I’ve always loved a good picture – remembering the days of disposable cameras capturing every skinned knee, horseback ride, and poolside popsicle mess…
Instagram fed the curiosity. Starting Cobble Way amplified it. But my foray into real estate is what really pushed me to take the plunge and purchase a professional camera.
I’ve driven up and down Newbury Street for years. Walked through the Back Bay and the North End. Hung out in The Fenway and worked Downtown. I’ve admired such beautiful buildings from the outside…but now I get to step inside. Preview the gorgeous interiors and walk away with some stunning photographs to advertise for clients thinking of leasing or buying. What better reason to finally make the investment in a camera?
I was hooked at the first snap of my Sony Alpha a6000.
This camera is loaded with features, extraordinarily user friendly for a professional piece of equipment, and equipped with two brilliant lenses. Every picture I take, I’m in complete awe of the quality, zoom capabilities, and absence of that dreaded pixelated look I’ve come to know and loathe in the past.
Need a portrait? Done.
Lighting just isn’t right? Adjust before even taking the photo.
Shooting from far away? The long lens is unbelievable.
Want that blurred background look? Aperture has you covered.
Desperate to catch that action shot? Easy.
Now, I’m going to be completely honest, here, and say that there’s been a huge learning curve – I’m still riding it. It’s going to take a lot of time and practice before I feel as confident holding the Sony a6000 in my hands as I do with my iPhone. But after only just one week, Sony’s fantastic guides have me producing some of the best pictures I’ve ever taken in my life.
And taking the photos is only the beginning.
What do you do after the photo’s taken? When the colors seem a little dull, teeth need whitening, eyes brightening, and that guy who photobombed your lovely scenery just has to go?
You edit! And how to do it without completely ruining the quality you invested so much money for? Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. For a small monthly subscription, you too can gain access to these professional editing tools. The learning curve on this is even larger than the camera (trust me, I’ve fallen down a rabbit hole of YouTube how-tos). But when you see what you can actually do, the time spent mastering this software is more than just worth it.
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