In this video Mike Burke explains the fundamental principles of real estate photography in addition to the gear you’ll need, how to set up your camera, and basic techniques on how to shoot and edit your real estate images. This video will serve as a guide for beginners or anyone looking to get into real estate photography or any photographer’s looking to streamline their workflow. Watch the YouTube video below and make sure to check out Mike’s other work!


hey everyone my name is Mike Burke with inside real estate photography and in this video we’re going to discuss the fundamental principles of real estate photography in addition to the gear you’ll need advice on how to set up your camera and basic techniques on how to shoot and edit your images so the idea behind this video is

to outline the foundational concepts that are essential to shooting real estate photography and also what I think is the most basic way to shoot using the least amount of gear possible we’re essentially talking about a camera a tripod and shooting bracketed shots without using any lights or extraneous gear I will get into using lights and other techniques

in future videos but for this video I want to focus on the most simplistic approach possible so who is this video for this video will serve as a great guide for anyone who’s just starting out or looking to get into real estate photography as it covers the essentials and also an approach to shooting that doesn’t require investing

in a whole bunch of equipment straight out of the gate additionally this video could be helpful to any photographers out there who are maybe just looking to streamline their workflow the information outlined in this video will be all you really need to know to be a working real estate photographer as I mentioned you could certainly get more

advanced in this if you want to but you definitely don’t have to you can build a full-time business in the manner I’m about to lay out and absolutely be successful it really just depends on what you’re going for and if you are interested in exploring other methods in the future this information will still serve as a great

foundation for you to build from I built the full-time real estate photography business in this manner so believe me when I say that is a proven method [Applause] okay so let’s talk about gear the camera I’m using is a Sony a7 3 which is a full-frame camera if you are looking to go to the full-frame route I

love my a7 3 and I highly recommend it the main reason being it’s great at shooting both photos and videos it’s a great compact all-in-one solution you can certainly shoot real-estate photos on a crop sensor camera especially if you’re just starting out and maybe on a tighter budget when I myself first started shooting I did so on

a crop sensor camera in the Sony world this would be something in the a6000 series like the a 6400 or the a 6600 whatever count me you do decide to go with I highly recommend it have an articulating screen because if you’re bending down to look at your screen all day trust me when I say you’re gonna

be hating life now let’s talk about lenses I’m personally using the Sony 16 235 f 2.8 lens if you are shooting full-frame I do highly recommend the 16 to 35 millimeter focal range as it’s wide but not too wide and also the 35 millimeter end is nice for tighter shots every major camera brand that I know of

has a 16 to 35 millimeter lens in their full-frame lineup so you should be able to find one for your camera brand I did a whole video on camera lenses for real estate photography and I’ll link to that up on the screen now if you are shooting crop sensor then I’d recommend the Sony 10 to 18 millimeter

lens or something in a similar focal range for your brand of camera you could of course use a prime but I just feel zooms are more versatile for our line of work if you are using a prime you’ll have to move your tripod around to compose your shots which will slow you down and get annoying really fast

now let’s discuss tripods there are a lot of fancy tripods out there but in my humble opinion you don’t need anything that fancy I mean you don’t want to be buying a flimsy piece of crap but you don’t need to be spending a thousand dollars on a carbon fiber tripod either you just need something stable that has

a half-decent build quality I’m using this hundred dollar slick 700 DX tripod nothing crazy why this particular one because there’s a very long center post most tripods don’t have a center post that long this is great because it gives me a lot of range to adjust my camera height before I have to resort to adjusting the tripod

legs which is really annoying and takes up a lot of time I’m all about anything that makes my job faster and allows for more efficient use of my time also this tripod is very and reliable I’ve been beating the hell out of this one for years and it’s still going strong okay so let’s talk about tripod heads

personally I’m using this thing called the no dial ninja easy leveler which sits between your tripod legs and your tripod head the purpose of this is so you can easily and precisely level your tripod head by turning the three wheels around it so as far as the actual tripod head that goes on top it really doesn’t matter

