How to shoot a twilight shot in real estate photography?by Beat Color Real estate photo editing
Many home owners or relators want to have twilight photos for
their listings because a twilight shot has the capability to add drama
to any listing. Besides that, twilight has the power to hide those mundane
details and make any homes look magnificent.
Here is the guidance to get started with twilight shots.
Checking out the location:
First off, be prepared for the location/environment that
you’ll be shooting in. It’d better get to the destination at least ten minutes
before the sun actually sets. You will have time to look around the property
and may find a good angle which shows off the house best. You also should check
the weather at that location. Because many areas, the temperature can be down
when the sun sets.
Using a tripod and cable
shooting twilight photos, exposure
times will be several seconds or longer and the photos may get vibration. Using
a tripod will help you solve with long exposure. If you don’t have a cable
release use the interval timer to release the shutter. Set your camera to a low ISO (100) to get better color and
less noise. This is probably not as important with newer high ISO DSLR bodies.
Turn on all the light: If possible, turn all the interior
light, landscape or exterior light. The light will brighten the house and make
the house stand out. Remember telling the home owners you will come and
reminding them to turn on all the light if they are not there when you arrive.
Be patient and keep shooting: After setting your camera on the
tripod, let start doing some test shots just to see if the framing you’ve
imagined will actually work out. And now it is time to keep patient and shooting.
About ten minutes after the sun has gone done, do a test shot with your camera
just to see how things are looking. Fifteen minutes after the sun has gone down
take another picture. Just to see how things change. Remember shooting raw so
you will be able to adjust the white balance and exposure to your taste in
post-processing. Take a seat and wait for the moment you are expecting for. There’s
only about a one minute window during which really cool, really interesting,
and (if you’re lucky) truly jaw-dropping images can be created after sunset —
and this usually happens somewhere between twenty and twenty-five minutes after
the sun drops below the horizon.
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