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Covid-19: A Wake Up Call for Real Estate Marketers

Author: Charlie Dresen Real estate is changing and no one is looking back. Therefore, agents and any industries that support the real estate community––photographers to videographers to stagers, all need to be aware as well. I see this as an opportunity––a differentiator to set your business up for success. Real estate is a service industry […]
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Taking Advantage of Detail Shots in RE Photography

Author: Tony Colangelo Jeanette, in Salem OR, writes: “I’m wondering what you think about the idea of including detail shots as part of the package of photos that I deliver to my clients. I love doing them. They allow me to use more of my own creativity and I find them quite challenging. Are there […]

How Do You “Manage” Bad Weather in Your Photography Business?

Jason, in Harrisburg, PA, writes: “We’ve had a very wet year here in Pennsylvania. My clients keep cancelling our scheduled shoots on rainy days. I understand why they want nice exterior shots but I really like shooting on rainy days, as I find my interior shots look way better, with no harsh shadows and brutal […]

The Importance of "Being Present"

Author: Tony Colangelo Jake from Fort Lauderdale, FL writes: “I’ve been shooting for about three years and I average about 15-25 houses a week depending on the time of year. Over the last couple of months though, I’ve lost four of my best and longest standing clients and even though I’ve gotten two of them […]

Is It Time to Start Incorporating Smartphone Cameras into Our Work?

Over the past two or three weeks, I’ve been thinking about smartphone cameras, as my two-year term on my current cellphone will be expiring soon. The more that I started exploring smartphones online, the more those pervasive machine learning algorithms took hold and started bombarding me with smartphone-related advertisements. The one that got my attention […]

Jpeg vs. Raw--the Debate Rages On

Robert from Alabama writes: I'm relatively new to photography in general but the real estate side of things is really starting to pick up. I find myself shooting 4-6 homes per day and it's starting to take a toll on my storage devices.  Do I really need to shoot raw or will jpeg suffice? If […]

Thomas Grubba Reviews Real Estate Photos on Scott Kelby's The Grid Podcast

By: larry
I got an email this last week from Thomas Grubba telling me about his appearance on KelbyTV with Scott Kelby reviewing real estate photography. The podcast is 87 minutes long but is well worth your time. Thomas critiques a bunch of real estate shots and Scott Kelby tries to make fixes to the photos while […]

A Great Way To Strengthen Your Real Estate Portfolio

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By: larry
I want to point out the valuable service that Scott Hargis is providing over at his blog. Scott is reviewing real estate photography portfolios. For any one that requests a review, he makes 30 minute video stepping through your portfolio (website) giving a detailed discussion of what he likes and doesn't like about your portfolio. […]

The 36 Best Real Estate Photos of 2007

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By: larry
Here are my picks of the top 36 Real Estate Photos from the Photography For Real Estate (PFRE) photo discussion group. I selected these 36 photos from the 1258 images that were posted this year. As of today the number of members in the PFRE flickr group is 589. For those of you that […]

The PFRE Flickr Group is an Amazing Opportunity

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I've been pleased an amazed at the way the Photography For Real Estate flickr group has been working. This last weekend we went over 300 members on the group. I want to publicly thank Aaron Leitz for proposing this idea and helping me get it started. Earlier this year I'd been looking for a way […]
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