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These days, with so much on the internet, local businesses benefit from the use of professional photography.  As much as local businesses have relied on word of mouth over the years, many shoppers go to the internet first.  If they like what they see, they may actually put the business on their l...
10/29/2013
A little over a week ago Westchester was having one of its "climate change moments.  I was on the road playing fast and loose with a tornado watch as a line of storms approached  from the west.   I kept an eye on the weather but thought I had a bit of time before the worst of the front moved thr...
10/17/2013
Porches can help sell homes.  This year I had several homes with impressive porches to photograph.  I see a lot of agents attempting to photograph porches and they almost always try to capture the porch from the street level as part of the money shot of the house, with perhaps a close-up closer t...
10/04/2013
Every couple of weeks, I find myself on the RiverWalk in Tarrytown or Sleepy Hollow looking towards the work being done on the new Tappan Zee Bridge.  Every morning work crews depart from Hudson Harbor and head out to work on the multi-year project that will result in a new Tappan Zee Bridge conn...
10/03/2013
Today's home buyers are very thirsty for information.  Above all else, they want photos. Photos,  photos and more photos.  But they don't just want photos of the home in question, they want more.   They want to learn about the neighborhood.  Neighborhoods can make or break a deal and if a neighbo...
09/30/2013
I'm sure that every agent worth their license has been hearing that good photography helps to sell a home.  This, I know to be true as someone who was a real estate agent before morphing into a photographer.   Buyers pour over photographs and will reject a perfectly suited home sight unseen if t...
09/26/2013
I was in NYC meeting a friend that had just moved back from Europe.  She was renting an apartment on the upper west side and was just in fact moving in.  The unit that she moved into actually had outdoor space.  Granted you had to go out through a low hanging window, but who cares about that? Out...
09/21/2013
One of the best ways to photograph an entry way is portrait style through the front door. Of course this will only work if the entry is in the proper configuration to stand out from in its best light from the entry. But it is generally one of the first shots that I try. The primary difficulty wi...
09/21/2013
Last week I had the privilege of photographing a  charming home in lower  Dutchess County.  The home was approximately 200 years old and had a charm all its own.  The photo above is of one of the bedrooms.  I picked it for this blog because it shows the wide plank floors in all their glory, the n...
09/19/2013
2 BR/1 BA home in the Highlands Square Footage: 1138 sf Lot Size:  0.11 acres The Price & Affordability: Offered At: $425,000 Property Taxes:  $7091 w/o STAR    Note:  Open House from 3PM-5PM Sunday September 8.  Just in time for the fall home selling season!  This charming pre-war home you get ...
09/07/2013
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