atlanta real estate photographer: Digital Magic - The Virtues of Hiring a Professional Photo Retoucher - 08/16/11 03:07 PM
Digital Magic - The Virtues of Hiring a Professional Retoucher Atlanta Real Estate Photography by Iran Watson As an Atlanta Real Estate photographer and real estate agent in Marietta I have spent my fair share of time at the computer editing photos.  Most of the time I get it right "in camera" and the image needs very little post processing.  Other times either the challenge onsite is beyond what I am able to capture with a single frame, a mistake was made or there is simply no way to get what I want due to obstructions or other distracting elements.  At this point, a decision … (11 comments)

atlanta real estate photographer: The wagon only moves as fast as the slowest horse... - 12/20/10 01:17 PM
 
One of my latest posts about working with a professional photographer really took off like wildfire.  I had no idea there were so many people that had an opinion on this topic and it makes me really proud as both an agent and a photographer to facilitate such an exchange.  I found some pretty convincing arguments for both sides of the coin, and if you missed it I highly recommend you check it out.  There are some very insightful comments from both the agents and the vendors.

One thing that I just can't seem to dispute is the fact there are … (4 comments)

atlanta real estate photographer: Canon Users: Hands Down the Best Value Lens for your Money - 12/14/10 09:28 AM
I've been on quite the lens research kick these last few weeks.  When I started doing my Atlanta real estate photography business in earnest I only had a Wide-Angle lens.  I choose the Canon 10-22mm EF-S and honestly I couldn't have made a better decision.  I love this lens and use it for about 60% of my real estate photography.  But this post isn't about wide angle lenses.  Nope, for all the great things about the Canon 10-22mm there is still one glaring weakness: all it can do is wide angle.
While most of those that will read this did choose … (38 comments)

atlanta real estate photographer: Homes for Sale in Smyrna, GA - The Registry at Park Avenue - 2232 Fort St - Check Out These Listing Photos - 12/13/10 05:14 PM
This listing is being marketed exclusively by Terry Burger (770) 419-1986 with RE/MAX Unlimited.  
Atlanta Real Estate Photography by Iran Watson (770) 363-3350.
 
My latest shoot was a very nice property in The Registry at Park Avenue in Cobb County Georgia.  A lot of thought had gone into the floor plan and design of this fine Pulte home.  I'm constantly amazed how these certified professional home builders can stay ahead of the curve of what today's (and tomorrow's) buyers need and desire.  In fact most of the finishes and upgrades in this home are rarely found in this highly … (2 comments)

atlanta real estate photographer: Tips to Improve Your Listing Photos, Part 6 - Understanding Focal Length - 12/12/10 07:04 PM

As a Marietta, GA real estate agent specializing in Atlanta real estate photography, I had to learn quite a few lessons on my way to competence.  Even though I was a decent Atlanta photographer, or so I thought, it didn't take long to realize that taking pictures of homes came with its own set of unique challenges.  This blog series is written with the amateur photographer in mind.  Whether you are a real estate agent, home stager, seller or just interested in taking better pictures of homes, this blog series is for you.   
 
Part 6 - Understanding Focal Length
One of the most frustrating experiences I encountered early in my career as a … (16 comments)

atlanta real estate photographer: A great online tool for comparing DSLR Camera Lenses - 11/28/10 05:27 PM
As a Marietta, GA Real Estate agent and Atlanta Real Estate Photographer, I take my listing photography very seriously.  Actually, too seriously.  Considering that most of this Atlanta Real Estate Photographer's work is generally viewed at 800 x 600 pixels or less, there is a point in which striving for incremental improvements is probably time spent in vain.  Having said that, its hard to tell a true connoisseur or perfectionist, "that's as good as it gets".  Nope, there is something inside of them that tells them there is always room for improvement.  It's those fine details where perfectionist really get to exercise their handiwork.
Recently … (6 comments)

atlanta real estate photographer: Marietta Homes for Sale in Hampton Ridge - 4408 Rosemary Ct 30066 - Listing Photo Favorites - 11/18/10 03:44 PM
Marietta Homes for Sale in Hampton Ridge - 4408 Rosemary Ct 30066 - Listing Photo Favorites
 
As a Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent and Atlanta Real Estate Photographer I get excited every time we list homes for sale in Marietta that are truly special.  Our newest listing is no exception.  4408 Rosemary Ct is located in prestigous East Cobb (Cobb County) in the Hampton Ridge community.  This mature and established neighborhood is not only located in one of the finest areas of Cobb County, but it also feeds into the Lassiter High School District, one of the best ranked school districts … (4 comments)

atlanta real estate photographer: What's your color IQ score? - 09/13/10 04:33 PM
As an Atlanta Real Estate Photographer and listing agent in Marietta, GA, its important that the photos I produce display accurate colors.  Photography is a big part of our unique value proposition and whether I'm shooting for my own listing or for another agent I strive to always make sure the colors and tones are spot on.  So how do I know if the colors in a particular scene are accurate or not?  For starters, I rely heavily on editing software to help with White Balance.  I also use a calibrated monitor and from time to time a grey card or other make … (12 comments)

atlanta real estate photographer: Tips to Improve Your Listing Photos, Part 1 - 06/17/10 06:48 PM
It has been awhile since I've blogged here so I thought I would ease back into it.  Over the next few months I will be posting a 10 part series (that's right, 10!) on how to improve your listing photos.  My goal as an Atlanta Real Estate Photographer is to give amateur photographers some practical ideas that will not only make taking listing photos less of a chore but improve the final result as well. 
As a Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent that does his own real estate photography, I had to learn quite a few lessons on my way to competence.  Even though I was … (29 comments)

 
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Iran Watson

Marietta Real Estate Agent - Photographer

Marietta, GA

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Address: 4286 Bells Ferry Rd, Kennesaw, GA, 30144

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