September 29th, 2016
Tim in Palm Springs wants to know:
I am looking for tips and tricks to shooting swimming pools (both at dusk with lights on and during the day for pools with no lights). I searched the PFRE site but couldn’t seem to find anything.
I’m going to depend on readers from the tropics to help with this question. Here in the Northwest we barely know what a swimming pool is.
From looking at others shots of pools two things come to mind:
- All too frequently I see pools that aren’t well cleaned (have leaves floating in them, etc.). As a photographer, this usually comes down to the issue of getting your agent client to make sure the homeowner has the property ready to shoot. As a photographer, it becomes a communication issue with your clients. Although sometimes you can use Photoshop to fix the image in post.
- Since pools are such a property asset, that should be a big consideration in composition decisions.
I’m sure readers in Florida, California, Hawaii, Brisbane and the South of France can come up with much better tips and tricks for Tim?