My vision for effective real estate photography centers on magazine quality images. To do this I developed a unique technique called Flash/Fusion photography. A specialized architectural photography concept that blends the room’s natural light with the artificial light of off-camera flashes.
I shoot the room in a series that uses a combination of off-camera flashes and bracketing the frames from light to dark. On average, I take 6-12 shots to create one final image.
Back at my computer, I adjust each frame and fuse them into one
the first series of natural light shots are “fused” into one image very similar to an HDR image. This Fused image creates the natural tone and feel of the room. The single Flash shot is then blended with the Fused image to add detail and color accuracy to the final image. Together this whole series of photos transform what may be a dark, shadowy room with blown out windows and inconsistent colors into a bright, uplifting image, that remains faithful to how the room looked to the eye. And more importantly, appealing to the viewer!
Pool Table in Private Homes Living Room
Living Room in Luxury Private Home
Remodeled Steamboat Springs Base Area Condo
Interior Luxury Townhome
2nd Living Room in Luxury Home
When the sun is near the horizon, the intensity of the direct light is reduced, so that more of the illumination comes from indirect light in the sky, reducing the lighting ratio. More blue light is scattered, so if the sun is present, its light appears more reddish. In addition, the sun's small angle with the horizon produces longer shadows.
In Architectural Photography, reduced lighting ratio allows a balance between the warm interiors lights of the house and the natural ambient light from the sky. The warm color of the low sun is often considered desirable to enhance the colors of the scene.
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Chateau Chamonix Twilight
Whitewater Lane Masterpiece
Red Bell Ranch Aerial
Elkins Meadow Exterior
Heavenly View Deck
Steamboat Boulevard Residence
5 Hands Ranch
The Porches Pool
Private Deck at Twilight
Pano Pool Table
With handcrafted log design personifying the Western spirit, this private home offers sweeping views and luxurious accommodations in a spectacular setting. Custom-built by Montana Log Homes of Steamboat Springs, this beautiful home is one of the largest and most luxurious vacation rentals in Steamboat Springs.
Storm Meadows East
Stunning remodeled condominium right at the base of Steamboat Springs Ski Area, Mt. Werner. Easy Ski-in and Ski-out access with spa amenities.