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Mar 06, 2011 15:00 |  #1456

I went downtown to shoot the Minneapolis Central Library this weekend (just for fun). The unique architecture is cool, but it's a mixed lighting nightmare. In the end, I liked the blue glow of the diffused light coming in the skylights, so I took the easy way out and didn't attempt to adjust it to match the interior.


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Mar 06, 2011 15:43 |  #1457
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my god that whole thing's a library? I didn't know that many books existed!


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Mar 06, 2011 17:47 |  #1458

SnapShot Photos wrote in post #11968049 (external link)
my god that whole thing's a library? I didn't know that many books existed!

Tax dollars at work ;)


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Mar 06, 2011 17:56 |  #1459

foyer > kitchen. are reflections in couter tops and other smooth surfaces fround upon?
any c&c welcome... also would you have flipped back the rug? i'm thinking i should have.

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Mar 06, 2011 18:23 |  #1460

TheReal7 wrote in post #11954594 (external link)
A few from yesterday!

Nice work.

Luxury wrote in post #11961748 (external link)
^Really good info!

Hey Mike, what is your workflow as far as fireplaces go?

Photoshop 'em all.

A lit fireplace won't detract from a photo, in my opinion, plus it's like a light - the potential buyer wants to know that it works.

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I wish the fireplace gas was turned on when I shot this. Ooops, the colors are off just a tad because I save this as AdobeRGB.

By the way, this was a hand held three frame bracket with no flash at all.

photoshop it ;)


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Mar 06, 2011 18:26 |  #1461

Tiger_993 wrote in post #11967815 (external link)
I went downtown to shoot the Minneapolis Central Library this weekend (just for fun). The unique architecture is cool, but it's a mixed lighting nightmare. In the end, I liked the blue glow of the diffused light coming in the skylights, so I took the easy way out and didn't attempt to adjust it to match the interior.




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sweet.


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Mar 06, 2011 18:30 |  #1462

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Not sure what you are reading, but flash in NOT necessary for HDR. If you cover the entire DR with your frames then what is the point of the flash? Now, if you want to do things like MK does, then yes, you need a flash. There have been a few times I have used a flash but it was for pulling out shadows. I will fire off the flash in different directions for multiple frames. Then, I blend those images into one 'Flash Blend'. I use that as a layer in PS to help pull out shadows.

I know of guys that say HDR is not possible with out a flash, this isn't so. Just look at my shots, do they not have well lit interiors and window views? Well, I did it without a flash. It is all in how you blend the images. I like Enfuse, personally. If the DR is really high then I make multiple blends...one for the window view, one for the interior, and one for the entire AEB set. Then I blend those together in layers and I never needed a flash. I can use layer masks to pull out shadows rather quickly.

As for lens, I still suggest the Tokina 12-24 to everyone using a crop sensor. I love that lens and it has done an excellent job for me over the years. One of these days I will upgrade it to the new version but I'm in no hurry. I like the fact I can zoom in if I need to in order to get a better composition. I know there are some die-hard fans of primes, but using a prime means you have to move the tripod around even more or spend more time in PP cropping to the best composition. It is a lot easier to just zoom in a tad, shoot, move to next shot.

pretty much agreed 100%. i'm now doing all my blending manually in photoshop via masks, as i just began to detest PM's lack of control.

i'm bracketing seven shots, one stop apart, then creating a scene lit entirely with flash with multiple stobes/modifiers, and then blending that all by hand, usually 2 or 3 of the ambient exposures blended with the flash scene to get what i want. i find that gets the most natural result in terms of color and light quality, but it's also very time consuming. so it all depends on your business model. i can't really shoot more than two homes a week without getting overworked, whereas someone else (like TG above) shoots many more a week and needs to be quick.


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Mar 06, 2011 22:33 |  #1463

mikekelley wrote in post #11968938 (external link)
pretty much agreed 100%. i'm now doing all my blending manually in photoshop via masks, as i just began to detest PM's lack of control.

i'm bracketing seven shots, one stop apart, then creating a scene lit entirely with flash with multiple stobes/modifiers, and then blending that all by hand, usually 2 or 3 of the ambient exposures blended with the flash scene to get what i want. i find that gets the most natural result in terms of color and light quality, but it's also very time consuming. so it all depends on your business model. i can't really shoot more than two homes a week without getting overworked, whereas someone else (like TG above) shoots many more a week and needs to be quick.


I'm learning how to blend manually right now with the ps book y'all told me about....have you ever thought bat posting a tutorial on YouTube on it? Let me know if you get around to it, I'd love to see how you go about it...


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Mar 07, 2011 08:12 |  #1464

mikekelley wrote in post #11968938 (external link)
i'm bracketing seven shots, one stop apart, then creating a scene lit entirely with flash with multiple stobes/modifiers, and then blending that all by hand, usually 2 or 3 of the ambient exposures blended with the flash scene to get what i want. i find that gets the most natural result in terms of color and light quality, but it's also very time consuming. so it all depends on your business model. i can't really shoot more than two homes a week without getting overworked, whereas someone else (like TG above) shoots many more a week and needs to be quick.

I want to learn to do that as well. Not for my current business model where I shoot 15 houses or more/week but for the high end stuff..

This is my objective of 2011 to land a few high end contracts like hotels and such. Then really take my time with layers, flashes etc..


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Mar 07, 2011 09:47 |  #1465

DingAnSich wrote in post #11968781 (external link)
foyer > kitchen. are reflections in couter tops and other smooth surfaces fround upon?
any c&c welcome... also would you have flipped back the rug? i'm thinking i should have.

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I have no problems with reflections. Shiny and reflective usually means "new" and polished. Good selling points.

The first images looks rather warm. Looking at the heating vent and matting on the photo are very yellow/warm. A tweak in the WB may be in order.

I tend to say away from straight on compositions. It works sometimes but not most times and often makes the composition feel choked.

If you had included the view in the room on the left or the entrance to the right would have opened up the photo a lot and still would showcase the stairs.

#2 is a little dark in the shadows. A simple "highlights & shadows" adjustment in photoshop would be the quickest fix for the shadow detail.


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Mar 07, 2011 11:11 |  #1466

what picture is better? first link or second?

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Mar 07, 2011 11:25 |  #1467
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you have some bad haloing around the lights in both


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Mar 07, 2011 11:36 |  #1468

Your verticals are allllllllll over the place; the crop doesn't help this. You have the biggest problem with the oven coming in from the side, which is leaning as if it is drunk. I might crop the oven out. I also think the HDR is overdone, which isn't necessarily ideal for an interior shot.


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Mar 07, 2011 11:36 |  #1469

yea i noticed that too... but one is done in photomatix, the other done in enfuse... thats the difference im trying to see...can you tell the difference?


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Mar 07, 2011 11:50 |  #1470

gs3= photomatix
gs4 = enfuse


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