Archive for the 'Photo Editing' Category

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 […]

Enfuse Video Class Now Updated to Cover Blending of Flash and Ambient in Photoshop

January 29th, 2017

Simon Maxwell and I are proud to announce that we have updated the Enfuse Video Class to cover more than just LR/Enfuse. Simon has created 11 new videos that go into the details of blending multiple frames in Photoshop. These 11 new videos cover the same material that was added to the Enfuse and Hand Blending […]

Is There A Use For Lightroom Mobile In Real Estate Photography?

November 10th, 2016

Peggy in AL was wondering if Lightroom Mobile has a use for post processing in real estate photography. I use LR Mobile on my iPad Pro and on my iPhone but I don’t use it for real estate work because it doesn’t have the full functionality of desktop Lightroom yet. LR mobile doesn’t have lens […]

How Do You Keep Yourself And Camera Out Of Bathroom Mirrors?

November 8th, 2016

Mike in Southern CA says: Okay I have a question for everybody. When shooting a bathroom some of them are covered in mirrors. How do you guys get rid of the camera in the reflection? Or work around it. I hate Photoshopping my camera out of a mirror

How To Fix Randomly Disconnecting Bluetooth Devices

October 14th, 2016

Mike in TN asked for help solving his Bluetooth keyboard disconnect problems. He says: Sometimes switching to PS from LR, I will lose the use of my keyboard. Sometimes, by selecting another tool will restore my keyboard, but even switching back to LR my keyboard will still be useless. The only solution is restarting my […]

How To Photograph Interiors With Challenging Problems?

August 17th, 2016

Kathy in Maryland asks: Can you give me any pointers on photographing kitchens that have black cabinets and light or white countertops? I just photographed an empty townhouse, that had that and very light colored bamboo flooring open concept main level, yellowish tile and counters and black cabinets, with stainless steel appliances. I also find […]

When Is The Best Time To Do White Balance Adjustment Before or After Bracket Processing?

August 8th, 2016

Peggy asked the following question: I have just recently purchased the book on Enfuse and Hand Blending in Lightroom.  Lots of good information in here for persons new to RE photography.  My only question is, for those of you who use the Enfuse Plugin, do you do your white balance on each shot before Enfuse […]

How Many Real Estate Photographers Use Non-Adobe Photo-Editing Applications?

July 20th, 2016

Peggy is struggling with what photo editing application to use for real estate photography. She says: Are there any real estate photographers looking at Aftershot Pro 3 as a contender for Lightroom? I am not a big fan of having to work outside of my existing file structure.  I am just starting out in RE […]

Does Virtual Twilight Processing Make Sense For Real Estate Photographers?

July 17th, 2016

Last week a reader asked an interesting question: I recently found a service some companies are providing Realtors called ‘Virtual Twilight’ Photography. Instead of going out and shooting at dusk they post process the daylight photos for the Twilight effect. I’ve looked all over the Internet and the PFRE blog but can’t seem to find […]