I'm so happy I wasn't still using my 35mm camera. This was one of those rare moments when my husband got to spend time with his brother. They live 200 miles apart. It was our family Kodak moment. The headless usher you see here, well he was the first one we asked to take the photo. He held the camera and we held our smiles for about 2 entire minutes. In the big scheme of things two minutes isn't that long, but when waiting for someone to take a picture it seems like it's well... Forever.
So along came another usher and we asked him to take the picture and asked the first usher who couldn't figure out how to push "THE BIG SILVER BUTTON" to be in the picture with us. Well thank goodness for digital because we got to see in an instant we had no heads. Thus a redo. We asked some random stranger to take the next photo and again with no intent on hurting anyones' feeling my brother in law invited the usher who could find the "BIG SILVER BUTTON" but had less than perfect aim to join us in the photo. I guess the one remaining problem is that my nephew Steven couldn't take his eyes of the random stranger's hot wife. As you can see he is no longer looking at the camera. But alas 24 year old men... boys will be boys.
Now what you might ask does this have to do with real estate?
- Instant photos for advertising
- Making sure you have a good shot
- Making sure the lighting is right
- Cost of taking lots of shots of homes.
Today when I list a home I take between 30 and 40 photos. Maybe I won't use all of them, maybe only half. But it's so much easier than before. I've been in this career long enough to have used Polaroid and 35 mm film. I remember it was like a huge break through for my little town getting it's first 1 hour photo lab. Then OH BOY OH BOY they could actually put my photos on a CD for me. Then digital became more affordable and I got my first HP digital camera. I think it took 1.3 MP photos, which was fine for what I used it for, but my current camera is much nicer and I've actually taken some really great lake home shots that I've framed and given to buyers who seem to just love them.
The times they are a changing... what will be around the next corner to help me perform better.