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Feb 05, 2012 09:37 |  #4411

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Love love LOVE the textures and color in this shot. Bravo!!!

+1 Very nice!


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Feb 05, 2012 10:59 |  #4412

GadgetRick wrote in post #13828709 (external link)
Love love LOVE the textures and color in this shot. Bravo!!!

Tanya De Leeuw wrote in post #13828967 (external link)
+1 Very nice!

Wahooo! Thank you!! :D


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Feb 05, 2012 17:25 |  #4413

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Feb 05, 2012 17:27 |  #4414

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Feb 05, 2012 17:39 |  #4415

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Feb 05, 2012 17:49 as a reply to  @ annietex's post |  #4416

So I've moved back to Texas and am trying to get an RE photo gig going. I'm doing a couple no cost shoots for the agent that helped us with our house and one of her friends in exchange for talking me up to their co-workers. So far I've done one house that was a total sh*t hole. I keep trying to remember that every opportunity is one to make me better, but man, I hate to use any of these pics as examples of what I can do because the house is so blah! I'm going to try and pick a decent one out of the lot for your critique.

This (external link) seems to be the biggest competition in town. What do you think? They seem ok but some of their shots between rooms with a dividing wall as the focal point are weird. They're also SO cheap.


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Feb 05, 2012 22:11 |  #4417

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So I've moved back to Texas and am trying to get an RE photo gig going. I'm doing a couple no cost shoots for the agent that helped us with our house and one of her friends in exchange for talking me up to their co-workers. So far I've done one house that was a total sh*t hole. I keep trying to remember that every opportunity is one to make me better, but man, I hate to use any of these pics as examples of what I can do because the house is so blah! I'm going to try and pick a decent one out of the lot for your critique.

This (external link) seems to be the biggest competition in town. What do you think? They seem ok but some of their shots between rooms with a dividing wall as the focal point are weird. They're also SO cheap.

I checked out there site and they have some pretty good photos. Then, I checked out their prices....holy crap, they are whoring themselves out like crazy! $89 for 25 HDR images? Are you kidding me? They will work weekends for an extra $39. Four hour 'super fast' turn around for only $50 more? This group has no self worth at all. I know my prices are pretty low compared to some of you guys on here, but these prices are ridiculous! I hardly work weekends. We either have to get 4 snows days in one week, or someone has to be a VERY GOOD client for me to work weekends. And this company will do it for only $39.

Another thing I noticed is the Supra key access. I have that here and I can tell you from experience, it is a very powerful service. Having that key means I can let myself into the listings and they don't have to show up, let me in, wait for me, and then lock up. Of course, here, I have to maintain my appraiser license to be able to have that key and I have to pay to be a member of the local MLS board. But, I have stolen many clients simply because of this service. One agent had been with the same photog for 7 years, found out I had a Supra Key, now she's my client. You may want to find out if there is a way for you to get that key in your market. It is obviously important enough that they have it on multiple pages on their site.

Now, here is what I think about his company....they won't be around long at these fees. There is no way they can maintain the pace they need to maintain to make any decent money. Four hour turn times? Seriously? It sounds to me like a run and gun shop. These places usually have a lot of turn over and they just won't stand the test of time.

If you are in the Dallas area, you have a lot of options to pursue. I don't think you will have any problem getting work if you can pursue the right agents. Depending on the MLS board, you may be able to get a list of the top agents. If you can, that would be where I would start.

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Feb 05, 2012 22:40 |  #4418

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I checked out there site and they have some pretty good photos. Then, I checked out their prices....holy crap, they are whoring themselves out like crazy! $89 for 25 HDR images? Are you kidding me? They will work weekends for an extra $39. Four hour 'super fast' turn around for only $50 more? This group has no self worth at all. I know my prices are pretty low compared to some of you guys on here, but these prices are ridiculous! I hardly work weekends. We either have to get 4 snows days in one week, or someone has to be a VERY GOOD client for me to work weekends. And this company will do it for only $39.

Another thing I noticed is the Supra key access. I have that here and I can tell you from experience, it is a very powerful service. Having that key means I can let myself into the listings and they don't have to show up, let me in, wait for me, and then lock up. Of course, here, I have to maintain my appraiser license to be able to have that key and I have to pay to be a member of the local MLS board. But, I have stolen many clients simply because of this service. One agent had been with the same photog for 7 years, found out I had a Supra Key, now she's my client. You may want to find out if there is a way for you to get that key in your market. It is obviously important enough that they have it on multiple pages on their site.

Now, here is what I think about his company....they won't be around long at these fees. There is no way they can maintain the pace they need to maintain to make any decent money. Four hour turn times? Seriously? It sounds to me like a run and gun shop. These places usually have a lot of turn over and they just won't stand the test of time.

If you are in the Dallas area, you have a lot of options to pursue. I don't think you will have any problem getting work if you can pursue the right agents. Depending on the MLS board, you may be able to get a list of the top agents. If you can, that would be where I would start.

Best of luck!

Tyler, thanks so much for the reply! I know what you mean about these guys...their prices are crazy. They we actually in the Dallas paper recently, so I bet they've gotten tons of business with their "low low prices". Hopefully they won't be able to keep it up in the long run. I drove 26 miles one way to do a shoot last week so I can't imagine they're making any money charging $89. Time will tell I guess.

I totally see the advantage of the Supra Key, but I don't know how I'd go about getting my hands on one of those things. I have no problem shooting at the homeowners convenience, and I'm making sure the agents I talk to know that (so they don't have to attend). I feel like I should be able to make a go of it here once I get networked enough. Luckily I don't need to make it a full time job!

And I am lucky enough to know a couple well connected people here that can help me out IF I can get my shooting to an appropriate level, LOL!


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Feb 06, 2012 00:19 |  #4419

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... So far I've done one house that was a total sh*t hole. I keep trying to remember that every opportunity is one to make me better, but man, I hate to use any of these pics as examples of what I can do because the house is so blah! ...

That's huge.

To promote your new business, I totally agree with the concept of doing some free work but I would give the agent the photos and hope no one ever attaches your name to them.

It's a pity, but it's a fact. Shoot beautifully decorated estates and you will get much of the credit. Shoot run-down tenements and you will personally be to blame for the cramped spaces, water stains and awful room colors.

I've never had anything to do with promotional photography of real estate, but I'd bet my bottom dollar that it's just about impossible to start off with a losing team and get picked up by a winning team.


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Feb 06, 2012 00:24 |  #4420

this thread needs more pics


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Feb 06, 2012 00:28 |  #4421

as you wish

this is the ASCAP building in Hollywood (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) shot for the architect, fleetwood/fernandez based out of Santa Monica.

got to hold a grammy about halfway through this one :p

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Feb 06, 2012 00:30 |  #4422

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this thread needs more pics

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Feb 06, 2012 00:34 |  #4423

Agent must have loved it, STUNNING!!!


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Feb 06, 2012 02:28 |  #4424

Very nice image Mike !

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as you wish

this is the ASCAP building in Hollywood (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) shot for the architect, fleetwood/fernandez based out of Santa Monica.

got to hold a grammy about halfway through this one :p

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Feb 06, 2012 05:28 |  #4425

Man $89???? I wouldn't afford to eat here lol. That's insanely low.....

$25 for the YouTube option... I charge $50 with music, captions and slideshow effects... I think I overcharge lol.


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