Reading
blue-triangle-element

Articles

PFRE is the original online resource for real estate and interior photographers. Since 2006, it has been a community hub where like-minded professionals from around the world gather to share information with a common goal of improving their work and advancing their business. With thousands of articles, covering hundreds of topics, PFRE offers the most robust collection of educational material in our field. The history of real estate photography has been documented within these pages.
All Articles
blue-triangle-element

Latest

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 ...

COMMUNITY
blue-triangle-element

Forum

The PFRE Community Forum is an online resource for discussing the art and business of Real Estate and Interior Photography.
Join The Discussion
blue-triangle-element

Latest

View Now
Contest
blue-triangle-element

OVERVIEW

For over a decade, photographers from around the world have participated in PFRE’s monthly photography contests, culminating in the year-end crowning of PFRE’s Photographer of the Year. With a new theme each month and commentary offered by some of the finest real estate & interior photographers anywhere, these contests offer a fun, competitive environment with rich learning opportunities. 

Contest Rules
blue-triangle-element

CURRENT CONTESTS

View / Submit
blue-triangle-element

PAST CONTESTS

View Archive
Conference
blue-triangle-element

Conference

PFRE’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas provides real estate and interior photographers from around the world an opportunity to meet on an annual basis, to learn, share best practices and make connections. Many of the leading names in our field are selected to speak on topics aimed at improving our craft and advancing our business. It’s a comfortable, relaxed environment that is fun, easy to get to, and affordable.
blue-triangle-element

Upcoming

PFRE Conference 2020

Registration not open yet
App Store
blue-triangle-element

Latest News

PFRE Virtual Conference 2020 Announcement: Presenter Line Up Part 1 of 2

We're a few short months away from the PFRE Virtual Conference 2020 an ...

Reader Poll: Which Topics Should Be Covered at the 2020 PFRE Virtual Conference?

Planning is well underway for the 2020 PFRE Virtual Conference and we' ...

PFRE Conference 2020 Announcement

As many of you know, last year we hosted the first-ever PFRE Conferenc ...

Podcast
blue-triangle-element

Podcasts

The PFRE podcast is focused on having meaningful conversations with world-class photographers, business professionals and industry leaders, with the goal to inform and inspire.
All Podcasts

Coming Soon...

Resources
blue-triangle-element

Resources

PFRE prides itself on the depth and breadth of the information and professional development resources it makes available to our community. Our goal is to help real estate and interior photographers be successful while bringing the community together and elevating the industry as a whole.
blue-triangle-element

Directory

Coming Soon...

Congratulations Gary Kasl! November 2018 PFRE Photographer of the Month

Published: 24/11/2018
By: Brandon

Congratulations to Gary Kasl from Carlsbad, CA; November 2018 Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was "open" photographers could submit any real estate photo they choose. This is Gary's third POTM win, he also won March 2017 and November 2017. Thank you to everyone who participated and to the jurors who took time out of their busy schedules to contribute their votes and thoughtful commentary.

  1. Gary Kasl - #2
  2. Garey Gomez - #45
  3. Dan Solomon - #13
  4. Danielle Robertson - #20
  5. Matt Davis - #44
  6. Canek Estrada - #43

Please feel free to view and comment on any of this month's entries here.

Here is what Gary had to say about the win:

Thanks to the judges and to everyone for all the great feedback!

I knew the second I saw the image on my iPad that it was going to be special. I had been waiting for a staircase like this for years and when I finally had it in front of me was kind of stumped. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to capture the scene. I usually use lots of supplemental lighting for these kinds of properties but I ended up going with a single flash pop at the bottom of the stairs to pull the eye through and blended that with a proper ambient exposure. With some color tweaks and my final contrast and sharpening, that was it. Overall, it was pretty simple and probably the easiest of the set but it was my favorite by far.

This is also my favorite theme of the year so I’m super stoked to have won for the second time in a row!

Thanks to PFRE for holding this contest and being such an awesome place for us all to come together. I really enjoy this community!

.

15 comments on “Congratulations Gary Kasl! November 2018 PFRE Photographer of the Month”

  1. Many congrats Gary! I think it was Tony who said in his critique that as a thumbnail this stands out as being the strongest image, and I agree.

  2. Nice one Gary - clear winner for me too. Brandon / Larry - could there be a 'staircase' month in the stills comp perhaps? They seem to produce such good images and this isn't the first time a staircase has won this November 'Open' category. Not sure which category you'd remove... Foyer perhaps? or combine twilight and daytime exterior months? Just a thought. Hamish

  3. @Hamish - I like your idea of changing/expanding the Foyer contest to Staircase month since Foyers usually have staircases.

  4. Thanks, everyone! I love this category, it really leaves it open for some creative shots that don't normally fit anywhere else. Hamish, I totally agree with you on making some changes, I actually have a list of different categories I'd be interested in seeing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

magnifiercrossmenucross-circle