Readers send me links to some interesting articles from all around the world that are related to real estate photography. I've been getting behind lately in passing these along. Here are some of the most recent items:
Trend MLS in Hawaii article recommends "Take you own photos and avoid legal action": Anders Carlson and Ethan Tweedie on the Big Island both sent me this article. It is warning agents in Hawaii to make sure they have a license from photographers. They say "The safest way to ensure this is to take your own photos, but if you must hire a photographer to
take them for you, please make sure that you have secured in writing all rights to use them". More reasons to spend time talking to your clients about your photo licensing terms!
Professional Real Estate Photography: Why You Need it: From MRIS MLS in Virginia. The Local MLS is actually promoting agents use professional photography. Thanks to Stanley Whitmore at Long & Foster.
When Odd Photos Happen To Good Real Estate Listings: Big article at one of the biggest blogs in the US (Huffington Post). All standard stuff but It's good to see this subject is getting such broad exposure! Thanks to Dave Williamson.
Software lets You Tweak The Lighting of Your Scene After the Fact Until It's Perfect: This article in PetaPixel.com describes research going on at Cornell University, funded partially by Adobe the may lead to after the fact lighting techniques. Thanks to Lee Jinks for this article.