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Realtor Jeffrey Hogue Is Passionate About Real Estate Photography

Published: 13/02/2014
By: larry

JeffreyI have to say I don't know of many Realtors that are as passionate about doing quality real estate marketing still photography for his listings as Jeffrey Hogue in Berks county Pennsylvania. Long time PFRE readers know Jeffrey from my past coverage of his bucket truck that he uses for aerial photography without having to worry about the FAA.

This is Jeffrey's latest listing. Jeffrey says he spent four days shooting this property! If you look at the interior photos you'll notice that he is a flash lighting disciple of Scott Hargis. I asked Jeffrey what gear he uses. Jeffery says:

I use the following equipment: a Manfrotto 190CX Pro 3 carbon fiber tripod with Photo Clam ball head, Manfrotto 175F Justin Spring Clamp W/Flash Shoe, 3 Manfrotto 1004BAC-3 QSS Air Cushioned Light Stand 3-Pack - 12', 5 Lumopro 160 flash heads, 5 pocket wizards, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II Tilt-Shift Lens, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM Lens, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens, Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens, Vello wireless shutter release, my laptop for tethered shooting and trusty Canon 5D MkII.

After finding Scott's book I was hooked. I put my HDR days behind me and made the investment in the kind of equipment needed to produce photos like Scott... With the base I have formed using Scott’s techniques I can now explore and create my own style.

Jeffrey's work is impressive! As you can see from his website he, market's all his listings with the same passion and high quality work.



13 comments on “Realtor Jeffrey Hogue Is Passionate About Real Estate Photography”

  1. Man that is beautiful and impressive work! As an agent myself, this is the type of photography I aspire to be able to do some day.

  2. Wow, beautiful! I would love to know how Jeffrey pulled off the photo of the view from the top of the balcony down to the front door foyer. Many Realtors ask me to do this and I cringe when they ask for it because being that close to the ceiling and getting wide enough to encompass the room results in such severe distortion that I can't seem to correct it enough in post to be acceptable. Jeffrey's looks great though.

  3. Jeffrey - Perfect sky in the "blue hour" money-shot photo! And, great list of equipment. What software do you use for your post- work?

  4. Bill B

    I use Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC.

    David Bayer

    I almost never take look over balcony shots. I did this one at the request of the owner. After previewing it I decided to use it in a Facebook post (see link below)...

    The only reason this one worked is because of the size and symmetry of the area. I do not care for the shot but made it work for the example on Facebook.

    Thank you all for your kind posts and see all me work at

  5. Outstanding real estate photography Jeffrey. Thanks for sharing your gear. I always find it interesting to see what other photogs are using and learn about new gear like the Vello wireless shutter release. Great reviews on B&H and great price too. Purchased Scotts video series a few months back and it literally changed the way I photograph interiors overnight. Last kitchen I photographed needed 5 lights. I gets easier and quicker with practice. Still use HDR techniques outdoors. Also purchased Enfuse {which I saw mentioned on one of the posts on this blog. I like it better than HDR and its super fast too. Its donation ware and works without a hitch for me. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful work. Warmly, Marc-

  6. Amazing work, Jeff! The one thing that was killing me was the dust spots. Particularly the one the left portion of many of the images. I've become quite accustomed to spots since purchasing my D600. The dust removal in Lightroom 5 was one of the things that pushed me over the edge in switching back from Aperture. It's not a major fault but one that's super easy to fix. Keep up to good work, I'm sure it will pay off if it hasn't already.

  7. wow! I am an agent who does their own photography also. I am blown away by the quality of the lighting and the composition. Last week I photographed my first real "big" home. My shots are "ok" but nothing like these. I have much more to learn!! 🙂

  8. Your complements are greatly appreciated! Jackie, keep working at the photography. It gets easier the more you practice. I used to photograph my own home for practice:)

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