The Importance of Great Real Estate Videos

Real estate listings usually have a similar look: a few images (hopefully professionally done), the information on the property and contact details for the agent.  Did you know, that search engines look for videos in listings and rank these higher in their list, improving chances of it being seen by people searching? Read more

Location Scouting

The kiddo and I recently set out on a bit of a scouting mission.  I was looking for a great outdoor location to do kids portraits.  The vision I had in my mind was of swaying tall grass and the setting sun back lighting kiddos hair.  I wanted to go for a rustic mid western country girl look.  

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Why Professional Real Estate Photos Matter

When the typical buyer looks at an online listing, the first thing they do is look at the photos. Consider that most Internet users won’t even look at listings without photos. Even when a listing includes photos, 40 percent of all participants don’t even look at the agent description section.  The digital age has changed the way that the real estate industry operates, and now buyers have access to high-quality images of houses in their price range at the simple click of a button.

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Menu Shoot at Next Door Lounge, Hollywood

When the owner of Next Door Lounge called and said he wanted some images for their new brunch menu, of course I was excited. Next Door Lounge is this funky flapper-eque speakeasy in the heart of Hollywood. With brick walls, wood plank floors and cozy leather sofas it screams vintage Hollywood. Even though I left my flapper dress at home I did bring along the following equipment: Read more

Photographing Star Trails

Composition:

There are a couple of things to consider when creating a star trail image; the first is the composition. As with any great scenic photo, it needs to be esthetically pleasing. Having a foreground is usually very beautiful and having water in the scene is an extra plus – the stars can reflect off the surface of the water. The picture shouldn’t just be about the stars, but how they are a part of the scene.

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