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Real Estate Photography Report August 2018

August 24, 2018 - I want to give a big thanks to everyone who participated in this latest survey! Your input will help other photogs in th...
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Twilight Shots, Dusk to Day

July 30, 2017 - While I offer twilight shoots, another cost-effective alternative is "Day to Dusk" edits where I take footage from a day...
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Drone and Aerial Stills

May 02, 2017 - I provide drone photography through my FAA licensed drone partner, as well as a lower-elevation alternative for flight-r...
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Shooting Lemon Drops

September 24, 2016 - Drop lemon wedges into a tank of water, and what do you get? Lemon Drops! Here are some of my favorites from this new, s...
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Twilight Shoots

August 23, 2016 - To add a wow-factor to your real estate listing, you may want to consider adding a twilight shoot, where a few pictures...
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Sky Replacements

August 12, 2016 - Sometimes nature doesn't work in our favor and we have to shoot on overcast days, or on days where the sky won't coopera...
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Lightroom Presets for Real Estate Photography

August 11, 2016 - To help automate the post processing of real estate photos, I have a few Lightroom Presets I've made to quickly get a "b...
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Sky Replacements for Real Estate Packages

August 01, 2016 - Most of my real estate packages include sky replacements, where a problematic sky is replaced with a better one. Mother...
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Showcase Windows

July 30, 2016 - Most of my real estate packages include Showcase Window shots, where I use special lighting and editing to bring the vie...
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TV Replacements

July 30, 2016 - Most of my real estate packages include TV replacements, where instead of a blank TV screen I edit in a view of the outs...
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The Invisible Camera

July 22, 2016 - Shooting bathrooms can sometimes be a pain as it's not always possible to show its features without being caught in the...
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Real Estate Shots, Before and After

June 18, 2016 - This video shows examples of professionally shot photos from some of my recent work, and how they compared before from b...
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Do Better Pictures Sell Homes Quicker?

May 24, 2016 - It's hard to justify cost unless you can show a return. Real estate photography is one such case. We know that paying mo...
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From Gray to Yay!

May 20, 2016 - May-Gray and June-Gloom in California can seem like awful days to shoot a property, but actually, these can be fantastic...
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Fabric Dancing, Take 2

February 29, 2016 - Since my last blog on Fabric Dancing I've been trying some new techniques, in particular, using masculine poses and acti...
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Headshot Heyday

June 01, 2015 - One day each month,discount headshots Each month I set aside one day with one headshot setup so that anyone needing hea...
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Styles of Fitness

April 27, 2015 - What's your style? When someone mentions "Fitness Photography" various images may come to mind. Similar to other genres,...
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Why Photographers Wear Black

January 09, 2015 - Have you ever wondered why so many photographers wear black? Sure, it looks fabulous, as in this double-the-fun selfie I...
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Shooting Ultra-Wide on a Budget

December 10, 2014 - Shooting landscapes, architecture, or other subjects at an ultra-wide angle can be an expensive endeavor, but it doesn't...
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Hidden Secrets in "Return to Paradise"

November 24, 2014 - Back in September I shot fitness model Kim Houghton for a series called Levitation (see video here). In that series I ca...
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Winged Defender, the making of

November 05, 2014 - How I shot the Winged Defender fantasy photo I absolutely love shooting fantasy photos, being able to expose a pe...
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The Patriot Shoot

July 09, 2014 - Behind the scenes of the Independence Day shoot with Sarah Parker I'd been wanting to do something for the 4th of Jul...
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Rain on Me

May 31, 2014 - How to shoot raindrop refraction portraits. I love shooting anything with water, and raindrop refraction is one of my...
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Before and After

April 30, 2014 - What Fantasy Photos look like before and after they get Photoshopped. Ever wonder what my Fantasy shots looked like b...
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Macro Done Easy

April 15, 2014 - By: Nathan Cool. How to shoot macro without breaking the bank I absolutely love macro photography. I especially li...
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2013, Portraiture and Retrospect

January 20, 2014 - Highlights from last year. Taking a look over last year's work I feel fortunate to have been trusted by all of my cli...
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Freeze Frame

October 28, 2013 - By: Nathan Cool. Stopping action with super fast strobes. Way back in the early days of photography, in the late 1...
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Blurred Lines, and Speedy Strobes

October 18, 2013 - By: Nathan Cool. Picking the right light for tack-sharp shots. Lights are the primary paint used in photography. L...
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Light Wars

July 31, 2013 - By: Nathan Cool. The battle over Monolights versus Speedlights. There's been a long, on-going, and often heated de...
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Budget-Friendly Flash

June 28, 2013 - By: Nathan Cool. An inexpensive, high quality setup for off-camera flash photography. There comes a time in every...
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Product Shots and Photo Tents

June 19, 2013 - By: Nathan Cool. How to get clean shots of any product. Products can sometimes be the hardest subjects to work with:...
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Feathering and Falloff

May 01, 2013 - By: Nathan Cool. Simple light techniques to accentuate shadows. In my last blog (here), I talked about a way to add...
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50mm Magic

May 10, 2012 - From NathanCoolPhoto.com A good portrait lens is a must for any portrait photographer (makes sense, huh?) The idea is t...
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Hand Held HDR

April 27, 2012 - From NathanCoolPhoto.com The bar has been raised, thanks to a plethora of software utilities that can quickly enhance a...
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