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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...
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...
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 ...
This photo was taken at Riverfront Green Park right by the train station in Peekskill NY.  I visited the park a couple of times during the summer to and decided to try to capture the late afternoon into early evening light.  In the end, I took quite a few photos of the area, but this fire show wa...
Some homes have amazing entry areas while others have spectacular architectural features in spite of a rather uninspiring entry. This is a case of "when you've got it, flaunt it!" An impressive entry should always be photographed with care. As a general rule, I take a large formal entry from seve...
When buyers look at a condo or cooperative complex, they are buying more than the unit, they are buying the lifestyle.  How the common areas are presented online and in brochures can really have an impact on overall interest.   Naturally, if your buyer craves a sleek modern look, the ornate detai...
You can't think about the Hudson River without thinking about trains and train lines.  Trains and the lower Hudson Valley go hand in hand because the area is just a few miles from  the financial capital of the world.   For Westchester residents, trains are a way of life, and that makes good sense...
In real estate photography, the classic shot of the front of a home is traditionally referred to as the "money shot".  When it comes to condos and cooperatives, many agents underestimate the importance of exteriors and common areas.   For this type of housing, common spaces and exteriors can be e...
Almost every shutterbug in Westchester NY takes photos of Lighthouse Landing in Sleepy Hollow at some point in their lives.  One can't argue that there is a dearth of photos on this particular subject.  I guess I'm no exception to the rule because I have quite a few photos of the Lighthouse Landi...
In keeping with my Hudson River theme, I decided to seek out photographic opportunities from Manhattan. Taking this photo was like taking a walk back in time for me.    Back in the day when I was working as a molecular biologist, I did a 4-year stint at Presbyterian Hospital.  This was in the Dar...

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