I did this crazy thing the other day.
I went on Facebook Live and let people ask me anything about my businesses and life. And suddenly, the 90 minutes I had allotted had flown by, and I had answered quite a few questions from people located all over the world.
See below the video for the questions and links to websites that I mentioned.
You can also go to the video directly on Facebook with the time stamps and comments here.
Questions and websites mentioned
0:00 – 1:28:40
Introduction to what I do
Hello to those who checked in online
Ralph Moorehouse, vacation rentals in Paris and Nice
How did you get started in vacation rental photography? Why are professional photos important for vacation rentals?
Coworking space I use
Vacation rental makeover video
my friend Alanna
the vacation rental Creekside Cottage
How do you get your vacation rental “out there” for people to find it?
personal website (I build them, too)
You say you are an author. Have you written a book or do you just write a blog?
Historical romance novel series being written as well.
In camera HDR for interior photos or HDR processed in Photoshop?
What resources would you suggest using to reach out to VR owners directly to photograph their properties?
How do you get the guest to emotionally place themselves vacationing at your place, without people in the images?
How do you rate Corel vs Lightroom vs Photoshop?
Adobe Certified Lightroom Master Dave Doeppel
Adobe Creative Cloud
Aaron Nace with Phlearn
Do you have any Lightroom training coming up?
Why I enjoy teaching people.
Video course I am creating
How to contact vacation rental owners to photograph their properties?
Cold calling owners
Local box manufacturer
My vacation rental website
My neighborhood website
Do you just walk into a vacation rental and start shooting after a little staging? Or do you scout out a property and then go back to shoot? Do you prefer mornings or late afternoon/evening shoots?
Story about worst thing I found during a property photo shoot.
How does one move your own website up in the search engine results when it is connected to a large company website (i.e. a sales consultant for a direct sales company)?
What is the best media to post to social media (i.e. photos, video) for the best reach?
What is in your promotional packet that you send to BnB and vacation rental owners for follow up contact?
How much time each week do you spend planning? What systems and routines do you have in place to get everything done?
Can I get good vacation rental photos with a fish eye lens and crop them, or do I need a wide angle lens?
Wide angle lens that I use: Tokina 11-20mm.
If you have several email addresses, can they all be sent into one place?
What do you think of drones?
Do you have any recommendation when shooting a bedroom staged with an intentionally messy bed but in a very nice way?
The Great Gatsby
Paola’s vacation rental
How far do you take inspiration from someone else?
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