Lighting For Real Estate Photography

How do you capture your precious moments? How do you decide on what to capture? How do you arrange the setting if you want a still photograph? Which color will suit the best if you want a naturally lighted image? These were the questions on my mind when I handed over the camera to my husband on our recent trip to the wildlife sanctuary. Travelling on a rough terrain in a bumpy jeep, I was doubtful on how he would click the sunshine through the canopy, the glitter on the water-front at a distance and the play of the setting sun on the big single rhino.

These were actually easy. Photography on a moving background is easiest, I should say for the images become naturally breathtaking. That would not be the case if you want to create a masterpiece out of a still and stationary scene.


Removing the limits of still photography with lights

All of us come across photos of houses, lands and commercial centers which are on sale on real estate sites. Very rarely, they succeed in getting our attention and represent the real attractive looks of the property. It is a fact to be reckoned that taking photographs of stationary real estate properties need high skill and creativity.

Lighting and camera go hand in hand. You see a cameraman and immediately you see a lightbox following him very close. This clearly indicates how important a good lighting is to get the best picture of your property. We do not have sites like just for the sake of its existence, but to assist us in professional lighting.

This doesn’t mean that you switch on all the lights in the room before taking the photograph. Lightings may be layered or have dimmers. There may be different shades of lighting and each light will be producing shadows in different directions.

Place the camera in the position giving the best view of the room and switch on the lights which do not cast a shadow on the image or create glares on the lens.

The lights should allow the natural colors and textures of the room to appear in the image and be able to portray the purpose of the room.

A simple sense of creativity and some visible light physics will make your house picture-perfect.