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Jan 25, 2012 19:25 |  #4306

That is roughly what i charge

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You could charge $2 per km to cover gas, insurance, wear-and-tear, etc ...

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Jan 26, 2012 01:20 |  #4307

Does a shot from the interior of architecture outside count? :D

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Jan 27, 2012 09:39 |  #4308

Hey guys and gals, I need your advice.

I took these two photos yesterday of a house I did for a R/E agent. He said he was really happy with the outcome...but I had an issue with these 2 images.

For some reason, every time I do a kitchen, I always get 2 different tones for the cabinets in separate images as shown below. I think it has something to do with the extra window over the sink but I have no clue how to correct that.

I've also just noticed that the photos hosted on Photobucket are darker than the originals...don't understand that either. What do you suggest I use to host images for these forums?

PS: My screen is calibrated and the original images don't look anything like the ones hosted by photobucket

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Jan 27, 2012 10:12 |  #4309

^^^ I use a Xrite Colorchecker Passport when I shoot and profile the shot in LR. I also do a white balance custom shot and set the camera to it right before the shoot. That gives me consistant color. That may not help with the online hosts, but it gives me a start.


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Jan 27, 2012 10:24 |  #4310

Joe, how are you shooting and processing your shots. Using strobes?

I shoot HDR + a flashed exposure. I merge HDR with Photomatix using a preset and batch process all my HDRs. Then I open the merged HDR in photoshop and bring in the flashed exposure on a new layer. Then I dup the layer so I have 2 flashed layers. I set the first layer mode to color and the second I adjust the opacity to around 25% . This resolves all my color issues and gives me consistent color from image to image.


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Jan 27, 2012 10:28 |  #4311

Pingman wrote in post #13777998 (external link)
^^^ I use a Xrite Colorchecker Passport when I shoot and profile the shot in LR. I also do a white balance custom shot and set the camera to it right before the shoot. That gives me consistant color. That may not help with the online hosts, but it gives me a start.

I'll have a look at Colorchecker

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Joe, how are you shooting and processing your shots. Using strobes?

I shoot HDR + a flashed exposure. I merge HDR with Photomatix using a preset and batch process all my HDRs. Then I open the merged HDR in photoshop and bring in the flashed exposure on a new layer. Then I dup the layer so I have 2 flashed layers. I set the first layer mode to color and the second I adjust the opacity to around 25% . This resolves all my color issues and gives me consistent color from image to image.

I only do HDR. I've never used flashes for R/E shoots. I will read up on that and try it next time. Thank you for the suggestion.


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Jan 27, 2012 10:31 |  #4312

I had the same color shifting issues with only shooting HDR before added a flashed exposure. I use a 580EXII mounted on camera and hold up an umbrella to shoot through. Its fairly quick and easy.


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Jan 27, 2012 10:40 |  #4313

I also have a 580EXII. I'll bring it along for my next shoot. I'll mount my Garry Fong diffuser on it since I don't have an umbrella.

TheReal7 wrote in post #13778112 (external link)
I had the same color shifting issues with only shooting HDR before added a flashed exposure. I use a 580EXII mounted on camera and hold up an umbrella to shoot through. Its fairly quick and easy.


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Jan 27, 2012 10:43 |  #4314

TheReal7 wrote in post #13778080 (external link)
Joe, how are you shooting and processing your shots. Using strobes?

I shoot HDR + a flashed exposure. I merge HDR with Photomatix using a preset and batch process all my HDRs. Then I open the merged HDR in photoshop and bring in the flashed exposure on a new layer. Then I dup the layer so I have 2 flashed layers. I set the first layer mode to color and the second I adjust the opacity to around 25% . This resolves all my color issues and gives me consistent color from image to image.

Been meaning to try this. Why the 2 layers? Can't you just have 1 layer at 25%?

Also, how do you mount your flash? On or off-camera? What power? Do you bounce?

I was thinking of mounting off-camera on a stand with a small softbox at a low power.




