Archive for the 'Workflow' Category

Making a Building Construction Time-Lapse Video

June 11th, 2018

Larry in Virginia asks: One of my commercial clients manages multi-unit apartment buildings all around the DC area. Recently, I was asked if I could do a 30 second time-lapse for their marketing of a new building. I think technically, I can do it, but I have no idea what to charge for this.

When Do Real Estate Photographers Gel Flashes to Control White Balance?

May 30th, 2018

Last week, there were two questions about gelling flashes. Tom on the Big Island asked: For those who use interior flash, do you always or more often than not, gel the flash? I have been trying to get a better understanding of how to use gels. I have seen videos that gel the flash to […]

What Quality Should You Export Your JPEGs in Lightroom?

May 29th, 2018

?Steven in NJ says: Recently, I’ve changed my camera setting back to “fine” for better photos but now I am delivering photos that are over 10Mb and the MLS does not allow uploads over 10Mb. Any suggestions on how to deliver the best quality photos and still stay under the 10Mb limit? Most people control […]

Some Cautions about Online Backup

May 21st, 2018

??Justin in Oregon says: I wanted to provide your readers a cautionary tale that may come in handy regarding online backup solutions. Up until recently, I had used Backblaze to backup my data and been happy with their service. I had never had to use a complete restore but felt confident that all of my […]

What Is a Flexible Delivery and Payment Photo Delivery Service?

May 20th, 2018

Aaron in Ohio says: I am wondering if anyone knows of a good site for image delivery and payment for this particular circumstance. I charge a flat fee for 25 images and the $10 per additional image. It helps with accountability and itchy trigger finger realtors.

What Size Photos Should Real Estate Photographers Deliver?

May 15th, 2018

Last week, John asked about the size of photos he should deliver to his clients: Yesterday I had an agent tell me the 800 x 600 pixels are too small. Up until now, no one really complained about it. He also said the minimum should be 1600 x 1200 but he prefers 2048 x 1536. […]

How to Transfer Your Shoot Images Back to Your Home Office for Post-Processing

May 10th, 2018

Adam in Atlanta asks: Have you ever discussed the transferring of image files from the field (at a shoot) back to a computer at the office so someone can post-process the images?

A Foolproof Digital Workflow for the Professional Real Estate Photographer

April 28th, 2017

This is a guest post by Marc Weisberg of Irvine, CA. Marc is giving a workshop in NYC, June 5th and 6th. Having a foolproof digital post production backup system for architectural and real estate photographers is essential. Below, is a detailed look at the workflow and post production system we use at our studio. We’ve […]

How Get Images to the Cloud with an iPad While Driving to the Next Shoot

March 19th, 2017

We’ve talked before about sending your images to the cloud so someone else can process them while you go to your next shoot. John in NJ has an added twist: He wants to do it with his iPad. John Says: I’d like to find a quick easy solution to uploading photos and video to the […]

How Long Do Real Estate Photographers Keep Their Images?

February 26th, 2017

Alan in the Seattle area asks: Just curious to know how long most photographers keep the images from each of their real estate shoots?  Do they keep them all or do they just keep the deliverables?  And if so, for how long? Much depends on the volume of shoots you are doing and your style […]

What ISO Should You Be Using?

February 20th, 2017

Brady in Seattle asks: For the Enfuse process, Simon Maxwell suggests using the lowest ISO possible and I translate that to ISO 100 for Canon users and ISO 200 for NIKON users (at least my D700) … but where my question comes from is when doing more ambient/flash work.  Scott Hargis recommends an ISO of […]

How Can Real Estate Photographers Speed up Bracket Processing?

February 19th, 2017

Tod in Virginia says: In the past, I’ve worked mainly on my own but I’m going to work (as a contractor) for a small boutique-ish staging and photography group.  It’s all good and the pay is nice, the only possible drawback is we do all the post processing ourselves.  I love Lightroom, but for my […]

What Workflow Do Real Estate Photographers Use For White Balance?

August 20th, 2015

Patrick asked: I am wondering what people are doing for white balance? Is it Auto all the way? That’s what I am doing pretty much : auto on camera, auto on Lightroom import, and another auto after enfuse blend. I still have to tweak the warmth a bit but it is pretty good. Here is […]

Is Aperture Dead For Real Estate Photographers?

May 5th, 2013

Last week I had a reader tell me he’d like to see some discussion on the blog about how to improve his real estate workflow in Aperture. As he gets busier he wants to speed up his workflow without sacrificing quality. My short answer to his question is, “get a copy of Lightroom!” First of […]

Technology is On The Way That Make Greatly Simplify Making Floorplans

April 17th, 2012

Several readers have recently point out a new device from that is apparently in beta that will allow you to scan a room and make a 3D model of it by just walking through the room and scanning it. Matterport introduced their new device at Y Combinator which is a startup funding event. Matterport claims […]