I've done photography and videography projects for private homes, Apartments, Condos, AirBnB's, Commercial real estate, farms, large acreage, etc. I enjoy the challenges involved with determining the best angles, how to tie the images together into a visual story and map of the property, and getting to visit and work with home owners and realtors/companies.
Below you can find my Real Estate Services and Rates information. If you don't see what exactly you were hoping to have created, or if you are hoping to get some commercial real estate photos, please contact me with some more information about what you were looking to have done and I'll create a more specific service and price quote.
Why Hire a Professional
"Why should I hire someone to take pictures when my cellphone has a camera?"
Well, besides the fact that you might be too busy yourself to take all the photos, there is a lot more to it than just having a camera! I have spent countless hours working on photography skills and knowledge, understanding and working with my camera equipment to optimize efficiency and performance, lighting and light balance techniques, artistic and esthetic positioning and posing, editing tools and software, digital filing systems, color correction for screens and printing, mounting and framing, and more. I am hired to make sure that your real estate photos make you stand out from the crowd and get people to take a second look and pick up the phone.
What goes into a photo?
When you take a photo on your cellphone, that is normally the final image of that photo. When I take a photo, that's only the first step. Besides my cameras having superior camera sensors and superior lenses and superior image controls and superior lighting equipment, I then take that photo and improve it even further. To give you an idea, here's a list of what goes into editing a single photo.
-Photo Captured in Camera RAW format, leaving more detail/editing capability. -Saved in Adobe RGB Color lossless compressed -Photo uploaded into Lightroom and Photoshop -Original Unedited photo backed up to external hard drive for safe storage -Corrections for white balance -Corrections for exposure -Corrections for contrast -Corrections of highlights and shadows -Corrections for white and black peaks/clipping -Stacked photos combined to create HDR (High Dynamic Range) images. -Histogram adjusted/balanced -Adjustments to texture, clarity, color vibrance and saturation -Adjustments to the tone curve -Individual adjustments to hue/saturation/luminance of specific colors -Adjustments to split toning and the hues/saturations of highlights and shadows -Sharpening and noise reduction adjusted based upon the image -Lens distortions corrected -Chromatic abberations removed -cropped and angle adjusted for pleasing ratios/angles -Perspective adjusted to make walls/buildings have correct angles (parallel lines, right angles, etc.) -Brush adjustments made to improve particular sections in a photo -Spot removal of any dust specks or simple items not wanted in the image -Graduated and Radial Filters added -Photoshopping more challenging items (carpet stains, chipped paint, items, etc.) -Photo file resized and created/saved for viewing on digital screens
I don't expect you to understand what all of those things mean.