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Lighting: When Not to Light a Room

Author: Garey Gomez A big part of real estate photography is becoming comfortable and proficient with a workflow that gets results you want, without taking too much time. Efficiency is the name of the game. Many photographers, myself included, use small strobes to light the interior to overcome the dynamic range and augment the available […]
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Poll: Where Would You Like to See Your Business in Three Years?

One of the things that we, as business owners all tend to have in common, is that we utilize metrics to gauge our progress in meeting our goals from year to year. Business gurus have been telling us for years that when establishing goals, it's best to set-up "SMART" goals--i.e., goals that are Specific, Measurable, […]

What Workflow Do Real Estate Photographers Use for White Balance?

By: larry
Chip in Minnesota asked another question: I’d love to hear from readers as to how everyone handles white balance. For example, are they using a gray card before shooting a room? Today there are so many different light sources, it’s really hard to get a decent result. The “Auto” setting in my camera doesn’t always […]

What Sun Tracking App or Website Do Most Real Estate Photographers Use?

By: larry
Jack in Florida recently asked: What do most real estate photographers use to determine the lighting conditions (sun) for a particular address at some future date and time?

What Are the Recommended Photo Delivery Methods for Real Estate Photographers?

Bill in Virginia recently asked the question: I have been experiencing some issues in sending clients their photos and videos. What are some recommended photo delivery services to use? First of all, I would not send video files to Realtors. Most Realtors won't have a clue what to do with a large video file. Host […]

What Size Photos Should Real Estate Photographers Deliver?

By: larry
Tom asked about the size of photos he should deliver to his clients: I have been uploading photo files to my agents at the guidelines recommended in the September 9th, 2009 article you posted titled "What You Need To Know About Uploading To MLS." Yesterday, I had an agent tell me the 800 x 600 […]

Does Anyone Use an Independent Light Meter to Shoot Interiors?

By: larry
?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 […]

What's the Business Workflow for Real Estate Photographers?

Jacob in California says: I was wondering if we could have a discussion about real estate photographers' workflow outside of the actual shoot. That is, what are people doing to prepare for the shoot and after they are done with the shoot? The following is a list of what I think are some of the […]

What Sun Tracking App or Website Do You Use?

By: larry
John in Alabama recently asked: Does anyone know a good sun tracking site now that works since Google has changed is map APIs and the address search feature does not work for The Photographer's Ephemeris and SunCalc? It looks like Google has now decided to charge big money to use their embedded mapping scripts and […]

My Interpretation of the Real Estate Photography Lighting Poll

By: larry
Since the way real estate photographers approach lighting interior spaces is such a key aspect of real estate photography, I thought it would be useful to talk more about the recent lighting poll. Here are some points I think are significant:
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