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An Open Letter To Canon: Everything You Need Is Not In The Box!

Published: 05/10/2011
By: larry

Charlotte Rosato-Alessi sent me this humorous video yesterday. Charlotte said:

This past week I was shooting a home for a realtor. It was the homeowner that insisted on a professional and while I was shooting the home the realtor announced to the homeowner that she just purchased her own DSLR so she could take these photos herself. As I listened I thought, well you have a bit of the problem solved minus the skill, talent and post production equipment and software. When I got home I had this video in my inbox from a friend. It was perfect and funny.

Everything you need to shoot real estate photography is NOT in the box!

5 comments on “An Open Letter To Canon: Everything You Need Is Not In The Box!”

  1. Love it! I've occasionally had agents go out and buy the same gear that I have, thinking that they'll be able to save money by taking their own photos. A few months later they call me back and say that they can't figure out how to get the same type of shots that I've provided for their listings...

  2. How thoughtless on the part of that agent, with the photographer right there. I am hoping that Charlotte handed the agent her camera right there and dared the agent to create professional quality photos on the spot. 🙂

  3. I have had an agent show up at a shoot with an "Assistant" while I was shooting a property for them. During the shoot, the "Assistant" was very curious about my equipment and stuck to me like glue..... The "Assistant" even called up later to ask how I did my post production, like adding blue skies, etc. Come to find out later, that the "Assistant" was a "Photographer" that wanted to "See" how I worked and the agent did not think I would mind..... I noticed the agent's listings after that and they looked like S***. After a few listings, the agent called me again to shoot a property for her and I said no problem, but that it had been awhile since her last shoot and that there had been a price increase.

    Another time while I was shooting, the agent got his camera out and started to follow me and shoot everything I shot, in the same location. I asked him what he was doing and he said he needed a couple of shots right away, could not wait for mine to show up the NEXT day.... Well, I think I must have shot at least 3 times what I normally shoot and hit every bad location I could think of. When his card was full of crap, I went back and shot the property with out him.

    Just like any other group.....some agents are just jerks


  4. I once had an agent bring her son who followed me around like a puppy dog mimicking all my shots. He kept asking questions but I had to tell him I wasn't being paid to teach. I was being paid to shoot this multimillion dollar property and I didn't have enough time to shoot it all, much less teach. I had to bite my tongue a LOT that day....

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