Real Estate Photography Tutorials

Real estate photo editing and photography lessons from the pros

Introduction for Real Estate Photography

Introduction for Real Estate Photography

Hi my name is Alex and I will be taking you through a photographer training tutorial where you learn the principles and techniques of real estate photography. Make sure you have your camera and tripod on hand so you can change settings accordingly and experiment with some of the techniques intermittently as we go through different processes and id...

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Camera Settings

Camera Settings

Now that you've prepped the house, it's time to set up your camera equipment and make sure your camera settings are dialed in. In no particular order, set your file of numbering settings to continuous so that when you dump your photos onto your computer the files are organized sequentially, and therefore easier to transfer to your real estate ima...

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Basics of HDR and Flash

Basics of HDR and Flash

HDR or high dynamic range photography is a popular photographic technique especially for architectural and landscape photographers. HDR photography allows real estate photo editors you to fuse different exposures photos of the same scene captured at various shutter speeds and then do a composite photo comprised of the best light information of e...

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Composition

Composition

Developing a technical and intuitive grasp of composition and how do you use the laws of perspective to your advantage is one of the most crucial variables in being successful real estate photographer. Here's a quick breakdown of some of the basic principles you want to be aware of and understand. One-point perspective is when all orthogonal lines...

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Front Exteriors

Front Exteriors

Now that we've done over some basic techniques principles and compositional rules of real estate photography, let’s talk about specific types of shots you'll take it nearly every shoot you do and others you'll come across often. The MLS requires the cover photo of every listing be an exterior shot, so you want to make sure that you get at least on...

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Backyards

Backyards

Backyard vary quite a bit in layout and landscape design. If a property has a substantial backyard space, it's important to gather at least two or three different angles to exhibit the space from varying viewpoints. One common and effective angle is looking from the house deck or patio area out into the yard from a two-point perspective. Usually y...

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Entryways and Staircases

Entryways and Staircases

The entryway is typically only worth capturing if a property has a decorative front door, french doors or a dramatic entryway space. One good way to approach this section of the house is to take a one-point perspective shot with the french door swung open,leading your eye into the entryway spaces. And like entryways you don't necessarily have to p...

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Living Rooms

Living Rooms

Living rooms can vary dramatically in scale and layout but here are a few general considerations. Living rooms primarily display best in two point perspective shots, although if the room is extremely orderly and symmetrical, a one-point perspective can be effective. It is ideal to shoot between two or three shots of the living room, as it is typic...

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Kitchens

Kitchens

Kitchens are another important feature of the house. The trademark real estate kitchen shot is taken from outside of the kitchen and countertop island looking towards the cabinetry and windows. This is typically a two-point perspective shot but kitchens are where one point perspectives can be very effective and orderly. One example of an effective...

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Dining Rooms

Dining Rooms

Dining rooms are pretty straightforward. Typically they look best from a two point perspective backed up as far as possible and shooting towards the windows. Sometimes the dining room back towards the kitchen with show how they're spatially and functionally related. Be sure to prop the camera up high enough to see over the top plane of the table. ...

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Bathrooms

Bathrooms

Most single family homes have a half bath on the first floor of the house and sometimes on the second floor or in the basement as well.At risk of stating the obvious, it is important to focus more on the sink and mirror than the toilet. Oftentimes the toilet will be opposite the sink and won't fit in the picture frame anyway. However if it isn't f...

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Bedrooms

Bedrooms

Bedrooms vary less than many other rooms in how they are designed or organized, thus most bedrooms display best from a two-point perspective looking towards the bed and windows. If necessary back the camera up into the doorway and zoom in to frame the space excluding the third wall. There's also a subjective shot opportunity in some bedrooms, whe...

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Porches, Views, and Panoramas

Porches, Views, and Panoramas

Porch photos are almost exclusively two point perspective shots. Often times it's desirable to backup camera up through the sliding doors to capture more of the space. Like backyard shots, use discretion when choosing which corner to shoot from; taking into consideration Sun placement and what you're looking out at. For example, if you're looking ...

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Twilights

Twilights

The last specific shot type we will cover are twilight shots. Agents oftentimes like to include a couple exterior photos taken during dust because the warm orange glow of the properties lights complement romantically the deep blue of the properties ambient lighting. Usually you will shoot the regular daytime photos and then return to the property ...

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Agent Review Process and Conclusion

Agent Review Process and Conclusion

Once you finish capturing all the angles of a particular listing, your last obligation on site is to do a review of the photos with the agent. This process is crucial in avoiding unhappy clients. Not only does it give them a chance to edit out superfluous photos they don't like or need, it also allows them to ensure you captured every part of the...

