How to break into Real Estate Photography

The best way to break into Real Estate Photography is through someone you know!  My brother’s wife is a Realtor and over Easter I mentioned I was going to buy a wide-angle lens for Real Estate photography, architecture and landscapes.  She had a house ready to list and I went over today to take photographs.  It was a rainy day here in Cincinnati, but fortunately the rain abated long enough for me to snap a few photos of the outside…

DSC_7449

It’s a beautiful home with 4,800 square feet!  It took me an hour and one-half to take the photos and that was with me rushing because I had a hair appointment to keep!

DSC_7498

I went from room to room, turning on lights, adjusting bedding, etc.  I really liked this room…

DSC_7497

Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo in Cincinnati

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday made for partying and Cincinnati loves to party!  A group of us met at Nada Restaurant in downtown Cincinnati and of course I brought my camera.  I ran into people I’ve photographed for iSPYCiNCY at other events and took their photograph.  I stopped this girl for a photograph and love her expression!

DSC_7117

I even ran into my hairdresser…Jocelyn (on the right), who I’ll be seeing before I go on my trip next week!

DSC_7085

Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo Festivities at Buck’s Bad Ass Bash

Festivities for Cinco de Mayo were well under way when I arrived at Buck’s Bad Ass Bash yesterday in Over the Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio!  I was on assignment for iSPYCINCY again and the weather was perfect.  This annual event is held in a parking lot near Vine and 12th Street.  In case you didn’t know, Cinco de Mayo is a historic holiday celebrating Mexico’s defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla.

These two fun-loving girls readily agreed to be photographed…

DSC_6954

Cinco de Mayo has become synonymous not only with tacos, sombreros, and Pinatas, but also with Margaritas, tequila and beer!

DSC_7024

Continue reading

First Assignment for I Spy Cincy…Taking Photos of Iconic Cincinnati Landmarks

I’m so happy to tell you I’m now officially a part-time freelance photographer for an online magazine called “I Spy Cincy”!  My first assignment was to go out and take photographs of iconic Cincinnati landmarks in the snow.  One of my stops was the beautiful Eden Park, which is near downtown Cincinnati.  Just before arriving, I spotted this beautiful tree, parked my car on the road and snapped a shot.

DSC_2105

Continue reading

Food, Friends and Fun in Cincinnati

Have you ever gone to an all day party?  That’s what the Reds Baseball Opening Day festivities is and more!  It started with the Findlay Market Parade that I shared with you yesterday and then my friends and I made our way by foot to The Banks, which is, according to their website, “An 18-acre development on the Ohio River between Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium. This vibrant project is transforming downtown Cincinnati by creating a place for everyone to experience and enjoy.”  There are cool bars and restaurants and outdoor urban gardens, etc.  Some of Monday was a blur, because we were going from place to place pretty quickly, so I don’t know the name of everywhere we went.  For example, this place below.

But, I loved the girl, her style and the lips on the wall.  Looks like they still need to paint the wooden structure…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Continue reading

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

Living in the present, but planning for the future is a fine balancing act.  I once read that if you dwell on the past too often…you become depressed and on the future…you become anxious.  I believe I tend to plan too much.  These photos represent being in the present, but something is about to take place…hence the future!  I don’t have a smart phone…so these were taken with a camera…

This photo is from the Ballestine Islands in Peru – 2009.  The birds are either taking flight…or preparing to do so…

DSCN1633_2_2

Continue reading