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My Favorite Apps For Real Estate Photographers and Realtors

October 9th, 2012

Jason Jacques asked me today if I had a list of recommended apps. And he didn’t mean apps related to shooting photos on SmartPhones, he meant apps related to getting your job as a real estate photographer or Realtor done. It didn’t take me long to come up with a short list. Here it is: […]

We are now accepting Daylight Exterior Shots for the August PFRE Photographer of the Month Contest

August 1st, 2012

We are now accepting entries for the August Photographer of the Month contest. Please review and follow the entry submittal rules and posted at the PFRE Contest Page. You can also click “contest” in the top blog menu bar to get to the contest page. The theme for August is: Daylight Exterior and entries will be accepted through August 15. […]

The Photography For Real Estate Sky Library Updated

February 27th, 2012

You probably didn’t even know there was a PFRE sky library did you. Yes, since March of 2006 there has been one. Many readers over the years have donated public domain skies for everyone to use and even though I haven’t had a link to the old the free sky library on the blog for a […]

Meet PFRE Reader Alex Grekov of St Petersburg, Russia

January 25th, 2012

Just last week I was looking at the Google Translate Widget at the top left side-bar wondering if it was really being used and if I should leave it there. Yesterday the friendly universe gave me a clear answer- “YES people are using it.. leave it there!”. Alex Grekov of St Petersburg, Russia contacted me […]

I Need Your Input On A PFRE Photographer of The Month Voting Issue

January 24th, 2012

Last night I noticed there had been a spike of eight votes in one photo that before that before that time had only had one vote. I contacted the owner of the image and he told me he was just promoting his image on FaceBook and a bunch of his friends had come over to the […]

Another Example Of How To Take Control Of The Presentation Of Your Real Estate Photography

January 22nd, 2012

Last week I did a couple of posts (here and here) on the subject how presentation of real estate photography is a huge factor for the photos to do their job and for the real estate photographer to look their best. Yesterday a Google alert pointed out a newly listed at 11206 Laurie Dr, Studio […]

Reader Lens and DSLR Polls Are Now On The Lens and Camera Pages

January 10th, 2012

The two reader polls on what lens do you use and what DSLR do you use back in November of 2011 turned out to be very significant and insightful. Unfortunately that post has moved down to about the third page of the blog so people that need and want to see it probably won’t find it […]

Canon Announces EOS Rebel T1i – Under $1000USD

March 25th, 2009

Update: Here is the DPreview preview. Here is the complete text of the Canon announcement: LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 25, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced a new addition to its Rebel lineup, the EOS Rebel T1i Digital SLR camera, the first in the Rebel line to feature Full […]

Showings and DVD Release Announced for Shulman Film

March 12th, 2009

VISUAL ACOUSTICS, the documentary film on Julius Shulman, is slated for a 2009 summer-fall theatrical release by Arthouse Films.  The DVD release should come in late 2009 or early 2010.  Arthouse, which describes itself  as the place “where art and films collide,” is an independent production and distribution label specializing in films that showcase art […]

Check Out – All Of The Best Sites On The Net

January 2nd, 2009

If  you’ve not discovered it yet, check-out It is Guy Kawasaki’s aggregation site that is a beautifully designed, very handy directory of all the top sites on the net (including PFRE as of today ). For example, there is a page for every major subject they list and the Photography page lists all the […]

Wishing You Happy Holidays And A Prosperous New Year

December 24th, 2008

May the Holidays and the New Year bring health, happiness and prosperity to all of you and yours. Thank you to all the readers, sponsors and participants of the PFRE community that have contributed to make this a useful community for real estate photographers. Click here or on the photo above to view a Computerized […]

PFRE Reader Survey: Eating My Own Dog Food

December 13th, 2008

I’ve decided to “eat my own dog food“. This is a software development catch phrase for practicing what you preach. In my demise of GM post I suggested that you listen to your customers so I’d like to hear from you. I’ve created a survey to collect your feedback. I have a free polldaddy […]

Kelby and Kloskowski Endorse Hargis-Grubba Workshop

November 28th, 2008

I just got hold of some previously unreleased video of Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski and other attendees of Scott Hargis and Thomas Grubba’s LA lighting workshop that was held in August of 2008.

Uwe Steinmueller Talks About HDR At Google

November 13th, 2008

I was rummaging around on youtube and ran across this talk that Uwe Steinmueller (Editor of Digital Outback Photo) did about a year ago at Google’s PhotoTechEdu Day series. While Uwe talks about HDR in general I think you will find his HDR discussion useful in the real estate context. Uwe has done a lot […]

The Strobist Does Real Estate Photography

August 11th, 2008

See, I predicted yesterday that since the print media is cratering that all these unemployed print media photographers would be moving into real estate photography and this morning I wake up to a post by David Hobby on real estate photography. What can I say. Seriously, David has a wonderful series of real estate shots […]