what it is as long as it’s halfway decent and has an accurate bubble level that you can easily see when you’re looking down I use this Benro s6 head which is actually a video head which can come in handy if you’re shooting a real estate video and need to do any fluid pans or tilts so a lot

of real estate photographers instead go with what’s called a geared head such as a Ben Rho G d3 WH which eliminates the need for the easy leveler that I mentioned because you can make precise leveling adjustments by using the knobs on the head both of these approaches are equally good and are just two different ways to achieve

the same result so it’s just a matter of which way you want to go I personally prefer my approach because I think it’s more versatile because it allows you to put whatever tripod head you want on top if you want to use it for something like video work as I mentioned you’re not gonna be doing any video

pans with a geared head but if you don’t care about that then it’s a great option so the last little piece of gear I want to mention is a remote shutter trigger for your camera we’re going to be shooting bracketed photos or multiple exposures of the same image that will be blended together later in post so we

want to avoid pressing the shutter button on the camera as it may move the camera slightly and our bracketed photos won’t line up perfectly when we go to edit them yes you can align the photos later in editing if you have to if they’re a little off but this just eliminates the need to worry about that and

saves you time and editing I use these cheap little remotes by this company called photo and tech they work great and I definitely recommend buying multiple of them because you will lose them a lot accidently put them in the washing machine and drop them in people’s pools yes I’ve done all those things multiple times ok so that

about covers the gear not too bad right just your camera lens tripod and tripod head with some sort of leveling capability if you are interested in any of the gear I mentioned I will link to it down in the description below alright now let’s get into camera settings [Music] ok so now we’re going to set up our

camera to shoot real-estate photos the first thing we’re going to do is put our camera in aperture priority mode and set our aperture to f/8 we’re using f8 because we want to large depth of field and we want everything in our frame to be in focus also most lenses are typically pretty sharp at f/8 since we are

shooting in aperture priority mode the camera can then calculate shutter speed on its own saving us time from having to dial it in manually from shot to shot since we’re shooting on a tripod we don’t have to worry about what the shutter speed is because the camera will be completely still the entire time one thing we do

have to watch out for though is the exposure compensation dial as it will be active in aperture priority mode and it will affect your exposure just leave it set to zero unless you want to adjust your exposure a little bit lastly concerning exposure we’re gonna set our ISO to 100 in order to capture the cleanest image possible

sometimes I’ll bump it up to 400 if I need to speed things up a little bit and there’s hardly any perceptible difference between the two next we’re going to learn at the camera menu and set the camera to shoot JPEGs you can certainly shoot RAW bracketed images if you so choose but I find JPEGs to be sufficient

and we’re going to be going that route for this demonstration for detail we want to sit in on extra fine to get the most detailed image possible and precise we want to sit in on large in order to capture the full 24 megapixel image if you have a high megapixel camera like something from the Sony a7r series

you may want to set this on a lower setting so you’re not working with gigantic files all real estate photos end up online anyway so they don’t need to be huge now we’re going to set the drive mode or how we want the camera to go about shooting photos as I mentioned we’re gonna be shooting bracketed photos

that will be later blended together in the editing process so we want to set the drive mode to continuous bracket two stops apart five frames so now when I go to take a photo the cameras going to automatically fire off five jpg photos expose two stops apart this way we’re capturing a wide range of detail throughout the

shadows and highlights so when we composite these frames later together in editing we’re gonna end up with one highly detailed photo next we want to make sure our cameras set on auto focus and I’m gonna put my auto focus setting on wide the wide setting will work 98% of the time if you’re in a certain situation where

you find it’s not working for you you may want to set it on something more focused like single point or zone for white balance I have my cameras at the auto white balance for the Sony cameras like I’m using I feel they do a pretty good job with auto white balance but if you find your cameras struggling

you may want to set it manually I will set it manually in certain situations when I feel like the camera isn’t getting it right okay so just a few more things first I want to make sure my camera is set up to communicate with my remote control if you are using a sony camera and these little remotes

