This practical Real Estate & Architectural Photography Course in Melbourne is targeted for those who want to earn money in this essential field of real estate photography. Covering everything from stills, drones, & marketing. This is the perfect course to start building a portfolio.
■ A clear path for the amateur to the semi-professional
■ Gain the specialist skills to become a professional Real Estate and Architectural photographer
■ Specific camera settings for real estate & architecture
■ What lenses, when to use flash, balancing the light
■ Learn to shoot creative interiors and exteriors
■ Learn composition and attention to detail
■ How to streamline your workflow and to shoot accurately
■ Best ways to edit and export your images
■ Covering drones, basic flying & aerial photography tips
■ The Ideal opportunity for building your portfolio
A practical Real Estate and Architectural Photography Course in Melbourne targeted for those who want to learn how to shoot real estate in this lucrative area of photography.
The perfect photography course for real estate agents, architects, interior designers and travellers who love photographing real estate and architecture. This course will teach you the essential tips and tricks. Start a small or freelance photography business, work part time or turn your hobby and passion into a profession.
As well as 'hands on' shooting stills, we have sessions on marketing and pricing, editing using Lightroom and drones. Floor plans and 3D & 360 degree virtual tours are covered in the detailed notes you receive with every booking. This is the ideal course to start building a portfolio.
BENEFITS & FEATURES
■ TO UPSKILL - Great photographs of real estate & architecture and the ability to turn a drab, unappealing property into something attractive for prospective buyers adds value to the property and enhances your business professionalism.
■ COMPREHENSIVE - this practical Real Estate and Architectural photography course provides a clear path for the entry-level to advanced, allowing you to gain the specialist skills in order to become a capable, even expert, real estate and architectural photographer.
■ EXTENSIVE CONTENT - How to photograph architectural exteriors and interiors. Shooting in different locations, camera and lenses advice, flash gun techniques and shooting under a wide range of difficult lighting conditions. Composition tips and lighting techniques. A series of workshops cover prepping the property, props, the best cameras and lens settings, drones, marketing ideas and pricing structures. 360 degree camera's & floor plans are only covered in your detailed notes but not on the actual course due to time constraints over the 2 days.
■ BUSINESS FOCUSED - Start a small or freelance photography business, work part time or turn your hobby and passion into a professional craft. The perfect photography course for real estate agents, architects, interior designers and travellers who love photographing real estate & architecture.
■ BETTER TRAVEL IMAGES - for travellers, lovers of fine architecture and interesting accommodation - you gain the skills to bring back evocative, memorable images of places you have stayed or visited.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
■ DECLUTTER & ATTENTION TO DETAIL - are bench tops clear, rubbish bins out of sight, cushions fluffed up, toilet paper & brushes gone, bed lamps with working bulbs, range hood light on, blinds even, shooting at the right time of day, maybe an evening shoot is needed etcetera.
■ COMPOSITION - the big three -Verticals, horizontal lines and leading lines. Leading lines of kitchen benches, architraves and /or skirting boards. Is the furniture in the room balanced? Are you shooting asymmetrical or symmetrical? Is the viewpoint to high?
■ LIGHTING - balancing the light, Interiors & exteriors, bracketing, flash or no flash, continuous, the direction & intensity of the light, the time of day and weather conditions.
■ EQUIPMENT & SETTINGS - the best cameras and lenses, settings such as aperture priority, shooting RAW, low ISO settings, bracketing, exposure compensation, balancing interior and exterior light, white balance, colour profiling, tripods, reflectors, flashes, colour cast, lighting corners, wireless, HDR, filters, workflow.
■ OTHER ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS - Around 90 minutes of Lightroom Classic tuition, use of drones and marketing ideas. We cover preparing the property, props, Lightroom Classic, output for screen or print costings and marketing tips. Images taken on the course can be used for your own promotional purposes.
■ MORE ON DRONES - on this course you will have an opportunity ( if conditions permit) to fly one of our drones (or bring your own) You will learn basic flying techniques and tips on aerial photography. In your course notes there will be information on the new requirements for recreational and business flying, Australian rules and regulations.
■ It is essential to have some background photography knowledge in knowing your camera's buttons and functions. If you are new to photography, our Beginners Course is beneficial for learning the basics of camera handling.
■ Any full or cropped frame DSLR camera or mirrorless camera is ideal. Full frame cameras with their bigger sensors will give better results in certain situations.
■ A wide angle lens eg 16-35mm (on a full frame camera) or 10-22mm (on a cropped sensor camera); a telephoto lens eg. 70-300mm to pull in the views; a mid range lens eg 24-105mm for architectural or detail shots.
■ An external on-camera flash unit is needed - your camera's in-built flash will not be powerful enough for lighting internal spaces.
■ A sturdy tripod - the taller the better; 1.8m is ideal.
■ We recommend you have a quality smartphone with at least one optical wide angle lens. New smartphones now have wide angle optical lenses. Perfect for shooting real estate on the fly such as a quick shoot of a rental property. For older smartphones you can get optical wide angle lenses which attach to the phone.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
■ Instruction from professional photographer, Andrew Thomasson, Director of Focus 10 photography, detailed notes, camera shopping advice, personal assessment and critique of your images taken on this course
■ A e-certificate of the course completion can be given by request.
■ Students can send 20 or so low res images to Focus 10 after the course for critique. Any questions you have, you are free to call/email Focus 10 anytime to address particular issues as you move forward with your real Estate photography.
■ Transportation is provided by us. Or you are welcome to drive your own vehicle to each location.
■ Exclusions - Food and beverages.
OUR COURSE SCHEDULE ( we reserve the right to change the schedule depending on the display home access due to Covid 19 etc)
DAY 1 | Meet: Chandon Winery Estate, 727 Maroondah Highway,
Coldstream, Vic at 10am
10am* – 10.15 am: Overview of the course
10.15am - 4.30pm - shooting wineries & buildings around the Yarra Valley. Both interior & exterior
4.30pm to 5pm - wrap up at Chandon
Lunch is at each persons expense. We usually go to the bakery in Yarra Glen village around 1.30pm
DAY 2 | Meet: McDonalds, Cnr Princes Hwy &, S Valley Rd, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216 at 10am
10.15am* -11.30am: Marketing & Lightroom 6 at nearby Narana Aboriginal Village Cultural Centre on the Surf Coast Hwy nearby
11.30am to 4.30pm: shooting display homes at nearby Mount Duneed Vic Lunch is at each persons expense. We usually go to nearby Grovedale Mall | there are a few good cafes there
OPTIONS: You may wish to also purchase the world wide selling
Online Real Estate & Architectural course, which supports this 2 day practical course. It includes unlimited mentoring as you progress towards becoming a professional Real Estate photographer.
HIRE CAMERA GEAR FROM US
■ We rent Nikon DLSR cameras with a wide angle 12-24mm lens for $80 for the 2 days. A full rental package including the camera, 3 lenses, flash and tripod is $110. Payment is via credit card or cash on the actual commencement of the course
■ Lexar 32GB SD cards are available for purchase for $25
■ Before or after booking a course we have a more comprehensive suggested equipment list. This is a great guide to the best gear for real estate photography to meet your budget & expectations.