I have been studying elements of the photography used in Real Estate sale material. I found this very insightful how to for realtors to use when taking pictures of there listings.
I fund these tips here Web Real Estate Market web site
Photography tips for listing agents
You will need: A camera, a towel, a table or sturdy flat surface, a hammer, a phone and a room that needs to be photographed.
- Remove camera from case.
- Remove battery from camera and put it in your pocket.
- Place towel on flat surface.
- Place camera on top of towel.
- Fold towel over camera until it is completely covered.
- Pick up the hammer and hit the camera at least 10 times. When the camera is flat you have hit it enough times.
- Use the phone to call a photographer.
- Carefully pick up the towel and keep it folded and toss it in the trash (this part may take some practice).
- Take the battery to a recycling center.
- Hire a professional photographer
This is a quick video I created to explain how I photograph Real Estate property & Architectural buildings. The resulting images look simple but, the implementation on the other hand takes time and planning to get an exceptional image. Many times photographs of a luxury properties do not do the property justice it deserves. Using Exposure Bending and Multi-Shot panoramic techniques I create image not possible with basic photography methods.
I was ask by Chris Maslow (AKA Slow) to document his mural he painted in a local night that is redecorating in the interior. The mural is complete done with spray cans, no brushes. It was a tricky shot because of the light was very bright in some spots. I had to manually use a light meter to get a bracket exposure. I used nine exposures to get all the tonal detail of the image.
I was revisiting images in my archive to help with a project I have to do an album cover for a friend. We discussed ideas and concept he wanted the image to have to work with the theme of the music.
An image I pulled out of the archive was an image I shot while in the city Rotterdam in the northern European country the Netherlands. I saw the red chair left in an alley near the hotel. I was struck by the lone red chair sitting vacate under a lone street light in a back ally. The loneliness of the image reminded me of my travels around the world.
I want to expand my horizons and look in new directions this year. One of the areas is landscape photography.