Elements of Commercial Real Estate Photography in San Diego

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One of many building frontage perspectives captured through commercial real estate photography in San Diego

Creating commercial real estate photography in San Diego that really stands out can be vital to helping buildings sell or lease. Commercial real estate photography is an area of professional photography that’s not simply about taking a photo of an office or industrial building. In fact, I consider shoots like this to be an important blend of product photography, architecture photography and commercial photography, since aspects of all these should combine to create a photo with impact.

Featured in this photography article you’ll see a fine collection of images created for a San Diego office building. A number of important elements went into developing this vibrant series of images, showcasing commercial estate photography in San Diego. First, day of the week and time of day were considered. A weekend was selected to minimize the number of parked cars that would detract from the building. And time of day was important, so as to shoot when there would be less shadows on important areas of the building.

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A wide lens is used to capture the width and features of the building’s adjoining courtyard

Other important considerations for shooting commercial real estate photography in San Diego include photographing to create number of perspectives and viewpoints. This task is accomplished in several ways. First, the buildings were photographed with several lenses and cameras, giving both multiple perspectives, but also a different ‘feel’ to each image. In fact, each camera body and lens will impart subtle, and sometimes very differences to an image.

Commercial Real Estate Photography shoot in San Diego of an Office Building. I consider shoots like this to be an important blend of product photography, architecture photography and commercial photography, since aspects of all these should combine to create a photo with impact. http://abounaphoto.com #realestate #commercialphotography #architecturephotography #productphotography #sandiego
he cover shot, which includes building signage, landscaping, and a corner view of the building

Next, but equally important in determining perspective and even overall image quality, is camera position. Finding the right position from which to shoot, or camera position, is very important. And each position will change with building, camera, lens, time of day, and even the type of images client’s require. My goal is to always create a maximum of camera position perspectives when shooting commercial real estate photography in San Diego. This way my client has a complete selection of first-quality images from which to choose.

But preparing those first-quality images also requires proper post-shoot editing. This part of the photography can take up to twice as long as the shoot itself. The style of editing for commercial real estate photography may vary depending upon the building itself and upon client needs. Image editing can also vary depending upon any of the previously explained elements. But the most important consideration in both the editing and the shoot, is to create commercial real estate photography that really stands out.

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