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Advice for real estate shooting

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May 04, 2012 03:28 |  #1

Hi all. I recently advertised on to be a volenteer second shooter for a wedding. I have had several replies, all of which are not for weddings but thats okay

The one that has sparked my interest is a hotel company that has offered to actually pay for my photos, although they said it wont be much. I would probably do it for free to be honest.

I will be using a 550d, sigma 10-20, 430ex2 and a yn-560 and a manfrotto something a rather

Here is an example of the quality I will need to achieve​au …t_by=score&utf8​=%E2%9C%93 (external link)

Was thinking tripod is a must. on camera 430 ex2, yn-560 to light back of room?

Any advice would be tops!



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May 04, 2012 04:40 |  #2

I'm no real estate shooter, but something to keep an eye on is the vertical lines in the scene, make sure you keep them vertical. I find a good starting point is to have the camera half the height of the room.

Check out THIS thread for some info and inspiration. There is a lot to learn in there!

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May 04, 2012 09:20 |  #3

Look at this & some of the links in it:
A thread for real estate, architectural, and interior design photography

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May 04, 2012 15:15 |  #4

If you go into architecture, depending on the shots required, consider renting a T&S lens (17mm or 24mm)

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May 05, 2012 11:18 |  #5

Some of the features of Photoshop CS6 seem to do a good job in fixing distortion you get with wide angle lenses. Check out this video (external link). You have the wide angle lens so this may be something to consider.

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May 06, 2012 01:26 |  #6

Re:doorAdvice for real estate shooting

If your shooting a room that shows an entrance to another room, bring along enough speed lights to put one in the other room to light up the doorway.

Alan - 5DMKIII - 24-70 2.8 - 70-200 2.8 - 50 1.2 - 100 Macro 2.8 - 100-400 4.5/5.6

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May 06, 2012 22:41 |  #7

I look at the pictures you provided and most of them are too light/white. Try to give them a more detailed showing. Maybe you should try bracketing or bounced the flash.
Also keep your lens horizontal to the floor. Vertical walls should show vertical. I shoot a lot of homes for Realtors and I am both a license Realtor and has engineering degrees, which I consider my benefit.
Realtors have the tendency to take pictures of the interior and I always take the pictures with the idea that the rooms are empty. But I also try to show a flow. Take an image from a room with an open door that leads to another room.Or take an image from the front door looking inside. Just imagine that you are a person shopping on the internet for a home. What do you want to see for pictures.

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