Example for blue sky replacement picture on a home in Plainfield NJ.
Depending on the time of the day and the position of the sun on the house, things can become challenging, such as having a completely over blown sky in the photo. This is just one of the many challenges that real estate photographers have to deal with.
This was the case in the real estate photo shoot of this Plainfield home for sale.
There are different ways to handle this situation such as shooting brackets, shooting RAW, simply selecting a different time in the day...
Or doing a sky replacement in Photoshop and Lightroom. This particular process can be time consuming based on the complexity of the picture. Mostly the trees and leaves in this case. The more of them and the more challenging in general.
The two below photos are the before and after the sky replacement.
It's always such a pleasure to photo shoot a home for sale that has been well staged by the Agent and the home seller.
And I understand it is not always possible to get to that point for a reason or another. Not judging, just saying...:)
This photo shoot was done in an Edison townhouse, North Edison to be exact.
The seller was home and so involved, it felt like he was directing the photo shoot. We had a good time. I just love it when people are so involved like that and "walking the walk", meaning putting a lot of efforts to get their home ready for pictures and for showings.
It does take a bit of work to prepare a home prior going on the market but the statistical benefits have been consistently proven.
When you work with me I provide you with a simple 4 pages check list to provide your Edison home sellers (I work mostly in Middlesex County, Somerset, Union, Mercer and upper part of Monmouth in New Jersey): "How to Prepare your Home for Professional Photography"
A lot of fun taking pictures on this Beautiful Metuchen home.
The challenge: this home is vacant. Selling Real estate in Metuchen and pretty much everywhere is about selling a lifestyle not only walls and ceilings.
Easy and very inexpensive solution: create a few virtually staged photos for this home in Metuchen.
So I created 4 Virtually Staged pictures to give some life to the online listing and emotionally appeal to buyers.
Its really all that's needed for vacant listing 2-4 Virtually Staged pictures from your local Metuchen real estate photographer