I stumbled across a new company offering beautiful, easy-to-build portfolio sites called Iconify. Just upload some pics and instantly get a portfolio site that works on desktop, mobile, etc. It even includes social networking links to make it easy to send/share and spread the word about your work!
This looks like a very affordable, promising way to have a nice portfolio on you at any…
Added by Alan Pinstein on November 1, 2012 at 3:28pm — No Comments
I was reading an article about Savored, a company that's helping restaurants charge different prices at different times of the day, but it's wrapped up as a Groupon-style discount app. The definition of price segmentation is to charge difference prices to different customers for the same goods or services.
Most companies start out with a simple pricing…Continue
As one of the geeky programmer types at TourBuzz, I've always wanted to be able to tweak the built-in software on my Canon T3i DSLR. There are so many things the camera almost does well, but end up being really clunky or impossible due to limited firmware.
The open-source community has created an amazing project called Magic Lantern that drastically extends the capabilities of Canon DSLR's with customized firmware. The…
The guys over at Inman News have a post highlighting somelisting lifestyle videos that I think do a nice job of marketing a lifestyle and the listing at the same time. Great ideas for you to pitch some videos to…Continue
Wow, this is one interesting statistic if it's true:
"The stats on video from the National Association of Realtors show that 72 percent of home sellers want their agent to use video, and 3 percent actually do."
Continue reading Connect…Continue
Getty is trying out a new watermark format that's actually really cool and useful. I don't see a ton of use of watermarks used in real estate photography quite yet, but I wonder if an idea like this might change that?
Added by Alan Pinstein on May 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
KickStarter is an awesome site for "crowd-funded" projects. Basically you pre-order something that is in the concept phase, and if enough people pre-order (to meet a set sales goal), your pre-order will be "charged" and the company will go make the product. If there isn't enough interest, you are never charged and the project dies.
I ran across a project for building an iOS Camera Remote, which looks really great for doing a wide variety of things like controlling bracketing, time…Continue
I went to Real Estate Barcamp Atlanta last week. One of the agents talked about an app called EyeJot, which is basically video email. He said clients loved the personal nature of it and that it's faster to use than actually writing an email since you don't have to worry about editing, spelling, etc.
Any thoughts on if this would be useful for communicating with…
We ran across this insane video and just had to share it. It's not commercialized yet, but it has amazing potential for making virtual staging look even better.
A plenoptic camera has not just one sensor but *many* sensors. It's like taking a picture with 100's or more cameras at the exact same time. What's the point? Well, the point…
Added by Alan Pinstein on May 29, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Are you looking to improve your understanding of lens focal length, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO and how they interact with exposure, focus control, and other results? Someone has built an incredibly cool online SLR camera simulator that lets you experiment with these settings in a variety of lighting and setup conditions.Continue
Colorapi is a neat new web site that can figure out a nice color palette for an image based on the image itself.
I am trying to decide if there are any applications for this idea in TourBuzz; potentially we could…Continue
Added by Alan Pinstein on March 15, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments
If so, we've got great news. A new company called Square has created a…Continue
If you previously read my blog post about the importance of straightening verticals for real estate photography, go read it now.
I was doing some research today and ran across a program called ShiftN which is a tool that automatically straightens verticals! Even better, it's FREE. Sadly, it's…Continue
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