Archive for the 'Photo Technique' Category

How Do You Make Doors Open by Themselves in Real Estate Video?

March 5th, 2019

Oliver in Southern California asked: I am starting out in real estate videography and I had a question about a specific effect in post-processing and filming. In many real estate videos, I see doors and sliding doors opening without any assistance. It is as if the doors were operated remotely or by ghosts. As interesting […]

Does Anyone Use an Independent Light Meter to Shoot Interiors?

November 4th, 2018

?David in Alabama asked the following: I’ve recently been reading about the Sekonic C-700 color and light meter. It seems like an amazing tool with great potential for PFRE users but how would you best use a device like this to sort the perennial problems of WB and color accuracy in rooms with multiple light […]

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 […]

How to Do Basic Twilight Exterior Real Estate Shots

July 9th, 2018

I think it is important to occasionally revisit the subject of twilight exterior shots because they are so important. From a listing agent or home seller’s point of view, they are hugely important because a twilight shot has the capability to add drama to any listing. If there’s a view involved, it gets even better. Twilight has the […]

How High Should Your Camera Be When Shooting Real Estate Interiors?

June 13th, 2018

Ken asked the following question: What heights do you set your tripod/monopod at? Do you shoot kitchens and bath lower or higher? Do you shoot from an average height – 5′ or do you shoot higher? Do you change shooting heights throughout the property? What is a comfortable height for the viewer? Any advantages from […]

Lens Hoods – Why Use One? by Phil Steel

May 16th, 2018

??Diane in NJ asked a simple question: Should I always be using a lens hood? I have to admit that I rarely use my lens hoods but that’s a result of being lazy about keeping track of them and keeping them in my camera bag. After watching Phil Steel’s video, I realize I should be […]

What Is the Best Way to Increase the Quality of Your Work?

April 30th, 2018

Diane in New Jersey asks: How up to date is your recommended real estate photography gear page? I currently have a Nikon D3300 and am looking to move up and stay in the Nikon family would you recommend the Nikon D3400, Nikon D5600, or perhaps the newest Nikon D7500? I think you should consider what […]

Anthony Turnham Describes His Proofing before Delivery Technique

March 30th, 2018

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 […]

Can a Crop Ratio Replace a Tilt-Shift Lens?

January 19th, 2018


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

January 5th, 2018

How Do Interior Photographers Get Rid of Unwanted Lens Flare?

January 4th, 2018

?Ron in Texas says: I use a Canon 17-40 mm on a 5D MkIII and for the most part, it performs well. However, even when shooting north facing windows or otherwise shade-side windows in certain circumstances, l experience lens flare. The inconsistency of it is what drives me crazy. Is there a magic camera-to-window angle […]