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Posts By Garey Gomez

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How to Make Flames in Photoshop

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23/03/2021
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Perhaps you've seen tutorials about putting flames on text, yet you're still having trouble making a fireplace look convincing. This is why we're giving you several editing options to find the best way on how to make flames or fire in Photoshop and achieve more realistic real estate photos.
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How to License Real Estate Photos to Builders and Other Third Parties

14/07/2020
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In our line of work, there's a common scenario that comes up all the time. A third party, not related to the real estate agent, wants to use photos you created for their own marketing. Some common examples of when this happens: The builder, stager, interior designer, cabinet maker, mill worker, tile manufacturer, etc., sees […]

Is a Tilt-Shift Lens the Right Tool for the Job?

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01/06/2020
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Author: Garey Gomez The case AGAINST using a tilt-shift lens: I have long felt that for most real estate photographers, it's not a necessary tool, despite the indisputable fact that they are very useful in many circumstances. But that assumes you are a full-time real estate photographer, possibly shooting a mid-to-high volume of homes where […]

Video: How to Register Copyright on Your Photographs

06/04/2020
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? Mike Boatman's recent articles here on PFRE about the merits of registering your photos with the US Copyright Office have been so insightful, well written, and just plain helpful. I started my year with a timely registration of all of my images from the last 3 months of 2019, as well as several registrations […]

Why and How to Increase Your Rates

23/10/2019
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Author: Garey Gomez I turned to the awesome community students in my private Facebook group for some questions/ideas on what to write about for a few blog articles and not surprisingly, I got some great feedback. This question from Tara M. is a favorite topic of mine, so I'm starting with this one: "Price increases […]

Aspect Ratio for MLS and Free Lightroom Preset

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17/10/2019
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Does your local MLS restrict aspect ratio? I like having the freedom to crop outside of the standard 3:2 ratio and even shoot vertical/portrait orientation. I think it's important to achieve the right composition first and foremost and that is not always landscape 3:2. If you happen to be restricted by your MLS, you might […]

Lighting: When Not to Light a Room

09/10/2019
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Author: Garey Gomez A big part of real estate photography is becoming comfortable and proficient with a workflow that gets results you want, without taking too much time. Efficiency is the name of the game. Many photographers, myself included, use small strobes to light the interior to overcome the dynamic range and augment the available […]

iPhone 11 Announced, but You Shouldn't Worry About Your Job

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11/09/2019
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Author: Garey Gomez Smartphones these days come with absolutely incredible cameras built in. The amount of technology packed into these tiny cameras in our pockets has gotten so good, that in many cases, the quality of the images produced with smartphones is nearly indistinguishable from our "real" cameras upon first glance. Real estate photographers have […]

Manfrotto 410 Junior: DIY Arca Swiss Clamp on a Budget

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21/08/2019
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Author: Garey Gomez Viewers of my tutorial have been asking me how I use an L-Bracket with my Manfrotto 410 Junior geared tripod head. I have answered the question so many times now that I decided to take a few photos and write a blog post explaining what is needed to make it work. It's […]

Client vs Boss: Who Is in Charge at Your Photoshoot?

16/08/2019
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"The customer is always right." That's what we've heard time and time again over the course of our life. It started early, from the perspective of a customer and now, as a business owner, it's from the perspective of the service provider. It's an important mindset when customer service is involved, and we absolutely should […]

Realistic Real Estate Photos Part 2: Effectively Translating 3D into 2D

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04/06/2019
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In Part 1 of this series, I wrote about how the trend of dark windows in real estate photography is not a realistic, and subjectively speaking, pleasing style. I supported my position with a few key points and today, I want to discuss one final aspect of my position on the brightness of windows in […]

Realistic Real Estate Photos - Part 1: Why "Window Pulls" Don't Make Sense

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23/05/2019
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When photographing interior images of a listing, there is a very prominent trend in real estate photography to keep the window views exposed evenly with the interior light. In recent years, a popular technique has come into practice to help photographers achieve a "proper" exposure for an exterior view with an extra step in the […]

Understanding Your Cost of Doing Business

09/04/2019
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Do you know what your daily cost of doing business is? It’s an important piece of information to have and to understand. Often, we think about the photography aspect of our business--after all, that’s the fun stuff. We love to learn new techniques and love to get new gear and do the research to make sure we are buying […]

How to Deal with Flash Glare in Windows

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06/04/2019
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? Shooting with flash is probably the best way to deal with overcoming the high dynamic range challenge when shooting interiors. But there are some challenges that present themselves often when using flash and we all tend to develop techniques of our own to deal with them. One of those challenges that I come across […]

Photoshop Technique: Using Color Blend Mode for Color Corrections

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04/04/2019
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? When shooting interiors, we frequently run into problems associated with color contamination. Whether it's a strong color cast, glare on a glossy or reflective surface, or even stained or blemished flooring or furnishings, there's one trick I use all the time in my workflow to help me correct those issues: Color Blend Mode. The […]
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