Archive for the 'Photo Editing' Category

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

What Is the Most Efficient Way to Do an Intensive Amount of Photoshop Work?

April 10th, 2018

Mike in Florida says: My question concerns post-processing automation. The process I use is flash plus ambient based, and the results are very good. As I have refined my process, I have done quite a bit of automation within Photoshop. But there are repetitive actions that I do for every job that I would really […]

How to Create Maps for Raw Land Listings

April 4th, 2018

Mike in Seattle says: I am taking on more and more raw land. I love it but I struggle with a good way to represent it. has an OK platform but I am not thrilled with it. Any suggestion for interactive platforms? I am a drone operator so I’ve got the aerial photos covered […]

Anthony Turnham Describes His Proofing before Delivery Technique

March 30th, 2018

How Should Real Estate Photographers Calibrate Their Monitor?

March 22nd, 2018

Last week I got two questions (Justin and Patrick) on the subject of how should I calibrate my monitor for real estate photography? Here is Justin’s: I haven’t seen a lot of talk about monitor calibration on your site and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations when it comes to post-processing. At this time, […]

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 […]