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Mastering Luxury Real Estate Photography 3-Day Workshop Intensives


Mastering Luxury Real Estate Photography 3-Day Workshop Intensives

“My photos have taken on a new level of luxury thanks to Marc’s expert coaching in post-processing, particularly in regards to window pulls, blending ambient and flash exposures. If you’re serious about improving your technique as a real estate or architectural photographer, Marc’s Mastering Luxury Real Estate Workshop is a workshop you can’t afford to miss.” 

Christian Viera – Real Estate Photographer

Marc’s 3-Day Mastering Luxury Real Estate Photography Workshop Intensives Are Unique Opportunity Learn & Implement New Real Estate Photographic Techniques & Business Insights:

  • 3 Full Days of Expert Luxury Real Estate Photography Instruction, Unique Locations, and Insights
  • Two Days of Deep Dive Classroom Learning & Intense Exploration of Lighting Techniques
  • One Full Day of On Location  Luxury Home Portfolio Building and Hands-On Instruction
  • Learn Powerful Off Camera Lighting Techniques
  • What To Do After You Take The Image – Post-Production Wizardry Made Simple
  • Powerful Retouching & Compositing Methods You Can Put Into Action Immediately
  • Best Practices To Control Exposure, White Balance & Color Contamination 
  • Plus We’ll Go Over Gear, Contracts, and Business Techniques That Will Make You More Money
  • How To Coax The Maximum Tonality For Each Frame
  • Together We’ll Hone Your Composition Skills And Proper Camera Height
  • Learn All About the Power of Tilt-Shift Lenses and If They Are Right For You
  • Explore The Advantages of Wireless Tethering
  • Understand The Power Of Single Exposure Twilight Photography
  • Live Critique: Growing Through  Honest, Introspective Critique In A Totally Safe Environment
  • Understand the Power of Pole Photography To Out-Shine Your Competition
  • Real-Time Lightroom and Photoshop Retouching, Post Production and Compositing Instruction
  • Plus Everything Else You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Marc & Real Estate Photography
  • Each Workshop Is Limited to 12 Photographers  Ranging from Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced Levels


Mastering Luxury Real Estate Photography Workshop 3-Day Intensives

May 14th, 15th, 16th – Palm Springs, California click to register

June, 18th, 19th, 20th – Irvine, Southern Californiaclick to register

July, 8th, 9th, 10th – Irvine, Southern California click to register

September, 6th, 7th, 8th – Portland, Oregon click to register

September, 10th, 11th, 12th, Portland, Oregon click to register

September, 15th, 16th, 17th,  Scottsdale, Arizona click to register

September, 23-27,  Paris, France click to register 

A curated 5 Day Experience in the heart of Paris, Including superb French wines & cheese tastings, hotel accommodations, architectural photography walks, guest speakers, museum visits, private concierge services and Parisian tour guide plus a full day’s luxury Parisian real estate photography shoot. This is an AMAZING opportunity to discover some of the finest parts of  “la Ville Lumière” {The City Of Lights}. Optional 6th Day trip to Versailles. 

Restricted to 8 people. $4500  *$1400 to reserve your spot.

October, 15th, 16th, 17th, Manhattan, New York City click to register

October, 22st, 23rd, 24th, Irvine, Southern California click to register

Professional Techniques for Mastering Luxury Real Estate Photography Workshop Intensives –  Limited to 12 Participants

Luxury real estate photographer – Marc Weisberg is an open book when it comes to teaching how he captures and create magazine quality, luxury real estate photography. Marc’s brand is sought out by some of the top commercial and residential real estate firms in the country, providing the highest caliber images for realtors, interior designers, resorts, architects and builders needing to showcasing their properties. Real estate commissions include homes and estates ranging from $2m – $10m and commercial projects from $30m to $400m plus.

Learn what gear Marc uses, how he photographs luxury real estate and how they can save photographers and realtors time and money. Marc will share his lighting and post-production techniques that will take your photography to the next level. You will learn proven techniques for interior and exterior photography that will allow you to create repeatable results time after time no matter how difficult or seemingly impossible the real estate shoot may seem. Marc will share how to go into any home, assess it, light it, shoot it, and post process it. You’ll learn the basics, intermediate and advanced techniques in classroom modules and in a hands-on, live shoot in a luxury home real estate setting. These intensives are intense. No kidding. The days are long. You’ll be challenged, you’ll learn new techniques and new material. At the end of each day, you’ll leave energized by what you’ve learned to take your craft and business to the next level, and because you’ve worked your brain hard you’ll also be ready for some rest so you can approach the next new day and put to use the knowledge you gained during your intensive.



