Trying to give back a little to Rich Baum, who gives his time to moderate some very useful groups for interiors and real estate photographers. Rich had a question about how to control his brush size and flow with his Wacom Tablet wheel. The brush size was an easy one, but to control the flow requires a bit more finesse.
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The Rovelight 600B previously sold by Adorama is legendary in its output to cost ratio. Its power and onboard power supply make it an ideal option for those who need a lot of light on-the-go. Yet, to make it even a more compact option, it would be nice to be able to hand-hold the unit without the need for a bulky lightstand. In the video, I discuss ways you can modify the Rovelight to be able to comfortably fit it into your hand, and use it as a powerful tool in the realm of real estate photography.
I have been asked a number of times if it is ok to add "sun" to real estate photographs, especially in cases where the home would potentially get no sun in this area. Where the sun will be at any given time during the year is a very difficult thing to discern. In the video, I talk a bit about the sun's patterns in the sky, and how the sun's path varies quite a bit through the year. And finally, I recommend a course of action when it comes to lighting real estate photographs in general.
Many times we are asked questions we don't know the answer to, or asked for services we don't provide. In the video, I discuss how you can answer every question you receive from your clients in a positive and productive manner.
Jon recently requested an image critique with the following comment clipped from Youtube:
"Love the way you explain things Andrew. I used to do all my interiors using HDR with no lighting until I purchased your 1 light course, bought a powerful monolight and improved my images 100%. Friends and family tell me my images are amazing which is great for confidence but I think I would benefit more from a professional telling me where I could improve to get to the next level. So if you ever do any more of these videos please could you take a look at my portfolio on my website."
Jon is producing awesome images, especially his twilight exteriors. I attempt to make the case he may need to use a bit more artificial light in many cases...
In a previous video, I recommended the new Tamron 10-24mm lens as the "best" lens for real estate photography. It is always a bit touchy to label any particular product as "best" due to varying needs. Therefore, this discussion addresses ALL the glass I feel is worthy of consideration for crop sensor real estate shooters.
Everything just sort of falls into place and makes sense to both you and your clients, when you convey to them you have a busy schedule. But, what about those times when you are having a slow week, you get a call, and you are not sure exactly what to say? In the video, I discuss some of the techniques I use almost every week to create win-win situations for everyone involved.
Can we get by without flash for real estate photography? In the video, I discuss why if you're going to try and shoot without flash, you will really have to do your best to control/dim the interior lights, and don't be afraid to let those windows blow!
What sort of gear do you need on a real estate photography shoot? I feel like I have gotten this down to minimum. By combining frames, I can work onsite in such a way so as to avoid having to carry bulky light stands and modifiers. The following video describes what limited items do in fact make their way into my gear bag.
A discussion on the supposed debate between the quality of crop sensors vs full frame sensors. Most interiors photographers shoot at low ISO values on a tripod and use lighting equipment. Because of this, many of the advantages that a full-frame sensor offers are not able to be realized by real estate photographers.