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Hey Mark
Thanks so much. Really cool.
Very brave to fly indoors like that. One can use a Richo Theta v 360 camera indoors which produces an amazing product without risking the drone.
Thanks
Again
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LOL. No, I didn't fly indoors. The indoor photography was done with a pair of GoPros / gimbals, and a Nikon DSLR with some stabilization toys.
Thanks for the feedback.
 
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I've been a professional real estate photographer for over 10 years and using drones in my work for the last 5 years. My inside photos of a home are an HDR blend of five exposures, but my P4P shots are straight jpeg with almost no post-processing. I do use Lightroom to resize for the multiple listing service. Examples of each are attached.
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Great pictures. I'm envious. I would love to shoot a house like that someday. All I get are 5 or 6 houses a month and none of them look like that one. Did you post the walk-through? Keep up the good work.
 
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I use Adobe Lr extensively for aerial photo editing as well as for editing full frame DSLR interior/exterior MLS photos. For DSLR real estate interior/exterior photos, you'll also need Photoshop skills to do a bunch of the finishing touches that agents like. You can get a combo Lr+Ps subscription pretty cheaply. Studying is great, but getting out and getting your hands dirty doing it is even better. There are lots of opportunities to practice if you work at it. Your own house, neighbors/friends homes, model houses, open homes, etc. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. Good Luck............... R
I use Adobe Premier. Great post. Practice x 3 is great advice.
 
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Hi
Thanks for the advice.
I have been offered a new Inspire 2 plus X5s camera for $3600 US. I have put my P4P up for sale to buy the Inspire. Do you think that the inspire is overkill?
Keep in mind I want to do a mapping and survey course as well.
Cheers
Please allow me to answer your question like this: I've been playing golf for over 30 years, played several of the most famous golf courses, and hit some pretty remarkable golf shots. Over the years, I've spent a ton of money on clubs, balls, and every new piece of equipment. Guys like Rory, Tiger, DJ, Phil, and a host of others could beat me badly with a set of clubs from the local Walmart. Your tools don't make you an expert at your craft, it's how you use them.
 
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I've been a professional real estate photographer for over 10 years and using drones in my work for the last 5 years. My inside photos of a home are an HDR blend of five exposures, but my P4P shots are straight jpeg with almost no post-processing. I do use Lightroom to resize for the multiple listing service. Examples of each are attached.
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Hi
Thanks for the valuable info for a newbie.
What equipment do you use for indoor and what are your thoughts about the Ricoh Theta 360 V camera for indoor 360 images?
Cheers
 

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Great pictures. I'm envious. I would love to shoot a house like that someday. All I get are 5 or 6 houses a month and none of them look like that one. Did you post the walk-through? Keep up the good work.
I shoot around 15 to 20 homes a week, but I have an assistant who does all the photo processing. I don't do any video because of the time involved in editing. I use the drone about 4 or 5 times a week, for an additional fee, when the real estate agent requests it.
 

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Please allow me to answer your question like this: I've been playing golf for over 30 years, played several of the most famous golf courses, and hit some pretty remarkable golf shots. Over the years, I've spent a ton of money on clubs, balls, and every new piece of equipment. Guys like Rory, Tiger, DJ, Phil, and a host of others could beat me badly with a set of clubs from the local Walmart. Your tools don't make you an expert at your craft, it's how you use them.
Well said!
 

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Hi
Thanks for the valuable info for a newbie.
What equipment do you use for indoor and what are your thoughts about the Ricoh Theta 360 V camera for indoor 360 images?
Cheers
I use an older discontinued Nikon D300s on a tripod with a suppressed flash. I have three of these Nikons so if one is in for repair I still have a backup with me. I stopped doing panoramas many years ago. Today's home buyers are in a hurry and flip through the images quickly. They won't take the time to watch a distorted video.
 
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I shoot around 15 to 20 homes a week, but I have an assistant who does all the photo processing. I don't do any video because of the time involved in editing. I use the drone about 4 or 5 times a week, for an additional fee, when the real estate agent requests it.
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You think of a Ricoh Theta 360 v for indoor 360’s
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What do you suggest for post work. Lightroom?
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I would rec'd lightroom and ON1. I would put ON1 up against lightroom any day. It is made for landscape (which is what we are doing with aerials). But LR is also great. But you still need to finish it off with PS if using LR.
 
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Hi Folks
I have a phantom 4 pro. Is it good enough for home video presentations for real estate agents.
Please advise
Thanks
Beauty is in the eye of the pocketbook holder. It works great. That's what we use. IMHO, On a side note, please charge professional prices if you are going to get in to this. People I see come and go and screw up the market by thinking they will be the cheapest in town to get all the business. They go broke and leave cause they can't make any $$$. Then other expect to get the cheap stuff and we all suffer.
Find out what your market is offering, start in the middle or upper middle and go up to higher packages. It is perceived value and it sets you up as an established business, because you are not the cheapest in town. I did that when I was a 21 year old photographer starting a new business. It worked great!
 
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I use an older discontinued Nikon D300s on a tripod with a suppressed flash. I have three of these Nikons so if one is in for repair I still have a backup with me. I stopped doing panoramas many years ago. Today's home buyers are in a hurry and flip through the images quickly. They won't take the time to watch a distorted video.
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Deninately the p4p produces superb photos and video which will rival the best. Two things you should have. 1. A video editor that can do color grading and 2. A program that can stitch photos together. In your camera settings there is an option to do AEB (auto exposure bracketing) that’s where the camera will take 3 or 5 pictures of the same subject at different exposures and when stitch them together making a beautiful photograph.
 
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Beauty is in the eye of the pocketbook holder. It works great. That's what we use. IMHO, On a side note, please charge professional prices if you are going to get in to this. People I see come and go and screw up the market by thinking they will be the cheapest in town to get all the business. They go broke and leave cause they can't make any $$$. Then other expect to get the cheap stuff and we all suffer.
Find out what your market is offering, start in the middle or upper middle and go up to higher packages. It is perceived value and it sets you up as an established business, because you are not the cheapest in town. I did that when I was a 21 year old photographer starting a new business. It worked great!
Thanks so much.
 
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Hi thanks for the feedback.
Can you maybe also enlighten me on best software to use for post production and any other info would be great. Btw I use Mac computers.
Cheers
Final Cut X. Adobe Premiere, Davinci Resolve, Avid MC. Final Cut is easiest and can produce the results you want, wheile Davinci Resolve is free. Premiere and Media Composer are more expensive but can moreTV/Movie-like results.
 
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Final Cut X. Adobe Premiere, Davinci Resolve, Avid MC. Final Cut is easiest and can produce the results you want, wheile Davinci Resolve is free. Premiere and Media Composer are more expensive but can moreTV/Movie-like results.
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I was told and have already subscribed to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
 

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