Tuesday, March 20, 2012
A few new things are going on in my photographic life that I'm excited to share. These new developments are all going to expand my photography business exponentially. I'm looking forward to it!
1) New virtual tour software. I've been frustated in the past with virtual tour software. Either it was very expensive for me or the agent, bad quality software, didn't send the virtual tour to realtor.com, or didn't brand me at all. I've been playing with the idea of having some customized software developed for me (costly and time consuming) but discovered a great virtual tour platform last week.
It is easy to use, inexpensive for the agent (free in fact - I absorb the cost), linked to realtor.com. It sends out stats every week to the agent, displays the tours in high definition, and brands me well. I was so happy with it that I immediately shot two virtual tours for agents using this software. You can find them here and here.
As well, these tours won't expire and also there is no monthly fee to keep them up. Besides a standard tour, there are also options of floor plans, posting to youtube, and and agent panel control. These tours are MREIS/IDx compliant.
2)Some of my fine art photography is at a store in the old port in Portland. It is at The Alpaca Shed on 23 Temple St, and we will be participating in First Fridays Art Walk later this spring. You can also see some of my fine art on my envisionpix website, under the still photos link.
3)Barn project. I've been thinking about taking pictures of dilapidated barns in Maine for about five years (ever since I used to drive around the state as a real estate agent). The Alpaca Shed very gracefully offered to hang any pictures of barns that I shot. I'd ideally like to do a calendar, and a book, as a long term project.
That's my latest news. I'm really excited about all the developments!