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How to Get the Best Results from Real Estate and Shelter Magazine Photography

# 4 in our "How it's Made" Series

As any experienced graphics art designer will attest, photography makes the difference. Nowhere else is this more evident than in staging and shooting that glorious home or that magically-remodeled room. Yet, in many cases, the sweep and grandeur of the property or beauty of the room is lost because of inferior staging, poor lighting and lack of talent behind the lens-or a combination of the three. For the real estate agent or interior designer, photography has to bring the product to life. Anything less results in poor presentation, and ultimately, lost sales and business.

In this hands-on seminar, the 4th in the “How It’s Made” Series, David Duncan Livingston, one of the Bay Area’s most accomplished and experienced photographers, delivers a visual overview that reveals the current best practices in residential photography. You will learn:

How to direct and work with photographers to better showcase your project
How to efficiently budget for photography
What visual elements are most effective in showcasing a project
How do color, tone and furniture/accessory placement enhance the photographic end-product


David Duncan Livingston

David Duncan Livingston is a widely-published interior photographer. He has photographed eight coffee table books on design and architecture, including “San Francisco Style”, “California Country Style” and the forthcoming ”Bay Area Shingle Style”. Clients, including Ironies, Kneedler-Fauchere and Restoration Hardware have relied upon David's skills as a photographer, art director and stylist to showcase their products and tell their brand stories.