This video explains how to use two external flashes when shooting real estate photography. This is based on trying to achieve the least amount of post-shoot editing possible by properly lighting a room and adjusting the shutter with the flashes to expose for both the interior and exterior through windows.
- Set Flashes to Manual
- Set your Exposure then use Flash power between 1/64 – 1/4 based on room size and desired brightness of room
- Don’t over flash the room, especially watch out for washing out detail with too much light (Always easier to brighten the shadows than to darken with post-shoot editing)
- Use one flash mounted on the camera, the other in your hand
- Watch out for shadows caused by the flashes (Ex: Ceiling fans, Angled walls, Decor). Try two different positions with the hand-held flash.\
- Windows: Under-expose the shot by increasing the shutter and using the flashes to properly expose the interior, while achieving the desired look of seeing objects through the window. Note: Increasing the shutter too much can have a negative effect on the warm look of the shot.
- Too fast a shutter (usually over 1/200) will not sync with the flash. If at 1/200 and it’s still not enough to get through the windows, may have to then adjust Aperture to get desired look through window.