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Add one of These to your Camera Bag Next Time You Do a Photo Shoot at a Listing I wrote about this technique recently in "Using Fisheye Lenses in Real Estate Photography". If you haven't tried using a fisheye lens when you photograph your listings, prepare to be impressed. You'll need one of these:
I happen to like Canon products, but there are certainly other fisheye lenses out there. Ken Rockwell describes this lens as "far sharper" than any Nikon fisheye lens. You'll also need DxO Optics Pro software. Optics Pro 7.0 is the latest incarnation of this astounding image (12 comments)
Fisheye lenses have their place in real estate photography. Ten years ago, people were using fisheye photos to create 360-degree panoramic tours. But times have changed. Uncompressed fisheye shots make great interior panoramas, without the use of 360 degree software. For these examples, I used a Canon 5D Mark II camera body with the f2.8 Canon 15mm Fisheye lens. All of the shots below were uncompressed using DxO software.
This ultrawide kitchen shot was purely an experiment, but it gives you an idea of the visual impact of a one-click interior (25 comments)
RealBird Webinar Yesterday "Learning to cook creatively with social media using the many RealBird ingredients"
We had a fabulous session yesterday morning with RealBird technology host Erich Ziebarth and RealBird President Gabriel Gross. The subject was incorporating RealBird tools into social media to achieve marketing success, and we spent a good amount of time on my favorite subjects, real estate photography.
[Facebook comments from Gabe Gross & Erich Ziebarth about Eric Kodner's participation in a RealBird webinar yesterday]
We also fielded lots of great questions from webinar attendees, ranging from questions about what kind of wide-angle lenses to choose, where to learn more (3 comments)
I've Been Invited to Participate in a RealBird Webinar on "Incorporating RealBird Ingredients Into Your Social Media"
Tomorrow morning, I'll be joining the RealBird folks to co-host a webinar on the subject of "Learning to cook creatively with social media using the many RealBird ingredients". RealBird President Gabriel Gross was kind enough to ask me to participate as a guest speaker. Friend Erich Ziebarth, with "Get Seen, Get Sold" will be heading up tomorow's webinar. If you haven't signed up for a RealBird webinar, it would be well worth your time to do so! Gabe, Zoltan and Erich (1 comments)
Diversity and multi-culturalism foster sensitivity and good business practices - 01/14/12 04:09 PM
Pacita Dimacali has contributed an excellent post on the topic of diversity and multiculturalism in the practice of real estate. This is a subject which is too often shrugged off as "politically correct" or "just another fair housing pitch". Pacita does a commendable job of explaining the value of diversity and the fact that attention to diversity issues is good business practice. I teach the NAR "At Home With Diversity" course and I'll add that AHWD is a top-notch way to learn more about diversity issues and how to incorporate them into your business. Via Pacita Dimacali - ePRO, SRES, CDPE, (4 comments)
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