Morris Plains Bedroom

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A simple but beautiful bedroom in Morris Plains NJ

Location:
Morris Plains
Morris County
New Jersey

Description:
A master bedroom in Morris Plains NJ I photographed for a real estate listing.  This photograph is a two image composite consisting of one flash frame as well as one ambient frame.  My goal was to capture the rich hardwood tones of the flooring and furniture.

What I like most about this room:
I love the complimentary tones of the flooring, bed, and also the cabinetry.  The large windows also allow a ton of natural light to spill into this bedroom.

Camera equipment utilized:
Canon 100D DSLR
Canon EF-S 10-18mm IS Lens
Canon Speedlite 580EX II
Manfrotto 055xDB tripod
MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO

Software processing:
Adobe Lightroom CC
Adobe Photoshop CC

Are you a FSBO, VRBO, or Realtor looking for professional real estate photography in Northern New Jersey?  Get in touch with me today for a free quote.

Dave Blinder
Denville, NJ
973-727-2037
dave@daveblinder.com

Replace a gray sky with a blue sky

This is a short tutorial on my favorite technique for swapping out a gray or white sky for a blue sky in Adobe Photoshop. I use the Select Color Range function as well as the Pen Tool to select, delete, and replace overexposed sky portions of my image.

In my experience vivid yet realistic images help a Real Estate listing stand out more which can ultimately get more buyers interested in the home. Let me know if you have any questions or comments on the techniques show in this tutorial.

Are you a FSBO, VRBO, or Realtor looking for professional real estate photography in Northern New Jersey? Get in touch with me today for a free quote.

Dave Blinder
Denville, NJ
973-727-2037
dave@daveblinder.com

Bright Living Room in Morris County

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Bright living room in Montville NJ

Location:
Montville
Morris County
New Jersey

Description:
An updated living room in Montville I photographed for a real estate listing.  This photograph is a two image composite consisting of one flash frame as well as one ambient frame.  My goal was to capture the beautiful glow of the window light while retaining detail in other portions of the image.

What I like most about this room:
In my opinion the bright tones of the walls, furniture, and flooring are complimented perfectly by the abundance of natural window light.  I also like how the space flows seamlessly from the sitting area to the dining room.

Camera equipment utilized:
Canon 100D DSLR
Canon EF-S 10-18mm IS Lens
Canon Speedlite 580EX II
Manfrotto 055xDB tripod
MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO

Software processing:
Adobe Lightroom CC
Adobe Photoshop CC

Are you a FSBO, VRBO, or Realtor looking for professional real estate photography in Northern New Jersey?  Get in touch with me today for a free quote.

Dave Blinder
Denville, NJ
973-727-2037
dave@daveblinder.com

Screened Deck in Denville

Screened Deck Photograph
Screened Deck in Denville

Location:
Denville
Morris County
New Jersey

Description:
This photo is part of a set of 25 real estate photographs taken on a recent listing shoot in Denville NJ, in the Indian Lake subdivision to be precise.  Shooting any angle where bright sunlight and shadow meet can be very challenging for a real estate photographer whose goal is to show detail throughout the entire home.

For this capture, I set the exposure bracketing on my Canon SL1 to +/- 2 full stops of exposure compensation and set the camera timer while my DSLR sat atop my tripod.  This triggered 3 consecutive shots which were merged into my HDR (High Dynamic Range) final picture to tone the challenging contrast levels of the scene.

What I like most about this space:
What’s better than a large deck for entertaining friends and family?  A large screened deck for entertaining friends and family!  This backyard setup looks especially great for barbecues as it allows space for outdoor grilling while shielding people and food from the threat of mosquitoes.

Camera equipment utilized:
Canon SL1 DSLR
Canon 10-18mm IS lens
Canon Speedlite 580EX II
Manfrotto 055xDB tripod
MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO

Software processing:
Adobe Lightroom CC
Adobe Photoshop CC

Are you a FSBO, VRBO, or Realtor looking for professional real estate photography in Northern New Jersey?  Get in touch with me today for a free quote.

Dave Blinder
Denville, NJ
973-727-2037
dave@daveblinder.com

Open layout in Chester NJ

Chester New Jersey Real Estate Photography
Open layout in Chester NJ

Location:
Chester
Morris County
New Jersey

Description:
A great modern kitchen for a friend’s real estate listing.  This photograph is a two image composite consisting of one flash frame as well as one ambient frame.  The longer-exposure ambient shot allowed me achieve brightness in the house’s entryway while the flash provided the main illumination for the foreground.

What I like most about this room:
White walls are a joy for a real estate photographer to shoot as the flash reflects most easily off of all walls.  One of my favorite techniques is to angle the camera directly over the kitchen countertop.  This will lead the viewer (potential home buyer) directly through the kitchen as he or she browses the real estate listing online.

