My Exciting Photo Shoot at Arlington Power Washing Company for Their New Premises

Last week, I had a wonderful photo session with the guys from Arlington Power Washing Company. The photo session was focused on creating a realistic floor plan for their new premises and also to do a 360 shoot to show their facilities and advertise their services on their website. The guys were great and we had a lot of fun. I would like to share some highlights from this shoot and explain what we did to prepare for the shoot.

First, we had to stage the premises. Everything was already looking great, but we needed to add some oomph. With some small changes and additions here and there, the place was ready for its close-up.

Second, I had to decide what it is that I want to focus on and what the important and striking features of the premises were. After identifying my focal points, it was much easier to plan the rest of the shoot. There were so many great things to capture, that I couldn’t decide what to keep and what to let go.

Third, I had to prep the staff for their roles. I like taking photos when people are busy with the job that we are advertising. Action photos always look great. So, I asked them to do several activities that they do on a normal day and I just starting shooting pictures. It was great fun and we had a lot of laughs.

At this point, I had almost 500 great shots of the premises and the staff in action. The next step was to get some more focused photos on equipment, signage, and wide shots. I let everyone get back to work and started touring the rest of the facility in search of golden photo opportunities. I always love this part because I never know what I will find.

The last part of the photo session was to get a 360 overview of the whole facility. Once the staff had gone home, I could walk through the whole facility and record the interior. I also took some pictures of the floor space in the new building to help them with designing the best possible facility. This brought me to end of the photo session. I truly enjoyed my day at Arlington Power Washing Company and look forward to future sessions with them.

Now, the big part of my job starts. The last stage of photography is to sift through the hundreds or thousands of photos taken and find the best ones. My second favorite part of the job is to edit the pictures to make them pop more. Once the sifting and editing process was done, I sent the final products to Arlington Power Washing to choose which ones they would like. They loved all of them.

That was my day at the Arlington Power Washing Company and it was a great success and another wonderful experience. Visit my page again for more stories about my interesting photo shoot opportunities.

3 tips on taking amazing photos of your properties

Property photography is a skill that you need to master in. You need to be artistic, at the same time you need to know about the scientific aspect of it. Here are some tips that can help you in taking amazing photos of your properties.

1. Use the right equipment

You must have some equipment for doing property photography. For example, wide-angle lens, tripod, flash, etc. For wide-angle lens, you can go for Canon’s 10-22mm or 10-18mm and Nikon’s 10-24mm are perfect. These lenses zoom out far enough to make rooms look large and spacious. Using a tripod, you can eliminate the risk of camera shake when taking a shot. A good quality flash is a must for property photography.

2. Master your settings

It is better to keep your ISO on 100 or 200 as default. This makes sure that the images are free of any unnecessary grain or noise. Set the aperture at f/8 and work from there. You should adjust your shutter speed accordingly. Adjust the flash power depending on the natural light.

3. Learn effective composition

You should identify the best view points from a room. It is better to photograph a room from more than one view point. This lets you review your images later and make a decision on which perspective works best.

When taking photos, it is important to prepare your room. Make sure the room is not cluttered. Having the perfect light is also important in real estate photography. In photography, practice and experience is very important. Practice as much as you can and take inspiration from other real-estate photographers.

5 features of great architecture

A good building should be solid, useful and pleasing. These are the basic attributes of a good building. For a great architecture, the following features are important.

Use environment friendly material for construction


Nowadays, people not only consider the aesthetic appeal of a building, but its functional aspect as well. Buildings that are constructed with environment friendly material are considered to be good. For example, using timber instead of steel can save lots of energy during the construction process; using hemclad for the external walls which acts as an insulator and absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere, etc.

Provide more than what clients ask for


Great architects create designs that give clients more than they ask for. If the building is designed with love and attention then the outcome will exceed the requirement and the final result will be much better than expected.

Meets the test of time


A great architecture will never look boring or out of fashion. So, great buildings are good to look at now, and will still look good after five, fifty or even hundred years.

Delight passers-by and users


A great architecture make you want to look at it. The passers-by must feel something special by looking at the building. Those who are using the building must also find it pleasing and functional.

Represent value for money


Value for money is making the best from whatever is available. Construction materials must be chosen carefully to accommodate them within the budget, yet not compromising their quality.

These features make a great architecture. Barry Harley, an architectural photographer in northern virginia says “An architect should keep these in mind when constructing a building or other structures.”