Many real estate photographers are trying to begin using flash in their photographs, but taking that first step into buying the equipment can be a daunting one. In the video, I recommend lights that you can't go wrong with. Start out with a couple of speedlights and one of the recommended triggers, and work your way up to the bigger units as you feel necessary.
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Learning how to use tripods, and what tripods to use for real estate photography is of paramount importance because this is the piece of equipment we are adjusting and moving from space to space all day. In the video, I discuss a technique that I regularly use that is especially helpful when shooting one-point-perspectives.
A good assortment of high quality sky plates is very important for any real estate or interiors photographers to have. In the video, I discuss ways you can shoot high quality sky plates that will give you as many options as possible in the years to come.
We're often too lazy to grab a gray card or a CTO gel when we are in need of them. This video discusses ways you will never have to go without either of these two items again, even if you forget them!
Websites are one of the most important marketing tools you can have as a business owner and operator. Real estate photography beginners can have trouble creating and designing their websites. In the video, I discuss the major topics you will need to tackle in order to create your website.
As a real estate photographer you will be asked to deliver headshots, whether you like it or not. It would be very ill-advised to pass up on these opportunities to provide your clients with what they need, and to built rapport. In the video, I discuss techniques for producing extremely simple, hassle-free headshots both indoors and out.
Choosing equipment for real estate photography can be a difficult and stressful task. We are lucky enough to have quite a few choices, but which ones will perform and get us the biggest bang for our buck? With the advantage of dropping by my local camera store quite often, I list out what I find to be the absolute best and budget-minded gear for anyone who wants to get started in this business.
Is it ok to make a dark, dingy master bedroom to appear like it has warm, beautiful light streaming into the windows? Based on a premise from Oscar Wilde's "The Decay of Lying", I argue that all "bad" interiors photographs will depict the space how it is in reality. And that all well-done interiors photographs will depict the space in an idealized fashion, and as a result will be better able to stir emotion and create interest.
Almost every twilight exterior we shoot, we are in a situation where we have set up our gear, and we are then waiting for the light levels on the inside and outside of a home to even out. In the video, I discuss a technique where you no longer have to wait for the light. You can create even levels of light yourself!
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.