  • What’s In My Bag | Marc Shares What Gear Works Best For Him, cameras, lenses, lighting, grip and lighting modifiers
  • Inexpensive And Cutting Edge Lighting Gear | Best Bang For Your Buck
  • Learn How to Prepare Your Clients For The Shoot
  • Learn How To Use Tilt-Shift Lenses And Optimize The Field of View and Perspective
  • To Tether Or Not To Tether, And What to Use
  • Composition | Choosing The Most Flattering – Power Compositions
  • How To Compose 1-Point & 2-Point Perspectives.
  • A 4-Step Winning Process For Photographing Any Room
  • How to Light Any Room
  • Learn How To Supplement Ambient Light Using Speedlights, AD200 and Godox 360’s To Achieve Natural Looking Photos With No Evidence That Additional Lighting Was Used.
  • Innovative Interior Lighting Techniques
  • Live On Location | All Day Luxury Real Estate Photo Shoot
  • Getting the perfect twilight images in a single frame
  • Pulls ~ The Secret To Getting The Perfect Window and Interior Exposures
  • Learn What Must Be In Your Client Contracts | Learn Options For Licensing Your Images
  • Software Reveal | What To Do After The Shoot – Post Production
  • Learn How To Think In A Composite Mindset For Blending Multiple Exposures In Post
  • Post Production | From Start To Finish
  • Learn The Power Of Exposure Blending
  • Controlling and Fine Tuning Your Images With Layer Masking
  • Workshop Guide | Filled With Everything We Are Going To Cover | Given To Each Student for note taking and yours to keep


What You Learn In This Workshop can be applied to any of the sub-genres of Architectural and Real Estate Photography: Real Estate, Commercial-Residential, Commercial Real Estate Buildings & Shops, Hotels, Architecture For Architects, Restaurants, Resorts, Interiors & Interior Design Photography, Designed Outdoor Spaces, and more.


What You’ll Need

  • A Positive Mental Attitude
  • A Digital Camera ~ Either A DSLR or Mirrorless, with extra batteries, Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic are all welcome
  • 24-70mm Lens, 16-35 or Wider [ wide angle primes and 24mm primes are fine as long as there is little to no distortion ]
  • Optional ~ Tilt-Shift Lens 17mm, 19mm or 24mm
  • Tripod with rubber feet ~ [ sorry, no metal feet or spiked feet allowed ]
  • A minimum of 2 radio triggered speedlights or 2- Godox AD200, or 360 or similar.  Please…no large strobe heads.
  •  Laptop for Classroom Modules


[Please Note:  Below is a sample timeline.  The calendar dates and material covered are firm.  Please do not use to the timeline schedule below as gosspel.  Marc will email you with the final schedule a few days before the intensive.]

Mastering Luxury Real Estate Photography 3-Day Workshop Intensives Itinerary

Day One ~ Part One: Will be a classroom module presentation {see below} and Q&A.
6.5 hrs of hands-on instruction & demonstration

Day Two ~ Part Two: Will be a live, on location shoot putting into practice what has been taught in the classroom module and a post-production class on your first day.
8 hrs. of instruction, demonstration, and hands-on shooting

Day Three ~ Part Three:  Back in the classroom, we’ll focus on in-depth post-production techniques and compositing from our shoot time together and discuss in-depth contracts, licensing and the art of successful networking that will get you new clients.
8 hrs. of instruction, demonstration, and hands-on shooting

Classroom Module
Day 1

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

  • Intro & Slide Show Of Work
  • Cameras, Lenses, Lighting Gear & Grip ~ Light shaping tools and essential gear.
  • Tilt – Shift Lenses ~ Explained And Demonstrated
  • Lighting Fundamentals ~ How to use the lights and which modifiers to use
  • Using Multiple Lights ~ With Ease
  • Exposure Fundamentals ~ How To Set Up Your Camera For The Best Results
  • Lens Selections ~ Which Lenses Work Best For Each Scenario
  • Perfecting Your Verticals ~ Technique & Guide To Obtaining Perfect Verticals
  • Software Overview ~ Which software is used to achieve the final images
  • A Gentler Way To Do Exposure Blending
  • How to do Easy and Reliable HDR without “overcooking” it.
  • Q&A

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

5:00 PM

  • On location Twilight Shoot
  • Dealing with difficult Twilight scenarios
  • How to Nail Your Twilight Shoots

