HDR vs. Using Lights – Real Estate Photography

Many realtors really don’t see how much adding lights can affect the quality of a real estate photo, and how lights can produce results that HDR, or ambient-only light cannot, without an obscene amount of post-processing – and even then it’s not ideal. HDR vs Using Lights – Example 1 With Lights: Without Lights using HDR / Ambient Only: HDR vs Using Lights – Example 2 Here is a shot that I took using two lights.  I put one in the side closet on the right, just for a little accent, and one to light the room.  The window had…

Assessing The Quality of a Real Estate Photo

I try to spend a few minutes every day looking through MLS listings in my area.  I usually do this on Zillow or Coloproperty.com    I am often stunned, for better or for worse, at what I see.   Yes, there are some fabulous listings out there, with very talented photographers hired by realtors who know how to spot quality. Some realtors, though, I wonder what was going through their heads.    Realtors, I believe, often don’t really know what to look for in a photo to assess good vs. bad – and what makes the best photos stand out. It’s…

6745 Niwot Hills Dr, Niwot, Colorado

This home was amazing.  This one took several trips, and included drone photography, drone aerial-timelapses, video, 360 tour and photo and much more.   You can see it all below.      6745 Niwot Hills, Niwot Colorado from David Besnette on Vimeo.     This stunning home with its’ luxury finishes throughout is ready for the next owners to truly enjoy. The fabulous kitchen with designer Wedgewood cherry cabinetry, Viking 6 burner stove and hood, butler’s pantry, 2 Bosch dishwashers, 2 subzero side-by-side fridge/freezers and 2.5″ granite is a chef’s dream. This stunning space, opening to the great room, is perfect…

Wedding & Engagement Photographer

I had resisted doing Wedding & Engagement Photography for years.   The reason had been that, in a former life – decades ago, I had a career in the hospitality industry, including a stint as a Banquets Manager for a snazzy resort in the mountains of Colorado. I spent my life around weddings, brides-to-be, mother-in-laws, chafing dishes full of fancy foods, and getting home at 2 in the morning after the big event.    That life wore me out.  I was not meant to roll tables and clean up broken wine glasses for a living.    I wrote about transitioning away…

My Photos vs. “Their” Photos – Real Estate Photography

Return to or visit my Real Estate Photography main section. Also: Assessing The Quality of a Real Estate Photo Yes indeed, people do ask me what I do differently than other photographers and services Providing Real Estate Photography.  I would say there is a difference between what I try to do, and many other photographers and Real Estate Photography services in my area.   There is a growing community of great Real Estate and Architectural photographers, though, that are awesome and inspiring, but they (IMHO) are in the minority. Many realtors use one of the handful of mainstream services available here…

VRBO Photographer and Video Tours

I am pleased to announce that I now offer my my services to our local VRBO homeowners!     Marketing your VRBO home is not much different than selling or renting your home.   Great photos catch the eye as people scroll through the hundreds of listings.  “Blah” photos will likely get scrolled away to oblivion. For your VRBO listing I can help you with the following: Professional photos of the interiors and exteriors.  A juicy Twilight photo An incredibly high-quality HD Video walkthrough tour A 360 degree walkthrough tour Drone Photography and Video (I am FAA Certified) Photos for a local…

Home Preparation Guide – Real Estate Photography

This Guide is not meant to scare or intimidate you (the seller).   I am really easy-going and easy to work with.  However, these are the common things that put me behind, and can lower the quality of what I can produce.  I look forward to shooting your ‘space!’    Thank you for inviting me into your home!   I do my best work when the home is ready.  The opposite is true if the home is not prepared.   Here are some of the MOST COMMON issues that will directly impact the quality of the photos I can produce.   Please send…

360 Degree Walkthrough Tours

I can now do 360 degree walkthrough tours!   I am using an Insta360 OneX camera for capture.   See an example tour here. Tours are interactive, and can be viewed on any device.   Tours can be custom-branded to your brokerage! You can learn more on my Real Estate Photography page. I serve Denver, Boulder, Longmont, Erie, Niwot and Surrounding areas.