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Lighting For Real Estate Photography is a 28-part video series devoted to lighting techniques using small flashes. Interiors photographer Scott Hargis shows you, in detail, the techniques he uses to produce real estate photographs that require little or no post-processing.

Spanning almost three hours in total length, the videos cover every aspect of field work, from the fundamentals of flash photography, to equipment, workflow, and specific lighting techniques for every major room type. With episodes centered on topics such as window exposures, reflection issues, kitchens, bathrooms, etc., Scott takes you through everything you need to know to light your way through nearly any real estate photo. Click HERE to see the Table of Contents.

The episodes are shot “on location”, in 14 different residences, and are ‘real-life’ shoots done by Scott for real-life clients. Every step of the process is covered, including problem-solving and mistakes.

Learn how to “finish” your photos in the camera, not in Photoshop. For less than the cost of a single real estate shoot, you can have unlimited access to all 28 videos – on your computer, and on your mobile device!.

What People Are Saying

“I just finished going through Scott Hargis’s Lighting For Real Estate Photography video series and I have to say that I’m very impressed with both the production quality and Scott’s direct understandable explanations. This video series is going to save you a huge amount of time if you learn and follow Scott’s approach to getting the shoot right in the camera rather than depending on hours post processing time after the shoot is over. Scott and Malia have done an stunning job of distilling an explanation of Scott’s Interior Lighting technique and presenting it in a very understandable form. They also made a great decision to host the video on iPlayerHD.com which means you can watch the video anywhere (even on your smart phone) and have it play smoothly. I watched much of this series on my iPad. I highly recommend this video series for anyone shooting real estate!”
-Larry Lohrman, www.PhotographyForRealEstate.net

“WOW …. I was impressed with both the quality of the video presentation as well as the information and content. Scott has laid out every aspect that everyone should be familiar with when lighting and shooting interiors, from camera settings to advanced light placement techniques. He missed nothing.   Scott’s casual yet professional style of presentation makes these a joy to watch. He walks you through while  explaining and demonstrating techniques that are shown no where else. You see the actual lighting process from start to finish in stages, from the first frame to each light placement and the finished image.  When I compare these to the typical interior lighting videos one sees on YouTube, there is just no comparison – this is a skillfully produced, comprehensive collection of interior lighting videos that any photographer will appreciate and find useful to have.”
-M. James Northen, www.jnorthen.com

“I started the Lighting For Real Estate Photography series expecting a light course designed for novice photographers, or more seasoned pros just diving into this specialty from other disciplines. Man, was I wrong! The first few episodes covered the basics that working professionals already know, but with the “Hargis twist” that I have come to appreciate. Adding personal notes and preferences gave even the simple stuff enough of a professional edge to keep my interest. For an experienced real estate photographer, the more advanced segments are full of ideas and useful tips, making the entire series a useful addition to my virtual library.  If you understand your camera, and are considering jumping into any type of interior photography, Scott Hargis’ “Lighting for Real Estate Photography” may be just the crash course you need to get started. If you are already in the field, and looking for ways to improve your technique, NOW is the time to start watching.
-Daniel Milstein, www.milsteinphoto.com

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