What a ton of fun! This month has been very awesome as I’ve started doing more and more real estate videos in the greater Knoxville TN area. I recently invested in a 3D camera and will soon start offering 3D photo shoots for my real estate clients!

If this is your first time visiting my website, welcome! I like to update my website once a month with some recent shoots that I’ve done so people have the opportunity to see my style and approach to architectural photography. I offer packages for both Real Estate photography and Vacation Rental Photography and would love to earn your business! Hopefully talk soon 🙂

Crazy Times! I feel very fortunate that I’ve been able to continue doing what I love during this epidemic. I’ve always felt it’s important to continually share my recent work so others will know what to expect if they hire me to photograph their property/listing. With that said, here are a few recent shoots I did during the month of March.

In addition to recent real estate shoots I’ve also included some other architectural shoots and vacation rental property shoots here in East Tennessee. If you like my work I would love to earn your business! Please feel free to view my real estate packages/pricing here. or if you’re interested in getting your vacation rental property photographed please feel free to view my packages and pricing for Vacation Rental Properties here.

Kingston Tennessee Real Estate Photography for March 2020
Mascot Tennessee Real Estate Photography for March 2020

According to the Governor’s Executive Order November 22, ‘Real Estate Services’ is listed as an “essential service” and therefor I will continue accepting appointments for property photo shoots at this time. This includes photoshoots for Real Estate, Vacation Rental Properties, Hotels/Spas, restaurants and other commercial buildings.

With that said I do ask that the property be either vacant or have as few people onsite as possible at the time of the shoot. Though I’m Italian and have this “thing” inside me that wants to make some kind of physical contact with everyone I encounter – for the time being I’m not shaking hands and for the most part will try to stay the suggested 6 feet away from other people.

Now more then ever the general public will rely on photos to view market inventory. In addition to photography, I also offer video as well. You can view more information about my video services here. I will also in the next couple weeks begin to offer 3D Virtual Tours for my real estate clients.

The goal is to provide you with the tools you need to continue marketing your properties. If there is anything that you are concerned about, or have any suggestions and/or questions please always feel free to reach out to me on my cell phone. I would love to help anyway I can during these difficult times 🙂

Brad Capone
Architectural Photographer
865-229-3368

Okay… I’m posting this WAY LATE and but I feel it’s necessary to constantly post recent shoots so people who haven’t used me before know what to expect when hiring me to photograph their property/listing.

Though I only went through a couple shoots quickly from last month here is a small sampling of some images I captured during the month of February 2020.

 

If you like my style/approach to real estate photography I would love to earn your business! Please feel free to view my packages/pricing for my real estate packages here.

I just wanted to send a quick thanks to all of my awesome clients for your patience and understanding whilst I’ve been off playing in the ocean.

Last week my wife and I were able to fit in over 10 dives in Curaçao including some bucket list locations; Kokomo Beach and a night dive in Punda where we were lucky enough to spot an octopus!

I wanted to send out a quick heads up that I will be out of the country March 6th Through March 15th 2020. My wife and I are going on a scuba diving trip in Curaçao during that time.

I know being unavailable as spring approaches is not ideal in the real estate industry. As my focus is to travel less and stay local doing real estate and vacation rental shoots, in the future I will be scheduling my vacations during the slow month of December.

IF you by chance can wait for me to return for any shoots I would love to schedule you in! I will be returning any emails/text and voicemail messages I receive every evening/morning and booking appointments as they come. PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out to me!

I deeply appreciate your understanding and hope to continue to earn your business once I’m back in town!

Did you know in Las Vegas Nevada they receive over 294 sunny days per year? Unfortunately, here in the greater Knoxville Tennessee area we only average 204 sunny days per year. With 161 bad weather days, waiting around for beautiful blue skies to list your property isn’t always an option.

No worries though, on bad weather days I offer FREE exterior sky replacement photos! This is an fantastic service that allows you to hit the ground running with no delays in marketing your property.

Here’s a few examples of just a few of the sky replacements I created this past week:

I always love the opportunity to compare my work with other professionals in my industry. It’s always fun to see how someone else approaches the same exact room/space and I enjoy breaking down their images to see how they shoot and what their technique is.

As every professional real estate photographer has their own style and flare it’s important to find a photographer who delivers the kind of images you desire. I’m never offended if someone doesn’t care for my style/approach to real estate photography but if you do like my work I would love to earn your business! Please feel free to view my real estate packages and pricing on my website here.

For the first time in a while I’m actually posting this on the 1st of the month! Usually I’m a few days late… Talk about starting the new year off right! 🙂

As you know I like to keep my website updated with some of my latest work so people know what to expect if they hire me to photograph their property. Here’s some of the photos I created during the month of January 2020.

If you like my style/approach to real estate photography I would love to earn your business! Please feel free to view my packages/pricing for my real estate packages here.

No question putting your home on the market is a stressful experience. With everything going on what needs attention can sometimes get lost in the fog. This posting can help set you up for success not just in getting excellent photos, but also create effective showings.

Just a couple good tips and general advice on preparing your home to be photographed.

  1. De-clutter and hide clutter in the garage. The rule is, if there’s an item your not sure should be put off to storage, it should. De-clutter as much as possible! Typically the garage is not photographed so it’s a great place to store most clutter and unnecessary furniture. This will also make the home show better to potential buyers.
  2. Have carpets professionally cleaned. It’s a great idea to have the carpets shampooed just prior to the photo shoot. Having your carpets cleaned is very affordable and goes a long way when marketing your home to potential buyers.

Outside Areas

  • Mow, rake and trim landscaping.
  • Remove all clutter including water hoses.
  • Remove any pool/spa covers.
  • Power wash all driveways, sidewalks, patios and entryway
  • Clear any clutter on patios
  • Uncover any bbq grills
  • Remove any pool toys/equipment

Living Areas

  • Turn off all TVs and hide all remote controllers
  • Remove all toys, floor fans and any other clutter
  • Remove any unnecessary furniture
  • Hide all chords – Unplug devices if necessary
  • Open all blinds and drapes – let in as much light as possible
  • Remove any personal photographs you don’t want online
  • Remove all nick knacks
  • Turn off ceiling fans

Kitchen and Dining Area

  • Clean and remove any dishes
  • Remove all small appliances
  • Remove any objects on fridge (magnets..etc)
  • Wipe down stainless steel appliances
  • Remove all dish cloths
  • Minimize counter top clutter
  • Hide all chords

Bedrooms

  • Make all beds
  • De-clutter toys, books…etc
  • Remove all personal items
  • Ensure all lamps/lights are working
  • Remove any posters
  • Hide all chords
  • Open blinds and drapes
  • Turn off ceilings fans

Bathrooms

  • Clear counter tops of all toiletries
  • Close all toilet lids
  • Ensure toilet roll is not empty
  • Clean all glass and mirrors
  • Remove all soaps from shower
  • Remove any scales and matts

60 Minutes before the shoot

  • De-clutter as much as possible
  • Open all blinds and drapes – let in as much light as possible
  • Turn on all lights (lamps included)Make sure all light bulbs are the same color
  • Turn OFF any ceiling fans
  • Hide all pet bowls/beds and any evidence
  • Hide all toiletries in the bathrooms
  • Remove all personal items
  • Turn off all TVs
  • Remove vehicles from the driveway