This Week In Photos – 4/17/12

“This Week In Photos” is an ongoing, weekly digest of images of things, spaces, people, etc. that I find interesting though out each week. Typically there is not a theme to the week, it is just a collection of the places I have been and the things and people I have seen. It is primarily iPhone photography as my iPhone is the camera I have with me the most. I hope that you enjoy “This Week In Photos.”

This week I am going to break down into a number of posts as I have tons of images from home, a trip to Boston, and a kickboxing match I photographed.

This was a book store and the owner knew where everything was.

This Week In Photos – 4/16/12 Part 2

“This Week In Photos” is an ongoing, weekly digest of images of things, spaces, people, etc. that I find interesting though out each week. Typically there is not a theme to the week, it is just a collection of the places I have been and the things and people I have seen. It is primarily iPhone photography as my iPhone is the camera I have with me the most. I hope that you enjoy “This Week In Photos.”

This week I am going to break down into a number of posts as I have tons of images from home, a trip to Boston, and a kickboxing match I photographed. More kickboxing images to come as I sort through over 4,000 images from the night.

This Week In Photos – 4/16/12

“This Week In Photos” is an ongoing, weekly digest of images of things, spaces, people, etc. that I find interesting though out each week. Typically there is not a theme to the week, it is just a collection of the places I have been and the things and people I have seen. It is primarily iPhone photography as my iPhone is the camera I have with me the most. I hope that you enjoy “This Week In Photos.”

This week I am going to break down into a number of posts as I have tons of images from home, a trip to Boston, and a kickboxing match I photographed.

Moving Away From 360s

Bathroom

For a number of years, 360 degree panoramas have been a standard in most virtual tours. When 360 spins first came out, homeowners and buyers enjoyed that they showed off the space in a completely different format than the standard still image. Once the newness wore off, many viewers decided that they actually did not care for how 360s looked. For one, the distortion created by the panorama is very noticeable, and might actually have a negative effect on the sale of a home. They are also not practical. No body walks into the center of a room and turns around, like a 360 degree panorama, to see everything in the room. Potential buyers walk around a house, through rooms, and into other rooms. They try to experience the home to see if it fits the life they envision.

Quality still photography and professional video has proven to be a more reliable way to showcase a home. It is much easier to create a strong emotional connection with other styles marketing than 360 degree panoramas. The next time you request a virtual tour for a listing, consider only using stills or adding video instead of panoramic spins, it just might be the best marketing move you make.

Bathroom
Bathroom

This Week In Photos – 4/2/12

“This Week In Photos” is an ongoing, weekly digest of images of things, spaces, people, etc. that I find interesting though out each week. Typically there is not a theme to the week, it is just a collection of the places I have been and the things and people I have seen. It is primarily iPhone photography as my iPhone is the camera I have with me the most. I hope that you enjoy “This Week In Photos.”

This Week In Photos – 3/26/12

“This Week In Photos” is an ongoing, weekly digest of images of things, spaces, people, etc. that I find interesting though out each week. Typically there is not a theme to the week, it is just a collection of the places I have been and the things and people I have seen. It is primarily iPhone photography as my iPhone is the camera I have with me the most. I hope that you enjoy “This Week In Photos.”

Staging Is Important

Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom

Many Realtors know that professional photography for their listings is very important. With so many listings online, quality photography is one of the best ways to capture the interest of potential buyers. However, quality photography is only as good as the home the photographer is photographing. What do I mean, you may ask.

The best way I can describe it is, if I photograph a messy room, it is still going to be messy, you will just be able to see that mess better and clearer. A staged home not only photographs better, but it also shows way better on showings. Stagers understand how to showcase a house’s best features while disguising less desirable areas.

One of the key features that is over looked, when hiring a stager, is that the stager does not have to have a lasting relationship with the homeowner like the Realtor does. Many agents notice parts of homes and see decor that might not aid the sale of a house. However, the agent will not say anything because they do not want to offend the homeowner. The stager can be the buffer to have decor removed, rooms cleaned, and spaces decluttered without affecting the agent-client relationship.

On your next listing, consider bringing in a stager, it will not only show better in pictures, but it could be just what is needed to complete the sale.

This Week In Photos – 1/1/12

“This Week In Photos” is an ongoing, weekly digest of images of things, spaces, people, etc. that I find interesting though out each week. Typically there is not a theme to the week, it is just a collection of the places I have been and the things and people I have seen. It is primarily iPhone photography as my iPhone is the camera I have with me the most. I hope that you enjoy “This Week In Photos.”

For a while, there are going to be some backdated “This Week In Photos” as I have lost my original blog when I moved it to a new hosting provider. I will be including new weeks at the same time.

Starting From Scratch

Things are changing quite quickly on my site. As you may have realized, my old blog and all the links that accompanied it are no longer working. It was a botched job on my end to correctly export my posts from my old site, bummer. It just means that I have to start my blog from scratch again, which in the grand scheme of things, is not the end of the world. It might actually be a good thing as just about all of my marketing is changing.

Bedroom

The first big change is that I no longer have a blog site at my main website. I have moved Drew Zinck Photography to www.aphotofolio.com. This is a big move and I feel that it gives my images a much more professional look and feel. It is also much easier to move through my site and view my images.

Foyer

With the new site comes a much needed update to my portfolios. In the past I has lumped all of my portfolio images into one gallery, and only had a very select few images. I have now separated the images into a number of galleries and have include many more images.

Finally, as I had stated in one of my last blog posts on my old site, I have a new logo. It was create by Jason over at Typework Studio. It is a huge improvement from what I had and I look to implement it in a number of ways moving forward. One of the first things is getting new quality business cards and simple advertising pieces. I will be blogging those when they are done.

Most of the changes at this point are complete, but there are a few more coming. Be one the lookout.

Bedroom

This Week In Photos – 3/19/12

“This Week In Photos” is an ongoing, weekly digest of images of things, spaces, people, etc. that I find interesting though out each week. Typically there is not a theme to the week, it is just a collection of the places I have been and the things and people I have seen. It is primarily iPhone photography as my iPhone is the camera I have with me the most. I hope that you enjoy “This Week In Photos.”