Camera equipment utilized:
Canon 6D DSLR
Tamron SP 15-30mm lens
Canon Speedlite 580EX II
Manfrotto 055xDB tripod
MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO

Software processing:
Adobe Lightroom CC
Adobe Photoshop CC

Are you a FSBO, VRBO, or Realtor looking for professional real estate photography in Northern New Jersey?  Get in touch with me today for a free quote.

Dave Blinder
Denville, NJ
973-727-2037
dave@daveblinder.com

Video: Editing Real Estate Photography of a Living Room

Sorry if this gets a little wordy!

In this video I walk through the editing process of a living room from a townhouse I photographed recently in Passaic County NJ. The goal of this short tutorial is to help budding real estate photographers and to show realtors and FSBO’s how to better photograph their own listings.

Do you need help with pictures or marketing for your home or business in North Jersey? Get in touch with me today for a free quote. Have a question? Leave it in the comments below.

Dave Blinder
Morris County NJ
973-727-2037

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Real Estate Photography equipment used:
Canon EF-S 10-18mm IS Canon 100D SL1
Canon Speedlite 580EX II
Manfrotto 055xDB aluminum tripod
Manfrotto MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO Ball Head

Software:

Adobe Lightroom Classic
Adobe Photoshop CC
OBS Studio
Pinnacle Studio

Formal dining room in Parsippany

Parsippany Real Estate Photography
Formal dining room in Parsippany

Location:
Parsippany – Troy Hills
Morris County
New Jersey

Description:
This traditional living room is from a recent shoot for another real estate agent in my office.  This photograph is a two image composite consisting of one flash frame as well as one ambient frame.  The longer-exposure ambient shot allowed me achieve brightness in the distant rooms without the headache of using multiple external flashes.

What I like most about this room:
My eyes go right to the painting in this picture, just as they did when I walked into the room in person.  I think a nice piece of artwork can really set a room off.  When composing this shot I intentionally placed the hallway column just in the frame on the left and the picture frame on the right edge.  The result becomes a nice frame-within-a-frame composition.  I prefer to have a nice balance of negative and positive space in my real estate photography.

Camera equipment utilized:
Canon SL1 DSLR
Canon EF-S 10-18mm lens
Canon Speedlite 580EX II
Manfrotto 055xDB tripod
MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO

Software processing:
Adobe Lightroom CC
Adobe Photoshop CC

Are you a FSBO, VRBO, or Realtor looking for professional real estate photography in Northern New Jersey?  Get in touch with me today for a free quote.

Dave Blinder
Denville, NJ
973-727-2037
dave@daveblinder.com

 

A backyard for entertaining in East Brunswick

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East Brunswick Exterior

Location:
East Brunswick
Middlesex County
New Jersey

Description:
Recently photographed for another Weichert Realtor in my office. This image is a single exposure for the fore and mid-ground couple with a blue sky replacement in the digital darkroom.  The key to taking good exterior real estate shots is most often exposing properly for the midtones of the scenes and disregarding or intentionally blowing out the sky detail.  Using a range selection in Photoshop I then delete the bright sky pixels from the image and insert a replacement blue sky image underneath to complete the composite.

What I like most about this yard:
I love shooting over lawn furniture to draw the viewer right into the scene.  And who doesn’t love a chiminea?

Camera equipment utilized:
Canon SL1 DSLR
Canon EF-S 10-18mm lens
Canon Speedlite 580EX II
Manfrotto 055xDB tripod
MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO

Software processing:
Adobe Lightroom CC
Adobe Photoshop CC

Are you a FSBO, VRBO, or Realtor looking for professional real estate photography in Northern New Jersey?  Get in touch with me today for a free quote.

Dave Blinder
Denville, NJ
973-727-2037
dave@daveblinder.com

A spacious living room in Butler NJ

Morris County New Jersey Real Estate Photography
Butler NJ Living Room

Location:
Butler
Morris County
New Jersey

Description:
This large living room is actually from my own real estate listing. The image is a manual blend of one flash exposure and one ambient exposure. This is my preferred method for interior photography to retain details through windows while still picking up a glow from natural light.

What I like most about this room:
I enjoy the soft Tuscan color palette of this living room and of course the great square footage.

Camera equipment utilized:
Canon SL1 DSLR
Canon EF-S 10-18mm lens
Canon Speedlite 580EX II
Manfrotto 055xDB tripod
MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO

Software processing:
Adobe Lightroom CC
Adobe Photoshop CC

Are you a FSBO, VRBO, or Realtor looking for professional real estate photography in Northern New Jersey?  Get in touch with me today for a free quote.

Dave Blinder
Denville, NJ
973-727-2037
dave@daveblinder.com