  
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Jan 27, 2012 10:50 |  #4315

Joe.Recon wrote in post #13778173 (external link)
I also have a 580EXII. I'll bring it along for my next shoot. I'll mount my Garry Fong diffuser on it since I don't have an umbrella.

I like those Garry Fong's, they work pretty good for me. I tried umbrellas before, I did not like the outcome for a large area. Many guys just bounce their flashes off the ceiling.


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Jan 27, 2012 11:18 |  #4316

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Been meaning to try this. Why the 2 layers? Can't you just have 1 layer at 25%?

Also, how do you mount your flash? On or off-camera? What power? Do you bounce?

I was thinking of mounting off-camera on a stand with a small softbox at a low power.

The layer set to color is a major part of color correcting. Just blending one exposure normally at %25 will correct a bit of the color but I find the extra layer solves all my color issues and gets me consistent color from image to image.

Here is a recent shoot and you'll notice the colors are very consistent from angle to angle.

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I mount on camera and hand hold my umbrella. Again, this is quick and easy but not as flexible as using a stand. With stands you'll be taking more time shooting. If that is not an issue then give it a try.

I use my flash in ETTL mode and usually +1/3 or +2/3 FE for most rooms and -1/3 or -2/3 FE for small rooms like bathrooms with a lot of white in them.

Pingman wrote in post #13778231 (external link)
I like those Garry Fong's, they work pretty good for me. I tried umbrellas before, I did not like the outcome for a large area. Many guys just bounce their flashes off the ceiling.

Oddly, I stopped using my GF diffuser and it sits at home. Haven't used it since I started using and umbrella.


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Jan 27, 2012 11:57 |  #4317

+1...time to use flash


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Jan 27, 2012 16:35 |  #4318

TheReal7 wrote in post #13778416 (external link)
The layer set to color is a major part of color correcting. Just blending one exposure normally at %25 will correct a bit of the color but I find the extra layer solves all my color issues and gets me consistent color from image to image.

Here is a recent shoot and you'll notice the colors are very consistent from angle to angle.

http://www.mylistingph​otos.ca …grunthal&catid=​1:listings (external link)

I mount on camera and hand hold my umbrella. Again, this is quick and easy but not as flexible as using a stand. With stands you'll be taking more time shooting. If that is not an issue then give it a try.

I use my flash in ETTL mode and usually +1/3 or +2/3 FE for most rooms and -1/3 or -2/3 FE for small rooms like bathrooms with a lot of white in them.

Hmm interesting. So you just copy the layer and make one 25%? I'll have to give that a shot (pun intended).

Thanks for the tips.




  
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Jan 27, 2012 16:41 |  #4319

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Have a look at how I use smugmug folks. (follow the link to my webby).

It is still Work In Progress, but it really does nearly everything I need.

Interested to know how you set this up. I have a smugmug acct, but just the power (not pro). I'm just getting started and would like to keep my costs down if possible.


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Jan 27, 2012 17:39 |  #4320

Joe.Recon wrote in post #13777821 (external link)
Hey guys and gals, I need your advice.

I took these two photos yesterday of a house I did for a R/E agent. He said he was really happy with the outcome...but I had an issue with these 2 images.

For some reason, every time I do a kitchen, I always get 2 different tones for the cabinets in separate images as shown below. I think it has something to do with the extra window over the sink but I have no clue how to correct that.

I've also just noticed that the photos hosted on Photobucket are darker than the originals...don't understand that either. What do you suggest I use to host images for these forums?

PS: My screen is calibrated and the original images don't look anything like the ones hosted by photobucket

Joe, that is quite strange. I don't think that has every happened to me like this. I typically shoot my AEB set without a flash. If I'm having a WB issue, I will take a flash frame to blend in later. I use a similar method as Scott does to blend it in.

Do you by chance have a photo with both sides of the cabinets in the same photo?

Also, which one is correct?


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