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Apr 25, 2011 18:21 |  #1936

SuperHuman21 wrote in post #12291554 (external link)
Allen, personally, I'd prefer the curtain to be brighter and I think that is what's making it seem too warm and a tad darker than it really is.

I politely disagree - I think it looks blown out.

I think he got warm and cozy with the final blend.

Now if he could do SOMETHING about that carpet... Oh well, its a camera, not a magic wand.


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Apr 25, 2011 18:22 as a reply to  @ post 12291554 |  #1937

Yeah the client didn't though. I kinda like it better brighter too.




  
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Apr 25, 2011 18:22 |  #1938

apixelintime wrote in post #12291571 (external link)
I politely disagree - I think it looks blown out.

I think he got warm and cozy with the final blend.

Now if he could do SOMETHING about that carpet... Oh well, its a camera, not a magic wand.

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Apr 25, 2011 19:46 |  #1939

apixelintime wrote in post #12291571 (external link)
I politely disagree - I think it looks blown out.

I think he got warm and cozy with the final blend.

Now if he could do SOMETHING about that carpet... Oh well, its a camera, not a magic wand.

It all depends on the look I suppose. I haven't tried brightening it up but I just felt like it would be better, so no idea if it'll blow out at all.

Haha, yeah, for real. That carpet ruined a perfect room for me.


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Apr 25, 2011 19:48 |  #1940

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Anyone see this? Doesn't look like a $4 million home to me with such pictures. http://realestate.yaho​o.com …-cabin-for-4-million.html (external link)

Get Mike Kelley in there, and after he shoots it, they can sell it for $8 million... :-)


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Apr 25, 2011 20:50 |  #1941

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Get Mike Kelley in there, and after he shoots it, they can sell it for $8 million... :-)

bw! But...

Who's Mike Kelley? :p Seriously though, you think they would if they really want to sell that. Talk about being broke as a joke now that these agents actually have to work. I may not have experience shooting for them on a job (I shot some for an agent who is friends with us for a relative for free) but I have some agent relatives. I know how they were before the economy and guess what one of them told us before when we were building a home? She didn't like filling out a whole bunch of papers before and just tossed out a whole stack of papers that we thought we needed and she said she'll just take care of it. Talk about easy work.


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Apr 26, 2011 09:11 |  #1942

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Cleaned up the blue under the sofa table and chairs and in the reflections on the clock and cabinet. Better?
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Much better with the blues cleaned up. To answer your first question, it looks naturally warm. I really like the way you kept the natural shadows in place. A lot of people try to blow the shadows out too much and then you loose that natural look.


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Apr 26, 2011 09:15 |  #1943

SuperHuman21 wrote in post #12291112 (external link)
Anyone see this? Doesn't look like a $4 million home to me with such pictures. http://realestate.yaho​o.com …-cabin-for-4-million.html (external link)

Another fine example of why agents should not take their own photos. It looks like crap. Was he standing on a stool pointing down for that kitchen shot? Really? People still do that these days?

$4mil is a $120k commission, assuming the listing agent gets 3%. How sad is a person that won't spend money to get a $120k commission. Heck, even if it doesn't sell, at least you know you did your best. Very, very sad. That agents should be fired.


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Apr 26, 2011 09:21 |  #1944

airfrogusmc wrote in post #12291576 (external link)
Yeah the client didn't though. I kinda like it better brighter too.

This is where doing what the clients wants is best. There are times where I have had clients tell me to blow the windows out to make the rooms look really, really bright. No matter how much I try to show them how it looks better with natural shadows and what have you, they want what they want. There is a distinct difference in the two images in how the eye flows around the room. In the blended one it is much easier for the eye to take note of the space and colors and warmth. However, in the original, the really bright windows does distract the eye just a tad. You very possible could have use the original and toned down the window with a Curves layer mask, but I still think the blended one you posted delivers a warm, natural looking image.


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Apr 26, 2011 09:22 |  #1945

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It all depends on the look I suppose. I haven't tried brightening it up but I just felt like it would be better, so no idea if it'll blow out at all.

Haha, yeah, for real. That carpet ruined a perfect room for me.

I think the carpet and the fixture on the ceiling are equally guilty.


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Apr 26, 2011 09:32 |  #1946

SuperHuman21 wrote in post #12292354 (external link)
bw! But...

Who's Mike Kelley? :p Seriously though, you think they would if they really want to sell that. Talk about being broke as a joke now that these agents actually have to work. I may not have experience shooting for them on a job (I shot some for an agent who is friends with us for a relative for free) but I have some agent relatives. I know how they were before the economy and guess what one of them told us before when we were building a home? She didn't like filling out a whole bunch of papers before and just tossed out a whole stack of papers that we thought we needed and she said she'll just take care of it. Talk about easy work.

We have about 2,800 agents in the city I live in. Last year, at the end of October, 1,400 of them had not had a single transaction. So many of them go in when things were booming that none of them ever learned how to actually work. They had it to easy. You could put a home on the MLS and it would sell in 1-3 months (most of the time). Then, when values took a dive, agents just blamed it on appraisers. "Oh, that stupid appraiser killed my deal." Then, when the values kept going down that is when the separation between the pros and the cons took place. The ones that actually knew how to work are still working and the others are not, or working very little.

The days of doing 'just enough' are gone and will be for a while. The only ones that are going to survive this are the ones that realize they have to go above and beyond if they want their listings to actually sell. Or, they have to be one of those agents that plays the price game. You know, they keep lowering the price until it sells. We all know how great that is for the market. :rolleyes: What most of them are too dumb to realize is that once the house is lowered $10k they have already lost more in commission than it would cost to have professional photos taken. $10 on the sale price is $300 in commission to the agent. The agent would rather lower the price $20k than spend a few hundred bucks getting some good photos. That my friends, it just dumb. And don't even get me started on the homes that sell for $50k or $100k or even $500k less than the original list price. When you get to a certain price point, the buyer expects more. They expect a better presentation than the buyer of a $250k home expects.


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Apr 26, 2011 10:01 |  #1947

A couple from yesterday that I really like!

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Apr 26, 2011 12:21 |  #1948

that first shot is great. those dining room chairs are god awful though!


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Apr 26, 2011 13:05 |  #1949

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that first shot is great. those dining room chairs are god awful though!

Definitely not my style but composition wise, they bring different lines then the norm. That is what I like about it :D


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Apr 26, 2011 20:17 |  #1950

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Much better with the blues cleaned up. To answer your first question, it looks naturally warm. I really like the way you kept the natural shadows in place. A lot of people try to blow the shadows out too much and then you loose that natural look.

Ok cool thanks guys for your comments.




  
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