Archive for the 'Training' Category

Behind the Scenes at a Living Room Shoot with Rich Baum

January 12th, 2018

What Settings to Use When Shooting Video with a 5D MK III?

January 10th, 2018

Quentin in Virginia says: Recently I upgraded to a 5D Mark III from a 1D Mark II. Quite a leap. I’ve invested in a Ronin M and have shot several video tours. I am having a lot of trouble with consistency though. I’ve had to reshoot a couple jobs because they came out too soft […]

Gear for Getting Started in Real Estate Photography – by Rich Baum

December 29th, 2017

How Can You Determine if Your Interior Images Are Properly Exposed while on Site?

August 6th, 2017

Ryan in California asks: I was wondering how you would suggest I shoot a whole house without editing until I get home. Currently I have to retake shots after editing on site after making sure they are exposed correctly. Should I shoot bracketed shots from the dark to light? Like 9 shots total for each […]

What Training Do You Recommend for FAA Part 107 Registration?

July 17th, 2017

Randy in Iowa asks: A real estate company I do a lot of photography for has purchased a drone and would like for me to use it to take arial photos. I’ve been practicing and doing pretty well with it, to the point that I’m ready to get it into service. So, I need to […]

Free Drone Certification Study Guide: FAA Part 107

March 24th, 2017

Tony Northrup has a pretty complete study guide for the sUAS FAA part 107 certification so you can fly drones commercially in the US. Tony’s other resources that go with this are: The study guide at Other drone videos at

One Light Real Estate Photography Video Series By Andrew Pece

November 29th, 2016

A new series of instructional videos has recently been produced by Andrew Pece, a photographer based in Orange County, California. The video series is entitled One Light Real Estate Photography. Andrew uses a single, hand-held light to produce all of his imagery. This technique taps into the powerful control that Photoshop compositing brings with it by using […]

Kelbyone New Release: Getting Started In Real Estate Photography with Thomas Grubba

November 14th, 2016

Last week released a new video class by Thomas Grubba titled Getting Started In Real Estate Photography. In this 2 hour and 36-minute video class, Thomas covers nearly every aspect of getting going in real estate photography. Some of the subjects are: Lighting and shooting basics. Post processing basics. Business aspects of getting started […]

Tutorials On Sony Mirrorless Cameras By Gary Fong

October 31st, 2016

After Wayne Capili told us about his Sony A6000 epiphany I purchased a Sony A6300 when it came out just to appreciate the great things that Sony has been doing. I have to admit that one of the things I’ve struggled with is learning the controls on the A6300. Despite all the great features that […]

Why Are Formal Classes On Photoshop Nowhere to Be Found?

October 12th, 2016

Larry in Georgia asks: Why are there no formal classes on Photoshop to be found? This question came to mind because so many of the photos on your site are comprised of what to me appears as being rather complicated Photoshop techniques employing multiple steps. Yet, in my area of the country, formal classes are nowhere […]

New Video Training on Shooting Kitchens by Scott Hargis at

August 30th, 2016 just released another episode of Scott Hargis’s real estate photography video class. Back in June of this year, we featured Scott’s first class on which covers the basics of doing a real estate shoot. Scott now has three episodes in his real estate photography class.

Online Real Estate Video Class By Grant Johnston

May 11th, 2016

I’ve been talking to Grant Johnston down in Queenstown, NZ (at the South end of the South Island) the last few days about his new online video class on how to shoot real estate video. Grant has been a freelance cameraman for the last 18 years so he has a very diverse background in the […]

Rich Baum Is Doing Regular Real Estate Photography Tutorials

April 26th, 2016

Rich Baum, in Sacramento, is now doing regular real estate photography tutorials. Last week Rich told me: I have recently started posting several short, quick tutorials on shooting and editing for RE photography. These are simple tutorials giving photographers an easy alternative to produce a better product without more gear and needing to do light-painting […]

Brian Kellogg Launches a Free Real Estate Photography Tutorial Series

March 23rd, 2016

Brian Kellogg in Sacramento has been in the real estate photography business for a decade. Old time PFRE Flickr group members will recognize Brian’s name from his long time participation in the Flickr group. Around the beginning of March, Brian launched a free online real estate photography series. Brian says: This week I started a […]

Image Editing for Real Estate Photography – Video Series Chapter 6 – “Painting” Brown Grass Green – Extensively Updated – FREE for viewing until April 15

March 20th, 2016

John McBay has just released a complete revision of Chapter 6 – “Painting” Brown Grass Green. There are now three separate videos, one each for Photoshop, Elements, and Lightroom. In the previous version, there was only one video and it covered both Photoshop and Elements. The technique from the previous version has been extensively revised. […]