We all know how unpredictable the weather can be, especially in the spring and summer months. While sunny days are great for outdoor activities, when it comes to real estate photography, overcast days have one major advantage—less sun! No matter if you’re shooting the exterior of a home or shooting the interior, overcast days provide more even lighting which makes capturing perfect photos much easier. Here’s why real estate photographers should be relieved, not panicked when it’s appointment day and the sun is nowhere to be found.
Real Estate Photography – Exterior Shots
When taking exterior shots on sunny days, photographers have to battle with harsh shadows and direct sunlight. That’s why overcast days are ideal for exterior shots as they provide more even lighting which helps reduce shadows and highlights. The result is photos that look better overall. And if you still want blue skies in your photos but don’t get them naturally due to the weather conditions, there’s always post-production editing like sky replacement that can help fill in the gaps – something we do for free at Boko Media.
Real Estate Photography – Interior Shots
When it comes to interior shots, bright sunlight streaming through windows often creates sun glare on walls and furniture which makes it difficult to capture stunning photos. But with overcast weather, photographers don’t have to worry about this problem as they get ample light without having too much brightness from the sun coming through windows and creating unwanted objects in their photographs. This means that interior shots taken on overcast days often come out better than those taken on sunny days as there is no glare or harsh shadows present in the photo.
The Bottom Line
The takeaway here is that when it comes to real estate photography, planning your shoots around an overcast day is usually best as you get more even lighting conditions throughout your entire shoot—both inside and outside of a property. And if a perfectly blue sky is necessary for your final image, post-production editing can always help guarantee this result regardless of what nature provides you with on any given day! Again, at Boko Media we always use post-production editing techniques like sky replacement to ensure our clients get the best results possible. So don’t worry if the sun isn’t out on appointment. Boko Media is here to provide you with the BEST real estate videos, Matterport 3D Tours, and Real Estate Photography Austin has to offer!