Shuttermaster Photography: Blog en-us (C) Shuttermaster Photography (Shuttermaster Photography) Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:36:00 GMT Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:36:00 GMT Shuttermaster Photography: Blog 120 96 Drones and Real Estate Photography - Key marketing option - Preparation is important for this too Real Estate Marketing Professionals are quickly embracing the use of drones, particularly in mid to high end housing. The cost to market aerial photography has dramatically dropped. Before the advent of drones, only the most expensive homes would afford the expense of hiring helicopters for aerial photography, and even for high end homes, it was rarely used.

People looking for homes in today's world spend a great deal of their searching time on the internet. Buyers get their first impressions from the photography representing the home for sale. The cliché of 'First Impressions Matter' is appropriate for home marketing. Full service professional real estate photographers such as Shuttermaster Photography Virtual Tours can offer two critical options for real estate professionals: aerial photography and high end virtual tours.

Below is a minute and half 'practice video' that I took yesterday at the entrance to the Oakbrook Subdivision in St. Augustine. When performing real estate photography, it is important to prepare the home for the photography. This also holds true for aerial photography. If this were a video put together for property presentation, it demonstrates a lack of preparation of the property. 

See if you can spot what shows the lack of property preparation (Answer follows the video)







Did you notice it. 

I had no plans to make this video public, but then I realized it offered the opportunity for a blog post.

Ok. No more suspense: The tennis court had some plastic chairs that had been blown over. I didn't have an access key to get in and set them upright. Of course this was a practice video, so no preparation of the property or contact with managers of the property were done.

Net net of this post: Aerial photography is a key component of today's real estate marketing, and the rules of preparation for homes holds true for aerial photography as well.


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Floral Collection Introduction Our New Floral Collection

Over time I have built a small but very nice collection of floral pictures. I've worked with several clients that have had me print up some on metal for them, and they came out really nice.

So, why print on metal? Well, they make for a brilliant and very impressive print. Detail and resolution is phenomenal Ok, maybe I'm being dramatic...but they really do look fantastic.

You can see some customer supplied pictures of metal prints hung that they have ordered from us in the slideshow below. Also please visit our Floral Collection Page.


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"What should I photograph?" With the advancement of photographic equipment with more and more power and capabilities and lower costs, more people are getting into photography. It is a fun and rewarding pass time, whether for hobby or profession.

A common question is "What should I photograph?" When you make the effort to look at photography, you will find yourself saying "I never would have thought to take a picture of that". 

Good photographers will commonly hear "You have a good eye". For some folks it comes natural, and for others it's a struggle.

I found this interesting article , 5 Photography Ideas for When There’s Nothing Interesting to Shoot over on Digital Photo Mentor. Click the link and have a good read.

I'll tell you the first suggestion: Try a new technique. For me that new technique to try was HDR. Below is an example of an HDR picture I took while on a the 2013 Hot Rod Power Tour:


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Selfie Drones Selfie Drones are becoming of age, and there are some pretty nice options out there. Decent ones start as low as $229. Check out this 23 minute video for Drone Camps RC's view of the top 5 selfie drones.

Are you using a selfie drone? Let us know about it and how it's going for you in the comments.




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