Real estate photography is a very demanding field today. The real estate industry is booming. The realtors are interested in improving the property listing photos. You need to be very creative in real estate photography. You should concentrate on highlighting the best feature of a property so that prospective property buyers get impressed by the photos and show interest in buying the property. If you are a real estate photographer, then here are some useful tips for you to improve your photography.
1. Check the weather
You should shoot your property photos of the exterior with clear blue sky. If there are clouds, then the picture won’t come out well. If there are gray clouds on the sky, then the picture will look gloomy. So, it won’t be a very inviting photograph. A cloudy day will remove any pleasing shadows from the photograph. If you are taking pictures of the interior of the house, then the weather is not a very important factor. In a dull day, it is often easy to balance the window exposure with the exposure of the room. You can use Photoshop to adjust the sky later.
2. Choose the proper time of the day
You will get the best external shots when the sun illuminates the front part of the property. You should take the photo in the early morning or the late afternoon. During these hours the sun stays low and you will get a more diffused light. However, it is not possible to shoot during these times always. The professional real estate photographers need to take photos of multiple houses and it is not possible to take the photos at the same time. When the sun is behind the property, it is hard to take the photograph. Before you book a shoot, make sure that the weather is good.
3. Understand the needs of your clients
You should thoroughly understand the needs of the customers. You should talk to both the homeowner and the real estate agent to understand how they want the photograph to be taken. If the homeowner is available, talk to them and know which aspect of the home they want to highlight. They may suggest something you is not obvious to you immediately. You should give more photograph to the clients than they want. This will impress them.
4. Do good post processing
After you take photos, you have only completed half the job. You need to edit the photographs. You should understand what your client wants in the final photograph. You should retouch the photos to give them the final look. You will need to learn how to control shadow, do white balance correction, do saturation adjustment, etc. It is always best to keep the photograph natural looking.
You should read lots of resources and learn about various aspects of real estate photography. Having good equipment is also important. You should master the techniques and improve your photography skills.