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Tips for Creating a Real Estate Photography Portfolio

Lesson 57 from: Real Estate Photography

Philip Ebiner

Tips for Creating a Real Estate Photography Portfolio

Lesson 57 from: Real Estate Photography

Philip Ebiner

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Lesson Info

57. Tips for Creating a Real Estate Photography Portfolio

Lessons

Class Trailer

Introduction to Real Estate Photography

1

Welcome to Class! What Will You Learn? Who is this Course For?

03:48

Real Estate Photography Basics

2

What Gear Do You Need as a Real Estate Photographer?

09:36
3

Camera Settings & Modes to Use for Real Estate Photography

07:54
4

Can You Use a Smartphone for Real Estate Photography? Pros & Cons

03:13
5

How to Compose Real Estate Photos - The Basics

04:58
6

Lighting Basics for Real Estate Photography

07:43
7

The Window Pull: How to Make the Exteriors Pop

02:01
8

RAW vs. JPEG Photos - Which Should You Shoot?

00:51
9

Key Lesson: What Photos Do You Need to Capture?

15:04

How to Take a Real Estate Photo

10

Basic Room Photo Demonstration with Flambient Technique, Natural, and Flash

10:54

Real Estate Photography Demonstration I - Full House Demo

11

Introduction to this Demo

00:54
12

What Equipment is in my Real Estate Photography Kit?

02:58
13

Walkthrough of the House - Let's See What We're Working With

07:20
14

The Kitchen - Part 1

12:08
15

The Kitchen - Part 2

04:20
16

The Kitchen - Part 3

03:16
17

The Kitchen - Part 4

02:41
18

The Kitchen - Part 5

02:34
19

The Primary Bathroom

09:48
20

The Primary Bedroom

07:15
21

The Laundry Room

06:03
22

The Living Room

10:28
23

A Small Space Bathroom

05:19

Real Estate Photography Demonstration II - Full House Demo

24

Introduction to this Demo

05:00
25

The Living Room

07:48
26

The Kitchen

06:35
27

Bathroom 1

06:12
28

The Primary Bedroom

07:20
29

Bathroom 2

05:46
30

Front Exterior

03:19
31

Back Yard & Exteriors

06:09

Editing Real Estate Photos

32

Introduction & Basic Editing Process for Real Estate Photography

04:31

Adobe Lightroom for Real Estate Photography - The Basics

33

Adobe Lightroom Introduction for Real Estate Photographers

06:36
34

Organizing Photos for Efficient Editing in Lightroom

07:12
35

Basic Editing Process in Lightroom for Real Estate Photographers

21:12
36

Combining Bracketed Photos in Lightroom + a Comparison of RAW vs Bracketed Photo

04:43
37

Natural Light Kitchen Edit

04:06
38

Exporting Photos from Lightroom

06:23

Photo Editing Skills You Should Know

39

Copy and Paste Settings from One Photo to Another in Lightroom

02:58
40

Create & Use Presets in Lightroom

02:26
41

Sky Replacements in Photoshop

06:50

Flambient Editing Process

42

Step-by-Step Flambient Editing Process

20:56

Full Editing Demonstrations

43

Editing the Kitchen Dining Nook

18:48
44

Editing the Primary Bedroom 1

12:04
45

Editing the Primary Bedroom 2 + Removing Objects in a Photo

17:04
46

Editing an Exterior Photo with Sky Replacement

06:36
47

Editing a Kitchen Photo with a Natural Designer Style Look

05:30
48

Quick Bathroom Edit

05:13

Advanced Editing Tips & Tricks

49

Speed Up Your Flambient Workflow with Photoshop Actions

05:18
50

Replacing Photos, Wall Art, and TV Images in Photoshop

05:04
51

Darken TVs in Lightroom

01:11
52

Clean Up Smudges on Stainless Steel Appliances in Lightroom

02:03
53

Editing iPhone photos vs. Professional Camera Photos

04:41

Virtual Staging

54

What is Virtual Staging? What Tools Should I Use?

