Architectural Photography: Real Estate Light Painting

Randy Van Duinen M.Photog.Cr., CPP

In the third segment of architectural photography, Randy VanDuinen explains the creative technique of light painting a HOUSE! Usinghigh-powered flash lights (that he bought at your average superstore), hedemonstrates how to capture these amazing exterior twilight shots while focusingon one area of the building at a time. Then using Photoshop he shows howto blend the images together to create the final image that couldn’t becaptured any other way to achieve this look.He explains three things to consider when capturing exteriortwilight shots:·Watering down the driveway to give a nicereflection and allow the house to be the brightest object in the photograph·Using off-camera lighting to give the buildingdirection·Capturing several images with differentexposures to edit and blend together in Photoshop

Randy Van Duinen Bio

Randy Van Duinen has been working as a professional photographer for over 30 years, specializing in architectural and fine arts. His work has been in hundreds of brochures and advertisements for builders, architects and interior designers around the country, and you can also find his photography in the permanent collection of the Grand Rapids Art Museum as well as in many corporate and private collections.

When he’s not behind the camera, Randy is in front of students as a photography instructor at The Morean Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. He’s also one of the lead instructors for “The Digital Photo Workshops” held throughout the United States, and has been a featured speaker at a number of Professional Photographer Conventions.

It’s also no surprise that Randy’s photos have been published in many local and national magazines and has earned numerous national and international awards. The list is long and distinguished, including the Silver Medal in the World Photographic Cup’s commercial category, and 1st Place in the commercial category of the 2014 Grand Imaging Awards. For the past three years, Randy’s been one of the Top Ten Florida photographers, and was named the 2012 Photographer of the Year by the Florida Professional Photographers.