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.
20 March 2020
SELLING THE DREAM WITH A "VIRTUAL RENOVATION"
Struggling to convey your property vision or the potential of a new listing? Sometimes showcasing what a property could become is the difference between making a sale or just missing out on closing the deal. In this blog, we take a look at the power of a Virtual Renovation and just how effective it can be when showcasing a property to a potential buyer.READ MORE
15 January 2019
REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Want to learn how to take amazing real estate photos that attract more buyers? Well you’ve come to the right place! In this article, world class real estate photographer Brad Filliponi shares some of his tips and tricks on how to make your property images stand out.READ MORE
21 July 2020
BOXBROWNIE.COM – REAL ESTATE MARKETING HEALTH CHECK EPISODE 2
It’s time for the second installment in our Real Estate Marketing Health Check series. In this blog, we take a look at the photography for an apartment in Virginia to see what works well and what could have been done better and hopefully give you some tips and tricks for your own real estate photographer along the way.READ MORE
22 December 2020
HOW TO SHOOT REAL ESTATE USING AN IPHONE 12
We get asked all the time, should I be using an expensive DSLR camera to shoot real estate? With the incredible advancements in smartphone technology, we put the new iPhone 12 to the test and see if we can shoot professional real estate photography for less just USD $35. Let’s see if it can be done.READ MORE
15 May 2019
THE DO'S AND DON'TS OF REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY
The do's and don'ts of real estate photography! In this article, we explore what sets apart a good shot from a bad shot and what measures you can take to improve your real estate photography.READ MORE