that I mentioned you have to go into the camera settings to IR remote control and set it to on in order for the camera to receive the infrared signal from the remote another thing I suggest doing is turning off steady shot or in body image stabilization if your camera has it for one we’re shooting on a tripod

so it’s completely unnecessary and also sometimes I found my brackets wouldn’t line up correctly when it was on because the camera decided to move the sensor around during my shot thinking it needed to stabilize the image for some reason the last two things we need to do is to display our in-camera level and I like to put

my rule of thirds grid on because it helps me compose my shot sometimes all right now that we have all our gear in order and all our camera settings taken care of let’s talk about shooting so before we get into shooting any rooms I want to talk about a few general things first first thing being camera height

for interior photos I have my camera on my tripod at about waist height why because I want the right balance of floor and ceiling in my shot if I’m shooting at eye level I’ll too much ceiling in my shot and conversely if I’m shooting too low off too much floor in my shot I find that waist height

is usually the sweet spot for most homes if the home has really high ceilings then you may want to raise it up a little bit there are some instances where I would deviate like if there’s a piece of furniture blocking my shot or in certain rooms like kitchens where I want to raise the camera up high enough

so I’m not seeing the underneath of the cabinets which aren’t attractive and also so we can see the counter tops so it really depends on the situation and the room but unless there’s a reason to raise the camera I’m keeping it at waist height for interior photos I always provide a wide shot for every room all agents

want the wide shot to show how big a room is whether or not the room requires any detail or tighter more composed shots is a case-by-case basis and up to your discretion so four main rooms such as living rooms dining rooms etc again a minimum of two angles typically one from one corner and the other from the

opposite opposing corner this way you’re showing the entire room and any other rooms that connect to it shooting from the corner of the room or better yet outside of the room shooting from the entrance will make the room look the largest from a compositional standpoint though having some one-point perspective shots in there are a nice touch they

won’t make the room look as big but there are nice-looking shots and it’s nice to have some variety the kitchen gets the most shots they get at least four angles of the kitchen one from each corner of the room if possible I’ll even get a couple additional shots in the kitchen usually if it calls for it for

most bedrooms and bathrooms I typically just get one wide shadow from the doorway unless there’s something really nice in there that you want to show off like nice tile in the shower or something for the master bedroom I usually get more than one angle of that and also for the master bathroom if it warrants it for the

exterior shots of the house I’m fully extending my tripod legs and shooting out about eye level there’s no more ceiling and houses are tall so I want to be shooting as high as possible I’ll get three composed shots at the front of the house one off to the left one in the center and then went off to

the right and I’ll also get a shot of the entrance of the house and another wide shot from the street to show a big the front yard and property is for the back of the house I usually do two wide shots from each corner of the backyard facing away from the house to show how big the backyard

is I’ll then do a shot at the back of the house and then any features of the back yard such as patios pools or decks and so forth okay so now that it gave you an overview of my shooting process let’s go around my house and I’ll demonstrate a few shots alright guys so here we are in

my living room I’m sorry it’s not more spectacular but actually this is probably a good thing because most of the homes were probably gonna be shooting our pretty average homes not multi-million dollar homes so this will be more representative of the kind of houses that we’re shooting on a daily basis so hey it works so the first

thing I do before I shoot a room is I just take a once-over around the room make sure that the pillows are in order the curtains are straight the blinds are how I like it and that there’s no clutter around you know we usually prep our clients before we come to the house to shoot and make sure

that they cleaned the place up and that it’s tidy you know theoretically not all the time does that happen unfortunately but that’s a very important thing to do and I’ll probably get into that in a future video as I said I’m gonna shoot from the corner usually to get a wide shot I always got to watch out

of the room as I mentioned because the agent or client always wants the wide shot you can get tighter shots as well but I always like to get the wide shot so they have it it’s better to have it than not have it so I definitely highly recommend getting it always that’s my philosophy ideally like to shoot

from a doorway like over here being outside of the room a little bit but the way this room is oriented I kind of need to be in the room so I can point my camera more at an angle to capture this room properly so our cameras roughly in position here and it’s at waist height so we have

