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What’s the Best Way to Collect Real Estate Photography Shoot Payments?

13/03/2019
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Jeff asked the following question: Right now, I mostly do a net-30 payment policy with my existing customers, and up-front payment for new clients and "other" (FSBO, rental properties, etc).
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What Are the Best Light Diffusers for Shooting Large Rooms?

21/11/2018
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Discover the best diffusers for shooting real estate interiors and learn different approaches to using flash lighting.

What Is the Best Way to Control White Balance When Shooting HDR or Enfuse?

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23/08/2017
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Charlie in Illinois asks: I bracket my photos and the white balance of the merged pictures is rarely accurate. I currently don't change the white balance of the RAW files in Lightroom before exporting to Photomatix. Should I?

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

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11/07/2017
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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?

What Are the Best Alternatives for 3D/VR Platforms for Real Estate?

31/03/2017
Peter in Calgary asked the following question: I've looking at Planitar iGuide and Matterport. I would love to hear yours and the groups' thoughts on one vs. the other.

Which DSLRs Have The Best Auto Exposure Bracketing Features?

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28/07/2011
Last week Dave Baxter, in upstate New York, told me that he was inspired by all the talk here on the blog about Exposure Fusion and wanted to know which camera body would be the best for shooting auto exposure brackets (AEB). While I knew that the recent Nikon DSLRs would shoot 8 EV of […]

Best Flash for Sony a7riii [2021 Review]

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06/05/2021
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We reviewed the best flash for Sony a7riii in the market, taking into account their power, recharge rate and durability in our reviews.

Best Flash for Fuji X-T1 [2021 Review]

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04/05/2021
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The Fuji X-T1 is a compact camera that has excellent dynamic range and color rendering. However, it doesn't have a built-in flash. We're giving you a list of our choices for the best flash for Fuji X-T1, so you can make the most out of this mirrorless camera while capturing real estate images.

Best Flash for Canon T5i [2021 Review]

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04/05/2021
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Lighting is one of the most challenging aspects of photography, yet not every external flash is compatible with Canon cameras. Whether you want something mounted or triggered wirelessly, we have options for the best flash for Canon T5i so that you can manipulate light and achieve the exposure you want.

Best Flash for Nikon d5300 [2021 Review]

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04/05/2021
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The Nikon d5300 offers professional and excellent image quality, and you can optimize it with the right flash for both indoor and outdoor photography. With that remark, we are going to help you select the best flash for Nikon d5300, along with the factors to consider while buying one.

Best Flash for Nikon d750 [2021 Review]

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04/05/2021
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The Nikon d750 jumped onto the photography scene with quite a bang. Thanks to numerous first-time features it treated photographers to, it quickly became one of the most desired models in the industry. Nevertheless, the unit can still use a worthwhile upgrade to its flash, and that's where our in-depth guide comes in.

How to Dehaze in Lightroom 5

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04/05/2021
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Real Estate photographers often have to shoot exterior views of properties in unfavorable weather conditions, which may result in hazy photographs. The dehaze tool in Lightroom (only available to the Creative Cloud subscribers) solves this issue. Learning how to dehaze in Lightroom 5 will also help you tackle hazy photos effectively.

How to Search In Lightroom

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04/05/2021
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When searching for a specific photo in Lightroom, it may spin your head scrolling through a large number of photos in your catalog. If you know how to search in Lightroom, you can quickly look up that particular photo. All it takes is some efficient organization and know-how to use the Lightroom’s Filter bar.

How to Resize in Lightroom

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04/05/2021
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Image size and dimension is a vital aspect in photography. Specific uses like print, web, and social media posting require specific sizes that give rise to the need to resize your images accordingly. Understanding how to resize in Lightroom will give you total control over your image and file sizes.

How to Fix Out of Focus Pictures in Lightroom

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04/05/2021
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Don’t you hate when a photo comes out blurry? This may happen due to a slow shutter speed, camera shake, or a lens that lacks image stabilization. Learning how to fix out of focus pictures in Lightroom can make these flawed pictures captures usable again.

Best Flash for Nikon d850 [2021 Review]

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03/05/2021
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The Nikon D850 has an excellent build, image processor, and resolution, which are ideal features for real estate photography. However, it lacks a built-in flash. For this reason, we're giving you options to find the best flash for Nikon D850, including their functions, strengths, and weaknesses.

