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Selfies are not one of my favorite things. Some people look great in them and they seem to have mastered taking their selfies. Not me, every time I try to take one, it seems like an awkward angle, or you can tell the extending arm. In other words, they just don't look very natural. I even have a ...
On a recent visit to City Hall in Brooksville, Florida, I was delighted to discover this little free library. Not a library in traditional sense, it works as a book exchange between people who like to share their books. The idea is to take a book and leave a book or take a book, read it and retur...
When taking photos, mirrors can present a real challenge.  While mirrors can be found in just about any room, it's in the small spaces like baths and hall ways where it gets tricky to get a good photo of the room. How often have we seen listing photos where mirrors reflected people or even just a...
Alligators in Florida....it is true, most people do not care for them. Alligators are probably some of the most unloved and maybe even misunderstood animals that we share our beautiful State of Florida with. Living in Florida, sooner or later you will encounter an alligator especially where there...
This is a photo from a live out door performance in the town of Hamelin, Germany. Every Sunday in the summer months, the legend of the Pied Piper who comes to town to rid the towns people of a major rat infestation is put on stage and hundreds of people gather to watch the tale unfold. I took thi...
Real Estate Photography - Main Listing Photos First impressions count when selecting the main listing photos in the marketing of any home for sale.  Our multiple listing service requires a view of the front of the home as the first photo that prospective buyers will see. In this example, the home...
Real Estate Photography - Interiors Just as an appealing exterior photo will peak a prospective buyers interest, good interior photos will keep and strenghten their desire so that they will want to make an actual showing appointment to see the home in person. 'There are a few things I consider wh...
Real Estate Photography - Capturing the MoodReal estate photography should highlight the property, whether it is a home, condo, duplex, or even raw land. Therefore, the subject property will dictate to an extent what pictures need to be taken.  Most photos will concentrate on interiors and featur...
As a blogger, whether your are fairly new or have been doing this for a while, have you ever asked yourself who is reading what you are producing? At this month's meeting of the Hernando Beach Property Association - my neighborhood and the area I love to work and play in - I was approached by a l...

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