Daniel Milstein Photography

Architecture and Real Estate FAQ

Why should I use a professional photographer? According to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), homebuyers who shopped for a house online rated photographs as the most useful tool in their search. Industry insiders and homebuyers agree that the first impression online is a vital component for a quick sale. The median age of today’s homebuyer is 39 years old: 91% of this key age group uses the Internet as an integral part of their search. According to the 2007 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the photos these homebuyers view online are often the key to bringing them in for a house showing.
 
What differentiates you from other Real Estate photographers?   Dan’s background as a formerNew York State Licensed Associate Broker gives him a unique professional insight to provide unrivaled home marketing images. Dan has seamlessly combined his background in real estate with his expertise in architectural photography to consistently provide exceptional production value. Dan combines professionalism, creativity and an unparalleled attention to detail that guarantees each shoot is a success.
 
What technology do you use?   Dan employs the most current digital photographic and video technology including:
·         Nikon and Canon Professional D-SLR Camera Bodies
·         Nikkor & Canon Lenses
·         Nikkor & Canon tilt/shift lenses for maximum impact in luxury kitchen and challenging exterior angles.
·         Sony, Panasonic, & Canon digital full HD video
·         9 meter Mast Aerial System with remote view capability
·         Wireless Lighting Controls
·         Strobe lit and hand-blended/layered styles
·         Compact and studio lighting for larger properties
·         Full 14 bit RAW workflow including long term storage of original files for future use.
·         Digital online proofing
·         Kenyon Laboratories gyro-stabilizers for helicopter aerial work
 
 
What is your background?  Dan is a graduate of Cornell University, with a BS in Design. A native of Westchester County, New York, Dan is intimately familiar with the local neighborhoods and communities. He brings a lifetime of experience to his photographic representation of both old and new construction, land and rental properties.
 
Who are some of your clients? Agents from Coldwell Banker, Douglas Elliman, Houlihan Lawrence, Keller Williams, Prudential, Sotheby’s International, and William Raveis regularly use Dan’s work. Dan photographs over half a billion dollars in listed property annually.
 
Do you shoot aerial photography? Yes! Dan uses a Robinson R-44 Helicopter, with side doors removed, for aerial photography of select properties in the New York Tri-State area.  Starting in August of 2012, he added the world's first available Kenyon Labs X-Series gyro-stabilizer for smooth aerial video sequences. For more challenging locations, or when time is critical, Dan uses one of several commercial drones. In 2015, the FAA granted Daniel Milstein Photography a Section 333 Exemption, allowing the use of his fleet for commercial purposes.  As of September, 2016, Daniel is a part 107 remote pilot with a small UAS rating.
 
How long will it take to get my photos?Images are typically ready for download within one business day.
 
Can I see my photos before I decide to pay for them? Yes! For all ground-based photography, our studio will send you a link to a private online gallery. Agents may share the proofs with their clients before deciding. As long as you do not download or just the images, just let us know, and we'll cancel your invoice.
 
Is your service really Risk-Free? Absolutely. You have the opportunity to review your photos online before deciding if you want to pay for the service. You pay nothing for non-aerial work if the images are not right for your needs. Confirmed aerial photo sessions are subject to only the helicopter engine time charges if the images are not right for you.
 
Can any other Realtor use the photos you shoot for my listing? Generally, no. When you license marketing photographs from Daniel Milstein Photography, you get a minimum 2-year industry exclusive.  Some clients may opt out of the exclusive license, in favor of a longer term.  These images may be relicensed at any time. We can help you select the best license for your needs and budget.
 
What is my return on the investment in marketing photography? This is variable for each of our studio’s clients. Typically, Dan’s images help clients shorten the number of days a home is on the market, increase the number of home showings, help foster client loyalty, and raise an agent’s overall conversion of prospects into clients.
 
Why do you bring so much equipment to photograph homes? Any camera can snap a picture. For stunning marketing photos, you need the proper lighting, lenses, camera bodies and support systems. Dan is prepared for every opportunity, and always brings additional equipment to every location shoot. It's all a matter of having the right tools for the job.
 
How do you compare to a "Discount" virtual tour company? We pride ourselves on being a small studio that delivers personalized service and exceptional value to each client. As a member of the AIAP,the prices we charge help maintain the appropriate equipment, software, and insurance necessary to showcase residential properties from 1,000 square feet up to 50,000 square feet. Experienced professionals know that the less-expensive virtual tour companies provide slick packaging, but in the end, few property photos look anywhere near as good as the images showcased on the company websites. 

 

Check out the video below for a recent sample of what we do:

This video was produced in partnership with Aerial Visions, Inc, and the talent at Videography by Matthew Pyrch

 
Can I expect photographs of my project to look as good as what I see on your website? Absolutely! Unlike a mass-market, discount virtual tour company, Dan has perfected the art of capturing and creating optimal light sources and viewpoints to reveal and define a home’s beauty. His meticulous attention to detail during post-production will enhance these images, and will produce unrivaled results for your real estate or architectural project.
 
Where has your work been featured? A partial list includes: The Robb Report's Exceptional Properties Magazine, Unique Home Magazine, International Homes and Estates, Real Estate - Coastal Connecticut, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, NPR online, The Huffington Post, and The Journal News. Dan is consistently the photographer of choice for Previews Magazine’s content and covers for the Westchester/Connecticut and Tri-State region.
 
Have you won any awards? Our photography studio has garnered international recognition. We have been honored in the field of architectural photography as the only consecutive award-winner of the Photography For Real Estate juried competition.
 
What are your professional associations?   Our studio is a member of the PPA (Professional Photographer of America), REPA/I (Real Estate Photographer of America/International), and the AIAP (Association of Independent Architectural Photographers). We also have a list of references we can provide to you upon your request.
What are your prices? Please click here to request licensing fees and a production estimate for your next project.. 
 
What is the best way to contact the studio? You can contact the studio with questions any time at info [at] milsteinphoto [dot] com.  We welcome the opportunity to work with you and create a solution to meet your architectural and real estate photography needs.

 

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