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Regular cameras already provide cool snapshots of the world around us, but a 360 camera is a different beast. That said, they come with a little bit of a learning curve.  This article will take you through how to use a 360 camera and how you can g ...

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Shooting Up from Street Level

12/07/2020
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“I’m fairly new to real estate photography and one of the things that I’m having trouble with is shooting exteriors when the street-level (and my camera) is well below the house. I've tried to correct things in Photoshop but it looks odd. Any suggestions?” Jerry, from Caledon, ON, Canada Hi Jerry. Yes, you’re right. It […]
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What Are You Going to STOP Doing Once You Get Back to Shooting?

16/05/2020
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Darlene, from Buffalo, NY writes: “I know there are some photographers working right now in different parts of the country, but not me. When this whole Covid-19 thing started, I thought that I would use this unexpected free time to my advantage by knocking things off my to-do list in my business. Instead, I’m doing […]

Do I Really Need to Be Shooting in RAW?

10/10/2019
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Author: Tony Colangelo Sandy from Port St. Lucie, FL, writes: “I’m new to real estate photography and I’m trying to wrap my head around so many things. I’ve watched a few YouTube videos where different people say that for real estate photography, you don’t really need to shoot in RAW because the image is only […]

Twilight Real Estate Photography Tips and Advice

02/08/2019
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Twilight real estate photography can make a home look dazzling. Learn to take twilight shots that everyone loves and look great in your portfolio.

Shooting Vacant Properties

18/07/2019
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A little while back, I was shooting a vacant home for a local property manager. About 30 minutes into the shoot, the front door gets busted open and I find myself standing there, camera in hand with 5 guns pointed at my head. Turns out there was a silent alarm that the property manager hadn't […]

Shooting into the Sun

03/05/2019
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Laura in Brisbane, Australia writes: "I recently did a morning shoot that was timed in such a way that I was pretty much shooting into the sun for the main exterior shot for the listing. I simply didn’t know how to handle it. So I just guessed that I had to use a smaller aperture. […]

What Is the Best Camera Angle for the Exterior "Hero Shot"?

13/04/2019
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Ray in Newport Beach asks: I’m guessing that pretty much all real estate shooters have to submit at least 5 or 6 exterior shots when delivering final photos to the agent. Is there a rule of thumb in terms of camera angles to include for the exterior shots? It’s a tough question Ray, because the […]

How to Shoot Good Photos for Virtual Staging

05/03/2019
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Alan in Seattle asked the following: Do you approach photographing a home differently, such as composition and angles, when the client is going to have the photos virtually staged?

Shooting Spaces - A Real Estate Photography Podcast

05/02/2018
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There's a new real estate photography podcast hosted by Rich Baum and Brian Berkowitz called Shooting Spaces - A Real Estate Photography Podcast. You can find this podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and all the other standard places you subscribe to podcasts or you can listen to the podcast at the Shooting Spaces website. Note […]

How to Make Sure You Capture the Whole Brightness Range of a Room When Shooting Brackets

07/04/2017
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Lance in California asks: Thanks so much for your Enfuse for real estate piece. Out of all the books and tutorials I have endlessly pored over, your method works the best, and makes the most sense. I have been trying to perfect my balancing highlight and shadows technique for what seems like forever. I am […]
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