Photography For Real Estate News Bites

August 18th, 2014

Miscellaneous real estate photography newsReaders pass on a bunch of interesting real estate photography news and I like to pass on as much of it as possible. I’ve been getting behind lately so I thought I’d do a post to catchup all these news items:

3 Splurges Worth the Expense When You’re Selling Your Home: Professional Staging, Hire a house cleaning service, and Book a professional photographer. The only thing I’d add to this is book a professional real estate photographer!

Taking Real Estate Photography to a Whole New Level:  Article about Elizabeth Dooley of VHT Studios in New York that has been dubbed an “extreme real estate photographer” because she is willing to climb out on ledges, rooftops and fire escapes to get great shots.

Bird? Plane? No, It’s the Wedding Photographer: Wedding photographers now using drones?… “As a small drone noisily swooped over the crowd at the June 21 marriage of Randy Florke and Sean Patrick Maloney in Cold Spring, N.Y., which was featured in the New York Times Vows column last month, Huma Abedin, an aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton, was heard to say, “That thing is going to kill somebody.”

5 Top Tips For Photographing Your Property:  Article from giving it’s top 5 real estate photography tips.

5 Things You Need To Know About The Photographer’s Ephemeris: Many real estate photographers use The Photographers Ephemeris. Some big news: TPE for Desktop is changing. On 2 September 2014 Google will retire the Google Maps for Flash API and the current version of TPE for Desktop will stop working. The good news is that a new TPE for Desktop web app has been built from the ground up and is ready to use today.

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8 Responses to “Photography For Real Estate News Bites”

  • I just checked out the new TPE web app. It works fine, but I find that it does not have the ability to zoom in close enough to determine whether an individual house is on one side of the street or the other. Obviously, this is a big issue. Maybe the developers can subscribe to a mapping database with greater detail at some point in the future. Otherwise, the app works great.

  • @John, maybe its the area you’re looking at. I played around with it, and the maps I have seen, have almost enough detail to tell what kind of vehicle is in the driveway.

  • Tim, I tried it with my home address which is in a New Jersey suburb of Philadelphia and a residential area in Massachusetts. I will play with it some more and see if maybe I am doing something wrong. Maybe you could give me an address to check so that I can test it out in an area with good detail.

  • I also just looked at New York City. Same problem.

  • John – are you using the Satellite map mode (selectable at the top right of the map)? There’s no difference between the maximum zoom level achievable in the new web app vs the old desktop app. (The only difference I’ve seen is in the Terrain maps.)

    Please see for example in New York.

  • Satellite view is what I am using as well, try Richmond VA if your satellite map sucks

  • Interestingly, I *just* wrote a post on my site this week with that first article’s same three points–but emphasized, as Larry suggested, hiring a real estate photographer.

  • Tim & Stephen – Satellite mode did the trick. Sorry to have wasted everyone’s time.

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