7 PM – 10 PM
Optional Dinner Hang Out


On Location Real Estate Shoot
Day 2

10:00 AM – 6:30 PM {end time adjust for seasonal twilight}j

  • Meet at Real Estate Photographic Location ~ To Be Announced
  • Live On Location Real Estate Photo Shoot
  • Property Walk Through ~ Planning The Shoot ~ An essential guide to seeing real estate and architecture with a critical eye.
  • Proper Angles ~ How to quickly size up a room and chose the best vantage points for the most dramatic images.
  • Tethering | Tools & What Works
  • Photographing The Space
  • The Secret Sauce ~ Nailing 95% Of The Image In Camera
  • Light It Up: Using multiple lights. Marc Will Share His Methods Of How to Light Even The Most Complex
  • Scenarios And The Most Complex Surfaces With Ease
  • You Will Learn How To Light And Photograph Interiors To Show True Color, Correct Perspective, Reveal Texture and Create Remarkable Images
  • Window Pull Method ~ You’ll Love This One
  • Twilight Shoot

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Catered Casual Lunch with Comfort Food

2:00 PM – 6:30 PM {end time adjusted for seasonal twilight}

  • Continue Live Shoot


Classroom Module
Day 3

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

  • Q&A follow up on yesterday’s luxury real estate shoot.
  • Live edit of the On Location Twilight Shoot
  • Image Critique:  You’ll be required to hand in 3 finished images in the morning that you created during your hands on luxury real estate shoot.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • We will get more in-depth with the retouching and compositing process
  • Marc will share how he deals with multiple color temperatures in a given composition
  • Final Output of images will be discussed and demonstrated
  • An in-depth discussion on Real Estate Twilight shoots.
  • Twilight images demystified. Marc will take you from RAW capture through the LR post-production process and into Photoshop for final adjustments as well as sky replacements
  • Contracts:  We will discuss an overview of RE photography contracts, Commercial RE photography contracts, and  Licensing agreements/contracts.
  • Image licensing will be discussed in detail

Mastering Luxury Real Estate Photography 3 Day Workshop Intensive


  • If you are a photographer looking to raise the bar on your skill level in the field of Real Estate Photography.
  • Photographers looking to understand and implement off camera lighting.
  • Realtors who have some knowledge of photography and are looking to photograph their own listings.
  • If you’re looking to make the move into the luxury real estate photography market.
  • Those that want to achieve a natural and dramatic look to their real estate photograph perfecting both interior and exterior ambient lighting.
  • Photographers looking to learn a proven, comprehensive, step-by-step method for producing top quality real estate imagery from inception post-production.

Click on any of the workshop dates above to enroll.

After you are approved for the workshop, you’ll be sent an e-book of the printed book {a month before you classes}  You’ll receive your printed bound copy on the first day.
The book contains all the principles that Marc will teach during your three days of attendance.
You’ll need to read it at least once in entirety before attending the intensive, to familiarize yourself with principles and concepts that we’ll be covering.

Class Room Modules: Are held the first and third days, in a comfortable hotel setting or in a luxury home.
Real Estate Photo Shoot Location: Our on location real estate shoot is always held on the 2nd day of the workshop in an impeccably furnished upscale luxury home.  The luxe home location will be announced on the first day of class.

Mastering Luxury Real Estate Photography 3 Day Workshop Intensive

Withdrawal And Refund Policy for Mastering Luxury Real Estate Photography Workshop Intensive LUXURY REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
By making a deposit or payment for a workshop, you initiate an agreement in which a seat is reserved exclusively for you and others are turned away. Enrollment is limited in our workshops, so once you have been accepted your participation is important to us – we are counting on you to attend. If you must withdraw from a course, we provide the following refund policy:
Withdraw more than 45 days before the start of the workshop and we will refund all monies paid, less a $55 application fee. Withdraw less than 45 days before the workshop: All payments are nonrefundable and nontransferable to any other person, workshop, or service.
Exception: You may receive a credit toward a future workshop or consultation if you cancel your agreement at least 30 days before the workshop begins. Your credit is good for six months from the date of your cancellation.

Marc Weisberg is an award-winning photographer based in Irvine, California. Marc specializes in Luxury Architecture & Real Estate Photography, Food + Wine Photography, and Portraiture. He’s easy to work with and produces clean, crisp, and engaging images. Marc’s photography is published internationally in over a dozen books and magazines. You can contact Marc by phone at 949.494.5084…. or email.

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