the proper balance of Florence ceiling in our shot as I was talking about earlier and now you need to compose our shot so I’m going to just start moving my camera around until I see a composition that I like so I have the TV over here and the picture frame over here it kind of is a nice

balance on both sides to frame up our shot once we have our composition set the next thing we want to do is level our camera so this is very very important step the first thing we want to do is level our tripod head and then we’re gonna level the tilt axis but it’s very important that we level

the tripod head first before the tilt axis if you do it the other way around it will not be right so you want to make sure you always level the head first and we do that with our leveler here as I showed you before by turning these knobs and looking at the bubble level on the head until

it’s perfectly in the middle we just turn and turn and turn all right that’s great that’s perfect now the vertical level we do by just tilting the camera up and down we have our in camera level on as I mentioned I can only speak for Sony but I can tell you that the in camera level sucks so

you cannot trust it what I usually do is use something in the room like the trim around the door or the trim around a window because I know that it’s theoretically level and even if it’s not we want those things to look straight we want our vertical lines to be perfectly straight up and down this is a

very important step in real estate photography if your if your camera is tilted at all your lines will be skewed your vertical lines will be skewed one way or the other and it’ll look funny and distorted and we don’t want that I’m going to turn my camera this way a little bit until I catch the edge of

the door trim and that way I can use that as a guide and just tilt my camera until the door trim is perfectly straight against the edge of my frame that I’m seeing on my screen so that’s perfect now I can turn my camera back until I have the composition that I had earlier that I liked now

we’re ready to fire off our shot so I’m gonna cut my remote here I’m gonna hit the two-second button which gives the camera an opportunity to focus before shooting if you just hit the shutter button it’ll just fire right off the bat without focusing and you will get it out of focus shots so you want to make

sure you hit the two second button on these remotes that I’m using at least and here we go so obviously I would get more than one angle of this room as I said I’d like to get opposite angles so there’s a big sectional couch here so unfortunate I wouldn’t be able to get that opposite corner I’m gonna

do one shot here and then you know one shot in a couple other rooms I’m not gonna do a full shoot here I’ll do a full shoot video in the future for sure but this is just sort of showing you how I do it and giving you an introduction to it so now let’s go on to the

next room all right so here we are in the kitchen now the kitchen as I mentioned is one of the rooms where I would deviate on the height of my camera so that we don’t want to see much of the underneath the cabinets and we also want to see the countertops so about waist level here is not

going to cut it as you can see you know we’re seeing all the side of the cabinets we’re not seeing much of the countertops from this height so that’s not really gonna do it for us so the kitchen is the highest I’ll have my camera for any interior shop because of the cabinets and everything it needs to

be pretty high so this is where this nice long center post comes in on this tripod because I can go from waist height to chest height without adjusting the tripod legs and that is a huge time-saver typically I’ll shoot at about chest height for the kitchen that seems to be usually sufficient so I’ll just raise my center

column all the way up and I’m about chest height now and as you can see through the camera we’re not seeing much of the underneath maybe a little bit on the left but the underneath of the cabinets over here on the left is not obvious so it’s not a big deal I got my shot compose that we

want it again the first thing we want to do is level our tripod head so I’m going to use my leveler here turn the knobs until my bubble level is level on my tripod head once we have that straight now I want to vertically level of my camera by you know tilting it up and down again we’re

gonna use the in-camera level as a rough guy but as I mentioned it sucks so we’re not trusting it you know I always use something in the room like here I’m gonna zoom in towards the window frame the trim of the window I know that’s pretty much level so if i zoom in a little bit and use

the left side of my frame against that I can see that my verticals are perfectly up-and-down and that’s really it my shots ready to go so I’m gonna press the two second but on my rug so it focuses and then fires off the shots okay so here we are in the bathroom again as I mentioned earlier this

is a room that I would typically get just one wide shot up from the doorway so I have my tripod here positioned about halfway between the door jamb here you know I’m standing outside of the room that way I can get the widest shot I can possibly get and show everything I can in the bathroom usually bathrooms

