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My Formula for Real Estate Photography Pricing

17/03/2021
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There are different ways and factors to consider when you’re deciding on how to charge for your work. Let’s discuss how to calculate rates, create packages, and avoid common real estate photography pricing list mistakes.
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Best Wide Angle Lens for Sony A7III [2022 Review]

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24/02/2021
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Discover the best wide angle lenses you can use on the Sony A7III mirrorless camera when it comes to shooting real estate.

How to Make Something Look Wet in Photoshop

24/02/2021
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Adding a wet look or reflections can make a property look more dimensional compared to leaving it flat. You can make something look wet in Photoshop by using these methods.

How Much to Sell Photo Rights For?

08/02/2021
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Are you a photographer who has a nationwide home builder inquiring about rates and wanting all rights to your photos? Are clients asking for free licensing? Perhaps you're wondering how much above your current shoot rate should you sell to be compensated for giving up the license of your images. When offering real estate photography […]

What MLS Photo Size Should Real Estate Photographers Deliver?

03/02/2021
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Have you tried delivering different MLS photo sizes? Perhaps a previous client wanted 800 x 600 JPG pixels, yet a new listing trend shows agents prefer 1600 x 2000 pixels for page photos. When uploading photos on a web page, your images tend to change or become smaller. What is the standard everyone is using […]

What Is the Best Matterport Business Model for Selling this Service?

29/01/2021
Are you getting pressure from real estate clients or competitors to invest in Matterport? As you all know, the camera is very expensive and there is also a monthly hosting fee, adjusted based on the number of projects that are hosted.  To provide a solution for your business needs, you need to understand the basics, […]

How to Compress Images in Photoshop

28/01/2021
Image compression refers to the method of reducing the size of a file without degrading the quality of a photo. As a result, you get an efficient image size and format for transmitting or storing data. You may want to compress your image size to save computer space when storing images or get the best […]

How Much to Charge for Real Estate Video

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28/01/2021
Creating real estate videos is one of the most popular services you can offer. Real estate videos serve as virtual tours to help realtors increase sales by exhibiting properties, listing, homes, and neighborhoods. Quick NavigationHow Much to Charge for Real Estate VideoFactors That Influence Real Estate Virtual Tour CostTypes of Real Estate Video ProductionsFAQ SectionWho […]

How to Make a Frame in Photoshop

19/01/2022
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With this article you can learn how to make a frame in Photoshop, and enhance the overall look of your real estate photos.

How to Resize Multiple Images in Photoshop

17/01/2022
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Image resizing in Photoshop speeds up the process of processing huge numbers of images especially when you have worked on a lot of real estate properties. Resizing pictures for diverse use cases can be time-consuming, especially if you have a lot of images to resize. Fortunately, photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop can help you […]

How to Merge Photos Realistically in Photoshop

14/01/2022
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Photoshop lets you combine two or more pictures to get amazing results. There are a lot of reasons for merging pictures in Photoshop. If you are a real estate photographer and you want to be able to showcase your shots to your clients faster, you may take more shots and merge them to fix your […]

Canon 24 70 vs 24 105

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12/01/2022
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Both the Canon 24 70 and the 24 105 are incredibly versatile, sharp, and capable lenses that can make a fantastic addition to your lens collection. However, it depends on personal preferences at the end of the day, so we'd like to lay out some information to help you compare and make the best decision […]

Congratulations to Stephen Reed - PFRE Photographer of the Year for 2021!

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06/01/2022
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Congratulations to Stephen Reed; PFRE Photographer of the Year for 2021! Stephen has been a consistent contributor to the PFRE community.

How to Do Long Exposure

05/01/2022
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If you ever wondered how to create silky water or light effects, below is the step-by-step guide on how to do long exposure effectively.

How to Make an Image Black and White in Photoshop

03/01/2022
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Check out this step-by-step guide on the various ways on how to make an image black and white in Photoshop to apply a monochromatic effect.

Hero 7 Silver vs Black

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01/01/2022
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The Hero 7 silver vs black cameras are one of the most popular picks. Comparing them is important if you are in the market to purchase one.

How to Edit RAW Photos

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30/12/2021
RAW files offer much more than JPEGs can offer and if you know how to edit RAW photos, a whole new world will open up. 

How to Remove Reflections in Photoshop

23/12/2021
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Read this if you ever wanted to remove reflections in your images, this article contains tips on how to remove reflections in Photoshop.

How to Add a Vignette in Photoshop

21/12/2021
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Vignetting is the darkening of an area in a photo, especially towards the edges of the frame. So, how to add a vignette in Photoshop?

How to Use the Clone Stamp

10/12/2021
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If there are images that you wish to edit and retouch, we've listed the steps on how to use the Clone Stamp tool in Adobe Photoshop. 

Luminar vs Lightroom

08/12/2021
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Two of the most popular software are Skylum's Luminar and Adobe Lightroom. In this article, we'll provide a comparison of Luminar vs Lightroom

Aperture vs F-Stop

06/12/2021
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Learn the similarities and differences between aperture vs f-stop to apply it appropriately in your real estate photography services.

