2 consecutive days
Special Interest & Business
Intermediate to advanced |
3 Feb 2021
7 Feb 2021 |
14 Mar 2021
The one and only practical Real Estate and Architectural Photography Course in Melbourne targeted for those who want to earn money in this lucrative area of photography. It Covers everything from camera gear and handling, lens selection, lighting, creativity, attention to detail, the importance of composition, preparation and how to shoot interiors and exteriors.
The perfect photography course for real estate agents, architects, interior designers and travellers who love photographing real estate and architecture. This course will teach you the essential tips and tricks. Start a small or freelance photography business, work part time or turn your hobby and passion into a profession.
As well as 'hands on' shooting stills, we have a session on marketing and pricing, editing using Lightroom and drones. Floorplans and 3D & 360 degree virtual tours are covered in the detailed notes you receive with every booking. This is the ideal course to start building a portfolio.
■ A clear path for the amateur to the semi-professional
■ Gain the specialist skills to become a professional Real Estate and Architectural photographer
■ Specific camera settings for real estate & architecture
■ What lenses, when to use flash, balancing the light
■ Learn to shoot creative interiors and exteriors
■ Learn composition and attention to detail
■ How to streamline your workflow and to shoot accurately
■ Best ways to edit and export your images
■ The Ideal opportunity for building your portfolio
■ AT A GLANCE - hands on shooting in stylish display homes, interesting architectural buildings and holiday accommodation. Learning the essential tips & tricks in lighting & composition and the camera gear and settings to take professional real estate photographs.
■ TO UPSKILL - Great photographs of real estate & architecture and the ability to turn a drab, unappealing property into something attractive for prospective buyers adds value to the property and enhances your business professionalism.
■ COMPREHENSIVE - this practical Real Estate and Architectural photography course provides a clear path for the entry-level to advanced, allowing you to gain the specialist skills in order to become a capable, even expert, real estate and architectural photographer.
■ EXTENSIVE CONTENT - How to photograph architectural exteriors and interiors. Shooting in different locations, camera and lenses advice, flash gun techniques and shooting under a wide range of difficult lighting conditions. Composition tips and lighting techniques. A series of workshops cover prepping the property, props, the best cameras and lens settings, drones, 360 degree camera's, floor plans, marketing ideas and pricing structures.
■ BUSINESS FOCUSED - Start a small or freelance photography business, work part time or turn your hobby and passion into a professional craft. The perfect photography course for real estate agents, architects, interior designers and travellers who love photographing real estate & architecture.
■ BETTER TRAVEL IMAGES - for travellers, lovers of fine architecture and interesting accommodation - you gain the skills to bring back evocative, memorable images of places you have stayed or visited.
■ EFFICIENT WORKFLOW - 'hands on' shooting in stylish display homes & /or holiday accommodation. Learning the essential tips & tricks in lighting & composition and the camera gear and settings to take professional real estate photographs.
■ DECLUTTER & ATTENTION TO DETAIL - are bench tops clear, rubbish bins out of sight, cushions fluffed up, toilet paper & brushes gone, bed lamps with working bulbs, range hood light on, blinds even, shooting at the right time of day, maybe an evening shoot is needed etcetera.
■ COMPOSITION - the big three -Verticals, horizontal lines and leading lines. Leading lines of kitchen benches, architraves and /or skirting boards. Is the furniture in the room balanced? Are you shooting asymmetrical or symmetrical? Is the viewpoint to high?
■ LIGHTING - balancing the light, Interiors & exteriors, bracketing, flash or no flash, continuous, the direction & intensity of the light, the time of day and weather conditions.
■ EQUIPMENT & SETTINGS - the best cameras and lenses, settings such as aperture priority, shooting RAW, low ISO settings, bracketing, exposure compensation, balancing interior and exterior light, white balance, colour profiling, tripods, reflectors, flashes, colour cast, lighting corners, wireless, HDR, filters, workflow.
