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How to Shoot and Edit a Twilight Exterior Shot – by Oliver Pohlmann

February 16th, 2018

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How Do Real Estate Photographers Eliminate Shadows from Ceiling Fans?

February 12th, 2018

?Steven in New Jersey asks: How do I eliminate the upward light shadow caused by ceiling fan blades onto the ceiling? Rich Baum explains in the video tutorial to the right how to remove the shadow in Photoshop. But you can also quickly and easily eliminate ceiling fan shadows by the way you position multiple […]

Photoshop CC’s New Subject Selection Feature May Speed Up Sky Replacements

February 2nd, 2018

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Speeding Up Your Workflow by Using Luminosity Masks – by Kerry Bern

January 26th, 2018

Is There a Benefit in Getting TIFFs Back from Post-Processing Vendors?

January 18th, 2018

Dave in California asked: After you edit your RAW images do you save as TIFF or JPG? Is there any advantage to using TIFF and not JPG? I use professional editing services and they deliver JPGs. But I’m thinking of changing that to TIFF. My first answer to Dave was: Yes, if a post-processing vendor sends […]

Lightroom and Photoshop: The Most Popular Photo Editing Software with Real Estate Photographers

January 15th, 2018

Max recently asked: Which photo editing program do you recommend for real estate photography? I would rather purchase one as opposed to monthly use of Photoshop. Do I need more than one program? I am well equipped and have started in some advance editing and shooting in RAW. I am using Adobe Elements but it […]

Window Pull in Darken Mode – In-depth Expanded Tutorial by Rich Baum

January 5th, 2018

Luminar Gets Closer to Being a Lightroom Alternative!

November 19th, 2017

?Back in March of this year, I pointed out that Luminar was on track to becoming an alternative to Adobe Lightroom. Last week, an update for Luminar was released (called Luminar 2018) which adds a lot of features to Luminar. Two key features that real estate photographers need are now in Luminar:

What Has Changed in Real Estate Photography in the Past Couple of Years?

October 29th, 2017

Last week Dave asked: I’ve been away from real estate photography for a  couple of years. I’m curious if there have been notable changes to how people are creating their real estate images. I’m still shooting 3-6 bracketed images and using the fusion (interior) setting in Photomatix (version 5) for jobs that I feel require […]

Lightroom Transform Panel Is Essential Post-Processing Software for Real Estate Photographers

October 18th, 2017

Peter in the UK says: I am trying to streamline my workflow and editing. Currently, the majority of work is done using Lightroom CC on a Mac. My main issue is the “transform” controls in Lightroom. Although this section of the software has automated settings (auto, vertical, etc.), 90% of the time, these fail and […]

Lightroom Presets: A Way to Speed Your Post-Processing

September 14th, 2017

Have you noticed that there are a bunch of things that you do to almost every photo in a shoot? Things like: Enabling lens profile corrections which cause Lightroom to recognize what lens was used and load the lens correction profile for that lens. Reducing Highlights slider Increasing Shadow slider Increasing Clarity slider a bit […]

Are Virtual Dusk Photos Worth Considering as a Real Estate Photography Product?

September 12th, 2017

Today Joanna in PA asked: I’ve been redefining our offerings by creating packages that include pole aerials, drone aerials, and twilights. I noticed that HomeJab is offering virtual dusk photos which are daylight photos processed to look like twilights. It would be an advantage to be able to process photos to look like twilights and […]

The Bottom Line on The Nik Collection by Google

August 29th, 2017

Sharon in Los Angeles asks: What are people doing about the demise of The Nik Collection?  I know many use it for real estate photography but will eventually lose it due to computer updates. First of all, I think it is important to be clear about what has actually happened with the Nik Collection by […]

How to Control Reflections on Walls Produced by Flashes

August 17th, 2017

Polina in Florida asks: How does everyone deal with light reflections on the walls that come from the mirrors or glass doors on the opposite walls and produced when using flash? Do you control it at the shoot somehow or there is a good trick to edit these big lighter spots on the walls?

Lightroom Mobile on a 12.9″ iPad Pro Is Faster than Lightroom CC

August 3rd, 2017

This video by Tony Northrup about Lightroom Mobile running on a 12.9″ iPad Pro is worth 10 minutes of your time. I have the older 12.9″ iPad Pro (not the 2017 model) and the speed of Lightroom Mobile on it is truly amazing! I’m working at getting adept at using Lightroom Mobile and the pen. […]