Best Flash for Sony a6500 [2021 Review]

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03/05/2021
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The Sony a6500 is a popular mirrorless camera because of its built-in image stabilization and exceptional autofocus. However, there are instances where you must add more light. For this reason, we're giving you our choices for the best flash for Sony a6500 so that you can capture well-exposed real estate photos. Quick NavigationOur Top Flash […]

Congratulations Stephen Reed! April 2021 PFRE Photographer of the Month

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03/05/2021
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Congratulations to Stephen Reed of Garland, TX--April 2021 PFRE Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was "Master Bedroom"

How to Delete Lightroom Catalog and Start Over

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30/04/2021
Most of the curating process in Lightroom involves getting rid of unnecessary files and folders. Even if your Catalog consists of images and previews that you no longer use, sometimes it is better to discard it and start afresh. We will walk through how to delete Lightroom catalog and start over to facilitate a speedy and mess-free workflow.

How to Stitch Photos in Lightroom

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30/04/2021
While photographing for real estate, we often feel the need to get a 360-degree view. This is especially useful in interior photography, where panoramic views show the complete picture. If you know how to stitch photos in Lightroom Classic, you can create marvelous panoramas using differently framed, overlapping images of the property.

How to Clear Lightroom Cache

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29/04/2021
The cache is the storage area reserved for files, multimedia, data, and instructions that help in speeding up the performance of the software. Lightroom too uses cache, which takes up valuable space over time, often causing errors and delays in your workflow. Knowing how to clear Lightroom cache will help you free up some space and make it run smoothly.

How to Reset Lightroom

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29/04/2021
Like any other software, facing bugs and errors is not uncommon in Lightroom. We can often get stuck between processing, or the software may come up with errors that need to be resolved. Let’s take a look at how to reset Lightroom for troubleshooting so that you can make the software operational once again.

How to Flag Photos in Lightroom

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28/04/2021
Lightroom is undoubtedly an incredible software to organize your photos. Through its flagging feature, you can pick your favorite photos among the lot and rate or label them to narrow down your selection even more. Learning how to flag photos in Lightroom will ease the process of sorting through hundreds of photos quickly.

Best 24-70 Lens For Canon [2021 Review]

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28/04/2021
As a Canon camera owner, you have exclusive access to a variety of lens models, including the official Canon lens and other great third-party manufacturers. The 24-70mm remains one of the most popular lenses among Canon camera users.

How to Remove Objects in Lightroom

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26/04/2021
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The need to remove a certain object from a photo arises quite often in real estate photography. There may be people and objects that are a form of distraction in an otherwise perfect exterior or interior view of the property. Understanding how to remove objects in Lightroom will allow you to get the desired look in your images.

How to Remove Glare in Lightroom

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26/04/2021
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When photographing for real estate, we often get the annoying issue of glare in photos. Either there is sunlight or water glare in exterior photos or surface reflection glare in interior photos that need to be fixed. Learning how to remove glare in Lightroom Classic can significantly improve your photos.

How to Stack Images in Lightroom

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26/04/2021
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Did you know Lightroom Classic has a useful feature of stacking photos in the Grid or Filmstrip view? This feature allows real estate photographers to group several similar images in a single thumbnail. Understanding how to stack images in Lightroom will allow you to organize your catalog in a clutter-free way.

How to Make Lightroom Faster

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23/04/2021
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Lightroom Classic CC is undoubtedly an exceptional software for photo processing and organizing. However, it isn’t unusual to face some speed and performance issues while using it. Learning how to make Lightroom faster can help you make the most of your editing time and this amazing software.

How to Layer Photos in Lightroom

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23/04/2021
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Lightroom users often question whether layering images is possible in the software, especially when they don’t have Photoshop. Understanding how to layer photos in Lightroom will help you bring out a virtual story and spark the viewers’ interest.

Copyright Law vs Real Estate Photography

23/04/2021
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Read about the state of our legal system and how it affects the ownership of your copyrights if you want to work in the real estate industry.

Best Flash for Sony A6300 [2021 Review]

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21/04/2021
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The Sony A6300 is a fantastic camera; however, it doesn’t have a built-in flash. That puts you at a disadvantage if you only shoot outdoors. Although you can shoot great images out of the camera, having the best flash for Sony A6300 can make your pictures look more professional. It’s not hard to take a great picture, but it’s even easier when you have the right gear.

