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  • Sep 22, 2020
  • Michelle Pijanowski

Why You Should Be Including Amenities Beyond the Home in your Listings

What makes a house a home is really how it’s used and loved. That means that the surrounding area plays a gigantic role in a home buyer’s search. Make sure you use that to your advantage as a realtor or home seller!   What Should You. . .

  • Sep 07, 2020
  • Michelle Pijanowski

Ideas for personal posts on your business feed

Personal posts on a business Instagram may sound crazy, but they do actually have their place. On our last blog, we spoke about finding the right balance of business to personal posts - you can check it out right here.     The truth is, that. . .

  • Aug 24, 2020
  • Michelle Pijanowski

Personal VS Professional on your business social media

Using social media as a marketing tool for your business is a no brainer, but things get a bit trickier when trying to understand exactly what to be posting.   Do you want to keep your pages strictly business and only show off your products? . . .

  • Aug 10, 2020
  • Michelle Pijanowski

Get to know your audience with an Instagram story survey

We already know Instagram as an amazing place for sharing information, building a community and connecting with your customers. Now is the time to start thinking about it as a place to collect data!   The beauty of Instagram is that you are. . .

  • Jul 24, 2020
  • Michelle Pijanowski

Apps to Take Your Insta Feed to the Next Level

On the last blog (which you can check out right here) we spoke about some of our favourite apps to improve your captions on Instagram, but there’s no doubt that photos are a very important aspect of the Insta success formula. It IS a photo app. . .

  • Jul 09, 2020
  • Michelle Pijanowski

Perfect your Instagram Captions with these apps

  We all know Instagram as a photo-based social media platform. There is so much talk about grabbing the best photo or perfecting your grid, but that isn't the only thing that matters to succeed on the app.   Captions hold just as much. . .

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • Michelle Pijanowski

How to take full advantage of videos on Instagram

Video content has quickly become one of the most popular types of posts on social media. Apps like Tik Tok, Youtube and Snapchat have helped popularized video media. So, on a platform mainly targeted at photos, like Instagram, how can you make. . .

  • Jun 12, 2020
  • Michelle Pijanowski

Instagram Highlights: How to get started

Instagram highlights are one of the platform’s most valuable features. You may have noticed the colour coded or graphic embellished circles underneath the bio of some of the accounts you follow, and even though they’ve become more popular over. . .

  • May 28, 2020
  • Michelle Pijanowski

Understanding Engagement on Instagram

If you’ve ever spent some time perusing the internet for some help with Instagram, you have almost definitely come across the term “Engagement”. Whether you’re a business looking to grow your page or you’re an influencer wanting to work. . .

  • May 14, 2020
  • Michelle Pijanowski

A Guide to Instagram's New Business Promotion Features

With everything happening during this pandemic, businesses, particularly small businesses, are amongst the groups that are hurting the most. Many local companies have been forced to shut down in an effort to keep the virus at bay. While it’s clear. . .

  • Apr 23, 2020
  • Michelle Pijanowski

Using Facebook Groups to Build Community

Facebook groups and pages have been around for many years, but is it possible that they have become more popular recently? On today’s blog, we’re discussing the reasons for the increase and how a Facebook group could benefit your. . .

  • Apr 09, 2020
  • Michelle Pijanowski

Do's and don'ts of posting during a pandemic

The world has seemingly been flipped right on its head over the past two months. What is even happening? We know about all the facts and figures, but every day we’re still surprised that Covid-19 is actually happening. This is a global crisis, and. . .

  • Mar 19, 2020
  • Michelle Pijanowski

Choosing the right hashtags for Instagram

One of the key tools for getting found on Instagram is hashtags, but how do you find the best hashtags? Follow these easy steps to get a great collection of hashtags to choose from every time you post!   Start with the. . .

  • Mar 06, 2020
  • Michelle Pijanowski

Which social media should you use for your business?

It can feel like a new social media pops up every day, making it a tough game to figure out when you’re trying to market your business in the virtual world. Get an idea of which platforms are best for your company with this handy. . .

  • Feb 19, 2020
  • Michelle Pijanowski

Get your Instagram posts seen by more people - Basic Techniques

As complicated as Instagram can get, there are loads of little tips and tricks to help get your content in front of more eyes. Many of these tricks might seem obvious, but the more you use, the more Instagram will favour your content! Try to use all. . .

  • Feb 07, 2020
  • Michelle Pijanowski

Why you should be using Insta stories for your business

Why you should be using Insta stories for your business Instagram stories aren’t the newest feature on the platform, but it’s one of the most underrated! A lot of businesses are missing a great opportunity to add personality to their. . .

  • Jan 25, 2020
  • Rob Moroto

Virtual Renovations

Renovations take time, money but more importantly vision and trust.  A great renovator will know how to accomplish all the work needed to take a project from start to finish, but unless the client has a firm grasp of what the final end product will. . .

  • Sep 04, 2019
  • Rob Moroto

5 Genius Ideas To Make Your Home Look Bigger

5 Genius Ideas To Make Your Home Look Bigger Whether you are a condo dweller in an urban setting, or own a small house in a farming community, the illusion of space can help you sell your home faster and for a more desirable price. Regardless of. . .

  • Jan 02, 2019
  • Rob Moroto

Spec Home Special!

Builder Spec Home Special You've spent years developing and honing your BRAND.   And in today's media intense market, imagery can make or break your brand recognition and brand confidence. To help maintain the same quality and imagery. . .

