Real Estate Photography

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.

  1. Remove camera from case.
  2. Remove battery from camera and put it in your pocket.
  3. Place towel on flat surface.
  4. Place camera on top of towel.
  5. Fold towel over camera until it is completely covered.
  6. Pick up the hammer and hit the camera at least 10 times. When the camera is flat you have hit it enough times.
  7. Use the phone to call a photographer.
  8. Carefully pick up the towel and keep it folded and toss it in the trash (this part may take some practice).
  9. Take the battery to a recycling center.
  10. Hire a professional photographer

Real Estate & Architectural photography

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.

Interior Photography

Slow Mural

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.

New, Old image

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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.