Spotlight Tour- Week #35

Spotlight Tour- Week #35

BREATHTAKING, ENCHANTING RETREAT! MAGNIFICENT VIEWS!

Weston, CT

See The Story of This Home

Borders the Aspetuck Land Trust and is sited on 2 manicured acres with amazing views, privacy and a tranquil setting. Stunning & exceptional, this custom home features gorgeous mill work, exquisite fine finishes and Brazilian hardwood floors.There is an open, uninterrupted floor plan that offers great space for living & entertaining. Gourmet Chef’s kitchen with custom cabinets, granite, high-end appliances include Thermador, Sub Zero, Bosch, an expansive center island w/breakfast bar, butler’s pantry & more! The luxurious master bedroom suite offers approx 1, 500 sq.ft. w/fireplace, sitting room, wet bar, dressing room, walk-in closet, luxurious marble master bath w/steam shower & soaking tub. There are an add’l 6 en-suite bedrooms. French doors lead out to a mahogany covered porch, patio, heated unite pool/spa and a sweeping backyard with views – perfect for entertaining & relaxing. Add’l features include a Family Room, Media room with home theater, a finished lower level with Rec Room, Fitness Room, Wine Cellar & Full Bath/Sauna. Bedroom with separate entrance is perfect as in-law, au pair, guest room or cabana! Interior painted 2019, Newer HVAC, full house Generator. Very special home. Country setting, yet only minutes to Westport, beach, trendy restaurants, shopping, major roads & trains. View Video & Tour for more photos/floor plans

Professional Photography Roy S. 

If you are interested in listing your home or have questions, please contact:

 
 
 

 

Kathy Schmitt

William Pitt Sotheby’s Real Estate

 

Spotlight Tour- Week #33

Spotlight Tour- Week #33

Ultramodern waterfront townhome with panoramic views of Lake Union!

Seattle, WA

See The Story of This Home

Ultramodern waterfront townhome with panoramic views of Lake Union. Three living areas with 2 lower level bedrooms and a private patio. The 2nd level private master suite has a luxurious spa-inspired bathroom. Main floor with over the top chef’s kitchen- quartz countertops, chic lighting, a Wolf range and a glass enclosed walk-in wine room- A true focal point. Living room with floor to ceiling French doors and a balcony to enjoy the sunset. Enjoy relaxing evenings on the sprawling rooftop deck with eye-candy views. WOW!

Professional HDR photography & Matterport provider by Joel H.

Video provided by Reese films 

 

 

If you are interested in listing your home or have questions, please contact:

 

 

 

 

Shane and Anne Coulter

Compass Washington

800 Bellevue Way NE Suite 500, Bellevue, WA 98004

Virtual Twilight for any photo

Virtual Twilight for any photo

We transform any day photo into twilight

Introducing a new service for any photo – the Virtual Twilight upgrade.

The virtual twilight upgrade takes ONE day-time photo and simulates a twilight scene using Photoshop.  It is not a replacement for twilight photography with multi-bracketed shots or advanced lighting techniques that will bring in the interior space view.  These examples are representative of the kind of lighting and window views you should expect.  We do try to remove shadows (unlike the other guys that just darken the photo so shadows are visible), add lighting effects and adjust window color to simulate twilight photography.  However, if you are expecting to clearly see the inside of the home and have no window reflections, please do not order this option as refunds will not be provided.

– just move the slider back and forth to see the difference between the original and the edited photo –

Pricing of the virtual twilight is $35 per photo edited, and you can order it as you place an order.  See examples of skies available and of finished photos below.

 – click any image to see it full screen with the selected sky –

Please email us with your requests or questions as we do have other skies we can select from if you have a special circumstance.  Note: you can also order this option after your order has been produced by emailing customer care or call us at 866-810-3816.

– other sample images – 

Spotlight Tour- Week #26

Spotlight Tour- Week #26

Enjoy summer days & nights with outstanding outdoor living!

