photography: The "Great Storm" of 2009 - 03/02/09 10:02 PM
Some images captured post snowfall in Greensboro, NC on March 2, 2009.
Hardy Mill Pond
Reedy Fork Creek
Reedy Fork Ranch

 
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photography: Realtor vs. Triad Real Estate Photography....BATTLE ROYALE! - 02/13/09 04:57 PM
Are you ready to RUUUUUUUMMMMMMBLLLLLEEEEEE?
In this corner, wearing the blue "PictureShow Tour" trunks... Realtor "F." (NEW TREP client =P)
And in this corner, wearing the Gray background and larger images set to killer music...Triad Real Estate Photography!!
Let the BATTLE begin!!!
Click here for Battle Royale
These were the images that won over this REALTOR to take me on as part of their team...
One down, HUNDREDS to go.
(Kathy, I know this isn't a Stager's "Before and After" if you want to pull it, go ahead)
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photography: Ready Set Stage (Greensboro, NC) Strikes Again!! - 02/10/09 11:51 AM
 Another FABULOUS job by Chrissie Sutherland of Ready Set Stage (ReadySet-Stage.com):  (Pardon my dust spots  =P)

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photography: A Stager's Dream?!?! Want to get your fingers on THIS home?!?! - 02/04/09 09:34 PM
Today's project...Dream BIG!!

Here is a link to the entire slideshow...in case you wanted more.  =P
7717 Chesterbrooke Drive
 
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photography: I Make A Difference...And LOVE What I Do... - 02/03/09 09:52 AM
So yesterday, I was in the area of where my project for Wednesday is and thought I'd take a few test shots, just for fun.  When I got back home and ran the images through post production I decided to take a look at the REALTOR's original images and see what the difference was. 
I just had to shake my head and smile...

I believe the agent will be pleased once I have shot the house tomorrow and produced the final images.  Actually, her original shots were decent.  Too bad the home is no longer staged...I know a few of you … (10 comments)

photography: Cropping is your FRIEND! - 02/01/09 11:35 AM
Aloha AR Shutterbugs:
I was at a 1st birthday party for a friend of ours' daughter yesterday and took some photographs (we tend to do this as photographers) of my son, Ethan and came across this in post-production.  I thought it would be a nice, simple example on how cropping (trimming) your photographs can make them a little more dramatic.
Here was the original shot, nothing spectacular, just him behind a leather chair with another party guest (rather, just a part of them) in the background.

Kind of an easy fix to start out, just "narrow" the picture to exclude … (18 comments)

photography: As A Stager, What Changes Would YOU Make To This Home?!?! - 01/30/09 08:32 AM
Okay Staging Professionals:
Here was a project I finished yesterday, it was a "rush job" in the sense the owner put it up for sale on Wednesday and wants out ASAP.  The REALTOR who called me asked me to come out to shoot it.  I asked the REALTOR if the home was owner-occupied and he said it was, but that "it looked nice" and wasn't cluttered.  Of course, alarm bells go off in my mind when I hear this and normally I don't shoot an owner-occupied home for 72 hours, this gives them time to declutter and follow my "Pre-shoot checklist."
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photography: NEW "Housing Stimulus Pricing" for Professional Photography (Triad, NC) - 01/28/09 10:49 AM
Aloha all. 
I went to the Greensboro Builders Association luncheon yesterday at the airport Marriott to attend my first meeting (I am a new member).  The keynote speaker is a well-reknown analyst of housing markets and covers about 15% of the country.  He had his annual projection for the Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem & High Point) and unfortunately what he had to say felt like a punch in the gut to every builder there.  Things do not look good, though he does predict a "bottom" in Greensboro around May - September this year.
So, with that in mind, and considering I am … (3 comments)

photography: Poll: How much would you invest in professional photographs? - 01/23/09 01:45 PM
Alright Gang, here is your chance to possibly set the market. How much would you invest in professional photography for the following package:
2 hours on-site 12 High-resolution color images, digitally enhanced for print media 12 Grayscale images for curbside flyer 12 800x600 images for Internet use All the above burned on DVD-R Complimentary upload of images to Zillow.com Complimentary reciprocal link on LISTINGS on photographer's site Don't look at my website or my pricing, or even consider where I am located.  This is about how much you would invest, in your location for a similar product and services.
I am … (21 comments)

photography: If the Internet is "Main Street," How Appealing Is Your Storefront?!?! - 01/20/09 08:06 AM
Happy Inauguration Day everyone, I am enjoying a snowing morining here in Greensboro, NC contemplating how we move ahead with a new Administration and a new outlook.
As has been stated ad nauseum (and with VERY good reason), the Internet is the starting point for over 80% of homebuyers.  This is Real Estate's "Main Street."  As you Realtors know, the most important thing about real estate is (to quote your industry cliche') "Location, Location, Location."  So consider your "location" on Main Street to be your website.
So, if the Internet is "Main Street," and the majority of shoppers stroll up and down Main Street, … (2 comments)

photography: The POWER of Home Staging & Professional Photography... - 01/15/09 02:22 PM
Home staging by Chrissie Sutherland of Ready, Set, Stage in Summerfield, NC.  Photo by me...=P
GREAT work Chrissie!!! 

 
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photography: How About A More ARTISTIC Approach To Marketing A Property?!? - 01/08/09 02:13 PM
Take a look at a few of the "virtual tours" on your site.  Then look at a competitor of yours.  Chances are, they look pretty much the same.  Exterior shot, exterior shot, kitchen 1, kitchen 2, living room 1, living room 2, den 1, master bedroom 1, master bedroom 2, mather bath 1, guest room, guest room, back yard.
Yawn.
Now, have a look at this:
A More Artistic Approach To Real Estate Photography
Notice any difference?
How do you achieve the same results?
Don't copy me =P Stick to selling homes Hire a professional to do this kind of work … (18 comments)

photography: What motivates a buyer??? - 01/08/09 10:28 AM
Let me ask you, here is the same kitchen, the first shot by the Realtor's assistant, the second by a professional (okay, it was me =P).  Which image do you believe creates motivation for a potential buyer to see the property?  By the way, the images are in the actual sizes as they appear on the Realtor's site (small one) and on the builder's site (as part of his slide show).
Notice all the paperwork on the counters in the Realtor's shot?  Nothing but clean tops on the larger image (amazing what 3 minutes of hiding things does, huh?).  It is … (17 comments)

photography: "A picture is worth 1000 words." - 01/08/09 09:29 AM
Aloha, and welcome to my blog.
It is my hope to help educate Realtors, builders, home stagers and sellers on the importance great photographs make as a part of their online marketing efforts.  Let's face it, most of the aforementioned people have very limited photography skills.  There is more to creating a photograph than grabbing your little point and shoot camera, pushing the button, downloading it, futzing around with it in post production, then uploading it to your site.  The difference between a picture, and a photograph is tremendous, and the impact the image could have, for good or bad, is … (11 comments)

 

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