Real Estate Photography | Palm City, Stuart, Jupiter Florida

Real Estate Photographer | Interior, Exterior and Aerial photography | Stuart, Palm City, Jensen, Sewalls Point, Jupiter and surrounding areas

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real estate photography natural light vs. strobes

Shooting real estate interiors and exteriors on a regular basis, I thought I'd post some work demonstrating natural light vs. strobes. For interior work, I always use strobes...and can't think of an exception where I haven't. Strobes or speed lights just give it that extra pop that draws your attention to the room. I usually only use a single YN 560 III wireless speed light to light up an area. The exception would be in the case of the photo displayed of a very large room where I used 3 (actually just one moved around 3 times) since this is a composite image made up of 4 images. The speed light was in the upstairs and then 3 spots in the downstairs...the 4th image was an underexposed shot just for the window. I merged all 4 images in photoshop to produce this final result.

As for the outside image....100% natural light with some shadows and highlights managed in LR. Had I done this one at night, I would have again done a composite image and moved my single speed light around the pool area to light up every little plant and detail.

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landscape twilight with a single speed light

For this post I thought I'd share a little before and after shots and some behind the scene how to regarding real estate twilight lighting 

Equipment used: Canon 6D, Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8, a single bare Yongnuo 560 III wireless speed light and the EOS remote app. 

With the camera set on the tripod, I waited until just before the sunset and then started going around the pool area being sure to set off the flash/camera on all the different areas to make sure everything was lit (probably around 1/4 power). I brought all those shots into photoshop and completed the image by blending all 40 shots together into one image.

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