are pretty tight spaces so you know you really want to try to squeeze out every inch you can this is also a room where I would deviate from having my camera at waist height because we have the sink here and we’re not gonna want to shoot too low otherwise we’re not going to see the top of the

sink and you know we’re gonna get all the front and it’s going to look a little odd I’m gonna raise my camera up until I can see the top of the sink here right about there you can see how much better that looks when you can see the top the sink so the problem with this position is

if you notice the top right corner of the frame you see how stretched out the mirror looks top corner of it is very stretched and exaggerated I always try to avoid that at all cost because you know we don’t want to see distortion on our picture so another option would be to cut part of the mirror off

and shoot more straight on towards the shower somewhere right here so we’re getting the whole faucet in cutting part of the mirror off it’s still a little stretched on the top corner there but maybe the little less exaggerated sometimes in these scenarios there’s really nothing you could do about it you just got to pick the lesser of

two evils we go with this and yes we have it part of the door in the shot and bathrooms are really the only room that I’ll get part of the door in like this because again they’re tight spaces so I’m just trying to get the whole thing in here now of course like we did before first thing

we want to do is level our tripod so I make sure our bubble level is level on our tripod head and then we want a vertically level our camera again so we’re looking pretty good on our vertical level our horizontal levels good our compositions good I’m gonna fire this shot off so I got my remote we’re gonna

hit my two second button and there we go alright so finally here we are in a bedroom is in my son’s bedroom just to show you a bedroom shot these bedroom shots are typically the easiest ones to get to be honest with you pretty straightforward I like I said I usually just get one wide shot from the

doorway so I’m completely out of the room my tripod is maybe half way through the door frame and that way we can get you know a wide shot of the whole room show a big the bedroom can be coarse if there’s things like there’s the crib in here so that might encroach on our shot a little bit

but we’ll see how that goes so I got my camera at waist height as usual and I’m just going to play around here and see what my compositions looking like so when I’m this far back you know this crib here if this crib wasn’t here I can get even a wider shot but it’s really sticking in the

edge of my frame here so I kind of want to like crop that out so I’m kind of just gonna move my camera a little bit further in until the crib is out of my shot so once I have that cropped out I basically have the composition now that I like and as we’ve done previously we’re going

to level our tripod head first so I’m going to turn my little dials on the level leveler until my head is level now I’m gonna love with my verticals and use the door I have that I recompose my shot and make sure it’s how I had it composed before I’m happy with that looks good and we’re ready

to take our shot pretty straightforward nice easy quick [Music] alright guys so that’s all the rooms we’re gonna shoot for this video I just wanted to cover the mean different scenarios that you come across shooting a house like a bedroom a kitchen a bathroom a main room like a living room in a future video I’ll take you

through a full shoot but in this video I just wanted to give you an introduction on the different rooms that you come across shooting a house and how to address those situations all right now that we have our images shot let’s take them to editing [Applause] alright so now I’m going to take you through the process of

editing these example images we just shot in keeping with the theme of this video we’re gonna take a basic approach to editing here meaning we’re gonna do an HDR merge inside Lightroom and edit from there there are more advanced ways of doing manual exposure blending which is more time-consuming in more advanced and that’s really a topic for

another video but for this we’re just gonna keep it simple and straightforward so let’s get into it alright guys so here we are in Lightroom I’ve imported all our bracketed images here as you see and the first thing I’m going to do is just command a and select all these images and I want to group these into

stacks so I’m going to control click or you can right click if you’re on a PC I’m gonna go to stacking and then I want to go to Auto stack by capture time I have it set to 5 seconds it says 4 stacks 0 on stack meaning that we have will have 4 4 stacks which we do

have 4 images that we took here and it will stack them according to you know the time they were shot since we did it you know an 8 bracketed HDR shot it was shot in a few seconds so it knows that those images belong together in a stack I’ll hit stack here and you’ll see it puts them

into 4 stacks we have our 4 images here and the next thing when you do is merge these into one HDR image so you can do an HDR merge inside lightroom you have all the stacks selected you go to ctrl click and go down to photo merge and then HDR and then it will merge them however I

do not like the way Lightroom merges photos it does not look good to me I don’t like the results very much there’s a plug-in out there called in fuse that I think does a much better job of it I’ll put the link to it in the description it’s a donation based thing so you can pay dollar five

dollars whatever you want for it so it’s not cost prohibitive so I highly recommend getting that because it does a much better job and how you access that once you install it I’m gonna go to file and then go to plug-in extras you’ll see LR infuse so blend exposures using LR infuse I’m going to select that yeah

