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Selecting the best all-around lens from so many available alternatives might be difficult depending on your photographing style and budget. This article will help you choose the best all-around lens for Nikon helping you improve in shooting real estate images.

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Congratulations to Andre Mckenzie - PFRE Videographer of the Year for 2020!

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29/12/2020
Congratulations to Andre Mckenzie from Toronto, Ontario, Canada; PFRE Videographer of the Year for 2020! Andre won the March 2020, July 2020, June 2019, and February 2019 Videographer of the Month Contests and has gone on to share his passion and knowledge for his craft with hundreds of real estate photographers/videographers from around the world. […]
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Congratulations to Matt Davis - PFRE Photographer of the Year for 2020!

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28/12/2020
Congratulations to Matt Davis from London, UK; PFRE Photographer of the Year for 2020! Matt won the February 2018 "Living Room" and February 2019 "Living Room" contests, has had more top-five finishes than probably any other photographer in PFRE history; and tied for third in the 2019 Photographer of the Year voting. Matt has been a […]

Congratulations Marcus Biastock! November 2020 PFRE Photographer of the Month

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01/12/2020
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Congratulations to Marcus Biastock of Anchorage, Alaska--November 2020 PFRE Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was "open" meaning any real estate photo was fair game. Marcus Biastock #276 Pierre Galant #271 Andrew Bramasco #253 Dan Solomon #268 Gary Kasl #274 Please feel free to view and comment on any of this month's entries […]

Congratulations Cody Boone! October 2020 PFRE Videographer of the Month

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02/11/2020
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Congratulations to Cody Boone from Orange County, CA, who has been voted the October 2020 PFRE Videographer of the Month! Here is Cody's great video. Here are this month's top three entries based on the jurors voting: Cody Boone #229 Ben Hunter #233 Judel Tabsing #228 You can check out all of the October entries […]

Congratulations Stefan Randholm! September 2020 PFRE Photographer of the Month

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31/10/2020
Congratulations to Stefan Randholm of Marbella, Spain--October 2020 PFRE Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was elevated exterior. Stefan Randholm #238 David Fish #242 Kristine Kohl #246 Luke Phillips #219 Dominic Paul Wilkerson #236 Please feel free to view and comment on any of this month's entries here. Here is what Stefan had […]

Congratulations Ash Chynoweth! September 2020 PFRE Videographer of the Month!

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02/10/2020
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Congratulations to Ash Chynoweth from New South Wales, Australia, who has been voted the September 2020 PFRE Videographer of the Month! Here is Ash's great video. Here are this month's top three entries based on the jurors voting: Ash Chynoweth #188 Grant Wiseman #191 Stefan Randholm #190 You can check out all of the September entries here. Here […]

Congratulations Stephen Reed! September 2020 PFRE Photographer of the Month

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01/10/2020
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Congratulations to Stephen Reed of Garland, TX--September 2020 PFRE Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was stairwell. This was an incredibly close contest, Stephen edged out Dace Voit by just a few points. Usually, there is a clear winner with 2nd and 3rd place trailing relatively close but this month saw the jury […]

Congratulations Jomer Siasat--August 2020 PFRE Videographer of the Month!

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02/09/2020
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Congratulations to Jomer Siasat from Cascade ProMedia in Bremerton, WA, who has been voted the August 2020 PFRE Videographer of the Month! Here is Jomer's great video. Here are this month's top three entries based on the jurors voting: Jomer Siasat #183 Stefan Randholm #156 Grant Wiseman #138 You can check out all of the August entries here. […]

Congratulations Nathan Hindman--August 2020 PFRE Photographer of the Month!

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01/09/2020
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Congratulations to Nathan Hindman of West Minister, CO; August 2020 PFRE Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was daylight exterior. PFRE has been running these contests for over a decade and this image has turned out to be one of the most popular daylight submissions ever. As usual, thank you to everyone who […]

August POTM and VOTM Contests Now Open for Submissions!

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07/08/2020
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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 […]

Congratulations Andre Mckenzie! July 2020 PFRE Videographer of the Month

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29/07/2020
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

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28/07/2020
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..

July POTM and VOTM Contests Now Open + Rule Updates

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02/07/2020
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The July PFRE Photographer of the Month and Videographer of the Month contests are now open. The theme this month for still photos is master ensuite and the June video entries have been rolled into the July contest. As most of you already know, we have made some changes to the way entries are submitted […]

Congratulations Teri Fotheringham! June 2020 PFRE Photographer of the Month

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25/06/2020
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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..

