a video walkthrough of their listing, edit the video and post it on the Zillow listing. The videos must be less than 2 minutes and […]

Is Front Exterior Shot From South Sydney Australia Listing Misleading?

February 16th, 2016

Today there was a story flying around the net that a front exterior shot used by a listing agent in South Sydney, Australia was misleading. The photo on the top right was used to list the home but the photo on the bottom right is from Google Street View of the listing address. Hmm, do […]