Austin, TX – Real Estate HDR Photography

I am now home from my travels for bit and want to get started on using my HDR skills for something different.  Selling prints and digital licensing has been great, but I am all for diversifying my styles.  The more options the better. Next step is to get into Real Estate Photography.  It is an easy gig for 1-2 hours on weekends.   I plan to limit my shoots and see how it goes!  I have been studying detials for the past few months since my first attempt in which I posted here.  If you are an HDR artist…I will keep you updated on my plight.  My approximation is that each shoot should run at a price of $250-$1000 depending on house size & number of photos.

So I went out at lunch yesterday and took a few shots of a model home (above) that is right near my house.  I took this as I was leaving and thought a full sun HDR..nah.  After post processing..not bad!  That is thanks to the rock facade! Adds nice details and texture.  The next step is to take a bunch more shots/houses and build my portfolio. Then prepare a flyer/mailer to local agents and see how the feedback goes.  Later this summer, I hope to land a few gigs.  I’ll gladly share my scoops.  One more shot of the house (settings below are for the outside shot).

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 16.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/16.0
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza