Real Estate Photography with Barry Mackenzie | PRO EDU Trailer


(bright music) – Real estate photography,
it’s kind of a unique genre. We never know what we’re gonna get when we walk into a home. We always try to have a plan in our mind but there’s always variables that are entirely out of our control. A layout issue, a wall
color, any number of things that we don’t anticipate. That’s one of the things
I love the most is the actual problem solving. In the simplest terms,
real estate photography is about making a set of photos that makes somebody wanna buy a house. And we do that by capturing
the home in its best light. We want to actually show
the layout of the home. We wanna capture the feel. Because the main floor
has such an open concept, we’re gonna have to use a
visual anchor in the foreground. Orient the viewer so they know that the dining room now
connects to the living room. There’s a huge opportunity here
to stand out in that market. The corner of this island is way too hot but what we’re gonna do
is dial back that light and then we’re gonna add some
of that top down fill light that looks like it’s coming
through the French doors and from these overhead canned lights. Real estate photography on the surface appears very, very easy but it’s actually quite technical. We need to know how to think on our feet because we’re only in a home
for 90 minutes usually, max. (upbeat music) We had to have a strong,
solid set of fundamentals that we can lean on. I can’t bounce off of anything over here because we have that artwork on the wall and I don’t wanna pick up any of that red and contaminate the flash. In this tutorial, I’m gonna start by talking about the gear that I use. Anybody can use these tools
to make a great set of photos. We’re shooting with the Canon 5D Mark IV and I’ve got the 17-40
wide angle lens on there. We’re gonna teach you
how to compose and light, both interior and exterior photos. I like to shoot more
from the ground level. I feel like it makes the home
feel a little bit more heroic and it’s how people would
normally see it from the street. We’re gonna show you my entire
post-production workflow: the raw processing in light room, and also the final compositing work that we’re gonna do in Photoshop. I want you to use the
information in this tutorial to go out there and land that first job, make a bunch of mistakes and
learn from those mistakes. I want you to go out there and
become a better photographer and I think that all the information that you need to do that
is in this tutorial.

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