Archive for the 'Workflow' Category

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 […]

Preview of Lens Correction Solution for Camera Raw 6 and Lightroom 3

May 3rd, 2010

This is a subject that should pique the intrest of all real estate photographers! See Tom Hogarty’s post on this subject here.

Aperture vs Lightroom- Is There a Best Choice For Real Estate Photography?

February 21st, 2010

Apple’s recent release of Aperture 3.0 highlight’s the fact that photographers that are Mac users are faced with a choice of do they use Adobe Lightroom or Aperture for digital asset and workflow management. I want to disclose right up front that I am a Mac user and I use Lightroom extensively and Aperture only […]

Pogoplug: A Fantastic Real Estate Photographer Photo Delivery System

January 26th, 2010

I’ve been a enthusiastic DropBox user for some time and have been getting comfortable with the convenience of having important files accessible via a special drive in “the cloud”. In a previous post, I described how to use DropBox for photo delivery. After seeing Leo Laporte’s coverage of some of the new products this year at […]

DXO Optics Pro 5.3 – Is It Worth The Price?

November 12th, 2008

I am taking another look at DXO Optics Pro because DXO recently did a release and a e-book subscriber suggested that I give DXO coverage in my book. I have to say up front that I’ve had some resistance in the past to using DXO in the past because: They charge twice as much ($249 […]

Basic Real Estate Photography Shooting and Workflow

July 30th, 2008

This post is for Enkay, a reader that asked me to go through  basic shooting considerations and post processing workflow. Great idea, I written about shooting and workflow for a while. Here are the things I do when shooting:

Lightroom 1.3 Update Feature/Problem Summary

November 26th, 2007

I was glad to get the Lightroom 1.3 update just for the fixes it had to Leopard on the Mac platform. However, the Lightroom 1.3 update had a good deal more than just fixes so it would behave well on Leopard. Martin Evening over at Light Room News has a couple of posts in the […]

Do We Have Any Aperture Users Here?

November 25th, 2007

Jerry Swanson of Eagan, MN says: “… use the Canon 1Ds with Aperture. After ten months I still have not learned all the features. The Apple Store has experts to teach the program but one hour a week is not great. …I have been using Aperture and have found this a long learning experience.” Is […]

Sharpening in Real Estate Photography Workflow

November 1st, 2007

Recently a reader asked me if every image needed sharpening. The answer is yes when you are downsizing images for web use like real estate photographers do all the time, sharpening is necessary for every image. About the same time I was reading an excellent article in Photoshop User Magazine called Pro Sharpening Workflow in […]

Lightroom 1.1 Moves Closer to Being The Only Photo Editor You Need

June 28th, 2007

If you already own Lightroom and have used it in the last few days it will have automatically asked to be updated to version 1.1. Version 1.1 is free and has some pretty nice features. The two I like the best are sharpening, noise removal and clarity. Uwe Steinmueller over at has one of […]