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The Render Flames tool in Photoshop is a very powerful and dynamic tool that lets you add fire in just a few steps where there otherwise wasn't one in your photo. In this video, I demonstrate step by step how you can have Photoshop render a fire into a ...

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New Tutorial - Learn to License Your Photos

09/09/2020
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Jordan Powers has teamed up with Adam Taylor to create an amazing new resource for the real estate photography industry. Adam is a photographer based in Long Beach, CA. Adam is known for helping other photographers make extra income through image licensing. He takes a positive, proactive approach to image licensing instead of a defensive […]
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Leveraging Software to Protect Your Images

04/09/2020
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Hopefully after reading Mike Boatman’s four-part series earlier this year on the importance of registering your images with the USCO, you have taken the initiative to do so. If you've missed those posts, you can find them here: Making a Case for Image Registration Real World Copyright Litigation: A Photographer's Viewpoint Copyright Registration and the […]

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 […]

How to License Real Estate Photos to Builders and Other Third Parties

In our line of work, there's a common scenario that comes up all the time. A third party, not related to the real estate agent, wants to use photos you created for their own marketing. Some common examples of when this happens: The builder, stager, interior designer, cabinet maker, mill worker, tile manufacturer, etc., sees […]

Peoria Real Estate Photographer Files Lawsuit Against Local MLS

05/07/2020
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Most of you who've been following the PFRE Blog for a while will recognize the name Mike Boatman. Mike has been an outspoken advocate for image registration and usage rights enforcement, and has authored a number of engaging and informative articles on the topic. Mike recently filed a formal lawsuit against his local MLS so […]

Your Photos Were Used for a Relisting without Your Permission! Now What?

Alan, from Seattle, WA writes: "I got an email from a homeowner who was asking me to send him the photos I took of the home for the agent who sold the house to him last year. He's relisting the house and wanted to use my images. I told him it would be $200 for […]

Video: How to Register Copyright on Your Photographs

06/04/2020
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? Mike Boatman's recent articles here on PFRE about the merits of registering your photos with the US Copyright Office have been so insightful, well written, and just plain helpful. I started my year with a timely registration of all of my images from the last 3 months of 2019, as well as several registrations […]

Discussing Copyrights with Your Clients--It's a Sales Tool

30/03/2020
Author: Mike Boatman A copyright discussion with a client can be used as a sales tool. Copyright registration is a benefit for the client which will help to differentiate you from your competition and establish you as a professional essentially working as a limited partner for the success of your client. This is a fundamental […]

Copyright Registration and the Importance of "Chain of Evidence Custody"

09/03/2020
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Author: Mike Boatman This is my personal viewpoint. This is my opinion based on my personal experiences. Other people have different experiences and therefore, their viewpoint may be different than mine. Understanding What You’re Up Against I will boldly repeat something that I stated in my previous article because I believe it is worth repeating: […]

Real-World Copyright Litigation: A Photographer’s Viewpoint

17/02/2020
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Author: Mike Boatman This is my personal viewpoint. This is my opinion based on my personal experiences. Other people have different experiences and therefore, their viewpoint may be different than mine. I repeat… everything in this article is my opinion. I’m not depicting any specific communication with my attorneys, nor am I divulging any privileged […]
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