Ginnie asked the following:
I am starting to explore real estate photography and have been playing with HDR in Lightroom. When looking at this month's photo winners, I notice that the views outside the windows are crystal clear. How is that done? Does the photographer use multiple flashes? Any input would be appreciated.
Yes, bright windows are the classic challenge for real estate photographers! The difference between brightness level outside and the brightness inside is typically beyond what digital sensors can capture. So as a photographer, you have a couple of choices:
Everyone must decide which approach is best for them. #1 takes less time and gets the image as you want it in the camera with little post-processing required but you must learn how to use manual flashes (that is a challenge for some). On the other hand #2, takes time in post-processing but you don't need to bother with flash lighting.