The closing of a real estate transaction is its final step, concluding the the ordeal. It is usually set weeks after the offer for the property is formally accepted. Or is it?

Just last month in July of 2017 a local loan originator from Arlington Heights, Illinois, Pavlina Braykova set a record for the fastest closing of a real estate transaction from the day when the buyer's offer was formally accepted by the seller. It took her just 6 days to accomplish the job, and even though the lawyers involved in the transaction scheduled the closing 3 weeks in the future, she did the unthinkable - she influenced the change and sped up things herself. The reasoning behind it? Her client had a scheduled trip overseas and wanted to close this deal before leaving the country for a vacation.

Next time you're in a hurry to buy a property in Illinois, you should definitely contact her - she will get the job done quickly if you desire her to do so. Visit her Facebook page to find out more information.
Nikon's AF-S DX 18-200 f3.5-5.6 ED VR2 is really a remarkable lens, yes I admit it. I know it was released more than five years ago, but it is the only lens from this OEM's offering that provides such a big reach: going from wide angle to telephoto. Its aperture is an OK offering - it's not as fast as 24-70 f2.8, but then again, it offers a longer reach. The question is: is it worth suffering quality issues just to get this extra reach in a lens?
It may seem like it was ages ago in tech-time, but only recently Sony has announced their newest full frame mirrorless camera - the Sony A9. And although it is such a shame (as much as it is obvious) that I personally did not attend the surprise announcement that Sony has made in New York, many professional photographers got a chance to see it in person, as well as many YouTubers. Well, at least one that I know of, Kaiman Wong (Tony and Chelsea Northrup did too, but they're actual photographers unlike Kai W). And all of those who attended the event have covered it online in many different forms, videos, articles, etc. but one can't help but wonder, is the A9 really that good?
After seeing this kind of photos around the interwebs, I've finally decided to make one of my own. Ladies and gentlemen: I present to you the invisible black backdrop! Just one photo, really easy to take if you have the proper equipment (a speedlight, a tripod, an umbrella and some Pocket Wizards and of course a camera), and fairly easy to edit in Camera Raw (or Lightroom if you prefer that).
I have recently become frustrated with Adobe Bridge's inability to automatically tag photos with the locations in which they were taken from GPX files (location data imported from an external device). Lightroom can do it in a breeze, but I myself dislike using it for cataloging my photos. Maybe Adobe wants us to pay for that luxury (Bridge is free for anyone to use without a Creative Cloud plan)? 

But I have done some digging, and I found a fellow photographer Yegor Korzh, based in Australia who has written a seemingly simple, yet amazing plug-in for Adobe Bridge that allows you to do just that! Below is an excerpt from his own website. Just follow this link to read more about it and download it!