June POTM and VOTM Contests Now Open

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02/06/2020
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Photographer of the Month The theme this month is: Formal dining room Submit photo entries HERE Videographer of the Month Submit video entries HERE

Congratulations Dustin Clyde--May 2020 PFRE Videographer of the Month

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31/05/2020
Congratulations to Dustin Clyde from Dublin, California who has been voted the May 2020 PFRE Videographer of the Month. What Dustin had to say... Wow! This comes as a huge surprise. I have been admiring the photo and video contest submissions from afar for years, but this was the first time I built up the […]

Congratulations Darren Asay! May 2020 PFRE Photographer of the Month

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24/05/2020
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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 Gary Kasl! April 2020 PFRE Photographer of the Month

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24/04/2020
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Congratulations to Gary Kasl from Carlsbad, CA; April 2020 Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was master bedroom. We've had the great pleasure of watching Gary grow his business and improve his photography over the past few years and we're excited to see where he takes things next! Thank you to everyone who […]

Congratulations to Andre Mckenzie--March 2020 PFRE Videographer of the Month!

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04/04/2020
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Congratulations to Andre Mckenzie from Toronto, Ontario who has won the March 2020 PFRE Videographer of the Month Contest! Here is Andre's winning video.  This is one of the more unique real estate videos I've ever seen and I'm sure it will raise plenty of questions within the community.  I should note that when Andre […]

Congratulations Danielle Robertson--March 2020 PFRE Photographer of the Month!

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24/03/2020
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Congratulations to Danielle Robertson from Scituate, MA--March 2020 PFRE Photographer of the Month. The theme this month was "kitchen" and we had 55 entries from around the world.  Every March we get to see a great cross section of different kitchen designs across the globe and this year was no exception. Pierre Galant won last […]

Congratulations Matt Davis--February 2020 PFRE Photographer of the Month

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24/02/2020
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Third time's a charm! Congratulations to Matt Davis from London, UK for defending the living room contest for three years in a row! What an outstanding accomplishment! The living room/family room contest always brings out a good crowd and this year was no exception. We had 56 entries from around the world. The demand for […]

Congratulations to Nick Swartzendruber -- January 2020 PFRE Videographer of the Month!

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31/01/2020
Congratulations to Nick Swartzendruber from California who has won the January 2020 PFRE Videographer of the Month Contest! Here is Nick's winning video.  Nick has been consistently raising the bar of real estate cinematography over the past few years and this video is no exception. You can see more of Nick's work at Drone Cowboys. […]

Congratulations Kristine Kohl--January 2020 PFRE Photographer of the Month!

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23/01/2020
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Congratulations to Kristine Kohl from Kennewick, WA; January 2020 Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was twilight and we had 70 entries from around the world; by far, the most entries ever! As always, a big thank you goes out to everyone who participated and to the jurors who continue to volunteer their […]

Congratulations to Ollie Paterson - 2019 PFRE Videographer of the Year!

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23/12/2019
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Congratulations to Ollie Paterson from San Diego, CA. Ollie won the April and November Videographer of the Month contests and has now been named PFRE Videographer of the Year for 2019. Here's what Ollie had to say about his win: “Thanks for this huge honor; it really means a lot. It’s been great being part […]

Congratulations to Garey Gomez - PFRE Photographer of the Year for 2019!

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19/12/2019
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Congratulations to Garey Gomez from Atlanta, Georgia; PFRE Photographer of the Year for 2019! Garey finished third place in the 2018 Photographer of the Year contest with two POTM wins in June and August, last year. He then followed that up with a win in the "Master Bedroom" category in April 2019, leading to a […]

Congratulations to Ollie Paterson--November 2019 PFRE Videographer of the Month!

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03/12/2019
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Congratulations to Ollie Paterson from San Diego, CA, who has won the November 2019 PFRE Videographer of the Month Contest! Here is Ollie's winning video. Ollie also won the April 2019 VOTM contest with this great video. There are many conflicting opinions on the value and purpose of real estate videography/cinematography but regardless of your […]

Congratulations Brian Berkowitz--November 2019 PFRE Photographer of the Month!

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25/11/2019
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Congratulations to Brian Berkowitz from New York; November 2019 Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was open (meaning any real estate photo was acceptable) and we had 53 entries from around the world. As always, a big thank you goes out to everyone who participated, and to the jurors who continue to volunteer […]

Congratulations Matt Van Emmerik--October 2019 PFRE Photographer of the Month!