■ OTHER ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS - 4 hours of Lightroom Classic tuition, use of drones, 360 degree spherical panorama's, floor plan apps and marketing ideas. A series of workshops will cover preparing the property, props, Lightroom Classic, output for screen or print, floor plan apps, costings and marketing tips. Images taken on the course can be used for you own promotional purposes.
■ It is essential to have some background photography knowledge in knowing your camera's buttons and functions. If you are new to photography, our Beginners Course is beneficial for learning the basics of camera handling.
■ Any full or cropped frame DSLR camera or mirrorless camera is ideal. Full frame cameras with their bigger sensors will give better results in certain situations.
■ A wide angle lens eg 16-35mm (on a full frame camera) or 10-22mm (on a cropped sensor camera); a telephoto lens eg. 70-300mm to pull in the views; a mid range lens eg 24-105mm for architectural or detail shots.
■ An external on-camera flash unit is recommended by not mandatory . Sometimes a camera's in-built flash will suffice . We also have Speedlite flashes for rent.
■ We recommend you have a quality smartphone with at least one optical wide angle lens. New smartphones now have wide angle optical lenses. Perfect for shooting real estate on the fly such as a quick shoot of a rental property. For older smartphones you can get optical wide angle lenses which attach to the phone.
■ Inclusions - Instruction from professional photographer, Andrew Thomasson / Focus 10 photography, detailed notes, camera shopping advice, personal assessment and critique of your portfolio.
■ Exclusions - Food and beverages.
Andrew has been training our staff, photographing for us over 30 years and has led many Australian and overseas photography tours for World Expeditions. A superb photographer with the ability to handle pressure and to deal with the unexpected. Andrew is very personable and always delivers way more than asked for. Highly recommended.
Great job shooting the Bronte Flight Centre! Looks like they our client is bailing out at the right time .. retail strips are not going to be hot sellers in the near future. Are you able to send me hi-res of just the external whole building shots please? Thanks
Thanks for the Watagan Park photo shoot of the 4 houses. – Brett was very happy with the outcome and he just wanted to be very clear with the location of the villages (for you to make sure your pricing was correct). He would like you to schedule in some time to go to Wongawilli . Thanks for the great deal on the drone shots as well as the Marsden Parks ones.
Hi Andrew... Thanks for a fantastic day today. I'm keen to do the SLR 2 and night photography, please let me know dates. Thanks again!
Focus 10 runs fantastic, informative and always fun courses and tours. I have done 4 of them now - Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, 3801 Steam train and the most recent to Jervis Bay. Always a laugh and with excellent like minded, fellow photographers!
I was Andrew's wedding assistant for quite a few years and he was always generous with his time and expertise. So thank you! It seems a lifetime ago we shot that wedding at Gunners Barracks in this nasty Covid 19 era.
It was great to catch up with you this afternoon. I feel that doing your course was extremely beneficial and since then, using your tips, my confidence and ability with my camera has increase exponentially. Thank you so much for the information on the Indian photo processing lab. I hope that I'm able to get good at Photoshop and Lightroom but it's good to have them there as a back up just in case.
"I just wanted to say that I really loved this weekend course and learnt a great deal. I appreciate you both sharing your photography knowledge and patience with us. Serena and Andrew were great instructors and injected lots of fun but at the same time kept the course at a great pace and ensured we all got something valuable out of it. I am really looking forward to the Wildflowers and Wilderness weekend in September!"
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Why choose Focus 10 Photography?
Our practical and interactive photography courses are designed to stimulate your passion in all things photography. Whether you want to develop your hobby or to become a professional photographer, we have a course suitable for you. 69 lifestyle and business courses across Australia.
We believe in perfectly sized groups , lots of individual attention from our professional tutors & enjoying the camaraderie of fellow photographers. Our business & lifestyle courses are all about improving your photography skills in a stimulating, dynamic and fun scenarios - not passively sitting in classrooms.
You're working with professional photographers who you can trust & whose status has been formally validated & recognised with wide-ranging photographic expertise. Your tutors have instructed 1,000's of people on Focus 10 courses over 29 years & authors of 15 Online Photography courses.
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