Real estate photography: blending multiple images in Photoshop

In Real estate photography tutorials, Real estate photography: Photoshop tips by Build A Photography Business

If you do real estate photography, watch this video to see what you can do when blending multiple images in Photoshop:

It was back in 2003 when I purchased my first DSLR – a Canon 10D that created huge 6.3 megapixel images (!!!) – and was a big step up from the old Minolta film camera that I had been using. I’d been doing real estate photography for about 5 years by then, so shifting from film to digital was a big switch.

I came across a photography magazine, and although I can’t remember exactly which one it was, on the cover was a photo of a lens and the photographer who took the shot explained that they had used multiple lighting setups to work around the reflections showing up in the lens.

And that’s when it all clicked for me, and I thought I could do the same thing when shooting real estate. I realised that I didn’t have to get it in one shot like I did when I was shooting film, but I could actually light up part of a scene, and then light up another part of a scene, and then blend them together in Photoshop. I think I was using Photoshop 7 at the time.

Real estate photography – how to blend multiple images together in Photoshop:

So in the video above I’ll show you what I did to blend multiple images together in Photoshop to create a single image, including the sneaky trick I used to remove a really large item from the photo when I couldn’t physically remove it from the entire scene.

I start off by correcting the images in Lightroom, and then I blend them together in Photoshop using layer masks. So it’s a bit like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, and you just have to be very clear on what parts work where.

My coaching program for real estate photographers:

The training part of that video comes from my real estate photography coaching program, The Real Estate Photography System. That’s where I offer:

  • Photography training
  • Marketing tools all done for you
  • Group coaching
  • One-to-one coaching
  • Pricing tools
  • Expert guests
  • … and a whole lot more!

So whether you’re just getting started in real estate photography, or if you’re an experienced photographer, if you would like to find out how we can work together to get you more clients and build your business, send me an email or message me via my Real Estate Photography System Facebook Page, and I can give you some more information.

Happy shooting, and I’ll see you again soon!