Friday, December 23, 2005

AND.....

I took my camera to the inspection to get a few more pictures, and got to talking with our real estate agent, Karin, about photography. Told her a small dream of mine is to do photography for money someday. She says she knows a guy who takes pictures of houses for sale, inside and outside, and charges $250-300 PER HOUSE to do it. He is just a guy with a camera and a decent eye for pictures, not a pro or anything. And he has tons of business, so much that he has his son doing it with him now. She offered to have me shoot pictures of a listing she has and pay me $150, and tell people I would do this. Money on the side! I said I wouldn't want to be paid the first time, in case my pictures just suck, but would love to get into this. I could use my first paying try to pay for a super wide angle lens ( I think that is the key--get more into the picture). It really does make a difference when you have nice photos

3 comments:

Davinie said...

Well, isn't that a good idea! I had never thought about that before. That might be something to get into down here. There are new subdivisions cropping up so fast that I get lost in Bend now. That might be something to check into. I'm surprised they don't just take pictures themselves..... it seems like something silly to spend $$ on paying someone else, but if they are willing to do it, you should jump on it!

Davinie said...

And................ 6x6 darkroom?

Mama-Beans said...

Yes, that IS a really good idea. The MLS will provided one photo at no cost to the agent, but the photographer just drives up to the house, rolls down a window, and snapps a picture... no moving garbage cans, no waiting for nice weather... But if an agent has a full listing schedule, they just don't have the time for nice detailed photos, even if they do want them. The photographer Tides RE used would either e-mail the pictures to the agent, or if it was an expensive property, he would e-mail them and come by with a picture CD for the agent. Extra fee for that of course. Good luck with that!