RTV, Inc. - Jay

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  1. They used regular HD, Auto Exposure, and no filters. I can see where a polarizing filter might come in handy.
  2. Hi Bert, Unfortunately I didn't shoot this. I know they used a Phantom 3. I will see if I can get additional details.
  3. Hi Everyone, The sister company to the company I work for shot this footage and asked me to post this for a critique. It isn't posted to YouTube of Vimeo as it was created for the clients private use only and the music isn't allowed on YouTube or Vimeo. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B51MTP8dKXFGNEZJM1hvY24wbW8/view We'd love to hear your thoughts.
  4. Welcome Ozzie! Thank you Bruno for the suggestion. I was actually looking for a decent inexpensive model for my daughter. The Syma X8G is well within my budget.
  5. Welcome Michael Are you looking to fly commercially or for fun?
  6. Welcome Lance. Have you ever worked in the Real Estate Industry?
  7. I work with photographers across the US and pricing for photography can really vary depending on where the photographer is located. You can check out the pricing the company in my town charges. We work closely with them. http://www.bluelavamedia.com/pricing.html
  8. Welcome Guilherme! What type of photography do you do mostly?
  9. Welcome! Are you considering work in real estate or another field?
  10. One thing we highly suggest here in the US is for photographers to join the local board of realtors as an affiliate member and attend networking events. The same thing with our Chamber of Commerce and home builders associations. There is nothing more effective than getting out there and shaking hands. I would agree with Alan the biggest cost is time. If you have a good website and a decent budget you could put some money into search advertising (Google Adwords) or social media advertising. You can target people who are actively looking for what you are offering with search advertising, and those whose interests make them likely candidates to be your clients on social media.
  11. Thanks guys! Aaron did you listen to the webinar that we hosted with Alan?
  12. Welcome Terry, and stay dry. I have heard it is raining buckets down there.
  13. Hi Bert, My company works with photographers who are looking into breaking into the real estate photography field on a daily basis. Realtors and homeowners often have different expectations as to the final product they receive. Some like still images only, while others like a fully interactive multi media presentation (virtual tours) to market their properties with. You can see some examples of virtual tours here: http://www.realtourvision.com/tour-gallery.html One of the primary things that help folks break into the industry is networking. You can do a lot with normal marketing but nothing brings in business more than meeting face to face and establishing relationships. Some folks like to do a shoot or two for free or greatly discounted, but others feel that can hurt you in the long run. I will let someone who is doing RE photography on a daily basis speak more on that. First thing I would do is scout out the competition in my area. What are they charging? Don't be afraid to charge more for your work, if you are able to create a superior product. Selling the value you bring to the table will be important, but if you establish your value early you will find yourself making as much money with less work than those who are undercutting the market. Fstoppers had a great article on this recently: https://fstoppers.com/business/photographers-stop-asking-clients-their-budget-143662 Aerial photographer is very hot right now and demands a higher price than still images inside the house, but most folks still want the still images as well.
  14. Hi everyone, My name is Jay and I work for RTV Inc. I am a professional photographer who has experience with weddings, portraits, and real estate photography. I currently shoot Google business tours for RTV on top of my everyday job as a manager/internet marketing coordinator for RTV. I am excited to be a part of this group as I myself am very interested in using UAV's for aerial photography, and I have seen the demand for this service grow exponentially. RTV offers the industries most robust virtual tour software as well as virtual staging software. We have real estate photographers through out the world who use our program. Our network of photographers has allowed us to expand our services and offer national photography services across the US and Canada. We hire photographers who use our virtual tour system to photograph properties for our national clients. A few of our those clients are Choice Hotels, Motel 6, La Quinta, Red Roof Inn, Starkey Hearing Centers and more. I am looking forward to being involved here on the forums and learning as much as I can. If you have any questions about the services RTV has to offer please visit realtourvision.com or reach out to me directly at 231 943 1667 or jstring@realtourvision.com.