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How Do You Handle Charging for Rebranded Real Estate Video?

June 24th, 2018

Ashley in South Carolina asked:

How do you handle rebranding a video? I created a two-minute “amenities” video including a house that is for sale for a Realtor. That Realtor has been fired by the owner and the new Realtor would like to use the video with their branding. I don’t feel like I should charge the same full price for simply rebranding but how much do you charge and do you see any issue with using a video created for another Realtor for the new one?

Here is my take on this question:

  • I see no problem with relicensing the video as long as you retained the rights to the video and just licensed it to the first agent.
  • Remember, you are licensing for the length of time and where the video can be used; not for your time creating the video.
  • I’d be inclined to charge the new agent the same license fee as the first agent assuming the new listing agent would have the same license agreement as the first.

I’m wondering if others will have more advice on this subject.

Congratulations! – June 2018 PFRE Photographer of the Month

June 23rd, 2018

The June 2018 PFRE Photographer of the Month contest has come to an end. The theme this month was foyer/entrance. Thank you to everyone who participated and the jurors who took time out of their busy schedules to contribute their votes and thoughtful commentary.

Congratulations to Garey Gomez from Decatur, Georgia; PFRE Photographer of the Month, June 2018.

  1. Garey Gomez – #28
  2. Zach Sciannameo – #2
  3. Mike Lefebvre – #27
  4. Garett Buell – #25
  5. Stephen Reed – #23
  6. Tacey Jungmann – #17
  7. Jeffery Wolk – #5
  8. Ash Chynoweth – #11
  9. Gery Kasl – #10

Please feel free to view and comment on any of this month’s entries here.

Here is what Garey had to say about the win: Continue Reading »

Real Estate Photography Video Course – by Andrew Pece

June 23rd, 2018

Andrew Pece has released a new real estate photography video course.  Here’s what Andrew has to say about it:

  • Most of the images in the course are shot with a single Speedlight (although I do encourage them to purchase larger lighting units in the gear section).
  • I designed the course so photographers at any level can follow along and benefit from the techniques.
  • The goal of the course is to enable photographers to produce professional, lit images in a very short amount of time with minimal equipment.

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June 2018 Videographer of the Month Contest Deadline Extended.

June 23rd, 2018

The June 2018 Videographer of the month contest has been extended to July 22nd.

Contest entries can be uploaded here.

Modern Insanity: Doing the Same Thing over and over and Expecting the Same Results

June 22nd, 2018

What Data Does the PFRE Blog Collect?

June 22nd, 2018

This List Is from this PFRE Page

We Collect E-Book and Video Series Purchaser Data
We collect the names and e-mail addresses of everyone who purchases an e-book or video series on the PFRE blog in order to support these products. This allows us to provide replacement and update copies of e-books. I also allows us to verify who has purchased which product. We only send replacements and updates to the email address that was originally used to purchase a product. Continue Reading »

The Highest Rated Wide-Angle Zoom – Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

June 21st, 2018

I was watching Tony Northrup compare the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens to the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and realized that the Nikon 14-24mm has been considered the highest quality wide-angle zoom for as long as I can remember.

But that has changed. rates the Sony 16-35mm GM that was released about a year ago as the highest quality wide-angle zoom lens. It scores 42 overall with a sharpness of 34 when tested on a Sony A7RII. Its sharpness score is 10 points ahead of the nearest competitor which is the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III.

Lightroom Updates 6/19/2018 – What You Need to Know

June 20th, 2018

 Here is a summary of the updates in the Lightroom Classic 7.4 – June 2018 release:

  • Color labels for folders
  • Preset Manager: Hide preset groups
  • Preset Preview Preference

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How Will Zillow 360 3D Tours Change the Real Estate Photography Industry?

June 19th, 2018

Jason in Missouri asks:

In reference to Zillow 3D Tours which will allow a free walk-through tour taken on iPhone in 30 minutes and listings with these tours will get preferential treatment on Zillow listing sites. How do you think this technology from Zillow will change and disrupt the real estate photography industry?

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How Are You Pricing Real Estate Video?

June 18th, 2018

Denise  asked the following:

I would be interested to hear how other photographers price real estate photos when asked for an add-on video tour.  Even if you structure a tour using the same or similar images from the stills, there is obviously added work to put together the tour video. Realtors of course would like the video just thrown in or at minimal cost. I am starting out at the videos and would value advise to structure a fair fee where I’m not taken advantage of nor pricing my services out of the market. As I see it, producing the tour is nearly as time consuming as the rest of the editing and should be an added cost of nearly the same value as the shoot.

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How Do You Decide What to Charge a Designer or Architect for Portfolio Photos?

June 17th, 2018

Anton in Australia asked:

I have a question about pricing for you. I have all my prices set. However, I’m not sure what to charge a designer or an architect for the portfolio photos. Obviously, I cannot do a yearly license as they are going to use the photos on their portfolio for much longer. How does it normally work? Please advise.

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Michael and Nory’s Show Reel for Uneek Luxury Tours from 2013

June 15th, 2018

Entering Your URL When You Comment on PFRE

June 14th, 2018

I’ve recently gotten several questions and comments about the fact that to make a comment on PFRE, you have to enter your URL, and why should you have to enter the “http://” part?

So here are some points that explain why this can’t easily be automated: Continue Reading »

“Ask The Guys” Feature of the Shooting Spaces Podcast

June 14th, 2018

Rich and Brian want to highlight the Ask The Guys feature of their Shooting Spaces podcast.

Now that we are just over 4 months into the podcast, we are really making an effort to push our Ask The Guys feature. This feature was inspired by the Ask Drone U podcast that does something similar with their listeners.

When we started this podcast, we had a goal of spreading education, teaching as much as possible; getting the best guests we could secure, and propelling this to be one of the best resources in the industry. While we have been able to achieve most of these, we are still looking to spread the education as much as we can. The best way for us to do this is to answer specific listener questions. There are dozens of posts on different FaceBook groups daily, and we do realize that posting in these groups do offer a more immediate response. Asking your questions through the Ask The Guys platform allows for a more in-depth 30-45 minute answer to your question. And if we can’t answer it ourselves, we will do our best to bring someone on who can.

We are inviting everyone to submit your Ask The Guys question (or you can just leave us a message saying hello). Be sure to include the name and URL of your business so others can look at your work while listening. We promise we will get to as many questions as we can!

How High Should Your Camera Be When Shooting Real Estate Interiors?

June 13th, 2018

CameraHeightKen asked the following question:

What heights do you set your tripod/monopod at? Do you shoot kitchens and bath lower or higher? Do you shoot from an average height – 5′ or do you shoot higher? Do you change shooting heights throughout the property? What is a comfortable height for the viewer? Any advantages from shooting higher or lower?

Below are my camera height rules. I have to admit that I’ve learned most of these rules of thumb from Scott Hargis so more accurately, these are Scott’s rules of thumb: Continue Reading »