Are You A Real Estate Photographer? This Is For You!

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As a creative photographer, one has to think of ways to make money while pursuing their passion. It’s not easy being a commercial photographer, especially if your work is fine art related. In such situations, photographers often find themselves resorting to other kinds of photography to make ends meet while building up their personal brand as a fine artist.


One such kind of this art form is real estate photography. People like to make their houses look good when they want to sell them, and they hire professional help to make that happen. However, many new real estate photographers find it hard to take photos of houses on bright sunny days. They find that their photos come out with the highlights blown or shadows crushed.

That is why we are going to give you a crash course in HDR photography in this guide.


It’s as Simple as 1, 2, 3!

Without going into much detail, all you have to do to get started with HDR photography is to start taking multiple photos of your subject, each at a different exposure. We recommend taking at least three photos – one to preserve highlights, one for shadows, and one for the mid-tones.

The next step for you is to go back to your office, go to and download and install it on your system. It is one of the very best programs for editing HDR photos quickly and easily.

Once installed, simply bring your multiple exposures into it and merge them all together. What happens by doing this is that the highlights, shadows, and mid-tones all intermingle with one another in a way that makes for a very evenly exposed image. Keep note that these kinds of images can look pretty artificial so you may want to tweak the exposure a little manually as well. That said, Aurora HDR is pretty good at creating natural results by itself so you might not need to work too hard.

And that was it! In a few easy steps, you can ramp up your real estate photography game, earn some cash, and keep going with your real passion for fine art photography.