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Three Part Real Estate Photography Book Series by Nathan Cool

Published: 10/03/2018

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From gear to editing, composition, lighting, settings, techniques and more, real estate photographer Nathan Cool provides a comprehensive guide for shooting high-quality interior real estate photography from start to finish. Learn how to not just take, but also "make" great real estate interior photos with an efficient workflow and cost-effective tools to speed up your shooting and editing processes. With over 70 color images showing real-world examples, screenshots, and diagrams, you’ll learn the principles that Nathan Cool and many other professional real estate photographers apply to their work. Far from being a dry academic tome, this book shows practical techniques that prove profitable for a real estate photography business. See how you can stand out from today’s crowd of camera clickers and show clients you charge like a pro because you shoot like one.

Straight from Nathan:

Tackling real estate photography was a challenge beyond other work I did. It was harder than I realized, and after fishing through tons of techniques out there I zeroed in on some great advice, including tutorials by Rich Baum and others in the Facebook Real Estate Photography group. After getting a workflow down that was working for me, I started a YouTube channel that garnered quite a bit of interest and a bunch of questions, so I thought I'd put all of this together in a series of books. Although these books are in paperback, I also created e-books for each one so you could keep a book open on one monitor while working on another, following instructions step-by step. My goal was to keep it simple, skipping the long, drawn-out sciencey stuff, and just dive right into making things work.

Nathans books are available for purchase here and be sure to check out his YouTube channel

What people are saying:

  • For a technical, "how to" manual, the author's tone and style is friendly, thoughtful, and feels like a face-to-face lesson with a pro. This is a must read for photographers looking to broaden their skills and tap into the lucrative Real Estate marketplace.
  • I've been shooting real estate photos for 4+ years and learned several new techniques I will apply to my workflow. This book is a great companion to Nathan's videos on his You Tube channel and I highly recommend It to anyone interested in real estate photography.
  • I am a professional portrait photographer and am now trying to get into real estate photography. While I have done a ton of searching on the internet, this answered so many of my questions, and I am so happy to have found this book! From his recommended equipment, to camera height, to window pulls, this book is fantastic. Thank you Nathan Cool!

Related Links:

  • Scott Hargis, Mike Kelley, & Wayne Capili Photography Workshops
  • Run and Gun Real Estate Photography Workflow Tutorial by Gary Kasl
  • Selective Perspective Correction - with Garey Gomez
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