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Red Rock Twilight

 

Here in Southern Utah we are known for our red rocks and the beauty they have. If you have ever watched the red rocks as the sun sets you will know that they change all these wonderful different colors and glow as the sun is setting. This happens in a matter of minutes. When you have a fine home like this one that has such an amazing view out its windows you have to plan your time wisely making sure you know what areas you want to shoot at what times. I knew getting the view out all of the north facing windows including the living room, while it was still light out, was important, so I did those while I waited for the sun to set. I then went to the back yard to grab some beautiful sunset landscape photos. Knowing what angles and what to and not include make all the difference in creating these works of art!

After I finished up the back yard there was one of my favorite photos I was waiting for. I really love being able to catch enough of the outside from the inside while it is dark, yet sill showcasing the inside nicely lit up. This is something you need to wait for. If it is to light or dark out you will not be able to grasp the effect of the pretty night sky. The Other trick to photographing the architecture with such large beautiful windows  while grabbing the outside is to make sure you have the right angle so you can stand in areas with your  camera and flash and they will not show up in the window.  If it is not possible there are clearly other tricks I use as a professional real estate photographer. I love how my photos turned out and the inside lights reflect in the window, while still  being able to make up the pool and red rocks in the back yard.

Night time photography is generally done in HDR (High Dynamic Range). If you use HDR during the day on the inside of  a home it will make your photos flat and lack the clean crisp look that using flash provides. However using HRD at night in a home creates this amazing sparkly twinkling glow that is just beautiful! Knowing what settings to have your camera in will make all the difference. Now night time twilight photography on the exterior of the home can be done in all different ways. Having experience with what your photos will look like depending on how dark it is is very important to achieving that awesome twilight and lets me call myself a professional.

 

Teressa Sorensen

I grew up here in Southern Utah and recently moved back after spending 7 years in Vermont. I got into photography after being a stay at home mom for 10 years. I had no Idea I would have such a passion for it, but now I just can’t get enough! I love the summer weather, cliff jumping, anything crafty, spending time with my 4 kids and making the most out of every moment. My dad always told me the best way to make money in life is to find something you love doing that others will pay you for. I absolutely love the challenge of shooting the homes here in St George. Every home and client is different making every shoot an adventure and artistic challenge.