21 December 2019
THE BEST WAY TO SHOOT A PROPERTY AT DUSK SO IT SELLS FOR TOP DOLLAR
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.4. 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.
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.
21 January 2020
NEW SMARTPHONE HACK TO SELL PROPERTIES FASTER! (IPHONE 11 VS DSLR)
Throughout this blog, we are going to let you in on a fantastic real estate photography hack... the iPhone 11's new wide-angle lens! This latest technology will allow real estate agents and property managers to shoot wide on their phones just like a DSLR camera with a wide-angle lens.READ MORE
11 February 2021
APPLE OR SAMSUNG? WHICH PHONE IS BEST FOR TAKING REAL ESTATE PHOTOS
In this blog, we put the two latest market-leading smartphones head-to-head when it comes to real estate photography. Who will come out on top? The Apple iPhone 12 or the Samsung GS20? Check out this blog to see which smartphone we recommend when shooting your latest listing.READ MORE
7 February 2020
HOW TO MARKET A HOME FOR UNDER $20... ON A SMARTPHONE!
Marketing a property can get really expensive… especially if you’re having to pay for it out of your own pocket! To help reduce the expensive sting of marketing a listing, our co-founder Brad Filliponi took the challenge to see if he could take professional imagery of a property for under $20.READ MORE
13 March 2020
REAL ESTATE MARKETING HEALTH CHECK - EPISODE 1
Is your real estate marketing in good health? Sometimes it’s hard to know how your property marketing could be improved without an unbiased review. That’s why we’ve introduced the FREE Real Estate Marketing Health Check. In this video, we analyze the photos of a property to see how it could have been marketed better.READ MORE
26 January 2021
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT: THE MASSIVE POTENTIAL OF AERIAL DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY
Drone photography services can achieve sensational real estate photos, but poorly presented drone footage (far too common in this industry) can bore, uninspire, even repel a potential buyer. Clients who know what they are looking for, want to know what they are looking at. Simple on-screen graphics that orient clients to important details, like, for example, property boundaries, can do wonders for aerial photographs. Here, we will prove this to you via the Before and After method.READ MORE