As a professional property photographer and editor, I have learned the importance of taking extra time to ensure that each photo is polished and beautiful. While it’s easy to rely on automatic HDR blending software to get the job done, careful attention to detail can make a significant difference in the final result. In this post, I’ll share some of the techniques I use to make sure my property photos stand out from the competition.

  1. Flambient technique – This is a technique I’ve developed that involves blending ambient exposure with multiple flash strobes. It allows me to control the colors, shadows, and highlights in each interior space I photograph, creating a distinctive 3D look. While it does take more time to shoot and edit images using this technique, it makes a world of difference compared to the standard HDR used in real estate photography.

2. Whitening ceilings – Ceilings can often be overlooked in property photography, but it’s important to make sure they look bright and clean. In post-production, I carefully whiten the ceilings to make sure they look their best without appearing unrealistic.

3. Consistent colors – It’s crucial to ensure that every image has consistent colors across the entire space. Yellow corners or dirty-looking furniture can be a major distraction. I always equalize colors without making the image look washed out or de-saturated.

4. Perfect windows – One of the benefits of property photography is being able to showcase the beauty of both the interior and exterior spaces. To do this, I make sure to take care of the important detail of ensuring that the scenery outside the window looks stunning. When necessary, I replace the sky to achieve this.

5. Fixing TV reflections – Reflections on TV screens can be very distracting in property photos. To clean up the image and make it more appealing to the eye, I fix these reflections in post-production.

By focusing on these important details, I’m able to produce property photos that truly shine and stand out from the competition.

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