Real Estate Flambient

The photo above is a mixture of Ambient Lighting and Flash Lighting––Many call this Flambient

The “flambient” method involves combining both flash and ambient light in shots. It is one of the fastest-growing techniques for shooting real estate images. … On the other hand, shooting using pure flash can result in an image that looks fake, with shadows pointing towards the windows instead of away.

Here is just the Ambient of the photo above.


While it does take time to do this as compared to just shooting one shot, it is even better than HDR without flash. You tend to get more accurate colors.


Now here is the before with just ambient.


Here is one more example from one room that I did for a client.

178 Brighton Blvd Woodstock, GA

Now notice the color of the fabric and the windows as well as the kitchen which is far from the window light is dark in the ambient photo.


I really love the Flambient approach to real estate.

Time Of Day Can Be Everything

[DJI Air 2S, 22.4 mm f/2.8, Mode = Manual, ISO 840, 1/8, ƒ/2.8, (35mm = 22)]

I believe one of the best times of day to take photos outside is Twilight. Just compare this top photo to this one from a different time of day.

[DJI Air 2S, 22.4 mm f/2.8, Mode = Manual, ISO 100, 1/250, ƒ/2.8, (35mm = 22)]

This can be summed up as the difference from everything in the photo getting the same amount of light or like a spot light on the stage, when you light just some of the scene is more appealing.

[DJI Air 2S, 22.4 mm f/2.8, Mode = Manual, ISO 1690, 1/4, ƒ/2.8, (35mm = 22)]

Again another Drone shot from different perspective and different time of day to compare.

[DJI Air 2S, 22.4 mm f/2.8, Mode = Manual, ISO 110, 1/320, ƒ/2.8, (35mm = 22)]

Another difference is the type of light during the day also can make a difference. This one below is with very little clouds. The one above it is with cloudy conditions.

[DJI Air 2S, 22.4 mm f/2.8, Mode = Manual, ISO 100, 1/5000, ƒ/2.8, (35mm = 22)]
[DJI Air 2S, 22.4 mm f/2.8, Mode = Manual, ISO 1130, 1/4, ƒ/2.8, (35mm = 22)]

My suggestion is whenever you can, make pictures at twilight.