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A Way for Real Estate Photographers to Speed Up Their Lightroom Work

February 7th, 2019

Roy, the PFRE editor, pointed out an interesting article by Lee Morris over at Fstoppers.com reviewing a new hardware interface for Lightroom Classic CC called Lupedeck+. At first, I was a bit skeptical about replacing the Lightroom sliders with a physical keyboard interface but Lee’s video review makes a good case that this will speed […]

How to Mask Windows Using the Range Mask Tool in Lightroom CC

January 3rd, 2019

This is a guest post by John DiStefano of Bayville, NJ on masking windows in Lightroom CC. Click the GIF to the right to see John’s example images. Recently, I was playing around with Lightroom CC and learned how to fine-tune a masked area and have greater control with the new Range Mask tool using […]

Selective Perspective Correction – with Garey Gomez

December 23rd, 2018

As real estate photographers, shooting interiors often presents challenges with getting the camera positioned far enough away from the subject to get the desired field of view for what we want to capture. Interior spaces are obviously defined by their walls and since walls don’t move, we have to resort to shooting with wide-angle lenses. […]

What to Do When Shooting Flash-Ambient and There Are Shadows When Using Darken Mode?

December 9th, 2018

?Joshua in the UK asks: I shoot for flash-ambient blending and find that when using the darken-mode window pull technique I get shadows cast on balconies when I flash my windows. Is there a workaround for this? Yes; with this technique, where you aim the flash(s) directly into the windows your flash(s) can cause unwanted […]

How to Replace the SKY in ANY Photo in Photoshop Like a PRO!

November 22nd, 2018

?I recently ran across this video on sky replacement by Jesus Ramirez and was impressed by what a complete and easy to understand explanation he gives about how to replace skies in Photoshop. We’ve talked about where to get skies for replacement before. Here is a recap of sources:

Photoshop Sky Replacement Using Blend-If by John McBay

October 5th, 2018

The following is the first of a 51 page PDF tutorial written by John McBay that you can download here. For those who don’t know John’s work, he has written the e-book, Image Editing for Real Estate available here and created the video series Image Editing for Real Estate available here. Note: John updated the […]

Do You Subscribe to the $9.99 Adobe Photographer’s Bundle?

September 2nd, 2018

Russell in Oregon says: I’m wondering how many people are paying the monthly fee for the most recent Photoshop or Lightroom after buying the stand alone versions. Personally, after paying for the standalone versions of CS6 and LR5, I decided there was no way I was going to start sending Adobe a monthly fee simply […]

How to Fix Color Casts by Nathan Cool

August 31st, 2018

Lumenzia: A Luminosity Masking Panel for Photoshop

August 29th, 2018

In the most recent episode of Shooting Spaces Podcast, Rich and Brian interviewed Greg Benz who is the developer of Lumenzia, which is an extension for Photoshop that allows you to: Select and mask anything visually Creates masks automatically Simplifies exposure blending Keeps files smaller by not using channels Creates vignettes with ease I think […]

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

July 2nd, 2018

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 beginning […]

Summary of Color Correction Techniques by Nathan Cool

June 28th, 2018

Tim in Orange County, California asks: What video tutorial do you recommend that shows you how to remove ugly color casts from white walls? The tutorial I like the best is this one by Nathan Cool. Nathan shows how to do it if you remembered to use a gray card and also if you forgot […]

What Is a Quick Way to Get Rid of Unused Images in Lightroom?

June 27th, 2018

Andrew in Massachusetts asks: A raw files storage question: I shoot many bracketed photos at each property. This gives me the option to use HDR on certain photos and to optimize exposure in general. The problem is the proliferation of raw files–a real storage problem. On a larger property, I may narrow down 160 shots […]

Compositing: Is It the Future of Great Real Estate Photography?

June 10th, 2018

?Ray in North Carolina says: I recently viewed a YouTube video where the photographer stated unequivocally that compositing is the now and future for producing great RE photography. I am an avid off-camera lighting shooter and he is right that the process can be cumbersome; not always producing the best possible photo. What are your […]

Which Wacom Tablet Do You Use and Why?

June 7th, 2018

Pete in Seattle asked: In an effort to increase workflow, I’ve been evaluating a Wacom Tablet for my real estate photography. I picked up a BT-W Intuos unit over the weekend. This is not the pro series but seems to have all that I wanted. I wanted to see which one most of the group […]

Creating Your Own Creative Profiles in Adobe Camera Raw

April 27th, 2018