I’m really using basically the default settings here only thing I changed was a couple things here so I have batch mode blend all stacks here selected create blended images and the same folder selected and then I have a pen and a HDR so the new file that it creates will have the text HDR file name at the

end of the file name so I did that so it’s easy for me to sort them out ivory important to Lightroom selected and stack with originals so that’s really this is the only page I really changed anything on so I’m just gonna hit infuse image and it will infuse the images over the next couple of minutes here

okay so the images are finished in fusing and what I want to do here next is go to all photographs and you’ll see all these recent ones here I’m going to select all our pictures here from this session and I’m just going to make a new collection I want to keep the bracketed images for now and you’ll

see why in a few minutes but the HDR SR in here as well so I’m just going to call this example those create so now we have all their photos in a collection here since I added the appendage of HDR if I just type each you are here these will just bring up the HDR is that we

made from infuse so now I’m just gonna go to develop module and we’re gonna start working on these so you see blended all the images together it looks okay already I like to start by hitting Auto that brightened it up a bit which is what I wanted to do for sure it’s really not a whole lot you

have to do with these really guys I mean keep this pretty basic and fast raise the exposure a little bit I’m gonna highlight a little bit alright so we got this orangey light here that’s kind of making the sink look a little orange and dingy so I kind of want to address that one thing I’m gonna do

here always like to add clarity usually I’m somewhere in the neighborhood of like 17 to 20 on it yeah so I’m gonna go to saturation to saturation and slot everything here and then I’m gonna take a little orange out of this globally [Music] and then the white balance is pretty good overall and we take it a little

bit on the cool side and give – and what I’m gonna do here to get distinct look a little whiter is I’m just gonna take a brush I’m just going to put my saturation down in on it a little bit I’m just going to brush over this a little bit [Music] see if it’s desaturating this a little

bit a little bit maybe one take this a little bit further [Music] so that made this a little bit whiter even this tile over here I just want this white stuff to look pretty white otherwise you know when it has an orange you Dinge to it it just makes it look dingy so this just makes it look

clean the door jamb here is poking through here a little bit so I want to do here try to just crop it out maybe [Music] the only thing I’m noticing is you there’s a little like purple going on here like chromatic aberration kind of stuff so again I’m going to take my slider and get this little purple

area as you see the blue and purple are coming down here and there’s nothing blue or purple in this image so it shouldn’t really mess with anything brought that down quite a bit so that’s much better and you know it’s just kind of before and after it’s really not complicated editing here we’re doing this is pretty like

I said basic and straightforward you know you can get pretty good results with this then one other thing I want to do here is something about this window I like to be able to see how my windows you know sometimes if there’s a house or something out there that you don’t want to see and you wouldn’t do

this so if we find I’m gonna find one of these darker brackets that’s really dark this one is pretty good so we’re just caring about the window here so I’m gonna bring this over towards towards that one so now we have these two here then what I’m going to do I just want to copy any lens Corrections

you do any transforming you do any cropping you do want to copy all those things and paste it on here so that these images will now line up perfectly so now what I’m gonna do is select both of these ctrl click and I’m gonna go edit in open as layers and Photoshop alright so now these images are

loaded as layers and Photoshop as you see over here you have both players the exposure of this window I’m actually pretty happy with but if it was a little too dark or a little too bright I would just go you know exposure layer here and you know just the exposure all I’m caring about is the window so

