Life Moves Pretty Fast….

10:30am, Agent One: What’s your availability this week?

10:31am, Me: Depends on the address — what is it? (I like to see how it sits to determine when to shoot.)

10:45am, Me: Need to see how it sits and what slots I have.  Address?

11:05am, Agent Two: Got a house at [address] — when can you shoot it?

11:08am, Me: Faces south-ish, how about Noon on Friday?

11:10am, Agent Two: Great!  See you then.

11:30am, Agent One: It’s in Shingle Springs.

11:31am, Me: I need the address to see how it’s positioned.

11:48am, Agent One: The address is [address].  Can you do it Friday?

11:50am, Me: [looks, needs noonish shots] An hour ago I could have.


Dining Room and Kitchen
Dining Room and Kitchen

Sometimes you have to do a ‘different’ angle because of something else.  The above, for example — see that brick wall out there?  It surrounds a utility area where the pool filter sits.  I didn’t find the pool filter terribly attractive — big black egg-shaped thing — so I setup my camera in such a way that it’s behind the door.


I learned a few things recently.

One, I learned that if I open the door to an home that’s supposed to be unoccupied and there’s a mirrored closet door directly in front of the door I’m entering, I’ll scream like a little girl.

Second, I learned that I think people who put a mirror directly in front of a door are assholes.