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How Many Real Estate Photographers Use a Wacom Tablet?

June 20th, 2017

Sharon in LA asked: I’m wondering how many people use a tablet to edit real estate images vs. a mouse.  I am thinking of Wacom medium tablet and would love some feedback from readers. A reader asked this same question about two years ago. At the time I didn’t use a Wacom tablet. I was […]

Google Abandons the Nik Collection

June 11th, 2017

Everett in LA says: I am contemplating replacing my old iMac and I have discovered that the newer operating systems OS 11 & 12, may no longer support Nik Software. Is there anyone who could explain a possible work around so that I could still use this software which saves so much time and is […]

Delivering a Dramatic Twilight Exterior Shot Doesn’t Necessarily Require a Special Trip to the Property

May 21st, 2017

Rob in Boston sent me an interesting example. He says: Don’t underestimate the value of sky replacement. And for $4, an out of country processor I use from time to time created the “day to dusk” image(to the right). From dreary drab to money shot! I charge clients $50 for a day to dusk conversion like […]

Should Real Estate Photographers Charge Extra for Photo Editing?

May 18th, 2017

Polina asks: Recently I’ve started researching what other photographers offer in their packages and I still can’t make up my mind on what is the best way to deal with Photoshop work. While I deliver completely ready-to-go images for a flat rate, I see some others charge separately per image for editing other than basic […]

Do Real Estate Photographers Use Time Trackers in Photoshop?

May 12th, 2017

Joseph in Chicago asks: Does anyone use a time tracking program for Photoshop for longer edits? and if so which ones are recommended. We sometimes spend up to an hour working on windows and item removals and want to track and send stats to client to prove the editing time. I wasn’t even aware of […]

How to Get Rid of Orange Windows in Real Estate Twilight Shots

May 8th, 2017

Shannon in Bend, Oregon asks: I was wondering if you or anyone else had any tips on the best way to remove the orange color cast from windows and porch lights during a twilight shoot? I’ve tried to desaturate them and also turning my white balance to tungsten but I can’t get it to look […]

How Can You Improve the Clarity of the View through the Windows of Homes You Shoot?

April 25th, 2017

Lance asked the question: I’d like to find a way to improve the views through the windows of houses I shoot and I was wondering what the best way to do that is and if there are some tutorials on how to do it?

Suggested Real Estate Photography Post-Processing Vendors

April 20th, 2017

I’ve made some changes to the post-processing outsourcing page that I started about a year ago. This page that lists post-processing vendors that you can send your real estate post-processing to has been very popular. It gets a lot of traffic.

Is Compositing Ambient and Flash Shots in Photoshop for You?

March 17th, 2017

Sharon recently asked the following: I would love to know via a poll how many real estate photographers do a Lightroom to Photoshop composite process vs. lighting the way Scott Hargis does where you spend much less time post processing.  I see so many tutorials on YouTube for compositing, and it seems like it’s a very […]

Luminar Is Close to Being a Lightroom Alternative!

March 8th, 2017

I know there are readers out there that would jump at the chance to find an alternative to Lightroom. Some don’t like the idea of subscription software and some don’t like the slowness of Lightroom. So when I ran across Luminar by Macphun that has all but a few Lightroom features I decided to try it out. I’ve been […]

How Do Real Estate Photographers Deal With Windows?

February 28th, 2017

Ginnie asked the following: I am starting to explore real estate photography and have been playing with HDR in Lightroom. When looking at this month’s photo winners, I notice that the views outside the windows are crystal clear. How is that done? Does the photographer use multiple flashes? Any input would be appreciated.

Are Black and White Images Appropriate for Real Estate Marketing?

February 24th, 2017

Ron in Texas asks: I wanted to run this idea by you and your readers. I live in a small Texas border town and do RE photography (still and drone) as a retirement supplement, and there are a limited number of high-end homes to shoot here. I stay reasonably busy, but could always use a […]

Should You Set Your Camera to sRGB or Adobe RGB? What About ADL?

February 6th, 2017

Rhett in VA asks: When shooting photos should I use Adobe RGB or sRGB?  I notice when I shoot in RAW, Lightroom automatically changes my settings I have in my camera but not in jpg. Sometimes my clients say there can be to much contrast in photos. Right now I have the camera set for […]

How to Keep Windows from Being Too Bright When Using LR/Enfuse

February 1st, 2017

Keri in KS asked: I shoot 3 brackets with a Canon 5DMkIII and process them with LR/Enfuse but when I shoot towards bright windows the windows turn out too bright even though I expose for the darks inside the windows. I also get some color casts. What can I do to fix these problems? The […]

PFRE Reader Recommended Post Processing Vendors

January 30th, 2017

Jordan says: I haven’t seen the topic of post processing vendors covered in a while. I’m wondering what the latest services out there are for real estate photo editing. As things are slowly starting to get busy this year, I want to get ahead of the busy season and get someone in line for photo […]