I'm blessed to live at the doorstep of the Smoky Mountains in Knoxville, Tennessee. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville is my primary work area. Most of the images I shoot are for vacation rentals but many are also private homes up for sale. My goal is to make your images your eye-catching and inviting.
If you've looked at my images, you'll notice I don't do a lot of wide open shots. You know, the images that make the space look like a dance hall. I want your images to look as realistic as possible. I'm not a fan of photographs that try to show every single thing in the room. Details get lost. Furniture in the foreground looks long and stretched out, while things in the background appear a fraction of their size. It's a professional and artistic choice so I use a Canon 7D (crop sensor) to get the look I want. Most professionals will use a full frame sensor camera--which I also own--but I find the 7D gives me all the horsepower I need.
I'm also fussy about making sure vertical lines are straight. If you've ever seen the image of a room but the walls look like they're angled--sort of like a fun house--that's what I'm referring to. To me, getting walls straight is fundamental good interior photography.
I also don't do Photoshop. Yes, I admit it. Sure I've fussed with Photoshop, but it's something I try to avoid. I've taken the advice a favorite instructor: get it right in the camera and you won't have to fix it in Photoshop. I don't blend multiple exposures for HDR, either. I prefer using my speedlights and modifiers to do the heavy lifting. I use Adobe Lightroom for post processing and for most of my projects, it does the job.
I'd love to talk with you about your project. If you have a vacation rental, please include a link to your property's web site or listing page (HomeAway, VRBO, AirBnB, Flipkey, etc.). I look forward to capturing beautiful images of your home or vacation property.
I'm a member of the Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of Eastern Tennessee.