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Real Estate Photography-

Real estate photography is a new, exclusive initiative to promote international property business to inspire by the theme Development, Nature and Architecture. Real estate photography leads to increased competition in the photographic market. Most of time people would likely visit their property for sale because of the attractive images.

Tips of good real estate photography
- A good source of light.
- Wide angle lenses make real estate photos appear spacious, inspirational and motivational
- Digital formats cut down on printing and developing expenditures and makes photos available immediately.
- Same images should be available in different sizes so that according to the specifications you can provide it.
- take a shot of every part of house for sale including living room, kitchen, dining room, and other parts of the house.
- highlight the best features of your house.
- clean the entire house before taking its photos.
- hire a professional real estate photographer.

Real estate photography is of following kinds:
- Standard real estate photography,
- Elevated pole real estate photography,
- Exterior twilight real estate photography,
- Interior real estate photography services,
- Real estate photography for builders and architects.

Real estate firms have totally booming nowadays. If you are a property agent, you have probably faced a lot of competitions. Over few older years, when all you require is a well written advertisement to sell a real estate. Currently in order to fully publish your listings, you need to attach a good real estate photographs. With the emergence of digital cameras, the realestate that you are selling can be photographed and placed online. Potential purchasers from different parts of the world can actually see your listings with the images in it. Don’t underestimate the value of these photographs because a purchaser can definitely decide to check out the real estate based on the pictures that you have.

Real estate photography makes the property images impressive. If you have a house which looks unattractive and you want to sell that but because of appearance no good investor wants to buy it. Through the technique of real estate photography you can make your house to appear better and most of the investors search online for real estate images to buy it. Based on recent estimations, the number of individual searching home for sale online has increased. Almost half of these property seekers found their dream property instantly online through the help of real estate photography. An image is worth a thousand words. Especially when your words may be limited by the Multiple Listing Service use real estate photography techniques to express your quality difference in properties.

Sydney Real Estate Photography offers servics like Real Estate Photography, property photography, architectural photography, interior design photography and landscape photography. For more detail about Real Estate Photography visit: www.sydneyrealestatephotography.com.au and also visit: seo services

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Photography Lighting Techniques : How to Build Photography Lights


Photographers can create a soft box out of matte board and duct tape to save money on photography lights. Make your own photography lights with the tips in this free video on photography lighting techniques from a professional photographer. Expert: Mark Bowers Contact: www.bowersphotography.com Bio: Mark Bowers runs Bowers Photography, located in American Fork, Utah. Bowers earned a Certified Professional Photographer degree (CPP) in 1986 from the Professional Photographers of America. Filmmaker: Michael Burton

Going beyond Google

A team of researchers from the University of Ottawa has set out to teach Google Inc. a lesson on how to make software.

The three professors believe the Internet giant's controversial Street View service should allow people to not only venture wherever they want, but allow them to take tours inside buildings.

“We are trying to make an application like (Street View) more immersive,” said Robert Laganière, an associate professor in the School of Information Technology and Engineering at the university. “With Street View, all you can do is follow the path proposed by the application. What we want to do is to be able to move in any direction.” Laganière partnered with professors Eric Dubois and Jochene Lang in late 2008 to come up with a superior street mapping system.

The problem with Street View, according to the trio, is that it feels like users are stuck on rails and are only being shown what Google wants them to see. What if they don't want to move in the direction Google is telling them to? Or what if the user wants to head off the beaten path and check out a local park or a landmark that can't be accessed by a car? “(Now) you make a decision when you are at an intersection about whether to go right or left,” said Laganière. “But the way we would like it to be is, if you are in a large space, then you can decide to move in any direction. If you want to approach a building, you can do it from any angle and any direction.” Whereas Street View displays arrows telling users which directions are available for them to travel in, the University of Ottawa software allows users to travel almost anywhere. If a user is checking out street images of Ottawa and wants to hop a curb and head toward the Rideau Canal, they can do so using the university's technology.

Creating the technology has been particularly challenging. While Google has billions of dollars, thousands of employees and fleets of camera-equipped automobiles at its disposal, the team of Ottawa researchers is working on a shoe-string budget.

However, they have managed to reach most of their goals thanks to a bit of funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), an electronic scooter, a donated R2-D2-like robot and the help of a handful of very smart PhD students at the university.

Using the battery-powered scooter, which is driven around town by student Jamal Saboune, the team has collected thousands of images of the university's campus and parts of downtown Ottawa. The scooter is equipped with a panoramic camera and a global positioning system (GPS), which allows 360-degree panoramic images to be captured and inserted into their software to create a virtual map.

The researchers are not taking any more pictures than Street View does — the secret is the software that stitches together the images to make them seem seamless. In Google's Street View, when a person moves from one picture to another, they see a blur and then the screen refocuses on the next available image.

When compared to Street View, the university's software makes the experience seem almost like a video game. Moving down a street, across a park or any other area for which the team has collected images, can be accomplished virtually, with the group's software automatically stitching images together, doing away with the need to reload static imagery.

“Our goal is to make you feel like you are there and actually moving through that environment,” said Laganière.

The second component of the university's research is to use a small trash-can-sized robot they call the “PC-Bot” to capture images inside buildings. The PC-Bot, which also has a panoramic camera mounted to it, can be pre-programmed with the floor plans of a building and then sent off to automatically capture images.

The robot could be used to take photos of the inside of a museum, allowing people from all over the world to take virtual tours of the facility from the comfort of their own homes.

Dubois, another researcher on the project, said with all the progress the team has made so far, he expects a commercial version of the university's software and mapping technology to be available within the next year. He hopes the university can license the technology, or sell it to a private company that would then be free to offer the software online.

“We have no concept of competing with Google on a large scale,” said Dubois. “Our goal is to license these things to companies that can use them.” While the team is finally coming within arm's reach of their goal of recreating the Street View service, they already have ideas about how the service can continue to improve.

According to Dubois, the team has students working on ways to make computer-based mapping services available in 3D.

The university is also working on ways of pulling people, cars and other items that may identify people or infringe of privacy rights, out of images entirely.

Complaints over breaches of privacy have plagued services such as Google Street View since they were first introduced.

“These are hard problems to solve. We have PhD students working on them,” said Dubois.

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