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How to master the basics of Adobe Bridge for Real Estate

How to master the basics of Adobe Bridge for Real Esta...

In the next few tutorials, I will discuss programs outside a Photoshop that you will use to organize and edit your photos. The first program is Adobe Bridge , Bridge, like Finder on the Mac is a browser software, unlike Finder though, it's compatible with and communicates well with other Adobe programs like Camera Raw, Photoshop, and Lightroom. W...

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How to master the basics of Camera Raw for Real Estate

How to master the basics of Camera Raw for Real Estate

For all of your orders, you will go through a pre-production editing process that will help you stay organized as you work on your orders. First, you will create four folders within your main order folder, title these folders Color Corrected, Raw, Fuse, and Flash. Put all of the raw files in the Raw folder. Then create two folders within the raw f...

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How to master Flambient Flash Blending for Real Estate

How to master Flambient Flash Blending for Real Estate

The standard real estate photo editing process is almost the same as the HD natural real estate photo editor process except you don't composite any of the windows and you don't use the real estate flash photo even if the photographer took some. Let's go through it again just in case, you’ll start by importing your fuse photo into Photoshop then du...

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How to master removing color casts from real estate photos

How to master removing color casts from real estate ph...

The HD Photography style editing process is a more complex version of the HD Naturals and Standard photo process. For HD photos we will follow the same steps except you also remove color casting on the walls and other services, composite the windows, and in some cases the ceiling, and then remove hard flash shadows in mass bright areas from the fl...

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How to master advanced tools in Photoshop for real estate editing

How to master advanced tools in Photoshop for real est...

The HD Luxury Photography process is exactly the same as the HD Photography process except a little more complex and time-consuming, and there are a couple small differences. It is worth repeating it from the start to finish so you can remember the workflow well. First, import your fuse and flash files into Photoshop. For luxury shoots, you may...

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How to master the basics of editing interiors for real estate

How to master the basics of editing interiors for real...

For our first editor tutorial, we will talk about the basics of a good interior Real Estate Photograph. These are qualities that you will try to achieve in any interior photograph that you're editing. First, your photograph should be well exposed and bright. Nobody likes looking at dark and sad photos, so make sure they are nice and bright. Howev...

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How to master the basics of editing drone photos for real estate

How to master the basics of editing drone photos for r...

Aerial photos are shot from a high viewpoint from a drone. And since the drone is always moving a little bit, the photographer can't take a series of bracketed exposures for HDR fusing like they do from a tripod. So there will only be one raw file for each photo. As a result, the aerial editing process does a little bit different, but you stil...

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How to master the basics of editing twilights for real estate

How to master the basics of editing twilights for real...

Twilight shots , which are mainly exterior shots taken right after the sun has set, are really visually appealing because of the deep blues of the sky and the surrounding environment. Which complement well with the glow of the interior lights. The editing process for Twilights is similar to daytime exterior shots, except you want to highlight th...

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How to master the basics of editing exteriors for real estate

How to master the basics of editing exteriors for real...

We've mainly been talking about interior real estate photos but now we're going to go over how to edit real estate exterior photos . Exterior real estate photos for a number of reasons are much simpler and quicker to edit than real estate interiors and you will edit practically every exterior photo using the same process regardless of whether the...

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The basics of blending flash with fuse for real estate editors

The basics of blending flash with fuse for real estate...

So, now that you have all your fused HDR files in the fused folder and your flash files edited in the flash folder. It's time to edit and combine these files in Photoshop. The HD Naturals editing process is simpler than the rest of them. First import your flash Infuse files into Photoshop. Put your fuse file in layer 1 and label it fuse. Next, pl...

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How to master the basics of real estate exterior editing

How to master the basics of real estate exterior editi...

Similar to interiors, exterior photographs will have a lot of stylistic qualities that you will need to achieve and think about while editing every real estate photograph . Firstly, like interiors your photographs should be well exposed both in the foreground and the background of sky. Information from the brightest highlights and darkest shadows...

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Are you a newbie in the real estate photography world? Do you want to be a fundamentally-sound photographer who wanted to earn big bucks in this profitable business? To gain enormous photography skills and pile up with outstanding portfolio in the future, you need to follow basic steps that will guarantee remarkable improvement in your photography skills.

If you really want to make it big time in this venture, there are unlimited real estate photography tutorials available in YouTube. These tutorials are very informative and they are the cornerstones to guide you in introducing practical training for your development. A photographer has his own philosophies that are important in embracing new concepts. Different photographers therefore think of all the possible ways in becoming creative in his photo shoots. He’s also continuously finding different ways to make this a marketing model to sell the home he is photographing.

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