About

About

Seattle Real Estate Photography is a professional photography and design service provided by Seattle area photographer Maxwell Balmain.

A working professional for over twenty years, Maxwell Balmain has extensive experience in editorial and commercial photography. Editorial work includes staff newspaper photographer positions on both coasts plus freelance news & magazine work. Credits include the New York Times, New York Daily News, Business Week, Tennis Magazine, Polo, Runners World, The National, Toronto Star, London Times and others.

Max has always worked in the commercial world, photographing corporate portraits, industry catalogs, annual reports and images for the web. Clients include Swedish Medical Center, Microsoft, Windermere and a variety of smaller local businesses.

With experience in all the popular film formats (35mm, medium format, 4x5 large format and medium format 6x17 panoramic), Max has been a hands on witness to the dramatic evolution of the trade. Currently most work is done with full frame digital Canon SLR cameras and three professional Canon Tilt-Shift TSE lenses.

Home Listing Samples

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Sometimes individual home galleries (produced from a single home listing) can tell more about a real estate photographer's skill and approach than a single "highlight" folder comprised from years of work...

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Articles & More

  • Technique

    When it comes to photographic technique the options are endless, even with professional speciality areas like real estate photography...

  • Real Estate Photography 101

    High end architectural photography is a meticulous and painfully slow process. Not to mention expensive! Some regard real estate work as architectural photography's poor cousin. Of course there is a sensible middle ground here: professional photography services without breaking the bank...

  • The Tripod

    The TRIPOD: yes it slows down the work, but there is no more vital piece of equipment in the photographer's kit than the tripod...

  • Why Tilt-Shift lenses?

    Does your real estate photographer use Tilt-Shift lenses? These fancy optics cost a small fortune. Here is why they are worth every penny...