Archive for the 'Workflow' Category

My Interpretation of the Real Estate Photography Lighting Poll

September 18th, 2018

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:

Amazon Prime Subscribers Have Reliable, Unlimited Free Cloud Photo Storage

September 16th, 2018

Alex Armitage’s recent article over at Fstoppers gives a great explanation of the free unlimited cloud photo storage that Amazon Prime subscribers get with their Prime subscription. There are several important aspects to this alternative for photo storage:

Reordering Images for Delivery

August 5th, 2018

?Ashley in South Carolina asks: I have a realtor who has asked us to upload our images delivered to them in a particular order (living areas, kitchen, & so on, with bedrooms last). I don’t want to change our on-site workflow from starting at the top of the house and working to the bottom so […]

Image Sharpening for Real Estate Photography

July 25th, 2018

Last week, I had a conversation with Rozelle in South Africa about why her photos were not as sharp as some of her local competitors. She was ready to get a new camera and lens but after some discussion about her workflow, it turned out she was bracketing but not being diligent about ensuring the […]

First Steps for Getting Started in Real Estate Photography

July 8th, 2018

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 […]

Should Real Estate Photographers Calibrate Their Monitor?

June 25th, 2018

Bill in Oregon says: I use Xrite and just redid my Acer laptop, that’s the one that has it’s own desk in my car where 60 percent gets done between shoots, ‘wish that &^%$ would stop tapping their brake light, it’s distracting’.

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 […]