Archive for the 'Photo Editing' Category

Outsourcing – Take Back Your Evenings and Weekends.

March 6th, 2018

This topic always seems to be controversial. There are strong opinions on both sides of the fence but despite our individual point of view, I think most of us can agree that there is a place for outsourcing in our industry. With that said, I’d like to share my experience in the hopes that it […]

How to Clean up Wrinkles in Photoshop.

March 3rd, 2018

?Don in Florida asks: What’s the best way to smooth out wrinkles in bedding, curtains, etc.? Rich Baum has a video tutorial that answers this question directly but while we’re on the topic, if you aren’t already familiar with the power of frequency separation do yourself a favor and check out this video from Aaron […]

Are Verticals Important When Shooting Real Estate Drone Shots?

February 21st, 2018

Dave in California asked: Are the verticals on drone images suppose to be the same as the verticals taken at ground level. That is, how important is it to keep verticals vertical as in other areas of real estate photography? My take on this question is that if the drone image (still) is being used […]

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

February 16th, 2018


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


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 […]