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Understanding Image Licensing and Copyright For Real Estate Agents

  Sometimes real estate agents wonder why they don’t own the photos they hire me to take. “There wouldn’t be any photos if I didn’t hire you, no?” As a real estate photographer, I periodically get questions from brokers about image copyright, image rights and licensing. It can be a confusing subject – who owns the photos after they are taken and what agents may do with them. Let’s look at the common, but often […]

Image Licensing and Photo Copyright for real estate agents

HD or HDR Photography? The answer is “Neither”.

I get asked if I do real estate HD photography. No! Because there is no such thing. “HD” – or high definition – refers only to video (and yes, I do shoot 4K high-definition video). Most modern cameras can take photos with plenty of resolution to display on high-definition monitors and for printing. Even good phone cameras can. As a real estate agent, don’t ask the photographer what camera he uses, it hardly makes any difference. A violinist […]

Interior real estate photographer in Federal Way, Washington

Real Estate Photography Agreement | Taku Homes

Photography Agreement… Should You Bother? 1

As a real estate agent, you found the photographer you like – he takes great photos, shows up on time and sends you the edited photos within a day or two. You’re excited to give him a try for your next listing. What do you do next? That’s right – review and sign a photography agreement. As a real estate photographer, I regularly hear complaints from both photographers and agents that can easily be prevented by a simple agreement at the […]


Taku Homes | Federal Way real estate photographer

Pink … is for boys?

Did you know that in the early 20th Century America, pink was generally associated with boys and blue with girls? It wasn’t until the 1940s when the reverse color scheme was accepted. According to Wikipedia, “an article in the trade publication Earnshaw’s Infants’ Department in June 1918 said, ‘The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is […]