How to Replace Colors in Photoshop

03/12/2021
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Even though photoshop provides several tools used to replace colors or subtly tone an image, the techniques offered in this article are made for a more artistic result by entirely replacing the colors of many objects. Let’s talk about several ways on how to replace colors in Photoshop. Quick NavigationHow to Replace Colors in PhotoshopUse […]

Congratulations Austin LaRue Baker! November 2021 PFRE Photographer of the Month

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03/12/2021
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Congratulations to Austin LaRue Baker of Chandler, AZ — November 2021 PFRE Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was "Any Capture Related to a Residential Property".

How Much Is Lightroom?

01/12/2021
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Lightroom is a comprehensive photo editing and image management software. It allows photographers to complete their photography workflow such as importing, processing, and exporting images. But how much is Lightroom? Is it worth the price? Although Lightroom has been in the market for many years, still many users get confused about this. Quick NavigationHow Much […]

Darktable vs Lightroom

29/11/2021
Darktable and Lightroom are popular photo editing applications with key features that allow you to sharpen and tweak the brightness of images. These image processing applications aim for non-destructive editing on raw photos. Below, we compare Darktable vs Lightroom so you can decide which one will suit your needs best. Quick NavigationDarktable vs Lightroom General […]

How to Read a Histogram

26/11/2021
It is important to know how to read a histogram, so you can have a clearer idea about how light or dark your image is.

50mm vs 85mm

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24/11/2021
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The first time you buy a new camera lens, it can be challenging to know which one is right for you. This decision will impact the photos that you take, so it's essential to get it right. In this article, we'll help you compare 50mm vs. 85mm lenses.

How to Crop an Image in Photoshop

22/11/2021
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Does your photo have excess borders or unwanted sections on the sides that you want to crop out? And are you having difficulty when using the photoshop app? Well, worry not; in this article, I will give you an overview of how to crop an image in photoshop. 

Affinity Photo vs Photoshop

19/11/2021
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Two tools that professional photographers use for photo editing are Affinity Photo vs Photoshop. Which is better for you?

What is Shutter Speed?

17/11/2021
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Photography is a beautiful art form that has been around for over 200 years. All types of photography have unique techniques and methods to produce stunning images, though many photographers use shutter speed. So what is shutter speed?

What is the Rule of Thirds?

15/11/2021
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Are you wondering, what is the rule of thirds? The rule of thirds is perhaps the most well-known "rule" of photographic composition. Well, it's not a rule; it’s more of a standard guideline for photographers and a skill that, when mastered, can significantly improve your art.

Adobe RGB vs SRGB

12/11/2021
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Adobe RGB v sRGB are two of the most common selection when it comes to color spaces and it is better to learn about each of them.

Capture One vs Lightroom

10/11/2021
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To help out, we've created an in-depth comparison between Capture One vs Lightroom so that you can have a better idea of which one to use. 

How to Choose a Camera Lens

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08/11/2021
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How to choose a camera lens? To get the best lens for your camera, you need to take some time to think about the features that you want.

What Is Aperture in Photography?

05/11/2021
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What is aperture in photography? Aperture is the size of the lens' opening, and learning how your lens work will help you in taking photos.

How to Manage a Broker Deal

05/11/2021
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Landing an office deal? Here are some tips on how to manage a broker deal and keep your business running as smooth as possible.

Congratulations Ash Chynoweth! October 2021 PFRE Photographer of the Month

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05/11/2021
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Congratulations to Ash Chynoweth of Queensland, Australia — October 2021 PFRE Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was "Elevated Exterior Shot".

What Is Depth of Field?

03/11/2021
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What Is Depth of Field? Depth of Field or DoF is one of the concepts in photography that is deemed vital in how your images will turn out.

How Many Pixels Per Inch is a Normal Value?

13/10/2021
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Do you want to create more defined real estate photos? We're sharing how many pixels per inch can produce high-quality image resolution.

Full Frame vs Crop

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11/10/2021
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Cameras use sensors to gather light and records images. Learn the differences between full frame vs crop to know the best time to use them.

Nikon D3500 vs D5600

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07/10/2021
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Comparing Nikon D3500 vs D5600 and they are both equipped with an APS-C sensor. The two DSLR cameras deliver creativity and flexibility. 

What Is Composition in Photography?

06/10/2021
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In this article, we will be talking about the importance of composition as well as the different principles and elements that will help you create aesthetically pleasing images.

Congratulations Craig Keene! September 2021 PFRE Photographer of the Month

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04/10/2021
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Congratulations to Craig Keene of Roeland Park, KS — September 2021 PFRE Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was "Stairwell".

Landscape vs Portrait

30/09/2021
Learn the similarities and distinctions between landscape vs portrait to know the best time to use them when taking real estate photos.

How to Use Lightroom

23/09/2021
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Learn how to use Lightroom with these tips on file management, preset application, and editing techniques for real estate photography.

How to Edit in Lightroom Like a Pro

23/09/2021
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Lightroom has proved to be a total game-changer in the world of image editing. It has become one of the leading post-processing programs used by many professionals. By learning how to edit in Lightroom like a pro, you can take your images to a whole new level in a matter of minutes.

Should You Offer Property Websites?

22/09/2021
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As a real estate photographer, should you be offering single property websites to your clients? Read on to learn more information about property websites.
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