What’s up everybody my name is J and laughs keen on my channel I talk about photography Photoshop Lightroom and even a little bit of video video editing if you’re new to my channel thanks for stopping by in this video I want to talk about real estate photography want to share a few tips about real estate photography and I.
Also want to show you how I take.
Several exposures of a room and blend them together so let’s get into it I’ll give you some tips as we go along so as I’m setting up for this shot of this dining room I want to keep a few things in mind so first I want to have my ISO around 200 I typically use 200 so my shutter speeds.
Don’t get too slow but ideally I mean you could use the lowest ISO that you.
Could but in this case I’m using ISO 200 for our ambient exposure I’m going to.
Use aperture priority mode and I’m gonna let the camera decide you know what the exposure of the room is and then I’m gonna see how that looks and kind of go from there and decide.
Whether I need to make it brighter or darker and see you know how the image comes out and then after I get my ambient exposure I’m gonna go ahead and take an exposure of the room using my flash which will help fill in the shadows and then I will go in post-production and blend those two images together which is really quick and pretty easy and actually comes out really good so let’s get to the camera and start to take a.
Look here okay so I have my Canon 60d here with a 10 to 22 millimeter that’s primarily the camera that I used for all my.
Real estate photography I do have a.
5d Mark 4 and 2470 on that now that I’m filming with but usually I’ll use my Canon 60d for real estate photography since I have a wide-angle lens for it so the first thing I want.
To do is get my camera set up on the tripod and.
One of the questions I had when I first got started was how high do I set my camera so here you can see I’m 510 so I have it you know around the middle of my torso this is maybe about no four feet or so high and that’s about where I set my camera so got my tripod set up got my camera on there next I’ll make sure my ISO is in this case I wanted to use 200 so I’m gonna go with 200 one thing I.
Really like about the Canon 60d is that it’s got this flip out screen which is great because then I don’t have to try and duck in the back and and see the screen especially if you’re in the corner of a room and I.
Don’t have an opening like I do here so I’m gonna open up.
My screen I’m gonna make sure I use that the next thing I want to do is I typically use a remote control typically use a remote control for my or speed or I mean I’m sorry just make my shutter go to take the.
Picture I use a remote this way I don’t have to touch the camera and I don’t introduce any kind of shake.
Set my camera to take pictures on a two second timer and that seems to work out pretty good so I’m gonna come back here I have my f-stop set at f11 and depending on the room I may take that up to as high as f-16 if I wanted to get just a little bit of a starburst in some of the lights but in this case I’m gonna use F oven I think anywhere from f/8 to f/11 is usually pretty pretty good especially considering you’re using a wide-angle lens anyway so.
Here I’ve got it at f11 I’m an aperture priority mode and I’m gonna take a look at my screen here.
Line up my shot I’m gonna focus on something that’s maybe in the middle in here you know in this.
Case about the the corner of the table over here I’m gonna focus on that focus here and then I’m gonna use my remote control to start the shutter or.
The timer okay so when I look at that image I’ll pop it up on the screen here you can.
See it’s a little bit dark so I might adjust the exposure compensation and I might just go up a stop and just see how that picture comes out so I’m gonna go up one stop take another picture here.
Okay and that looks a little bit better I kind of want it to be kind of bright I don’t want it to be too dark usually what I do is I’ll take a couple exposures a lot of times I’ll even just create a series of bracketed images so it just does it right in a row two stops under you know equally exposed at zero and then two.
Stops overexposed so a lot of times I do that in this case I’m not I’m just trying a few different settings but you know either way can work so that looks pretty good I’ll pop that image up on.
The screen and then I’m just gonna do one at two stops two stops over exposed on the exposure compensation and I’ll take that picture okay so that’s looking a little bit brighter so now I’m ready for my flash exposure I want to make sure that if I have any windows in the room I don’t want them to be blown out I want to be able.
To see a little bit of detail in or outside from out the window so the first thing we’re going to do is in this case on my LCD here on my 60d I can.
Actually take the point where I want the camera to tell me the exposure so I’m gonna put it over the.
Window and I’m gonna dial it in until I see.
That my exposure is to stops underexposed and then I’m gonna let the flash through the work of lighting everything up in here so in this case it looks.
Like if I’m around 140th of a second that might work pretty good so I’ve turned on my flash I’m at f11 my ISO is at 200 and I’m at 140th of a second so I’m gonna.
Take this picture and see how this looks.
So again I’m gonna use my remote take the picture okay not too bad now one thing to keep in mind with the flash I generally point it straight up towards.
The ceiling or just back into the corner because we want.
This like the flood into the room and kind of filled the surfaces that are a little bit dark in our ambient images so I’m gonna go ahead and just dial it up again so that was about minus 2 on on my exposure when I look at the meter on my camera so now I’m gonna take a image where it’s minus 1 on my exposure and just see how that looked so I’m gonna slow my shutter speed down to one twentieth of a second I’m gonna go.
Down one stop to get a little extra light and a little extra ambient light into the image so go ahead and take that picture ok that’s starting to look better now when you look at just the the flash image by.
Itself it kind of looks not so great but when we combine that with the ambient image in Photoshop it’s going to look great and you’re gonna be of see detail.