Memorial Day Weekend Over – Spring Real Estate Market Keeps Moving Full Steam Ahead

American FlagMemorial Day weekend is over – marking the unofficial start of summer.

However the spring real estate market is still very busy.

My schedule for real estate photography and floor plans is still filling up 7-10 days in advance. Especially for appointments early in the week.

For larger properties and ones located outside of my standard service area, even more advance notice may be needed.

If you’re leaving a voice mail or sending a text or email please include:

  • What services you want (photos, floor plans, both, websites, etc…)
  • The property address
  • The approximate size of the property
  • When the property will be ready for photos, and any other scheduling requests.

I usually respond to all appointment requests in the late afternoon or evening in the order they were received. So don’t worry, if I don’t get back to you right away I won’t schedule someone else that called after you.

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I’m Recharging My Batteries Today

Sanyo Eneloop Ni-MH Nickel?metal hydride charger with rechargeable AA batteriesAs much as the title of this post may sound like a useless tweet, you might actually find some meat on this post.

I am recharging my batteries today. Both literally and figuratively.

First for the literal sense which is a tip for photographers. 

I find when my real estate photography business slows down in the winter months, I’m not as vigilant about making sure all my batteries are charged at the end of each day. Continue reading

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Shop Small – Small Business Saturday

Small Business SaturdaySmall Business Saturday® is today Saturday November 24th.

With all the college kids gone for the long weekend, and other shoppers still recovering from getting up way to early on Black Friday, lines and waits shouldn’t be too bad at your favorite local small businesses.

American Express card holders can receive a $25 credit for showing their support To learn more, visit ShopSmall.com.

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Black Friday Deals on WordPress Themes

StudioPress

If you have a WordPress powered blog or website and have been thinking about giving it a facelift with a new WordPress theme you’re in luck.

In honor of Black Friday / Cyber Monday Copyblogger is having a Thanksgiving sale over at Copyblogger. That means for a short period of time, you can save a bundle on StudioPress themes.

You can also save on Premise the complete sales and lead generation engine for WordPress.

Check out all the details at the Copyblogger website

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Adobe Photoshop for Photographers Seminar Tour Coming to Boston, MA

Photoshop SeminarScott Kelby is coming to Boston, MA with his Photoshop for Photographers seminar.

I went to the seminar in 2010. It took my Photoshop skills up a few levels and was easily the best $99 I ever spent on Photoshop training.

Register at least 14 days prior to your event & RECEIVE $10 OFF instantly.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St Boston, MA 02115
Room: Rooms 302 and 304

Class includes:

  • Scott’s 7-Point System for Camera Raw
  • 10 Portrait Retouching Techniques Every Photographer Needs to Know
  • Down & Dirty Tricks for Photographers
  • Photoshop Killer Tips
  • Photoshop Before & After: Step-By-Step from Start to Finish

For more information visit http://kelbytraining.com/event/boston-ma-3

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Ritz Camera Going Out Of Business

Ritz Camera Going Out Of BusinessRitz Camera is going out of business. Not a complete shock as their prices and selection were never that great.

If there’s a Ritz Camera Store near you it might be worthwhile to stop and see if you can find any deals.

RitzCamera.com will reopen under new management on Nov 1, 2012.

 

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Save on Premium WordPress Themes

StudioPress Premium WordPress ThemesA late summer deal for anyone interested in WordPress themes.

These are the same ones I use for most clients at www.ThunderSitesHosting.com.

These themes can be used as is straight out of the box or as starting point to create custom designs.

 

Until Tuesday August 28th you can get all 46 of the StudioPress WordPress child themes in the StudioPress Pro Plus All-Theme Package, plus every child theme design they make in the future, for only $299.95. That’s a savings of $912.75 if you purchased everything separately. Continue reading

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How to Plan For Perfect Outdoor Lighting

Photographer's Ephemeris AndroidOne of the biggest challenges with outdoor photography is getting the lighting right.  There’s almost nothing worse than driving a couple hours to shoot at a location then arriving to discover your intended subject mater is completely in the shade, or even worse, back lit so you’re shooting into the sun. Might not be bad if you trying to take a silhouette or want that angelic glow, but most of the time that’s probably not what you’re after. Continue reading

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Somerville ArtBeat 2012

Sign for entrance to Davis Square subway stationArtBeat 2012, one of the area’s largest art festivals, continues today in Davis Square Somerville, MA. The weather forecast predicts it will be much cooler and dryer today than compared to the past few ArtBeat festivals so if you’re in the area and looking for something to do it might be worth checking out. Continue reading

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New Stock Photos of Dowtown Oranjestad, Aruba

New stock photos of downtown Oranjestad, Aruba of the Royal Plaza outdoor shopping mall are available for licensing from Alamy.

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