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


The roster of presenters is full, and the PFRE Virtual Conference is officially on for November 20-21, 2020! We're excited to get technical this year and help you take your real estate photography business to the next level! Last year we sold out all o ...



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


View Now


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


View / Submit


View Archive


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.


PFRE Conference 2020

Register Now

Latest News

Limited Early Bird Spots on Sale Now! PFRE Virtual Conference 2020

The roster of presenters is full, and the PFRE Virtual Conference is o ...

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

*Early bird tickets go on sale September 28th* Here are the remaining ...

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' ...



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...



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.


Coming Soon...

Pixie Click Remote Tigger by

Published: 09/11/2010
By: larry

Guest post by Lee Jinks of McAllen, TX:

Pole Aerial Photography (PAP) has gained popularity over recent years, but until lately, entry into PAP required a major investment and/or some serious engineering.  Today there are various low cost products available to those wanting to attempt PAP.  The most economical approach is with a low cost painter’s pole available at most any home improvement or hardware store.  The initial problem is attaching the camera to the top of one of these poles.  Enter the Pole Pixie or the similar Kacey Enterprises Camera Pole Adapter.  Attach the camera to the pole with an adapter, set the self-timer, raise the pole into position and you’re conducting PAP!   It’s that easy.

The timer method works well for real estate photography, but it soon becomes apparent that having control over the shutter would greatly reduce the hassle of raising and lowering the pole for each shot.  Additionally, the photographer would benefit from remote shutter release when action is involved.

Most DSLR’s have a remote shutter port, so wired or wireless remote shutter generally isn’t a problem, but with compact digital cameras remote shutter release isn’t usually an option.  This is where the Pixie Click remote trigger comes in.  It’s a simple yet effective device which provides remote shutter control for most compact digital cameras.

What I like about the Pixie Click remote trigger is its rugged low tech design. Setting up and adjusting may take a few minutes the first time, but operation is consistent and reliable.  I also like that its use is not limited to the pole.  It can be used on a tripod as well.

Limitations: Cameras taller than 3 3/4” will not fit into the frame.  You can see that the Pentax in the photo above had to be turned around for the shutter screw to work properly.  There’s usually a way to get a camera to work on the frame.  Additionally if the shutter button is at an angle (not pressed straight down), the Pixie Click may not work properly.

Overall it’s a great unit for $79.95 which will allow even more people to raise the level of their photography.

5 comments on “Pixie Click Remote Tigger by”

  1. This is intersting but I have trouble using a point and shoot for the exterior of a home. We all know it's the most valuable shot, so whay are we willing to use a cheap camera for it? I'm not, and I find that most houses I can just lift my tripod over my head and be high enough, if that doesnt work the roof of the car works too. With my D300 set to a 6 shot burst I dont need to manually release the shutter.

  2. The producer of the Pixie Click wanted me to inform you that he has already modified the Pixie Click so that the Pentax will fix better in the frame.

  3. Love this! I use it with a LX3 and it works perfectly! I previously had just the attachment for the pole, but I found my home made rig for the release was not really adequate over the long hall. I think this will make things much easier as it's a battery operated release. I just hope the "cage" isn't as fragile as it looks!

Leave a Reply

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