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Sky replacements have been a big part of real estate photography for years. Luminar 4 has had a good sky replacement feature for a while now and Adobe Photoshop just joined the party. Photoshop: Credit to Stallone Media https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= ...

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PFRE’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas provides real estate and interior photographers from around the world an opportunity to meet on an annual basis, to learn, share best practices and make connections. Many of the leading names in our field are selected to speak on topics aimed at improving our craft and advancing our business. It’s a comfortable, relaxed environment that is fun, easy to get to, and affordable.
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PFRE Virtual Conference 2020 Announcement: Presenter Line Up Part 1 of 2

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How to Deliver Your Projects Like a Pro

07/08/2020
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Live Examples.... Project Delivery Pages Real Estate: show.tours/ItCnSgAgv3nHKTufNojh Real Estate: kc.tours/i2xMP5V4sutumSmy8feR Multi-Family: show.tours/hGsMGHju6oAyM2aikV5w Senior Living: show.tours/W3pDd2dPALkcLIEf9wLV Property Websites Real Estate: kc.tours/opp1703 Real Estate: 15713canterbury.com Residential Architecture: show.tours/kchomebynspj Commercial Architecture: show.tours/johnamarshallco Media Players Real Estate: kc.tours/4524terrace/player Home Builder: kc.tours/sienna/player Multi-Family: show.tours/thevintage/player Custom Skins Real Estate: 30288hwym.com Senior Living: show.tours/e/G84bcxK Commercial Real Estate: kc.tours/e/mMDNkqZ (password is “password”) […]
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August POTM and VOTM Contests Now Open for Submissions!

The August PFRE Photographer of the Month and Videographer of the Month contests are now open. The theme this month for still photos is Daylight Exterior Matt Van Emmerik won last year's contest with this great image: How to Submit an Entry Go to the PFRE home page. Roll over the contest tab at the […]

Follow These Three Steps for Effective Outsourcing

For anyone who has been following the PFRE blog for the past few years, you know I started outsourcing my post-processing in 2016 when a massive wildfire wiped out my city. My competition left town and my volume doubled, so I had no choice but to find help. Back in 2016, outsourcing was a very […]

Reader Poll: Which Topics Should Be Covered at the 2020 PFRE Virtual Conference?

31/07/2020
Planning is well underway for the 2020 PFRE Virtual Conference and we've already got a great list of presenters committed to the roster. One of the most exciting things about going virtual this year is our ability to tackle some of the more technical issues that we deal with on a regular basis, i.e. lighting […]

Congratulations Andre Mckenzie! July 2020 PFRE Videographer of the Month

Congratulations to Darren Asay from Orange County, CA; May 2020 Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was detail shot. With 48 entries from around the world, Darren's entry was the clear favorite..

Congratulations Stephen Reed! July 2020 PFRE Photographer of the Month

Congratulations to Darren Asay from Orange County, CA; May 2020 Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was detail shot. With 48 entries from around the world, Darren's entry was the clear favorite..

Make Contract Creation and Management Less Painful

27/07/2020
“I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the value of contracts for real estate photography. I understand why they're needed when shooting for interior designers or architects or any other building contractor type who use our photos to market their businesses. Maybe it's just me and I've been lucky, but in the two years […]

Things I Love and Hate about Real Estate Photography

23/07/2020
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I've been in this business for almost a decade, and while I appreciate most aspects of the industry, there are some things I love and some things I hate. What I love: The freedom to create my own schedule Creative satisfaction on a daily basis Seeing cool properties Meeting cool people (agents and sellers) Being […]

Pre-shoot Checklists and Managing Expectations

"I always provide a pre-shoot checklist to my agents, but I've noticed more and more lately that they don't seem to enforce them with their clients. This is extremely frustrating to me as I feel that by providing a checklist ahead of time, I am setting myself up to be responsible for its execution, regardless […]

Avoiding Common Mistakes that Can Stifle Your Success

President John F. Kennedy once said, “A mistake is an error, uncorrected.” It’s always been one of my favorite quotes because, to my mind, at its core is a message of empowerment--specifically, that I can choose to take a negative outcome and make it right by putting in the effort to do so. Using JFK’s […]
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