How to Take HDR Photos for Real Estate

Let’s look at the fundamental process involved in the real estate marketing of successful HDR photography. For your benefit, we have provided an unofficial guide. Please note that depending on your case, what you do and how you do it can vary from this. To give you a clearer understanding of the method, here is a general guide:

Mount your Tripod and Camera

You must set up the equipment first. Think of the camera’s positioning, and which angle reveals the property/room in a desirable way. Using acceptable angles that highlight the room and illustrate as much depth as possible. Be sure the tripod is safe and that either a time-delay or a remote shutter release can be used.

Lighting Conditions evaluation

Look at the lighting conditions of the scene after you have set up your camera. Are there any lights that can be turned off? What are the windows and doors? Will they need to be shut or open? Also, do you know whether there are any bright or dark areas in particular? Evaluating the light conditions means that you know the places you need to show for the shot.

On your camera, choose Bracketed Shooting Mode

Depending upon your camera and its settings, this move differs. Pick it and obey the directions if you have a prefixed shooting mode on your computer. Alternatively, for each subsequent picture you take, you must manually adjust the exposure.

Take a collection of images at varying exposures

Now you can compose the photos based on how you took your bracketed pictures. You will simply keep down the shutter in bracketed mode and generate a sequence of continuous images. Optionally, in manual mode, once you have a full collection of bracketed shots, you must take a snapshot, adjust the aperture, re-focus, and take the next one.

Merge and Method in Text Editing

Finally, using post-processing tools, the otherwise exposed shots must be combined. You must export them to the app after importing the images from your SD card to your desktop. To process the images and create a final HDR composite, you can then use the HDR feature. After this, using normal editing methods, you can edit the merged picture further.

Real Estate Photography Facts

Check out these 15 facts about real estate photography that you need to read.

  1. Buyers spend 60% of their time looking at listing photos, and only 20% each on the listing description and agent description.
  2. Homes with high-quality images per square foot earn a 47 percent higher request price.
  3. 83% of purchasers cited photographs as very significant.
  4. You have two seconds without a photo to catch the buyer’s eye, and 20 seconds with a photo.
  5. For up to $19,000 extra, homes with professionally photographed images will sell more.
  6. Photography outsourcing agents receive twice as much fee as others who do not. Professional photographers are employed by just 35% of officers.
  7. To make it look as expansive as possible, without distorting too much, use a 10 mm lens for large angles of small spaces.
  8. Professional photo listings sell 32% quicker, taking only 89 days on the market compared to 123 for other properties.
  9. Just 15% of listings use high-quality photography, half of which use low-quality pictures from over $1 million listings.
  10. Only beware. For better pictures, listings below $300,000 don’t generally sell more easily.
  11. 118 percent more web impressions are earned from listings of quality images.
  12. Professional photography will help you sell 39 percent closer to the initial selling price for your listing.
  13. 61 percent more views are earned from homes with professional images.
  14. Listings will receive between $934 and $116,076 more on the market for high-quality pictures.
  15. With high-quality imaging, homes listed from $400,000 and $500,000 sold 18 percent better in the first six months.

Property photoshoots are important, and that’s why you want to make sure you get the right person for the job. If you’d like to know more in-depth about photography, we recommend taking a photography course.

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