Architectural photographer Scott Hargis shows how shoot an exterior view at twilight, mixing natural and interior lighting to make a house look its best.
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(cheerful instrumental music) - Real estate photography has gotta be the least glamorous, least exciting genre of photography in the world, except today. We're about to shoot a twilight exterior of this nice house right here. My name's Scott Hargis, and I'm an architectural photographer from Oakland, California. We're gonna shoot a real estate photo at twilight of the front exterior of this house, and things are gonna start out pretty slow, but they're gonna get exciting by the end because that's how twilight photos are. We never know for sure what's gonna happen.
Mother Nature plays an enormous role in this photograph, and she is a capricious mistress indeed. We're gonna try to get two photos, which is really pushing it on twilights. One in the front of the house and one in the back of the house. And there's gonna come a point when we're gonna be running around trying to keep up with things as conditions change very, very rapidly. So that was the wait period. This is the hurry up period. Come on, come on, come on, come on. (camera snapping) It should be a pretty fun ride. We never know exactly where we're gonna end up at the end of it, but hopefully we come out with a very, very pretty photograph.
Let's give it a try.
- Why twilight?
- Setting up front and back shots
- Waiting for the moment
- Turning on interior lights
- Editing images