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The branches of photography regularly overlap with no one photograph ever representing just one photography field. For instance, on a single assignment, your camera tripod can be firmly set in the fields of travel, hotel and Resort Photography, all at the same time. Travel photography has always been a big part of my work as I have spent several years travelling globally as a photojournalist and documentary photographer. My work photographing resorts has been featured in the media – an example being a November, 2010 New York Times article by Lisa Keys titled “House Hunting in ...the Seychelles.” The article, including my photo of the property, were featured in the newspaper’s International Real Estate section. Above is another photo of the four-bedroom two-and-a-half bath house which was, at the time, up for sale with a price tag of $2.45 million. Both photographs make full use of natural shadows, giving depth to the features of this beautiful hillside house located on the island of Mahe’s northern coast in the Seychelles. Exterior photographs, such as this house’s frontage (as shown in the article I mentioned) and its front deck (as shown above) have to be timed perfectly when you are engaging in Resort Photography. Expertly taken exterior photographs help to set the scene, so to speak, by showing the building as a part of its surroundings. They make a good starting point when photos are to be used in “telling the story” of the property. It is always a good idea to determine beforehand if the structure faces the rising or setting sun or neither. Another smart thing for the photographer to do (as long as time and resources allow for it) is to photograph the property at different times of the day so as to get varying perspectives of how sunlight falls on its features.

Keywords: Real Estate (15), Seychelles (15).