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If you owned this building/business, would you like the photo?

 
MikeFairbanks
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Jan 29, 2010 21:31 |  #1

Think of it from a business owner or building owner's point of view, and not a photographer.

I made this look illustrated. I ran 4 images through Photomatix, and then adjusted some color through photoshop elements. After that I ran it through Topaz adjust, cranked up the strength, and then went back and grabbed the while/yellowish walls and smoothed them out a couple times, and isolated and smoothed out the sky about five times, each time boosting the saturation a bit.

I'm not trying to sell it, and it was shot just out of fun, so I have nothing to lose with this small project.

Any C&C is appreciated.

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Jan 29, 2010 21:33 |  #2

It looks a bit too processed for my taste.




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Jan 29, 2010 21:38 as a reply to texaspancake's post |  #3

I personally gotta say no. It's dark and so everything BUT the business itself stands out. I think there's a lot you can do with the reflections in the windows there, it could 'pop' a lot more than it does now.


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Jan 29, 2010 22:07 |  #4

You'd need to get rid of the dark gloomy look to it. It needs to be bright. Equate bright with good, dark with bad (gloom).


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Jan 29, 2010 22:12 |  #5
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I agree it needs to not be "dark" and the cars in the window reflections are not appealing, they distract from the business we are suppose to be looking at.

You might try to photo just before sun down or sun up. When the sun goes under the cloud cover and hits the building just right for dynamic light, also at that time of day there may be fewer cars in the parking lot to give a better view of the building.

Use photoshop to remove the "lights" inside the building we can see shine through the windows on the left behind the tree.

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I personally got to say no. It's dark and so everything BUT the business itself stands out. I think there's a lot you can do with the reflections in the windows there, it could 'pop' a lot more than it does now.




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Jan 29, 2010 22:48 |  #6

too over processed, if i was a business owner, i'd want a more natural look. it's also to dark, especially at the top. for advertising purposes you'd want something with more pop.


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Jan 29, 2010 22:56 |  #7

also, try shooting when the parking lot isn't as full. that way, you get to see more of the building/property/land​scaping


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Jan 30, 2010 06:09 |  #8

No. Bad composition. Too much sky, sidewalks cut in half. Cars cut in half horizontally and vertically. I would want my business to look bright, happy and inviting. This looks dark and shadowy and uninviting.

That was meant in an honest, productive tone. Hope that helps.


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Jan 30, 2010 09:15 |  #9

Great comments.

It's interesting how the comments of others, once I read them, make sense and then I see.

I can't argue with any of the above comments, so it's back to the drawing board, so to speak.

Like I said, this isn't for anything other than learning. I'm not actually working for anyone in terms of the photo being taken. Just pretending. It's all about the learning.

I appreciated the comments, and agree with them all.


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Jan 31, 2010 20:12 |  #10

no i wouldnt. its to dark, but it has potential with some different settings.


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Jan 31, 2010 20:20 |  #11

Nope, the shadows look smeared. I dont know if this is a commissioned shot, but I dont know that HDR is the route for this type of shot.




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Feb 01, 2010 14:40 |  #12

IMO - The answer would be no since the company name is dark and slightly blurry.


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Feb 01, 2010 14:47 |  #13

CannedHeat wrote in post #9503222external link
I would want my business to look bright, happy and inviting.

Along this same vein, I'd want nice, green, leafy trees as well.

Summer time is much happier than dead tree time.

Just thinking out loud.


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Feb 02, 2010 05:27 |  #14

like everyone else i would have to say no only because of the darkness


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Feb 02, 2010 05:41 |  #15

I'd say no because... 1. the processing looks overdone, 2. the cars make it look like a snapshot 3. Composition isn't great

Go back when the car park is empty, at sunrise/sunset with the colours reflected in all that glass or is it illuminated at night?


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