Posted Tue Jun 6, 2006 5:58PM
Has anyone ever ventured into the world of professional real estate photography? Any recommendations for/against such a notion? It sounds like it would be a good way to make some $ on the side, but I thought I'd ask the pros for opinions about the field before I explored it too deeply.
Posted Tue Jun 6, 2006 6:16PM
I got to work with some full time real estate photographers before and there's some considerations to know to help you leap into that field:
You'll need a tilt lens to correct your perspectives. Good building shots have nice straight, vertical lines. You can try to correct some of this manually in photoshop but it tends to severely crop your images. Do as much perspective correction with a shift tilt lens. (you can rent them at some pro camera rental houses too)
You have to rent plenty of radio slave triggered lighting for some shoots. Some of the real estate shots require a lot of creative supplemental lighting to help properly light your space. The radio slaves makes it easier to hide unnecessary cables.
Try picking up how to do 360?VR photography. You can find lots of ways to stitch together a 360 shot these days with photoshop and a VR software package.
It's tricky but it's worth a shot.
Posted Wed Jun 7, 2006 9:30AM
You'll need a tilt lens to correct your perspectives.
Photoshop will do that trick pretty nicely.