Introducing A New PFRE Coach – Brandon Cooper – Somewhere South of Fort McMurray

May 25th, 2016

RealpicsMost regular PFRE readers know Brandon Cooper’s work since he is a 4-time winner of the PFRE photographer of the month. Brandon and his family used to live in Fort MacMurray, Alberta until the wildfires forced them to evacuate their home earlier this month. Brandon said his home is in a neighborhood of 600+ homes that all burned to the ground except his home and 9 others. Amazing!

As of this writing (May 25, 2016), the Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control and covers 522,892 hectares. Fort McMurray is still under a mandatory evacuation order. Brandon says, it is unlikely that anyone will be allowed back into Fort McMurray until mid-July.

Needless to say, all this has adversely affected Brandon’s real estate photography business in Fort McMurray. So Brandon is working on creating some other income streams to replace the income from his Fort McMurray real estate photography business. So Brandon is now a PFRE coach.

Brandon says his specialties are:

  1. How to get clients.
  2. How to manage a high volume real estate photography business.
  3. Moving from HDR to off camera flash.
  4. Multi-frame compositing in Photoshop.

I think Brandon will be a great coach! So I encourage you to contact Brandon via his website and sign up for some top quality real estate photography coaching!


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5 Responses to “Introducing A New PFRE Coach – Brandon Cooper – Somewhere South of Fort McMurray”

  • First of all I’d like to thank Larry for his last blog post, he has been incredibly supportive to my family and I during this insane time… Just to make sure we’re all on the same page I’d like to clarify a few things 1) Our home did not burn down but our street is one of about 25 that was spared by the fire and the “beast” as they call it stopped two doors down from us. From what we understand there is major smoke and chemical damage but we won’t know the full extend until we are allowed back into Fort McMurray to assess the damage and determine a course of action with the insurance company. 2900 homes perished in the blaze and I would estimate roughly 600 of them were within a mile of us, and a large majority of them were within a few hundred yards of our home 2) There is a re-entry plan in place where we are supposed to be allowed back to check on our home on June 2nd but are not advised to bring our kids (1 and 7) back until July so we will most likely be living the Gypsy life until we get the “all clear” to return with the kiddos.

    People around the world have been reaching out to us on a daily basis and an incredible amount of support has been raised so I’d like to thank everyone who has been thinking about us and we’d like to let you know that we can’t wait to get back and start rebuilding better than ever.

    This community has been a huge source of support and inspiration and I’ll be forever grateful for all the notes of support and well wishing that my family and I have received.

    From a grateful family, we thank you!


    Brandon, Jodie, RhiAnna, and Elliya.

    Fort McMurray AB, Canada.

  • Brandon, I am so sorry to hear about your community. Wildfires are very scary. We hope that you can return soon and rebuild your lives. Dave y Tina.

  • First and Foremost – I am here to totally endorse Brandon Cooper – Brad and I have met him, spent four days with him, ate lunch with him, sat through a class with him, driven him miles between hotel and class sites and have decided that he is one of the nicest, most knowledgeable and value-oriented people we have ever met. If you choose him as a coach – and you should – you will be very happy with his guidance and knowledge.
    Second – we are happy to hear that Brandon is picking up the pieces and making something positive come out of a very bad situation. We were with him the moment he heard his house was safe – and it was an experience that I will never forget. To share that type of experience with someone – you really get to know the person.
    Best of luck Brandon – and thank you to Larry to promoting him as a coach!

  • Brandon, sorry to hear about your community, and wishing you the best for a safe return!!

  • This is awesome Brandon. You’ve been a huge a value to this community for a long time both in inspiration and giving back to those of us looking to just get a little bit better (or a whole lot). While it comes with definitive stress with the circumstances I’m thrilled that you’re able to push forward and continue to grow.
    I definitely hope/wish/pray that you see every success with the added direction and I’ll be in touch! You’re not that far away.

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