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22/10/2019
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Congratulations to Matt Van Emmerik from Kelowna, BC--October 2019 Photographer of the Month! . This is Matt's third win in 2019! The theme this month was Elevated Exterior Shot - Aerial, Pole, or UAV and we had 21 entries from around the world. As always, a big thank you goes out to everyone who participated, […]

Congratulations to Nicholas Marshall--PFRE Videographer of the Month September 2019!

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30/09/2019
Congratulations to Nicholas Ford Marshall from San Dimas, CA who has won the September 2019 PFRE Videographer of the Month Contest! Here is Nicholas's great video. Here are the top three contestants in order of points awarded by the jurors: Nicholas Marshall #7 Andre Mckenzie #2 Tacey Jungmann #4 You can check out all the […]

Congratulations Brian Berkowitz--September 2019 PFRE Photographer of the Month!

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23/09/2019
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Congratulations to Brian Berkowitz from New York; September 2019 Photographer of the Month!  The theme this month was patio, deck, or garden space and we had 29 entries from around the world. As always, a big thank you goes out to everyone who participated, and to the jurors who continue to volunteer their valuable time […]

Congratulations Matt Van Emmerik--August 2019 PFRE Photographer of the Month!

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24/08/2019
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Congratulations to Matt Van Emmerik from Kelowna, BC--August 2019 Photographer of the Month! And no, this isn't a misprint. Matt has pulled off the elusive back to back win. The theme this month was daylight exterior and we had 44 entries from around the world. As always, a big thank you goes out to everyone […]

Congratulations to Peter Polyak--PFRE Videographer of the Month July 2019!

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31/07/2019
Congratulations to Peter Polyak from LuxHunters in Miami, FL who has won the July 2019 PFRE Videographer of the Month Contest! Here is Peter's great video. Here are the top three contestants in order of points awarded by the jurors: Peter Polyak #2 Nicholas Marshall #6 Ollie Paterson #4 You can check out all the […]

Congratulations Matt Van Emmerik--July 2019 PFRE Photographer of the Month!

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23/07/2019
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Congratulations to Matt Van Emmerik from Kelowna, BC--July 2019 Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was Master Ensuite and we had 43 entries from around the world. As always, a big thank you goes out to everyone who participated and to the jury who continue to volunteer their valuable time and thoughtful insights. […]

PFRE Conference Update

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17/07/2019
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It's been a while since my last conference update and there has been a lot going on behind the scenes, so I thought now would be a good time to let everyone know where things are at. We officially launched the conference on June 13th, 2020, and all of the early-bird seats sold out in […]

Congratulations to Andre Mckenzie--PFRE Videographer of the Month June 2019!

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01/07/2019
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Congratulations to Andre Mckenzie from Silverhouse HD in Toronto, ON who has won the June 2019 PFRE Videographer of the Month Contest! Here is Andre's great video. Here are the contestants in order of points awarded by the jurors: Andre Mckenzie #1 Ollie Paterson #2 Matt Van Emmerik #3 You can check out all the […]

Congratulations Tim Cotter--June 2019 PFRE Photographer of the Month!

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24/06/2019
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Congratulations to Tim Cotter from Bend, OR--June 2019 Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was Formal Dining and we had 44 entries from around the world. As always, a big thank you goes out to everyone who participated and to the jury who continue to volunteer their valuable time and thoughtful insights. Tim […]

Congratulations to Zoltan Present--PFRE Videographer of the Month May 2019!

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31/05/2019
Congratulations to Zoltan Present from Luxhunters in Miami, FL who has won the May 2019 PFRE Videographer of the Month Contest! Here is Zoltan's great video. Here are the contestants in order of points awarded by the jurors: Zoltan Present (Luxhunters) #1 Kelsey Norris #2 Ollie Paterson #3 You can check out all the entries […]

Congratulations Anastasia Alkema--May 2019 PFRE Photographer of the Month!

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24/05/2019
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Congratulations to Anastasia Alkema from Atlanta, GA--May 2019 Photographer of the Month! For the first time ever, the theme this month was detail shot and we had 37 entries from around the world. As always, a big thank you goes out to everyone who participated and to the jury who continue to volunteer their valuable […]

Congratulations to Ollie Paterson--April 2019 PFRE Videographer of the Month!

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30/04/2019
Congratulations to Ollie Paterson from San Diego, CA, who has won the March/April 2019 PFRE Videographer of the Month Contest! Here is Ollie's winning video. Here's what Ollie had to say about his winning video: Thanks so much to PFRE, the judges, and everyone involved in the competition. It is a huge honor to be […]
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