Hi Boston! Win a Free Photo Shoot Adventure Game Contest #1

Welcome to my first Hi Boston! Where Am I? Adventure Game Series!

Through my Instagram account and open to everyone in the greater Boston area, be the first to identify where in Boston this photo was taken and win either an interiors photo shoot of your business space, real estate listing, restaurant, office etc (I specialize in interiors) or win a portrait photo session for one at your business or outdoors. Please support your local businesses!

Simply write your answer on the Instagram post and the first to get it right wins. I offer no clues, only that the image was taken either in Boston or in a bordering / nearby suburb. The contest is open to anyone in the greater Boston area so if you’re not a local business you can still play to win and get portrait photos of yourself. 

There’s a new contest posted every week on Monday. Each contest will remain open until someone wins, then I will close that contest by editing the post with “Location Found! This is on/near/the 123 Any Street Building, City, Zip Code” and then post a larger image for context of the area on my blog here.

The winner will be congratulated and tagged after winning or be anonymously identified with something like “Congratulations to Jane from Weymouth, Bill from XYZ Real Estate or Pat from ABC Restaurant, etc.” or as they prefer. Being tagged as a business or professional might just promote your business as the contest picks up traction on Instagram, a win-win for us all. 

Thanks for playing, good luck and have fun!

Architectural lenses for Real Estate photography? Of course.

When shooting architecture and interiors I always use Canon’s TS or tilt-shift lenses because the build quality is exceptional and they’re razor sharp. These all-manual metal and glass lenses are heavy, expensive and require extra time to focus. The shift function is perfect for small to medium rooms which is especially useful for real estate work.

At 24 and 17mm there’s a bit and quite a bit of perspective distortion resulting in exaggerated ceilings and floors, so we shift down a few mm, revealing more of the room and less of the ceiling. The difference is enormous. There’s zero barrel distortion, a big problem on cheaper kit lenses which can be corrected in post.. at the cost of a few mm meaning you lose part of the room.

What’s really cool is my tiny old 80’s 35mm Nikkor PC lens.. on a Canon body. Oh yes. Every image from this special shift only lens is really something. Best for long rooms. Works perfectly and results are always impressive.

Looking for professional photography for your Boston listing, ID, restaurant or architectural project? 

Hello New England!

I might just be the best real estate photographer you’ve never heard of. After 12 years and nearly 3000 homes shot in Sacramento, I’ve now set up my agency here in Boston, where I’m from. 

I look forward to shooting your New England real estate listings, architectural or interior design project, restaurant, art gallery, theater, bar, club, music performance hall, church, school, artist workspace space and pretty much any venue including hotels and resorts. 

Call me direct here in Boston on 617-209-9972 to discuss your listing or project. 

Great results with a 1984 Nikon 35mm architectural lens.. on a new Canon DSLR? Yup!

I’ve been shooting Nikon since 1976 but I switched to Canon in just for their two superior architectural-grade lenses. I use Canon’s spectacular 24mm TSE-II and 17mm TS-E II as my two go-to lenses for interiors, Canon’s highest quality, all-manual glass and steel architectural lenses. They are remarkably sharp all the way to the edges with no lens distortion or little to no chromatic aberration. That said, when conditions are right, I’ll use my old 80’s Nikkor 35mm PC Shift-only architectural lens.. on a Canon camera body. All you need is a $50 adapter. This amazing little Nikkor lens is steel and glass, small and all-manual. It’s also a compact 52mm filter size. I can put this amazing little lens in my front pocket. Here’s a few images shot with this terrific old school lens.

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