Redmond, WA

See The Story of This Home

Flowing floor plan with three sets of French doors leading to the romantic backyard setting. Enjoy summer days & nights with outstanding outdoor living. Large refinished deck, relaxing hot tub, & beautifully landscaped grounds. Updated thru-out with poetic archways, sprawling hardwoods, granite in kitchen and stylish baths. Huge lower level bonus room. Enjoy all Tam O’Shanter has to offer golf, tennis, pool, clubhouse with restaurant, and park all included!

Professional HDR photography & Matterport provider by Patrick H.L

 

If you are interested in listing your home or have questions, please contact:

 

 

 

Windermere Real Estate

Denny Hancock

14405 SE 36th Street Suite 100, Bellevue, WA 98006

Drone Shots Made Easy

Adding aerial images and video can really add a wow factor to a normal listing.  In this post I detail some of the tips and tricks I use in drone shooting.  Hopefully it can help you too.

I am flying with a Mavic Pro2 with the Hasselblad camera.  The thing I like about the Mavic is it is small, easy to maneuver, stable and the camera lens and sensor are great.  I also have a Phantom 3 Advanced, and I find it a bit harder to use, and less stable.  So if you are still using a Phantom, you might think of upgrading.  

Creating an aerial video is not hard.  The FloorPlanOnline production department will take your video clips and make a custom video.  All we need is raw footage to help us tell the story.  You can check out the FPO Air doc on some key moves you should have for each video.  I also have compiled a few videos from YouTube that explain some of the modes that help make it easier.  The Mavic has more but the Phantoms also have various flight modes.  Just search YouTube for your specific model and modes.  

At the end of the day, we just need some stable, well exposed clips to put in a video.  These are generally 2-5 second clips.  All you need to do is fly and record and FPO Production will extract the clips out of the footage.  Just follow the shots in the FPO Air doc.  

 

 

Staff Photographer Positions

Staff Photographer Positions

Our Growing Real Estate Photography and FloorPlan Company is currently looking to add Real Estate Photographers / FAA Certified Drone Pilots to the team in multiple locations.  We may also consider you for an area manager position which entails a deeper relationship with FloorPlanOnline as a licensee of our system.  Locations include:

  • Seattle, WA (to work with our area manager)
  • Portland, OR
  • Southern California (to work with our area manager)
  • Chicago ((to work with our area manager)
  • Denver, CO
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Bay Area, CA
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Spokane, WA
  • Boise, ID
  • Bend, OR
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Boston, MA
  • Carleston, SC
  • Florida (all areas)
  • Houston, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • El Paso, TX
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Nashville, TN
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Washington, DC
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Rhode Island
  • Upstate NY
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cincinnati, OH

As a Real Estate Photographer, you will be responsible for providing a series of creative, high quality HDR photographs of the home and neighborhood amenities, as well as Drone Photos & Video for Residential and Commercial Properties.  No editing or HDR processing is required as we use our centralized production team to process the photos.

You will also be required to use a Matterport camera to create 360 visuals and floor plans for properties (leveraging the FloorPlanOnline system that converts Matterport into a floor plan).  Having an existing Matterport camera is a plus, but not a requirement.

Equipment needed:

  • DSLR Camera (full frame preferred)
  • Wide Angle Lens for equivalent of 10 to 16 mm
  • Heavy Duty Tripod
  • External Flash
  • Drone with Photo and Video capacity
  • Reliable vehicle and valid license, with current insurance
  • Computer with Internet access.
  • Laser measuring device (preferred)
  • Matterport 3D camera and/or 360 Camera (Theta V or Z1)

You must have all of the items above (or be willing to procure them) to be considered for this position.

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of experience preferred, however training will be provided.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong time management, multi-tasking and prioritizing skills
  • Flexible Schedule to work during normal business hours with some later nights a possibility
  • Resourceful, Helpful, and a Self Starter
  • Leader / Team Player
  • Exceptional Customer Service
  • FAA Part 107 Certification (or pilot license)
  • Samples or website link of recent work

We would love to hear from you:

If you meet all the requirements above, enjoy working in a fast paced environment, like to meet new people, and like working in a different setting everyday, this could be the right fit for you.

Please provide samples of your work with your resume when applying for this position.

Job Type: Contract position, possibly market manager potential.

Salary: $50.00 to $75.00 /hour based on a per job payout.  The average payout will vary based on the job and location.