The Generative Fill feature in the new Adobe Photoshop (Beta) is driven by AI and has a lot of uses for Real Estate Photographers. Photoshopping out objects that get in the way while shooting a property are now much easier!
Have you taken photos of a home for a Realtor and thought “wow, this home is incredible”! Or maybe you were hired by an architect, builder or interior designer and the home is decked out to the nines in amazing finish outs and appliances.
Do you know you can leverage photo licensing to potentially make even more money from the photos you already took? I always knew the potential was there, but didn’t quite know where to start. So let’s take a look at the course Learn to License Your Photos, by Adam Taylor
You took the time to record clips for a real estate video tour. But that is only half the battle! …
Ever wondered how to start a real estate photography business? Or maybe you’ve asked yourself how do I grow my …
One of the most-asked questions I get from y’all is how do I do real estate video? What equipment do you use, what settings do you use, how do you actually put everything together? We’ll divide this up into a couple of posts so this doesn’t turn into a huge book. For now, let’s take a look at the equipment I use when capturing video for real estate, what settings I set on my camera and different angles or shots that I take throughout the home.
I currently use a Canon 5D MK II for video and a Canon 5D MK III for stills. But before I upgraded to my second 5D MK body, I was shooting all of my stills with the Canon 60D. One of the downfalls was I could only shoot 3 brackets at a time with the built-in exposure bracketing. So I had to use a remote (the Promote Control) to make shooting quicker on-site, to get the 7 brackets that I needed.
But did you know you can actually get 7 brackets (or more) on bodies like the Canon 60D, for FREE?
I have received plenty of requests from clients to resend photos and/or videos to them well after the photo shoot is completed. Whether the listing is being rejuvenated and going back on the market, or the agent needs photos for some new marketing material, there are good reasons to backup photos and videos for future retrieval.
Previously I have shared how to edit/process natural-looking real estate interiors with the Enfuse plug-in for Lightroom. A lot of readers have asked for help with another method of processing real estate photos, using the software Photomatix. So I went and purchased Photomatix and came up with a workflow that I would like to share. Here we go!
I am very adamant and clear that I do not stage properties. Clients know ahead of time that I am expected to focus on taking great photos when I arrive – not rearrange furniture or clean up after messy home sellers. Utilizing a professional home stager is one of the best things agents can do to increase the level of service they provide to sellers, however a lot of Realtors still don’t take advantage of the amazing results a stager brings to the table.
To protect myself from having to do anything I don’t want to do and also to promote the hiring of professional stagers, I created a prep/todo list website that I pass along to clients when appointments are booked.
I’ve had my Manfrotto 190XPROB (Note: Manfrotto has discontinued this model and have replaced it with the Manfrotto 190XPRO3) tripod for over 4 years and haven’t had any issues with it, until the other week. The thumb screw that goes into the center column to hold the center pole in place stripped. I had to order a new thumb screw from Manfrotto (call them – their online contact form is worthless) and thought it would be a great time to clean my tripod while it was down for the count.