How to Save Photos From Lightroom

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21/04/2021
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Many Lightroom users find the software’s specific methods confusing as they are against the generic ones that they are used to. Lightroom does it a bit differently when it comes to saving photos due to its non-destructive design. Understanding how to save photos from Lightroom will make it convenient for you to use them outside the software.

How to Convert Raw to JPEG in Lightroom

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21/04/2021
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It is a common practice to shoot and edit images in the RAW format. However, when you need to share these images with clients or post them on a blog, you need to convert them into JPEG. Learning how to convert RAW to JPEG in Lightroom will be helpful to use your images externally.

How to Import Photos Into Lightroom

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20/04/2021
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If you want to organize or edit your photos in Lightroom Classic CC, you first need to import them. The process to import photos, although easy, is highly comprehensive, where you get multiple options to handle your images efficiently. Let us walk through how to import photos into Lightroom so that you can organize and process them easily.

How to Update Lightroom

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20/04/2021
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Every once in a while, Adobe rolls out an updated version of Lightroom Classic CC. As a photographer, it’s a good practice to keep updating the software as it has better features and bug fixes for optimized performance. Today we are going to explain how to update Lightroom so that you can safely move on to the new version.

How to Apply a Preset to Multiple Photos in Lightroom

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20/04/2021
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Did you know that in Lightroom, you can apply similar editing effects to many photos within minutes? This is what a quick and efficient editing procedure is all about. You just need to learn how to apply a preset to multiple photos in Lightroom to give them a uniform look in a few clicks.

How to Delete Photos From Lightroom

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20/04/2021
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Along with efficient editing, organizing your photos is a prime functionality of Lightroom. Hence, as a regular user of the photo editing software, deleting photos every once in a while is a vital part of your workflow. If you frequently capture tons of photographs, learning how to delete photos from Lightroom will definitely be helpful for you.

How to Duplicate a Photo In Lightroom

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20/04/2021
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Did you know that you can make copies of an image and edit them in Lightroom? You can also export them as separate images, which lets you create multiple versions of the same photo with different effects. By learning how to duplicate a photo in Lightroom, you can take advantage of the software’s non-destructive editing process.

How to Make Presets on Lightroom

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19/04/2021
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Photo processing can quickly become a tedious task if you are dealing with a large number of photos and want to achieve the same look on every shot. Lightroom Presets make it a breeze to edit several photos quickly. Learning how to make presets on Lightroom can help you apply changes to multiple images and spend less time editing and more time shooting.

How to Copy Edits In Lightroom

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14/04/2021
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While working with a large number of photos in real estate photography, we often need to give the same editing effects to all of them. Doing so allows us to achieve a homogeneous look to a batch of photos. Let us walk through how to copy edits in Lightroom to process multiple images simultaneously.

How to Select Multiple Photos in Lightroom

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14/04/2021
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To save time and to streamline the editing process, Lightroom allows us to select multiple photos concurrently. Learning how to select multiple photos in Lightroom will speed up the process of comparing them, choose the best shot among them, or even apply the same Develop settings to a series of images.

How to Move a Lightroom Catalog to an External Hard Drive

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13/04/2021
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Lightroom Classic CC catalog functions as a database to track and manage your photos. You can store your Lightroom Classic catalog on an external hard drive if you have less space on your internal drive, use more than one laptop, or need access to the catalog while traveling.

Best Flash for Canon 5d Mark III [2021 Review]

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12/04/2021
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The Canon 5D Mark III has been around since 2012, so it is an old camera by now for many. However; if you can get a good flash that will improve your photography and make things easier, then this camera is still well worth it. Here are 5 contenders for the best flash for Canon 5D Mark III that will help you make the most of this camera.

Real Estate Photography Contract Guide

12/04/2021
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Being a photographer is not all about photo shoots; you also have to prepare enough legal protection for your business and your clients. We're going to look into tips on writing a real estate photography contract to protect your work better and help you gain a higher reputation as a professional.

How to Remove Shadows in Lightroom

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12/04/2021
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When editing real estate photos, one of the elements you’ll likely need to adjust are the shadows. Harsh shadows can be distracting and can draw attention to areas of the image that are not meant to be the focal point. We’ll walk through how to remove shadows in Lightroom Classic to bring out the details in your image.

How to Save Presets in Lightroom

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09/04/2021
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Lightroom Presets take your images to a whole new level. If you learn how to save presets in Lightroom Classic CC, it will be easy for you to create presets according to your own preference.
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