The word ‘selfies’ being introduced into the Oxford dictionary formally grants status to a highly democratized form of photography. Selfie is a self photograph taken, typically with a hand held device such as a camera phone, and uploaded on to a social networking site. It can be done by anyone, and it requires no special skill or knowledge, not even the knowledge of how a camera works. The user just needs to know how to reach the screen with the camera icon and aim and click. And of course, they need to know how to upload on to a website. Read the rest of this entry »

I was fortunate to be one of a few photographers attending at the Google Campus in London last night to see a pre-launch demonstration of MySweep – which I believe has the potential to revolutionise the way agents show their properties online. Google has its own similar offering but by comparison it’s really clunky. Take a look at the Google ad here and you’ll see what I mean. Read the rest of this entry »

Probably the world’s leading authority on residential property photography “and owner of the world’s largest blog on the subject”, Larry Lohrman  has written a great free booklet on what estate agents need to know about real estate photography. It’s simple advice but practical and for many agents it’ll explain some of the psychology of why their images aren’t setting the world alight in terms of attracting buyers, and why sellers of better-looking houses aren’t flocking to their doors. Read the rest of this entry »

My grateful thanks to Resource Techniques for rooting out this piece of research by a university in the USA.

I particularly like the pithy question with which they end their article.

First the BBC, now Rightmove

February 12th, 2013

Rightmove, one of the biggest websites in the UK – in terms of visitors, just published some of my tips for better property photography. I’d love you to read them when you have a moment:

Photo Paper

February 5th, 2013

Although the world of photography is enveloped in a digital mist, photographers still print their work regularly. Photos that are printed are often considered special and are cherished. If you intend to further develop your photography skills, understanding the various implications of different photo papers on your work is important.

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