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Rich Baum Question About Wacom Tablet Settings Answered

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Rich Baum Question About Wacom Tablet Settings Answered

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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HOW TO TURN THE ROVELIGHT 600 INTO A HANDHELD POWERHOUSE

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HOW TO TURN THE ROVELIGHT 600 INTO A HANDHELD POWERHOUSE

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. 

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IS IT OK TO SIMULATE THE SUN FOR INTERIOR REAL ESTATE PHOTOS?

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IS IT OK TO SIMULATE THE SUN FOR INTERIOR REAL ESTATE PHOTOS?

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.

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Real Estate Photography (Resort) Portfolio Critique 3

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Real Estate Photography (Resort) Portfolio Critique 3

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...

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The Ultimate Discussion on Crop Glass for Real Estate Photography

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The Ultimate Discussion on Crop Glass for Real Estate Photography

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.

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GEAR BAG FOR REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOTS

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GEAR BAG FOR REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOTS

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. 

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