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Author: Tony Colangelo While many photographers rely heavily on social media to market themselves, I believe there is still plenty of value in having a dedicated website with great photo galleries. There are far too many benefits of having a strong web ...

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What New Gear Has You Excited?

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26/06/2020
Author: Tony Colangelo Like many photographers do at the beginning of their professional careers, I spent way too much money on gear and accessories. The driver for this over-spending was rooted in my own insecurities about entering the realm of professional photography, which was something that I’d only dreamed of many years ago. I talked […]
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Is a Tilt-Shift Lens the Right Tool for the Job?

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01/06/2020
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Author: Garey Gomez The case AGAINST using a tilt-shift lens: I have long felt that for most real estate photographers, it's not a necessary tool, despite the indisputable fact that they are very useful in many circumstances. But that assumes you are a full-time real estate photographer, possibly shooting a mid-to-high volume of homes where […]

Looking for Specs and Recommendations for a Computer Monitor

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04/03/2020
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Phil, from Spokane, WA writes: “Hi, I’m just starting out in real estate photography part-time. After spending a good chunk of money for new photography gear (new camera and a couple of Godox AD-200s), my desktop monitor just crashed! Are there certain things I should be looking for in a monitor, now that most of […]

What Gear/Accessories Would You Buy with a $500 Windfall?

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14/02/2020
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Jerry, from Sarasota, FL asks: “My wife just surprised me with a $500 gift certificate from B&H and I’m really grateful, but I truly have all the gear that I really need, including back-ups for everything. I don’t want to apply the certificate on a major purchase because I don’t to spend additional money on […]

What 360 Camera Should You Buy?

27/01/2020
I've been getting a lot of questions lately about 360 cameras so I decided to do some digging and see if I can figure out what the best options are (under $1000). I'm not really a gear junkie and I don't have a 360 camera in my kit, but I know a lot of photographers […]

What Are the Things You Should or Shouldn't Skimp on When Starting Out?

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17/01/2020
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Frida, in Las Cruces, NM writes: “I’ve learned so much from this site. Thank you. It’s allowed me to jump into something that I didn’t know about until a real estate agent friend of mine asked me to do a photoshoot for her last month. I loved it and I want to do more of […]

What’s Your Best Camera Backpack Recommendation?

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09/01/2020
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Kevin, from Denver, CO writes: "I’ve been using an old Tamrac backpack bag for my RE gear and it’s getting pretty shoddy and not attractive when meeting an agent or the homeowners at a shoot. Any recommendations?" Hey Kevin, I’ve had a Tamrac bag for years and I love it, although I see that they […]

GEAR REVIEW: Godox AD400 Pro Flash vs. Neewer i6Tex Flash

21/12/2019
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It’s funny how things work out. Yesterday, I posted an article on extending the life of lithium-ion batteries, as there appears to be an increasing number of shooters moving to flashes powered by these types of batteries--particularly those from Godox/Flashpoint. Well, this morning, while checking out a few YouTube videos, I ran across a quick, […]

The State of 3D Tour Technology

25/10/2019
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We get a ton of questions from people asking what the best type of 3D tour technology is, which one they should buy, is it necessary for them to offer tour/floorplan services etc. The truth is, all of these questions have different answers that depend on a variety of variables. You're the only one who […]

Is Your Trigger Affecting Your White Balance?

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02/10/2019
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Author: Tony Colangelo Like so many others in our community, I use the Godox/Flashpoint flash systems. Not only do they offer a wide variety of flashes to cover different needs, they utilize a coordinated triggering system that allows all flashes within the Godox/Flashpoint family to be controlled by one trigger. One of the things that […]
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