Chris Canham part 1 of 2
Real Estate Photography in the ACT is a good deal identical many styles of shooting where the greatest minutes to take photos (depending on which way it is sunrise or sunset) at Dusk or at Dawn,
The obvious preference is Dusk (as there are not too many photographers responsible enough to get up early to take photos at dawn) or let me slightly paraphrase that—there is not really enough expense in Real Estate Photography in the ACT that would getting up so to , So the tail end of the day is in most cases the go.
When photographing Real Estate as In when shooting Architecture, what we are trying to do is match the "ambient" or "available" Light that is emitted by the building with the Natural Light in the Sky.
There is normally a 3-5 minute window of opportunity when this happens that you will have time leading up to the dusk shoot where you can make a variety of picks and then do the money shots as soon as the light is just right.
Tip--- Get the vendor of the property to turn on all the interior and external lights for your shot and open all the curtains/blinds so that you will the mount of light that is being made by the building.
Camera to Camera I shoot predominately with a Nikon D3S which can pull off fabulous handheld work at higher ISO ratings but more often I set to a tripod and stop down the ISO and shutter speed while keeping the F stop at around 8-11 for Maximum Depth of field ( this idea that Digital technology generally maxes out with DSLRs at the aforementioned F stop setting) is a somewhat common one amongst Photographers over the world I have come to understand through my own photography and research but note this was not always the case, where shooting with Transparency film for instance pre the Digital age the idea was that the higher the F stop ieF 22 or thereabouts was perpetually the way to max depth of field. This is the end of Part 1 of 2 please look for part 2 once I have written it.