Photography Of Buildings Is Also A Thing
Real Estate Photography is another important area of photography. It involves the use of photographs to capture the most important and valuable parts of a property like a home or commercial buliding, in order to facilitate the sale of that property. In a sense then, real estate photography is all about making the sale. I was recently in Summerlin, Nevada, to take pictures of some homes there that were up for sale. My client’s name is Danielle Reed. She is the #1 real estate agent in Summerlin, NV. The absolute go-to person for anything concerning a home in Summerlin. I had such a great time doing this work and also learned quite a lot.
Summerlin in Nevada is a master planned and quite affluent community in Nevada. It features an average household income of about $139,000 per annum, with a population of about 100,000 residents. In 2014, Money Magazine named Summerlin one of the best communities to live in, in America. Summerlin rests in about 10,000 ha (25,000 acres) of land, which Howard Hughes, the American Inventor and Aviation pioneer bought in 1952. He named it Husite, but in 1976, long after he was gone, his heirs renamed the place to Summerlin, after Howard Hughes grandmother, and then turned it into one of the best communities in America. It has beautiful homes, 9 golf courses, over 150 parks, shopping centers, cultural facilities, medical facilities and 26 private and public schools. There are also age-restricted communities for the affluent, in Siena and Sun City Regency at Summerlin.
Danielle Reed: A beautiful Client
My client, Danielle Reed, I must say, is a very lovely woman. She is a real estate agent and an expert on Summerlin. She took me through a few of the villages, and explained in plenty detail how the community came to be. Summerlin is a lovely place, but so too is the Summerlin real estate agent and expert, Danielle Reed. Working with her was quite a rewarding experience as well. She helped with lighting, moving around of furniture, if there was the need, and other minor assistances. I was doing real estate photography for her, and I captured quite a few amazing shots there.
How to Take Amazing Real Estate Photos
The following are some tips that came to mind while working in Summerlin, NV.
– Use Tripods
You may sometimes think that you don’t need tripods, but they can come in quite handy when doing real estate photography because there are times you will need a decent exposure inside the house, and then you will miss your camera stand. Stands can also be quite helpful for your lights or flash.
– Extra Flash
You will be surprised at times, at the differences in interior design concepts of certain people. While some like bright interiors, others prefer dark/shady interiors. Photographing a dark interior can be quite a challenge sometimes, and you will be definitely needing your second flash quite often.
Summerlin, Nevada is an affluent environment, and you will notice it from the kind of homes you see around. You can find more information at http://www.daniellereed.bhhsnv.com/regency-summerlin-luxury-homes.aspx/. When shooting in such upscale locations, having some sort of insurance would be very helpful, just in case you accidentally break something quite valuable.
– Post Production
Post production is also important these days. A simple software program like Adobe Lightroom is usually okay for most photo post production jobs, as long as you are not doing any photo retouching or so. With simple settings, lightroom will transform your photos into wonderful works of art.
This is hopefully not the last time I am visiting Summerlin NV. I have somehow fallen in love with the place. It is a wonderful work of real estate genius, and I think anybody would love to retire here. My client, Danielle Reed is quite pleased with the work and I hope they will help her to close more real estate deals.