About Barry Cunningham

I received my first camera as a gift from my parents when I was about 12 years old. I was taking a trip to visit family in Calgary, Alberta and they thought I would like a way to document everything and everyone I encountered. It was an old 35mm Kodak film model with a pop-up flash and from the first time I got my hands on it I wore it out! That camera served me well for many years but, eventually, it was time to move on. As my passion for photography grew, I worked my way up the camera food chain until I purchased my first Nikon film SLR back in the late ‘90s. This is where I really began to hone my skills and remember spending hours experimenting with different lighting techniques, camera setting, locations and subjects to create exactly what I saw in my mind’s eye. I still have that camera and love to break it out every once in a while when I get a craving for the look of film. Then, everything changed as the world of digital photography began to enter the mainstream. My first digital camera was a Nikon Coolpix 950. I shot a lot of landscapes and scenery and tons of photos of my family. I loved the instant feedback I got with a DSLR, and I started craving more knowledge. Soon, friends started asking for all kinds of portraits and photo services. I quickly learned that portraits were a very different kind of photography from landscapes. And I couldn’t learn fast enough! I loved learning about lighting, posing, post-processing, and everything else you need to know for making your portraits amazing. Since then I haven’t stopped learning. I have been able to move up through the cameras and lenses to now working with high-end Nikon gear and many lenses. What used to fit in a small camera bag now needs a large backpack and accessory bags to carry. These days I use them mostly for events, weddings, and portraits of all kinds, but I still love going out and finding photos in my surroundings; I can sit and wait for that perfect moment for a whole day. Over the past 12 years, I’ve gained a ton of experience in this craft, but I am still learning, and I will never stop learning. I want to continue to get better and find new techniques for my photography. And of course I want to continue making people smile, laugh, and even cry when they see their photos. That is the greatest reward I can get and is what I strive for every time I pick up my camera.

Not All Sunsets Are Created Equally

Sunsets are one of nature's most breathtaking displays of color and beauty. As a real estate photographer, capturing the perfect sunset can add an extra layer of magic to your photos. However, not all sunsets are created equal. The colors and hues of a sunset can vary greatly depending on several factors. Atmospheric Conditions [...]

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Branding Videos and Why You Need One

In the world of real estate, establishing a strong brand is critical for success. One powerful tool for creating a strong brand identity is a branding video. A branding video is a short, professionally produced video that communicates your unique brand message to your target audience. In this blog post, we will discuss why [...]

What Are The Advantages Of Including Twilight Photography In Your Real Estate Listing?

Enhanced ambiance: Twilight photography can showcase the property's exterior and interior in a unique and visually appealing way, highlighting its ambiance and setting a tone for the property. Increased visual interest: Twilight photography often includes a mix of natural and artificial light, creating a visually interesting and dynamic image that can help to capture [...]

Why Should Home Stagers Use A Professional Real Estate Photographer?

Home stagers use professional real estate photographers for several reasons, including: High-quality images: A professional photographer has the skills, equipment, and experience to produce high-quality images that accurately showcase a property's features, layout, and ambiance. Increased appeal: By using professional photography, home stagers can present a property in its best light, highlighting its strengths [...]

6 Ways To Repurpose Photos For Real Estate Agents

Social Media: Share high-quality photos of properties on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to reach a wider audience and generate interest in a property. Listings: Use photos in online listings to showcase a property's features and layout. Make sure to use a mix of exterior and interior shots to give potential [...]

4 Problems A Realtor Could Face By Not Using Video

Not incorporating video content into a real estate marketing strategy can lead to several problems. Here are four problems that real estate agents could face if they don't use video: Lack of engagement: With video content, real estate agents have the opportunity to showcase properties in a dynamic and engaging way, attracting the attention [...]

Elevate Your Brand in 2023 With Real Estate Photography and Video

Creating a strong brand is crucial for success in the real estate industry. A distinctive brand identity sets you apart from the competition and establishes your company as a unique entity. However, maintaining and elevating your brand is just as important as creating it. So, if you are a real estate agent looking to [...]

Why real estate agents should do more videos + 11 video ideas

Video content is becoming increasingly popular in the real estate industry as it provides a unique and engaging way to showcase properties. In this digital age, real estate agents should embrace video content to stay ahead of the competition and better reach potential buyers. Here are 11 video ideas that real estate agents can [...]

Why professional real estate photography is essential

Professional real estate photography is essential for making a property stand out in a competitive market. Today's buyers begin their search for a new home online, and high-quality images are often the first thing they see. With so many properties available to view online, it's important that your listing captures their attention and showcases [...]

How To Prepare A House For A Photography Session

Preparing a house for a photography session is crucial in ensuring that the property is presented in its best possible light. Here are some tips on how to prepare a house for a photography session: Declutter and clean: Remove any personal items and clean the house thoroughly. This will help to create a more [...]

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