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FAA’s Cease-And-Desist Orders To Drone Pilots Are Bogus, Appeals Court Rules

July 18th, 2014

Jason Koebler over at reported that today three judges with the Washington DC Court of Appeals ruled that, “…Flying drones for search-and-rescue purposes is legal, and all the cease-and-desist orders the government has sent drone pilots are bogus, an appeals court judge ruled today… In other words, because the FAA’s letters to the group (and to all […]

At End Of Day Jun 15: Still Contest Closes and Video Contest Opens

June 13th, 2014

The PFRE still photo contest is closing at the end of the day June 15 and the video contest is open. The June Photographer of the Month will be announced about 6/24. If you are submitting a video for April’s contest please read and follow the contest rules at: Here is the general way the contest works: […]

Real Estate Photography Question and Answers

April 29th, 2014

Michael’s Question: We are starting a brand new RE photography business.  What camera and software would you buy, $2500 is my budget.  Answer: The first priority is your wide angle zoom lens: The most popular/best lens is the Canon 10-22mm – $649 A good DSLR to go with it would be 60D or the new 70D – $1199 Lightroom 5 is all you […]

Now Accepting Photos For Jan 2014 PFRE Photographer Of The Month

January 2nd, 2014

OK, we’re ready to launch another year of  PFRE photographer of the month’s contests. Please read the contest rules before submitting your entry. For those not familiar with this series of monthly competitions take a look at the Contest page that describes all the rules and the process. For a look at last years monthly winners […]

What About Being A Real Estate Photographer And A Real Estate Agent

December 15th, 2013

I’ve had quite a few discussions with people concerning some aspect of being both a real estate agent and a real estate photographer. I find when a subject like this pops up out of the blue from a bunch of different people I usually indicate a trend going on. There were four different questions that […]

What Realtors Need to Know About Photography Now in Four Languages

December 8th, 2013

I just heard from Leonid Mutti today. He has finish translating the free What Realtors Need to Know About Photography (the white link on the left side-bar of the blog) e-book to Italian. This Italian translation is now available on Leo’s site Thanks also to Oliver Zielinski for translating it into German and Andrey Khrolenok for translating it […]

My Favorite Apps For Real Estate Photographers and Realtors

October 9th, 2012

Jason Jacques asked me today if I had a list of recommended apps. And he didn’t mean apps related to shooting photos on SmartPhones, he meant apps related to getting your job as a real estate photographer or Realtor done. It didn’t take me long to come up with a short list. Here it is: […]

We are now accepting Daylight Exterior Shots for the August PFRE Photographer of the Month Contest

August 1st, 2012

We are now accepting entries for the August Photographer of the Month contest. Please review and follow the entry submittal rules and posted at the PFRE Contest Page. You can also click “contest” in the top blog menu bar to get to the contest page. The theme for August is: Daylight Exterior and entries will be accepted through August 15. […]

The Photography For Real Estate Sky Library Updated

February 27th, 2012

You probably didn’t even know there was a PFRE sky library did you. Yes, since March of 2006 there has been one. Many readers over the years have donated public domain skies for everyone to use and even though I haven’t had a link to the old the free sky library on the blog for a […]

Meet PFRE Reader Alex Grekov of St Petersburg, Russia

January 25th, 2012

Just last week I was looking at the Google Translate Widget at the top left side-bar wondering if it was really being used and if I should leave it there. Yesterday the friendly universe gave me a clear answer- “YES people are using it.. leave it there!”. Alex Grekov of St Petersburg, Russia contacted me […]

I Need Your Input On A PFRE Photographer of The Month Voting Issue

January 24th, 2012

Last night I noticed there had been a spike of eight votes in one photo that before that before that time had only had one vote. I contacted the owner of the image and he told me he was just promoting his image on FaceBook and a bunch of his friends had come over to the […]

Another Example Of How To Take Control Of The Presentation Of Your Real Estate Photography

January 22nd, 2012

Last week I did a couple of posts (here and here) on the subject how presentation of real estate photography is a huge factor for the photos to do their job and for the real estate photographer to look their best. Yesterday a Google alert pointed out a newly listed at 11206 Laurie Dr, Studio […]

Reader Lens and DSLR Polls Are Now On The Lens and Camera Pages

January 10th, 2012

The two reader polls on what lens do you use and what DSLR do you use back in November of 2011 turned out to be very significant and insightful. Unfortunately that post has moved down to about the third page of the blog so people that need and want to see it probably won’t find it […]

Canon Announces EOS Rebel T1i – Under $1000USD

March 25th, 2009

Update: Here is the DPreview preview. Here is the complete text of the Canon announcement: LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 25, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced a new addition to its Rebel lineup, the EOS Rebel T1i Digital SLR camera, the first in the Rebel line to feature Full […]

Showings and DVD Release Announced for Shulman Film

March 12th, 2009

VISUAL ACOUSTICS, the documentary film on Julius Shulman, is slated for a 2009 summer-fall theatrical release by Arthouse Films.  The DVD release should come in late 2009 or early 2010.  Arthouse, which describes itself  as the place “where art and films collide,” is an independent production and distribution label specializing in films that showcase art […]