This beautifully renovated home is about to go on sale in Perth. Located in Bayswater, Western Australia. Photographed yesterday to be used on Real Estate brochures / signage and Real Estate websites such as realestate.com.au and reiwa.com.au. The high quality finishes, new appliances and use of timber throughout the home gives it a very welcoming and warm friendly feel.
While only being a 10 minute drive to the heart of the Perth CBD it should generate a lot of interest.
What are keys to shooting great Real Estate Photography?
1. Use a wide angle lens. These shots were taken using my 14mm Aspherical Fish Eye. This helps rooms look as big as possible.
2. Bracket your photos. As different areas of a room get different amounts of light i always bracket (1 shot correct exposure / 1 stop under / 1 stop over). This allows you more flexibility in post production.
3. Shoot late afternoon if possible. While this Real Estate shoot wasn't at dusk the late afternoon light does give the outside photos a warmth that reproduces well in Real Estate promotional items such as brochures, websites etc.
4. Remove as much clutter as possible. Some clients understand this better than others. Real Estate agents will generally help with this process, but there is nothing worse than arriving to photograph a house only to find excessive clutter on bench-tops.
When i arrived at this house, it was immaculate with nice little touches such as a vase of fresh flowers, the odd candle and decorative breadboard in the kitchen.
5. Always shoot in RAW format if possible. Then when processing save your RAW settings as presets in photoshop. This will enable you to work quicker in post production. As a general rule,
i adjust colour balance to compensate the warm tungsten interior lights against the cooler sunlight. Adjust the RGB curves to create a bit more contrast between light tones eg walls, and dark tones such as floors. Selective toning to warm up colours of floorboards etc.
Then once image is in photoshop, i correct the distortion of the image (caused by using wide angle within small rooms). and apply an unsharp mask to make the images really crisp. This is especially important for online real estate web portals which often degrade the images when uploaded.
If you are looking for Perth real estate photography, or to photograph your renovated home for historical value or to enter into building awards please contact me.
Real estate and architecture photography is something i have been doing a fair bit of recently. However nothing comes has come close to wow'ing me like the house i shot in Mosman Park on Friday. Built over several years by one of Perth's leading builders Beaumonde Homes this fine home is testament quality workmanship and the vision of both the architect and owners.
The only problem i faced was shooting it in a limited timeframe available as the setting Perth sun started to plummet quickly. The italian influenced stonework steeply worked itself up the cliff as the 3 story home boldy hung to its foundations to offer breathtaking views of the swan river and the city skyline in the distance.
Each year the Master Builder Association awards is a celebration of Perth's wealth of top end builders and while i'm no expert, i'd imagine this Mosman Park home is a big chance take home a prize.
Well folks. Adobe creative suite CS5 has been out for 2 days now and im trying to find out the good, the bad and everything inbetween. One of the major improvements has been Adobe's changes to the lens correction feature which is now a lot more user friendly. This appears to be great news for all real estate and architectural photographers, especially those who shoot with 35mm or digital SLR's.
The refine edge tool offers time saving in selecting specific parts of an image as well as enhancements to RAW processing including specific colour profiles for specific lens. Which lens are included, im not sure on but apparently the focus is on common Canon and Nikon lens for the time being.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) feature now has a "remove ghost" option that eliminates any object that moves inbetween shots. This i believe should be very useful for me as i've always struggled with this. How effectively it works is yet to be determined.
Overall it looks like there will be some features that make this a winner and better than CS4 which aside from technical bugs that were never solved, didn't really push the boundaries from the prevoious version CS3.
If anyone has CS5 (in particular CS5 photoshop) i'd love feedback as to your thoughts?
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.