Archive for the 'Q&A' Category

How Do You Decide to Contract Out Your Post Processing?

March 10th, 2015

Nick recently ask the following question: I was wanting your opinion on contracting out all the post processing using websites like Elance and Odesk and if its at all do able in this type of work. I know the urgency agents put on contractors and so I’m curious if employing others off shore would work in […]

What Is Your Experience With The Quality Of Blurb Books Made With Lightroom

February 9th, 2015

Hamish posed the following question about Blurb books made with Lightroom: I was wondering if the PFRE community has any advice about getting photo books printed. We are occasionally asked to supply stills as a printed book and in the past I have used iPhoto and Blurb via Lightroom. iPhoto was easy and had great […]

How Do You Promote Property Video?

January 11th, 2015

Last week Andrew asked: I am working on a video service that I hope to make available to my clients in a few months… in presenting the video service to my clients, I want to offer my agents some guidance as to how best to deploy video as part of the agents’ marketing efforts for a […]

How should Real Estate Photographers Handle Christmas Trees and Other Holiday Decorations?

December 18th, 2014

Vic asks: How should I handle Christmas trees and Christmas lights and other holiday decorations?  It’s hard to ask clients to remove these decorations because they are in the middle of their holiday celebrations.  But, in a month photos with holiday decorations will look dated.  Is it worth pushing a shoot back until after the […]

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 […]

Put Your Real Estate Photos In The Right Order!

October 28th, 2014

Tim Wilson pointed out this article at inman.com today. Tim said what caught his attention in the article was the following: What I found super-intriguing was that the sequential order of the photography made a difference. The participants I interviewed wanted to see the photos flow in an order emulating how they would naturally walk […]

Reader Questions And Answers – Assistants, Tours, Working For Redfin

October 15th, 2014

Chad’s Question:  I am growing beyond what I can shoot in a given week. With this I am having to turn away work and be selective with projects I do.  My question to you is, do you know if any of the coaches have particular experience with multiple photographers? Contracts, pay, insurance,  incentive,  training processes, pros […]

Real Estate Photography Questions and Answers

September 29th, 2014

I keep getting great questions and post these so everyone can get the benefit of the answers and others can add their thoughts and experiences. Jason’s Question:  I’m thinking of joining the local Association of Realtors as an affiliate to gain access to the Surpa system so I can just enter the homes I photograph without anyone […]

Real Estate Photography Question and Answer – Hyperlapse, Zillow Claims Photo Rights?

September 8th, 2014

Bill’s Question:   Perhaps that’s an exaggeration, but… I was interested in your thoughts on the new Hyperlapse App that Instagram released and they were raving about over on activerain? Answer:  I just downloaded Hyperlapse and tried out Hyperlapse App… While it’s a great iPhone time-lapse App because it allows you to change the frame rate before saving, there is no rocket science […]

Real Estate Photography Question and Answers

August 27th, 2014

I keep getting great questions and post these so everyone can get the benefit of the answers and others can help me come up with answers. Feel free to help me answer these! Barry’s Question:  I’m new to the PFRE scene and the Flickr blogs.  Could you give me a translation of some of the acronyms […]

Real Estate Photography Q&A – Shooting In The Rain, Leveling Camera, Floor Plans

August 25th, 2014

Josie’s Question:  I live in Florida and am thinking about moving to the Pacific Northwest and I was wondering how you photograph exteriors when it is either raining or at least overcast most of the winter in the PNW? I’m concerned about damage to the camera in the wet weather. How do you handle this? Answer: I’ve photographed in […]

Real Estate Photography Q & A – Older Rebels, Curbed.com and Independents in NZ?

August 19th, 2014

Jaimee’s Question:   I’m a fairly new agent (2 years) and want to supplement my income with real estate photography.  Your ebooks are exactly what I’m looking for to gather information on what to use and how to start so thank you for that.  I have an older Canon Rebel 300D from 2003, it’s not a full […]

Real Estate Photography Q & A – Zillow and Sony Mirrorless?

July 30th, 2014

David’s Question:  Came across this article today on the zillow acquisition of Trulia. I’m sure you are already aware of the rumors. I am curious what your thoughts are about such a team up and it’s impact on real estate photographers / photography? My guess is that if this particular teaming doesn’t pan out that there will […]

Real Estate Photography Question and Answers – #10

July 16th, 2014

Diana’s Question:  I would like to buy one of your books, I’m just not sure which book is best for me. I am a realtor, not exactly a beginner but not proficient by any means either! I have two DSLR camera’s, a Sony A350 and a Nikon D90. I have a wide angle and couple other […]

Real Estate Photography Question and Answers – #9

June 29th, 2014

Linda’s Question:  I had a question about business insurance and found your post  from April 2010. I was wondering if we also need to be bonded, or if the business insurance is sufficient? I was thinking specifically about times we shoot in homes alone. Do you know the answer to this? Answer: I‘ve never heard of real estate photographers […]