Top 5 reasons to use professional photography on your listings
There are a lot of bad photos around out there on real estate listings, but slowly agents are finding out that there are a lot of good reasons to use professional photography, not the least of which is that sellers are beginning to demand it. There is of course, a plethora of other reasons to use professional photography on your real estate listings, most of which will have a profound effect on your bottom line. Read on to find out what my top 5 reasons are to always use professional photography on all of your real estate listings. Continue reading →
why would I use professional real estate photography? After all, my listings are selling just fine with my I Phone pictures. I have heard this question many times, and at first glance it might seem like a logical question, particularly in a hot market where homes are selling quickly, sometimes even in a matter of hours, but upon further examination there is indeed many good reasons to use professional photography to market your listings. Follow along with me now and I think that by the time we are finished you will indeed see the wisdom in using professional real estate photography. Continue reading →
We took a road trip last weekend to the high country to get some shots of the turning aspens before the snow and wind took them down. As it turns out it was one of those perfect days, clear blue sky’s, bright sunshine, fresh blanket of snow on the high peaks surrounding us, and just an all around gorgeous day. Our journey took us west on I 70 to Georgetown, over Guanella pass road to Grant on highway 285 and then over Boreas pass road and back to Breckenridge and I 70. We had a lot of fun attempting to capture the beauty of God’s creation that surrounded us. We were up early and in the middle of it all at sunrise, but while the golden hour is usually the best for outstanding photos, we found that the golden glow of the aspen leaves came to life with the sun a little higher in the sky on this day. Although we ended up with a lot of awesome shots, these are a couple of my favorites. There are a lot of beautiful places around the world, but none more beautiful in my opinion than the Rocky Mountains in the fall. I hope you enjoy the photos and that it encourages you to pick up your camera and go out and make some memories with your loved ones.
A couple of weeks ago we took a Sunday afternoon drive to Central City Colorado and surrounding areas just for fun, and, as usual, we came away with some very interesting shots. One of our favorite things to do is go out with our cameras and look for anything at all that looks like it might make a good photo. Granted, we end up discarding a lot of things that didn’t end up being as interesting as we first thought, but in the end we always end up with a few that are special, at least we think so. The day was one of those picture perfect days (no pun intended), where the sky had brilliant blue and the sun was bright. Since it is still Springtime in the Rockies there was great contrast of color with fresh bright green aspen leaves and snow capped peaks. Even though we were not shooting during the golden hour, there were plenty of opportunities if you looked at things with a creative eye. Take the photo of the aspen leaves above for instance. Nothing special about aspen leaves in general except I saw an opportunity to capture the essence of what the day was like, bright sunshine resting on newly grown aspen leaves creating interesting shadows among the other leaves with bright blue sky in the background. It just seemed like an image that made you realize that this is a great day! Stay tuned, more to come.
We Love taking pictures of animals, especially dogs in action. Here is where we really try to not only take a great shot, but also really capture the heart of the animal doing things that they love to do. In this case we were playing ball with our dog Ranger, one of his most favorite things to do. Getting great action shots like this requires a fairly fast shutter speed, which also may require a higher ISO setting in lower light. Creating great bokeh at the same time requires some prior planning and a continuous shutter of 4 or more frames per second doesn’t hurt either just to be sure that your shooting at the split second that everything is just right to bring home that action shot. This is a picture that we will enjoy for many years because it will remind us of Rangers heart, which is so clearly captured in this photo in his eyes and face. So, grab your camera and go take some shots that capture the heart of your pet or favorite animal, and if you don’t have a camera, contact us, we would love to capture those memories for you before there gone forever.
Welcome to Perfect Focus Photography’s Blog. Please stop by here from time to time as we post photos of our adventures and tell you what we did to capture the images. This photo was taken from the deck of the Norweigan Dawn Cruise ship off the coast of Cozumel Mexico. There just happened to be excellent color as there was some scattered clouds to give the photo more interest. It was a very warm evening and a pleasure to be out on deck. Once the sun gets in position to offer the best photos there is only a minute or two at the most to capture it as the best light fades quickly. If you love beautiful sunsets, I can highly recommend a cruise in the western Caribbean. Subscribe to our feed or stop by often to see our featured photos in our blog posts.