Archive for the 'Photo Composition' Category

Your Job As An Interiors Photographer Is To Show How The Room Feels More Than How It Looks

March 24th, 2014

Last night I was looking at all the PFRE Photographer Of The Month contest entries that were awarded points by the jury. It occurred to me that all of these 17 entries had for the most part managed to get rid of all the classic interior shot distracting effects like wide angle abuse, lens distortion, […]

What Does Quality Real Estate/Interior Photography Look Like?

February 26th, 2014

It occurred to me that if you look at the compilation of photos that have won the PFRE monthly photo contest there are some important lessons to be learned. The reason this compilation of photos is important is because they are by some of the best interior photographers and they are carefully judged and selected […]

The Importance Of Composition In Real Estate Photography

November 20th, 2013

This is a tutorial that Scott and Malia did a couple of years ago. I’ve none a post on it before, but composition is a super important subject in real estate photography and this tutorial is worth watching again if you’ve already seen it. The most important question you need to ask yourself with each […]

Using Wideangle Focal Lengths With Restraint For Interior Photography

September 8th, 2013

Simon Maxwell, our man in London, just finished a nice tutorial on using your ultra wide angle lens with restraint. A wide angle lens is essential for shooting real estate, but an ultra wide angle lenses can be abused. When I first got my first real wide angle lens (a Canon 16-35mm on a Canon […]

Compositional Lines In Real Estate Photography

November 7th, 2012

Shane Law from the Sydney, AU area has written an interesting post on his blog on the subject of compositional lines. Shane’s post reminds me of the wonderful lectures my art history professor at University of Oregon used to give. She would discuss how the famous artists intended to have the viewers eye move through […]

Real Estate Photography vs Interior Photography

September 18th, 2012

Shane Law of Sydney sent me a link to a post he did recently on the difference between real estate photography and Interior Photography. Shane shoots both real estate photography and interior photography so he probably thinks about this more than most of us. This distinction between real estate photography and interior photography may seem […]

Composition For Interiors Tutorial By Scott Hargis

August 15th, 2011

Scott Hargis posted a great tutorial on his blog today on composition for interiors. Malia Campbell shot the video for the tutorial. I think this is a clever way to talk about and illustrate photo composition. Malia frames the shot with video that Scott is talking about while Scott walks around in the video pointing […]

Composition In Real Estate Photography

June 28th, 2009

Photographic composition is a slippery subject. On the one hand, some like to codify it with a list of rules that if followed will lead to success. On the other hand, some say, “there are no rules, you know it when you see it.” I think this latter point of view comes from the fact […]

In Pursuit of The Money Shot

August 22nd, 2008

In real estate photography there’s one shot that is as important as all the others put together. It’s also called the primary exterior shot. Most MLS’s require it to be an exterior shot. It’s the shot that grabs the buyers attention and motivates them to look at the home in more detail.

Shoot From An Angle That Shows Essential Features of a Room

July 6th, 2007

The following two photos by William C Hutton, Jr are posted in the flickr photogroup and are of the same bedroom. I was leaving a comment for William on the shot below that I thought a shot that showed the head-board end of the bed when I noticed that he already had such a shot […]

Image Editing Services For Real Estate Agents

November 9th, 2006

Last week I talked to John Durrant who recently launched I’ve been so busy with moving to Oregon that I’m just now getting around to writing a post about it. John is aiming at providing image editing services for UK Real Estate agents although I’m sure John would do image editing for real estate […]