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  • Writer's pictureAnn Gilbert

Twilight Photography & Real Estate 360 Virtual Tours

Updated: Nov 8, 2022

Long gone are the days in which virtual reality was just available for us at high tech museums and amusement parks. Thanks to the wonders of photography and digital solutions, we can now create virtual tours about literally anything we want. And in fact, you don't have to be a heavy Internet user to have already experienced this. Virtual exploration has become quite a common thing for public spaces, but there is a market that is just awakening to the wonders of virtual tours. And this is of course Real Estate.

Generally speaking, society lives in a rushed pace that makes "visiting a place just to see it" quite a challenging and "time consuming" task to perform. Virtual tours have reduced considerably the amount of time people need to actually see a place.. And of course, without the hassle of making appointments, fighting through traffic, or depending on good weather conditions to visit a place.

Since virtual reality appeared in the Real Estate world, the market has even become healthier than a couple of years ago. We at Homeoptix have embraced this possibility since day one, and due to our recent improvement in our 360 Panoramic Photography workflow, this seems like a whole new world to us. It doesn't matter if you are trying to market a huge flat or just a tiny bedroom, virtual tours are the best way to go if you want to deliver experiences that will convert quicker into sales. People are just not settling for just a couple of photos or videos, they want exploration freedom, just like if they were standing in the middle of the place! And that's what virtual tours are all about.

We are quite confident about this following fact; if you are looking for the best real estate photographer in Virginia Beach and the Hampton Roads Areas, you can count on us.

We know the best times of the day for both regular photography and virtual tour suited images, and of course we know which is the best time for the year in which beach properties look the best! Contact us for more information on how virtual tours can enhance the buying decision from a lead client. Take a look at some our recent work!


You'll hardly ever find a photographer that isn't fond towards the dim silvered light twilights give. And Real Estate photography usually benefits from this, especially when dealing with contemporary architecture. We've been experimenting this phenomena in one of the most light generous places we'll ever met before, and that is Virginia Beach. In order to achieve a flattering profile of a building, certain techniques such as "long exposures" are required, but this simply can't be done in a flattering way during harsh sun hours. That's why we like to hold on tight for that beautiful twilight light to arrive.After the sky gets silvered out, and the soft light brings out all the textures living on each and every single surface outside a building or a house, that's when our cameras start working out! We usually use neutral density filters to enhance light beams and clouds surrounding a place. This results in images that simply can't be ignored by people browsing for a place to rent or to live.

This is important for you to know it if you are planning on hiring a real estate photography service like us because we don't like to work during midday sun to shoot a true twilight. Therefore expect us to design a plan that would require us to be there around noon to a bit late evening hours. This again, in order to capture the most beautiful features of your place.If you are reading this, it will be extremely likely that you'll be looking for the best real estate photography firm in Virginia beach and the Hampton Roads Area. Please get in touch with us so we can arrange a meeting and talk further on all the things that we need to know in order to portray your place as the most gorgeous thing you'd ever seen. Our work is guaranteed to impress! Check out some of our photography packages.

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