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One Light Real Estate Photography Video Series By Andrew Pece

Published: 30/11/2016

A new series of instructional videos has recently been produced by Andrew Pece, a photographer based in Orange County, California. The video series is entitled One Light Real Estate Photography. Andrew uses a single, hand-held light to produce all of his imagery. This technique taps into the powerful control that Photoshop compositing brings with it by using the best of ambient and flash frames to create a final blend that would be very difficult to achieve using more traditional lighting setups. Not only is Andrew able to shoot properties rapidly using this technique, but he has to carry less lighting equipment to carry around as he moves through properties. As he points out, high-quality results created in a minimum amount of time makes for extremely pleased clients.

Many believe that Photoshop compositing requires too much time during the post-processing for shooting real estate. Yet, Andrew lights with the use of Photoshop blend modes in mind, which expedites his post-processing time tremendously. This, combined with the help of a powerful group of Photoshop actions and keyboard shortcuts enables Andrew to reduce the time required to produce these composite images to a very workable time per image.

Andrew supports the One Light Real Estate Photography video series through the contact page on his site. In addition, he also has a Flickr group for this product and has a YouTube channel where he provides support videos.

Larry Lohrman

9 comments on “One Light Real Estate Photography Video Series By Andrew Pece”

  1. While searching for Andrew's videos on YouTube I came across this fantastic single-light course. It could work well in conjunction with Andrew's course.

    YouTube link removed by the moderator because this video appears to be pirated from KelbyOne.com.

  2. Terry i'm fairly sure that was pirated from KelbyOnes new series with Thomas Grubba.

    I've watched most of Andrew's series and I can say that I highly recommend it!

  3. @Caleb - Yes, I think you are right, the video Terry referred to appears to be pirated so I removed the link.

  4. Andrew, watched a couple of the clips, looks real good. I'll be checking it out as soon as I have some time to actually sit and watch it.

    Thanks as always Larry.

  5. I work for a real estate company called finally real estate . I we use kind of the same Techique but use two flashes so we spend less time in post.

  6. I have much respect for photographers who posses the skills to use umbrellas, reflectors, speed lights, etc. But I have never wanted to take the time to setup multiple lights and must be very efficient with my time for the sake of the homeowner and agent. A typical house under 3000sf takes me about 35-40 minutes, delivering 25-30 photos. My setup? Tripod, Canon 5DMII, 580EX Flash. Thats it!

    I leave the flash mounted to the camera and bounce off the ceiling or pointed slightly behind me to catch the ceiling and the wall. I also use the white reflector that can be extended up from the flash head to throw soft light forward. If you want to see what my results are, head over to my website and check it out.

    Are they perfectly lit photos worth of Better Homes and Garden's? Some would say yes and others would nit pick. I think the real point is sellers and agents are usually thrilled with the results. I'm in and out quickly and processing requires about an hour for that size home. I used to not use flash at all, but now mixing in 1-2 flash shots with my ambient light exposures seems to work out so that I achieve the results I want practically right from the camera.

    Remember, it is too each his own and I'm not suggesting this approach is for everyone, but it helps me to shoot 1000 homes a year and earn a six figure income. I'm just saying....

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