This is a real estate photography discussion/critique group associated with the Photography For Real Estate blog. Rules: 1. See more. Posting images is only allowed as self-post, using the photo as an example for the discussion, or to ask a photography-related question. Hello /r/Photography, I was wondering if anyone here has downloadd Scott Hargis's ebook Lighting Interiors? I don't have that ebook, but I do. Scott Hargis is a widely recognized interiors and architectural photographer based in San Francisco. Scott creates artistic photographs that communicate.

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    Scott Hargis Ebook

    If you're not familiar with it, this is an eBook (PDF download, click here to download it) that covers lighting techniques for interiors photography, with a. I'm proud to announce that Scott Hargis and I are partnering to publish an eBook titled The Essential Guide to: Lighting Interiors, Techniques for. In , Scott Hargis released the first edition of Lighting Interiors. Since then, it has . "I recently discovered your work via PFRE and ordered your eBook.

    Copying or reproduction of this image is prohibited When and why did you decide to go into commercial interior architectural photography? And as the realities of running a fledgling business caught up with me, I was taking on absolutely any sort of gig that would allow me to pay the rent. I stumbled onto several quasi-architectural jobs and discovered that I really liked them. That led to some regular work shooting hotels for the travel section of the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as other interiors work. And I found to my surprise that shooting interiors was deeply satisfying to me. But on a deeper level, I can only say that I just like it. Copying or reproduction of this image is prohibited Which do you consider to be your most successful commercial project and how were you introduced to the client? My client, 1Columbia Design, is both talented and incredibly articulate about design, and we really got into a groove on that shoot. It yielded some of my favorite images, including the one that leads off my website. We had been shooting that kitchen which again, was relatively humble and while the basics were in place, the shots were just lacking something. When you can relax into a creative zone and let the right side of the brain start talking, great things can happen! Copying or reproduction of this image is prohibited I love the photo below from your portfolio. Do you always use additional lighting equipment?

    Jan 28, Messages: Fooltech2 , Jan 30, Dec 10, Messages: Melbourne, Australia. The fact there are no independent reviews would raise red flags to me. This is the Internet for goodness sake. People do reviews of everything. I'm not sure what search criers a you were using but I quickly found several reviews. Jun 4, Messages: Los Angeles. I have not seen his vidoe course, but years read some of his written tutorials which were excellent!

    Apr 17, Messages: I have not downloadd Scott's video course. I did download his eBook.

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    I will only say Scott is one of the most successful interiors photographers in the US. Scott knows how to light and photograph residential interiors He is able to teach others. He went from a rank amateur to the consummate professional. Scott works in the one of the most expensive real-estate markets in the US San Francisco.

    Soon he was inundated with emails and Forum questions about in his techniques.

    Interview With Architectural Photographer Scott Hargis

    So, he started to hold small, hands-on workshops across the US. Then he published an eBook. Scott is a working photographer first and a trainer second.

    He is not a mercenary whose sole purpose is to liberate people from their hard earned cash. It took me about 8 or 9 months to write it — finding time to write while still maintaining a shoot schedule was tough! I wrote a lot of it on airplanes. After I had a few chapters done, I got more into a rhythm and things moved faster. The feedback has been very gratifying.

    The book covers some very basic techniques for accomplishing this, and hopefully serves as a basis for getting ever more nuanced. Understanding how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO interact with each other is only the start. You also have to understand how those factors interact with ambient constant light, vs. Copying or reproduction of this image is prohibited Is it often necessary to make changes to an interior in order to archive the desired result?

    For example, to swap the sofa or the commode, to select and hang a few pictures or arrange a delicious meal in the kitchen?

    Tips On Framing Interior Photography Shots By Scott Hargis

    All the time. And we move furniture on almost every shoot. There are a few reasons for this. It might be just a matter of adjusting the angle of a chair, or it might be as extreme as moving sofas and desks. The other reason for moving furniture is to get the place back to what the original designer intended.

    Or would you just leave the photos out of your portfolio? No way. Copying or reproduction of this image is prohibited Do you find there are times when commercial shooting becomes boring and routine? And, if so, what does it depend on? Are there any projects you would refuse — or have refused — to shot? Certain types of projects can become routine, for sure.

    But not often. As for refusing projects — despite what I said earlier, I do turn down work occasionally.

    For me, it has to be either interesting, fun, or lucrative. But a boring project with a tiny budget? No thanks.

    I love shooting interiors, so a lot of my personal work revolves around that. But I occasionally shoot other stuff, as well. Those are very therapeutic. Copying or reproduction of this image is prohibited How do most of your clients find you? If you could suggest just one marketing tool to the beginner photographer what would it be? No question that word of mouth is the best marketing tool there is.

    But it takes a critical mass of people talking about you to make that a significant factor. To get there, I think you just have to be utterly unrelenting in getting your work in front of people.

    Show it to anyone who will hold still long enough for you to wave a print in their face. Next best tool: the telephone. How much would it cost me to hire Scott Hargis? How do you put a price on your services? I have a fairly simple formula for determining rates, based on the scope of the project, and the intended use of the photos.

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