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Very often I run into real estate agents who just can't wrap their heads around why good photography has to "cost so much".  After all, you just show up and take a bunch of pictures, download them, throw them into email or dropbox and you are done!  Zip, dang, do! I wont go into the weeds about ...
If you need special arrangements for the holiday season – H. Carlson’s Florist’s is a great place to visit for both inspiration and to order any special arrangements for your holiday decor.  Nancy Schellhas has been creating numerous arrangements like this every year and he customers have come t...
Photography shows are fun for the photographer as well as the public.  It allows people to enjoy actual prints of the work rather than viewing them on a computer screen.  Since I started with digital photography online, it has always surprised me how images seem a bit more "alive" in print.  So ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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