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

Last call to register for PFRE Virtual Conference 2020. Use discount code: PFRE50 to save $50 at checkout. Event Stats: 25 + SpeakersOver 40 hours of contentRecorded and available for streaming until December 31st, 2020500 + Attendees from 19 different ...

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

Register Now
blue-triangle-element

Latest News

Last Call to Register for the PFRE Virtual Conference 2020 - Use Discount Code: PFRE50 to Save $50!

Last call to register for PFRE Virtual Conference 2020. Use discount c ...

Sneak Peek - PFRE Virtual Conference 2020

We are less than two weeks away from the PFRE Virtual Conference. Chec ...

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 ...

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...

State Regulation Of UAVs Not Legal + FAA Grounds Another Real Estate Photographer

In: ,
Published: 18/03/2013
By: larry

AirSpace

The Good News: via photoattorney.com

In a recent public hearing on the proposed New Hampshire State NH House Bill 619-FN (the proposed bill prohibiting images of a person’s residence to be taken from the air) New Hampshire State legislators were educated by a Brigadier General from the US Army. He reminded the NH House Criminal Justice and Public Safety committee that the airspace above New Hampshire is not owned by New Hampshire, but by the United States of America, and therefore controlled by the FAA.

This is significant because as I reported last month there are a bunch of States working at each cooking up their own state laws to regulate UAVs. Just google "who controls US airspace" and the first line google returns is a Wikipedia article on "Air rights" that states that, "In the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has the sole authority to control all airspace, exclusively determining the rules and requirements for its use." Further, the Wikipedia article sites the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 as the authority makes the FAA is the sole controlling authority for the US air space.

Apparently the NH bill is tabled as a result of the hearing. I predict similar results for the other State attempts to regulate UAVs. None of the bills are likely to progress past legal review. This probably means that UAV real estate photographers are going to have to wait for the FAA process to integrate UAVs into the US airspace to complete in 2015 before this whole issue is resolved.

The Bad News: via theblaze.com

The FAA grounds another real estate photography business. Charles Eide and Mike Danielson (flyboysair.com) an aerial real estate photography/cinematography operation in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota has been grounded by the FAA. This is the first grounding outside of California that I've heard of.

Note: My purpose in reporting these items is to report on the state of unmanned aerial photography for real estate, not to stimulate a political discussion. It is obvious that is not possible so I'm turning off comments on this post and deleting previous comments. I apologize for not having this post closed to comments from the beginning.

magnifiercrossmenucross-circle