I’m just looking at the window and getting it to where I want to be once I had the exposure where I wanted I would just merge that layer so what we’re gonna do here is just really mask out this window and I’m gonna do that I’m just gonna usually use the lasso tool thing and I’m just going

to go around this window here [Music] I’m asked this out [Music] let’s handle here so I’m just gonna kind of go around is here it doesn’t have to be like super super perfect we can fix that a minute [Music] [Applause] [Music] and keep that and with this top layer selected here I’m just going to hit command X

and cut it now we could see out of our window I just want to clean this up a little bit I’m going to select the window layer and I’m just gonna go clone stamp tool and just kind of go over this here just go around get rid of that fringe there some on this here and this little

Clare or whatever this is [Music] you know that looks a lot better that looks cleaner doesn’t it I mean some people will disagree on these on these things I mean these are window pulls some people think it looks artificial sometimes people think if it’s a little blown out looking it’s actually natural looking so that’s really you know

up to your discretion but I like the look of it I think it looks clean as I said and so yeah I’m pretty happy with that and you know if you had a view out the window of water or anything like that you know that’s how you would get the nice view out of the window I’m just

gonna merge these layers and Steve go back to Lightroom so now here we have our layer here with our window that’s why I keep these brackets around here in my collection for now so I can pull a window and I need to or anything like that so I’m just gonna delete this original one out of my collection

at least and I’m going to the next image all right so here with the kitchen image again I’m going to Auto it’s very orangey yellow going on here at globally so I’m just going to take down the white balance here decent amount you know now that got the dishwasher looking pretty white ceilings looking pretty white it’s not

changing the color so much Ron there’s good they had some clarity to this shadows up a little bit more so you can see the jamb it’s really that is good I don’t see anything else really wrong with this again you can go in and mask the windows in I’m not gonna do that for every image here you

I showed you how the that’s done I’m not gonna take up your time with that moving on it’s a living room image here and again I’m gonna hit Auto it’s a little too bright my opinion [Music] [Music] that’s about good again this is a little orangey I mean these lights are arms you know but I want to

take down a little bit globally here around there you know get the natural light here looking clean on the couch but these are obviously casting an orange so that’s fine it’s like I got one of my son’s cars here that I missed I just removed that basically I think this image is fine again you do the windows

here like let me showed you let’s move on to the next one just have this better image and I’m gonna have Auto [Music] and there’s you know it’s a little orange you dingy looking here I’m gonna globally bring the white balance down a little bit [Music] I got some clarity in here I use my saturation here to

see if I can kind of subdue that orange here a little bit more yeah it looks good see that just makes it look cleaner doesn’t it so before after these are just basic adjustments we’re making here like I said this is a basic approach nothing advanced just really making basic changes but you know it yields a nice

result I think so once I have all my images edited and I’m happy with them I will just select all my HDR’s here and you know I could delete the rest of these but or remove them from my collection but I’m not gonna do that right now I’m just gonna select my HDR finished images here and when

a command shift e to do an export and what I do is I’ll pick my folder Desktop example photos and I’ll choose that and I’ll rename it usually to the address you know 1 2 3 Main Street or whatever the address is of the home we shot and you know the number on to it and I’ll do

output sharpening for screen because these wand up [Music] being viewed on the computer screen and I’ll just do a standard amount of sharpening and I’ll export and then we’ll take a look at the finished images [Music] okay guys I know this was a long video with a lot of information in it but I hope it gave you

a good understanding of the fundamentals of shooting real estate photography like I said there are other methods with using lights and more gear but for this video I just wanted to concentrate on the basics and supply you with a solid foundation for you to build from you certainly don’t have to move to using lights at some point

as there’s many real estate photographers out there that have made a career at I’m shooting without them there’s multiple methods of shooting real estate and they all have their merits so my recommendation would be to try things and see what works best for you photographers love to argue about what the best method is but at the end

of the day it just comes down to personal preference there’s no right or wrong answer thanks so much for watching and if you found this video helpful please hit the like button subscribe and enable notifications for future videos again if you’re interested in any of the gear or software mentioned in this video there’ll be links to it

down in the description below thanks again guys and I’ll see in the next one