  • Nov 13, 2018
  • Rob Moroto

Instagram Slide Brochure

  Instagram Slide Brochure Ever wanted to do something different with your social media posts?  How about doing an instagram slide brocure. Its simple.   Click here to see sample! Each Instagram slide brochure consists of 10 slides. . .

  • Aug 20, 2018
  • Rob Moroto

Using Price, Projection, Probability Model

When talking with sellers, it is sometimes difficult to talk about how much to list their home for.   As a professional real estate advisor, it is your duty to ensure that they make the right decisions along the sales process including picking the. . .

  • Aug 01, 2018
  • Rob Moroto

Could Your Listing be 8% Smaller than it Really Is?

Could Your Listing be 8% Smaller than it Really Is? If you’re getting your floorplans from a provider that is using a Matterport to measure a home just be warned - they may not be accurate - even if they are insured. Here is what we found in. . .

  • Jul 17, 2018
  • Rob Moroto

SPECIAL!! Matterport and Photos

  • May 12, 2018
  • Rob Moroto

PSA: MEASUREMENTS - BUYER BEWARE!

PSA - Buyer Beware Relying on an All in One Machine can be Risky Business. We all have heard the adage - “If it's too good to be true. . . "  This statement definitely holds true for an all-in-one machine such as Matterport, Leica BLK360,. . .

  • Feb 27, 2018
  • Rob Moroto

Is all HDR the same?

Is all HDR the same? Nah. . . . Basically, there are three different types of HDR, tonal mapping, enfuse and enblend.   Each of them use different algorhythms to acheive the same idea which is to take two or more images shot at different exposures. . .

  • Jun 26, 2017
  • Rob Moroto

Celebrating Canada

Canada 150! Celebrating Canada's 150th birthday with some amazing deals!   2D FLOORPLANS Starting at just $150! Book any 2D floorplan appointment between July 1st and July 15th and get these amazing floorplans for just 8 Cents per. . .

  • Mar 06, 2017
  • Rob Moroto

Measurements and Floorplans

Calgary Photos has teamed up with Excelsior Measuring Inc to provide its fabulous clients an affordable, accurate measurement and floorplan solution. Using the latest in technology and equipment Excelsior is able to provide reliable, guaranteed RECA. . .

  • Mar 06, 2017
  • Rob Moroto

Virtual Staging

Virtual Staging Now available through Calgary Photos! Virtual Staging is a new solution to the old problem of how to  make a vacant space look better.   Where staging with actual furniture may cost thousands of dollars, virtual staging costs. . .

  • Mar 05, 2017
  • Rob Moroto

3D Floorplans and Measurements

3D Floorplans and Measurements Calgary Photos has teamed up with Excelsior Measuring Inc to provide its fabulous clients an affordable, accurate measurement and floorplan solution. Using the latest in technology and equipment Excelsior is able to. . .

  • Mar 05, 2017
  • Rob Moroto

2D Floorplans and Measurements

2D Floorplans and Measurements Calgary Photos has teamed up with Excelsior Measuring Inc to provide its fabulous clients an affordable, accurate measurement and floorplan solution. Using the latest in technology and equipment Excelsior is able to. . .

  • Jan 27, 2016
  • Rob Moroto

PRESS RELEASE: Calgary Photos Awarded Best of Houzz 2016!

Calgary Photos of Calgary, Alberta Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016   Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World   [Calgary, Canada],. . .

  • Jan 16, 2016
  • Rob Moroto

Matterport 3D Imaging

Matterport 3D Virtual Tours With more and more people searching for and making purchasing decisions online it becomes increasingly more important to showcase your product in ways that stand out from the competition. Matterport 3D is the next. . .

home builder photography
  • Jan 08, 2016
  • Rob Moroto

The Secret Ingredient Behind Airbnb's Massive Success

We love the concept of Airbnb. According to Wikipedia, Airbnb is: …a website for people to list, find, and rent lodging. It has over 1,500,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries. It’s also valuated at 20 Billion. . .

real estate photography calgary
  • Jan 01, 2016
  • Rob Moroto

Love at First Site with our Real Estate Photography

20 seconds. The amount of time you have to engage a buyer into further investigating your listing and your information. According to a Wall Street Journal article called 20 Seconds for Love at First Site researchers used eye-tracking measurements to. . .

Photoshop the fire
  • May 18, 2014
  • Rob Moroto

Fixing the Fire

One thing that happens when shooting at twilight is that your white balance turns from daylight to tungsten.   Which means that the camera sees everything as being more yellow than blue.    When this happens you’ll notice that the color of the. . .

  • Jan 26, 2012
  • Rob Moroto

Shooting Exteriors

When I look at all the listings on MLS and see the exterior photos the one thing that stands out right away is when none of the lines are straight and when they have “keystone” distortion. That is where all the lines converge to the center top. . .

Princeton Calgary
  • Oct 11, 2011
  • Rob Moroto

Colour Fusion!

We’ve all heard of exposure fusion and HDR – we’ve also seen focus fusion which can be really interesting if done right.   Here is an example of running a fusion using different color temperatures at different exposures to get a better image. . .

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We switched to Calgary Photos about three months ago and are extremely pleased with the results. All of our listings including high end listings are selling very quickly. We had a 1.3 million dollar acreage sell in just 9 days for almost full asking price to out of town buyers that had only viewed the photographs online at the time the offer was written. The professionalism of the photographers and quality of the photographs are second to none. If you are looking for excellent results Calgary Photos are your go to photographers.

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