dominican republic hotel photography

Why Having Talents in Hotel and Real Estate Imagery is Important

Once upon a time it was considered a no no to have humans in architectural and real estate photography. It was important to show exclusively the space photographed. Fewer elements in the image, the better the space will look and feel.The purpose of the job was to show the space after all, right? I actually did not use talents for a long time because it automatically became the point of attention in the photo, not just because of the person itself but also because of the way they where dressed.

But in many images the sense of scale was missing no matter how good the angle and the illumination was. It could be difficult to really know how big or small the space was. Having talents in my hotel and real estate images really has made this problem disappear. People somehow know automatically the approximate height of a human and can pretty much figure out the sense of space in the image. And, as far as being the point of attention, it can be easily taken care of by having the talent showing up moving. This can be achieved by either using slower shutter speeds in camera or having a blurring effect in post production.

Santo Domingo hotel photographer Thiago da Cunha

I have done some amazing hotel photography in Punta Cana, Cap Cana, Santo  Domingo, Playa del Carmen in Mexico and The Bahamas (Abaco and Great Exuma).  

Being involved in all things photography around the hospitality industry is really my goal as far as my photography work is consern.  Some of the hotels I have had the pleasure to photography in Santo Domingo are The Hilton Hotel (, The Barceló Santo Domingo (, and The Dominican Fiesta Hotel Santo Domingo (

With this kind of work also comes the interior photography for real estate in Santo Domingo, Bávaro, Cap Cana and Punta Cana. Photographing villas for rent and real estate is another specialty that took me to The Bahamas. Photography breathtaking views of transparent sea blue water might seem glamorous and easy but it actually is a difficult task to achieve in photography. First you have to consider the right time of the day to do this, quiet a challenge specially if you have more than one villa to photography on the same day. Then comes the decision of what technique  is going to be used to photography each villa. Later, of course, in post, comes all the work your client doesn't see you do but should be notified accordingly as part of an interior hotel photographer in Santo Domingo.


Fotógrafo de hoteles y villas en Santo Domingo Thiago da Cunha

Lo bueno de saber 4 idiomas y trabajar en la hotelería como fotógrafo al mismo tiempo es una ventaja que tengo. 

Como fotógrafo de hoteles en Santo Domingo, Bávaro, Cap Cana y Punta Cana, he tenido la oportunidad de fotografiar una buena cantidad de hoteles no sólo aqui en Santo Domingo sino también en Playa del Carmen en México y en Las Bahamas, particularmente en las islas de Abaco y Gran Exuma. 

Fotografiar hoteles me llevó a que me pidieran también fotografiar espacios de interiores para real estate. La fotografía de interiores en Santo Domingo es muy interesante ya que hay diseñadores emergentes y nuevos con ideas impecables.  

Para ser un fotógrafo de villas en Punta Cana, Cap Cana y Santo Domingo lleva muchos años de conocer no solo el mercado, sino también de técnicas fotográficas y de post- producción.  Es aqui, en la post-producción, donde el cliente paga pero no "ve" lo que el fotógrafo esta haciendo. Pero, sin lugar a dudas, tiene que ser conocido por el cliente que aveces es esta hasta más de un 50% del trabajo a realizar.

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