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How to Control Reflections on Walls Produced by Flashes

August 17th, 2017

Polina in Florida asks: How does everyone deal with light reflections on the walls that come from the mirrors or glass doors on the opposite walls and produced when using flash? Do you control it at the shoot somehow or there is a good trick to edit these big lighter spots on the walls?

Lightroom Mobile on a 12.9″ iPad Pro Is Faster than Lightroom CC

August 3rd, 2017

This video by Tony Northrup about Lightroom Mobile running on a 12.9″ iPad Pro is worth 10 minutes of your time. I have the older 12.9″ iPad Pro (not the 2017 model) and the speed of Lightroom Mobile on it is truly amazing! I’m working at getting adept at using Lightroom Mobile and the pen. […]

How to Retouch Interiors in Photoshop

July 16th, 2017

Alex in Florida says: I wanted to share this video from PHLEARN on how to remove distractions from your image in Photoshop (cables, and whatever). He does this example on an interior shot, so it should serve as a good lesson to people who don’t know how to do this.

Why Are There No Lens Profiles for the Canon 24mm Tilt-Shift Lens?

July 13th, 2017

Ron in Texas says: I’ve recently fallen in love with my new Canon 24mm tilt-shift lens but to my chagrin, I see that Lightroom does not have a lens profile for it! Do you know how I can install one or get a custom profile? I’m using CC 2017. The reason you can’t find lens […]

What Is the Best Photo Editor for a Beginning Real Estate Photographer?

July 10th, 2017

Paul asks: I’m an amateur photographer and retired real estate agent. I am thinking of starting a real estate photography business. Can you tell me what is a good starter editing software, but not a monthly subscription? Cyberlink Photodirector and Lightroom were recommended. I think Lightroom is the best way to edit for any real […]

Luminar Is Close to a Replacement for the Nik Collection

July 5th, 2017

Back in March when I first tried out Luminar by Macphun and did a post on how impressed I was with it, I missed one of the most important aspects of Luminar. I’ve now been enlightened by Scott Kelby’s post on LightroomKillertips and his new class on Kelbyone.com on how to use the Luminar plugin for […]

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 […]