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How Do You Deliver Photos to Maximize Efficiency?

Daniel in Atlanta, GA writes: “I’m getting quite a few commercial jobs and their needs are different than for real estate agents. These clients actually need to see all that I’ve shot, so they can choose the best images for their marketing efforts; not necessarily the best-looking images. So I need a good photo proofing […]
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What Are Some Different Ways You’ve Secured Flashes to Door Tops?

Author: Tony Colangelo One of the first “tactics” that many, if not most, of us learned when we started to use flash, was to secure a flash to its kickstand and then place it carefully on the top of a door, in whatever room we were shooting. It’s a great way to add flash to […]

How and When You Should Use HDR

You took a photo of a property on a sunny day and were excited to get a vibrant image. Instead, thanks to your camera’s limited dynamic range, you get a washed out and underexposed image. Frustrating! Try high dynamic range imaging (HDR) to correct this and get the ideal photos that you want. HDR produces […]

Jpeg vs. Raw--the Debate Rages On

Robert from Alabama writes: I'm relatively new to photography in general but the real estate side of things is really starting to pick up. I find myself shooting 4-6 homes per day and it's starting to take a toll on my storage devices.  Do I really need to shoot raw or will jpeg suffice? If […]

Getting Started Shooting Real Estate with a Sony A6xxx

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?Karen in Sunriver, OR says: I'm a licensed agent and general contractor in California; although I currently live in Sunriver, OR. Since the passing of my husband a few years ago, and needing to support myself, I am looking to switch gears. I've always had a good eye for design, have an appreciation for real […]

What Is a Good Camera Body for Getting Started in Real Estate Photography?

Kevin in Arizona asks: I'm just getting into real estate photography and love your website. I'm deciding on a low cost entry level camera. Canon has the SL2 refurb on sale for $400, which is the least expensive camera they have in stock that is sufficient and has good Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) features. My […]

First Steps for Getting Started in Real Estate Photography

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Jessica in California says: I am a real estate agent and just started to shoot interior images for my listings. I am practicing ISO, exposure, and aperture. Any advise you can give me would be appreciated. The first step when you are getting started is to understand the various approaches to interior photography and decide which […]

The Norwegian Version of What Real Estate Agents Need to Know about Photography

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Thanks to Trine Bretteville at for translating, What Real Estate Agents Need to Know about Photography into Norwegian. With the addition of Norwegian, this free resource of real estate agents is now available in eight languages: English, Russian, German, Italian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Spanish, and Norwegian. Click here to download this e-book in any of these […]

Recommended Gear To Get Started In Real Estate Photography

As a follow up to some of the input I got on my post about what readers would like to see me change on the blog, I'm updating my page where I recommend gear for people getting started in real estate photography. The new page is here. The suggestion was that rather than recommending just […]

Wayne Capili's Presentation On Getting Started In Real Estate Photography

Last week on Christmas eve Wayne Capili posted this little Spark presentation on Facebook about getting started in real estate photography. While I've done posts about Wayne's real estate gear before I think this little presentation is important because:
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