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What’s A Zillow Certified Photographer?

July 28th, 2016

A couple of days ago Cindy in VA asked me: A friend and I noticed a reference on the Internet to “Zillow Certified Photographer”.  So we just spent the last 30 minutes on the Internet trying to find anything out about this with no answers, just Everbrite invites to locations in the US on dates […]

One Of Our Own – Tyra Pacheco Was In A Helicopter Crash Today And Is In Critical Condition

June 17th, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tyra Pacheco who was in a helicopter crash today while shooting real estate near Chatham, MA. Tyra is at Massachusetts General Hospital (55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114) in Boston with critical injuries. Here is the link to the CBS local coverage about the crash. Tyra was the very […]

Andrew At Photobizx.com Podcast Is Wanting To Interview Photographers Who Shoot Weddings and Real Estate

May 10th, 2016

This last weekend I got a request from Andrew Hellmich in Australia: Hi Guys, It’s Andrew Hellmich here from Australia – I’m a wedding and portrait photographer with a photography business podcast and I’m hoping you may be able to recommend a photographer or two for my show. I’m looking to interview a successful real estate […]

Brandon Cooper And Family Have Evacuated Fort McMurray and Are Safe

May 4th, 2016

I just got off the phone with Tony Colangelo who called me to let me know that Brandon Cooper in Fort McMurray, Alberta was able to get out of Fort McMurray safely with his family, camera gear and the clothes on their back last night. For those of you, that haven’t heard the entire 80,000 […]

Never10 by Steve Gibson Lets You Control When And If You Upgrade To Windows 10

March 29th, 2016

Just recently I had a discussion with Russell in Portland about if there was a performance benefit if he upgraded his Windows 7 machine to Windows 10. I told him I doubted that it would improve his Lightroom or Photoshop performance and he decided he would stick with Windows 7. Apparently there are many Windows […]

New Video Chapter Released For Image Editing For Real Estate Video Series

February 21st, 2016

John McBay has just released a new chapter in the video series, Image Editing for Real Estate Photography. The title of Chapter 32 is “Exposure Fusion & HDR”. Click on the image to the right to view it free from now until March 15, 2016. Chapter 32 consists of three separate videos, altogether totaling almost […]

Zillow Announces A Feature That Allows Agents To Create Walk Through Video On Listings

February 17th, 2016

Joel in Boca Raton, Florida pointed out to me that yesterday (February 16) Zillow announced a new feature that allows listing agents to use the Zillow Smartphone App to shoot a video walkthrough of their listing, edit the video and post it on the Zillow listing. The videos must be less than 2 minutes and […]

Is Front Exterior Shot From South Sydney Australia Listing Misleading?

February 16th, 2016

Today there was a story flying around the net that a front exterior shot used by a listing agent in South Sydney, Australia was misleading. The photo on the top right was used to list the home but the photo on the bottom right is from Google Street View of the listing address. Hmm, do […]

US Drone Owners Must Register With FAA By Feb 19, 2016

December 15th, 2015

Yesterday the FAA announced a web-based registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms including payloads such as onboard cameras. Registration begins on December 21, 2015 and the first 30 days are free. Under this rule, any owner of […]

Great News: NAR is Finally Educating Realtors About Listing Photo Copyright Law

November 26th, 2015

The good news: Finally the US National Association of REALTORS (NAR) is educating Realtors about copyright issues involved with listing photos (see this NAR article). This should have started long ago, but let’s be thankful that they finally realized that photo copyright is an area that agents need education. This is a very significant development […]

Secretary Of Transportation Announces The Start Of Registration Of Drones

October 19th, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) via Seattle Times— The federal government will require many drone aircraft to be registered, a move prompted by the growing number of reported close calls and incidents that pose safety risks, officials announced Monday. Pilot sightings of drones have doubled since last year, including sightings near manned aircraft and major sporting events, and […]

Breaking News: Hold Off On Installing The Latest Lightroom Update 6.2

October 9th, 2015

If you haven’t installed it yet, better hold off on installing Lightroom CC 6.2 the update that was released a few days ago. There appear to be a number of stability issues with it. Here some places to follow what’s going on with this issue: Lightroomkillertips.com Laurashoe.com Fstoppers.com Adobe Lightroom forum Apparently there’s an new […]

Special Promotion Going On In September For LightTrac App

August 31st, 2015

The LightTrac App is celebrating its fifth year anniversary. To celebrate, they are announcing a discounted price for the month of September. The App which normally is $4.99 will be $2.99 during September. For those not familiar with LightTrac, it’s App that allows you to see exactly where the sun will be at any address at […]

Have You Updated To Windows10 Yet?

August 9th, 2015

Felix asked: Now that Windows 10 is out, I wondered if you had gotten any feedback from your readers on any issues with the Adobe products? Yes,  I can imagine that a lot of people are wondering about when to update to Windows 10. Here is Adobe’s official statement about Creative Cloud support in Windows […]

Zillow Copyright Suit Charges Zillow Uses Photos Of Sold Properties

July 21st, 2015

Many readers have pointed out that Zillow has been sued by VHT claiming that the Zillow.com/digs home improvement site is violating copyrights on hundreds of real estate photos. John Cook at GeekWire.com has an article the summarizes the VHT’s suit against Zillow. The suit alleges that: Zillow uses photographs from homes that are not for […]