Archive for the 'Enfuse' Category

Aurora HDR vs LR/Enfuse

October 17th, 2018

Ever since Aurora HDR 2019 was released and everyone was raving about how much the HDR processing has improved, I’ve been interested to see how it compares to LR/Enfuse. I tried it and it looks pretty good to me but I asked Simon Maxwell in London (the author of the Enfuse e-book and video series) […]

How to Make Sure You Capture the Whole Brightness Range of a Room When Shooting Brackets

April 6th, 2017

Lance in California asks: Thanks so much for your Enfuse for real estate piece. Out of all the books and tutorials I have endlessly pored over, your method works the best, and makes the most sense. I have been trying to perfect my balancing highlight and shadows technique for what seems like forever. I am […]

Bracketing With Flash For Exposure Fusion and HDR

December 8th, 2016

I’m amazed by the number of people I talk to that are shooting brackets for Exposure Fusion and HDR that don’t use flash. If you shot brackets a single flash simplifies your post-processing! Over the years I’ve gotten a number of questions asking how to shoot brackets with flash. Below is my approach. The first question is: […]

Starting In Real Estate Photography Without Using Flash

November 16th, 2016

Fred in Florida asks: I am at the very early stages of studying RE photography as a second career. My plan is to start off by shooting lower end homes while I study to acquire the knowledge and skill  for shooting higher end homes. So how important it is to start off using strobes and […]

How Can You Improve The Clarity Of The View Through The Windows Of Homes You Shoot?

September 19th, 2016

Susan in Green Bay asked: I am a RE photographer and still struggling with a few things. I am schooled in photography at the community college and really need to make this my career I struggle because I want to be the very best at what I do, and I know that I am not […]

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 […]

The Second Edition Of Simon Maxwell’s Enfuse E-book Is Now Available

June 28th, 2016

I’m proud to announce that Simon Maxwell and I have finished the Second Edition of Simon’s e-book that used to be called Enfuse For Real Estate Photography and is now called Enfuse and Hand Blending In Photoshop For Real Estate Photography. We changed the name of the e-book slightly because Simon has added four chapters on the […]

How To Shoot Brackets So You Capture The Whole Brightness Range Of A Room

June 7th, 2015

Yesterday HEV asked the following question: How do you deal with lamps that are just too bright? Especially if you do hdr and/or flashless photography? There are a bunch of ways to shoot brackets but my favorite is the way Simon Maxwell describes in his Enfuse For Real Estate Photography e-book and video series. Simon’s […]

Enfuse E-book Now Included With The Enfuse Video Series

April 26th, 2015

We’d like to announce that as of April 22, 2015 we have included Simon Maxwell’s e-book on Enfuse with the Enfuse video series. So you now get both the video series and the e-book for $125 USD. All video subscribers can now download the e-book PDF directly from the page all the videos are on. […]

Some Background About Enfuse and Exposure Fusion

March 3rd, 2015

The discussion and comments on Monday’s Enfuse video series announcement brought up some understandable confusion around the terms Enfuse and Exposure Fusion. The two terms actually mean the same thing. Exposure Fusion was first described in a 2007 paper by Tom Mertens, Jan Kautz and Frank Van Reeth. The most significant point about Exposure Fusion is that it […]

Now Available: Enfuse For Real Estate Photography E-book

November 9th, 2014

Its here! Simon Maxwell, in London and I have been working hard for the last several months on the new PFRE Media publication that we are launching today. This new e-book is titled Enfuse For Real Estate Photography. As we talked about in this post last month Enfuse is another technique for shooting real estate that is handy to […]