It’s fun to take photos and editing is such a creative activity, but, at this time in my career I’ve learned to do what I do best: “List and Sell” and hire the rest! I delegate photos to the professional photographers and love their clear, sharp, creative, HD photos they take for my listings. My sellers are always thrilled and often say …. “Wow these are so good I think I’ll stay!”
Dick Greenberg's challenge this month is forcing me out of my comfort zone...only for you Dick I’ll complete this challenge!
I used a picture of a home I was going to list for my Comparable Market Report. I was trying not to let the neighbors see me snapping a photo and the time of day was all wrong for lighting (I know why my photographer always asks what direction the home is facing to get the right sun light). I was shooting into the sun and it was kind of overcast so the lighting was bad and the photo was not clear and sharp.
Here is the house before I made it better:
After using 2 programs Pixlr and Ribbet here is the finished photo:
In Pixlr I added blue sky. In Ribbet I went into touch-up and 1.) used the dodging feature to lighten parts of the sky and 2.) I burned the trees to darken them and the brick side of the house where both were washed out. Then went into the basic edit tool and gave it clarity. Presto! I transformed the photo to a better shot but still nothing like my professional photographer can produce! I'm going to stick with with I do best "List and Sell" and hire the rest! But thank you Dick Greenberg for the challenge!