02:14
55

Virtual Staging in Photoshop with Generative AI Features

10:56

The Business of Real Estate Photography

56

How to Deliver Photo Files to Clients

03:50
57

Tips for Creating a Real Estate Photography Portfolio

03:50
58

Creating a Quick Portfolio Website with Adobe Portfolio

06:01
59

How to Find Your First Clients

04:06
60

How Much to Charge for Real Estate Photography Services

02:32

Aerial Photography

61

The Basics of Drone / Aerial Photography for Real Estate Photography

06:27

Conclusion

62

Conclusion

01:23

Lesson Info

Tips for Creating a Real Estate Photography Portfolio

In this lesson, we'll cover building an online portfolio, some tips for choosing the right photos as well as platforms that I recommend. I already mentioned a few platform options. The other one I wanted to include in this list is Wix Wix dot com is super easy drag and drop and it's free to get started. You can't get your own domain name URL for free and there will be small Wix ads on your website. But it's a great way to just start building out a website. And if you want to eventually pay for the upgrade to remove those ads, get your own URL, you can do that. And so it's free to get started. Squarespace is also to use drag and drop templates, but it does cost more than these other options I found. And then wordpress. Wordpress is for more advanced users. I have a full wordpress course. There's lots of tutorials out there online on wordpress, but it does take a little bit of tech knowledge to figure out how to up, get, get it up and running. I want to talk about Adobe portfolio because...

it's a free way to get started and I'm gonna do a quick demo of how it works. But before I do that, I just want to talk briefly about how to build out a portfolio. And in general, my philosophy is less, is more, you don't need to show every single photo that you've taken of a house on your main portfolio. Think about what is a client coming to your portfolio to see they're seeing. Can you take beautiful photos? Can you take a variety of beautiful photos and then they want to contact you? So that's pretty much all you want to have on a website or portfolio. And if you are really serious about real estate photography, you don't want to mix this up with other styles of photography. If you do wedding photography, wildlife photography, don't mix and match those photos with your real estate photography in your portfolio. There are times where having a website with dedicated spaces for each type of professional work you do can work. But if you're really trying to launch a real estate photography business, make your website dedicated to that. Then the next question you might have for me is what about using something like Instagram or another social media platform to put out your photos and to create your portfolio. Instagram is a great place to put out photos. But as we've seen over the past 10 plus years, the priority of it as a photo sharing platform and a space for photographers has decreased and while you can use it to find clients, I understand that people are still on Instagram and all the other social media platforms. I don't think it's the best place to build out your portfolio. You just don't have control over it. And there's so much limitation in the sizing of images, the visibility of images and even like adding links and information, it's just less than you can do on your own website. So I highly recommend having a website separate than your social media accounts do both. But focus and prioritize on building out your own website first because if you have you want to get clients, yeah, you could send people or show people your Instagram account. Maybe people will find you through someone referring you and sharing your page. But at the end of the day, having a website with a clean portfolio that's not competing with the thousands of other things. The algorithm is trying to press out to people. It's gonna work a lot better. So let's jump into Adobe portfolio and I'll show you how easy it is to use.

Class Materials

Bonus Downloads

Practice_Photos_for_Editing.zip
Step-by-Step_Flambient_Editing_Process.pdf

Ratings and Reviews

Chris
 

The course is a comprehensive learning experience and Philip's passion and expertise in photography and teaching are evident throughout the course. Key highlights for me included mastering lighting techniques, photo blending for high-quality interiors, and advanced strategies like the 'Flambient' process. This was straight forward, and easy to understand. I live in Australia an grateful that you kept the information relevant to any country.

TONY BARNES JR
 

Hey Philip, Just want to thank you for putting in the time and effort putting this course together. I’ve been shooting for 20 years but never really spent enough time on PS. This course really focuses on what you really need to know. Everything is really straight to the point. Philip provides images so you can follow along and really get a good work flow going. I personally enjoyed the

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Overall, the completeness and depth of this course are excellent. The only thing that needs improvement is during the editing portion. Philip's voice was fading in and out even when the volume on my computer was set at 100%. His voice was excellent during the photo shoot portion of the course.

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