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21 December 2019



Shooting at dusk can initially be a daunting process, especially when you are running on a tight time frame to take all the photos required. In this blog, our co-founder Brad Filliponi will be walking through an entire shoot and giving step-by-step instructions on how to shoot a property at dusk.

The property featured on today’s blog is a stunning two-million-dollar home located in the Hinterland on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

The 6 most important points to take out of this video are: 

1. Ensure the property is prepped

As the sun sets quickly, timing is key to getting all your shots taken. This means the better the property is prepared, the less work you will need to do on the day. To ensure you are ready to shoot, you can find our photography checklist here.

2. Remember to shoot quickly as the light is dropping

We suggest shooting all areas of the home that include the external view of the property first. This way you can ensure you haven’t missed taking those all-important external dusk images before the sun sets.

Once completed, you can then move onto the interior of the home as you can continue to shoot these after the sun has gone down. 

3. It is ideal to shoot bracketed images

For those that haven’t worked with bracketed images before, this is where one shot is taken multiple times in different exposures. For more information on how to shoot bracketed images, you can find one of our past blogs here.

For experienced photographers, you understand the importance of shooting this way as the more information we have, the better editing output we can achieve.hdr-bracketing4. When it becomes darker, shoot with fewer brackets

As the sun starts to set, you have to move fast. We suggest shooting with 2-3 brackets with great light gradient or flick to manual mode. This will ensure you can shoot more of the property in a smaller time frame.

Tip: It is a personal preference to have the flash on for external shots at this point, however, we recommend the flash be used on all internal shots.

5. Have your images professionally edited

Once you have completed your shoot, you can head to your dashboard at BoxBrownie.com and submit your images through our Image Enhancement section.

Tip: When submitting your job through our Image Enhancement section, ensure you scroll down and select ‘Image Enhancement: HDR Bracketed Images’. That way we can ensure your photos are blended into one high-quality professional image.

6. Shooting from the rear of the property is often the hero shot

These stunning shots often become the hero shot with the spectacular sunset behind the home, so we recommend shooting this side of the property first.

Tip: It is ideal to shoot at eye level so potential buyers have a great understanding of the property which can easily continue when they inspect the property in person.hero-shot


We hope you find our video valuable and if you have feedback, questions or suggestions on what you would like more information about, please contact us.

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