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Feb 08, 2012 19:37 |  #4471

We had a recce two days before where we discussed logistics and the shot list. Every shot was staged on the day. For example, this is my shot of a previous space from my recce:

(i posted it before but i'm using a different 'before' shot that was shot on a different day to illustrate what i'm getting at)

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and this is the final shot, with staging and retouching that was taken two days later:

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Granted, the recce shot is completely underexposed (i was using a 17-40 at something like f6.3 or something, in a dimly lit room, handheld)and unusable save for anything but planning and visualizing the final image, but i think that explains what might take so long.

These are also all shot tethered and the client is there approving images as they come off the camera.

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Feb 08, 2012 19:51 |  #4472

I had to lookup recce. Learned something new today.

I am not a professional, but something looks off with the 3 apple computers in the second shot. The laptop looks much smaller than I would think it should look, and the 2 iMac's look a lot wider.

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Feb 08, 2012 19:56 |  #4473

Here are a few from today (real Estate).

Please C&C as I want to improve.

All shot with Canon 5DMkII and Canon TSE 17 mm. Processed 7 images in LR Enfuse (exposure fusion) and extra shot per set with a flash bounced off of ceiling.

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Feb 08, 2012 21:14 |  #4474

SuperHuman21 wrote in post #13852403 (external link)
That's an insane amount of time compared to RE shooting. Did you guys already have designated places to shoot or was it all done on the fly? I wonder if it could've been done much faster if it was planned in advance.

I was shooting something for a client in a new wing that had yet to open and Hedrich Blessing was doing the architectural shots and it was a half day to get one shot. Large format digital, half dozen assistants, 10 maybe 12 lights etc.

So I'd say 5 shots in 6 hours is crank'n especially for the quality that the client is getting.




  
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Feb 08, 2012 21:14 |  #4475

What lens did you use for the exterior shot? It's not a bad photo but the perspective along the right-hand corner looks funny. Almost like the front is a one-dimensional facade like they'd use in the movies.

The distortion in #2 also seems off. The couch looks like it's resting on a sloping floor and the ceiling looks higher on the right side than on the left. Would shooting from the exact center of the room have helped with that problem?

Other than that, I like your compositions, colors, and exposures. Good job. (Perhaps darken the side of the slightly opened dresser drawer?)


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Feb 08, 2012 22:47 |  #4476

cacawcacaw wrote in post #13852956 (external link)
What lens did you use for the exterior shot? It's not a bad photo but the perspective along the right-hand corner looks funny. Almost like the front is a one-dimensional facade like they'd use in the movies.

The distortion in #2 also seems off. The couch looks like it's resting on a sloping floor and the ceiling looks higher on the right side than on the left. Would shooting from the exact center of the room have helped with that problem?

Other than that, I like your compositions, colors, and exposures. Good job. (Perhaps darken the side of the slightly opened dresser drawer?)

Thank you sir. I will try and correct what you pointed out on my next shoot.

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Feb 09, 2012 06:33 |  #4477

Good shots Joe, I like them. I see you've photoshopped the tv lol. Nice.


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Feb 09, 2012 12:13 |  #4478

discoduck wrote in post #13854548 (external link)
Good shots Joe, I like them. I see you've photoshopped the tv lol. Nice.

Thank you. Yes I photoshoped the TV, I always do now. My clients like it. I also photoshop fire places.


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Feb 09, 2012 12:19 as a reply to  @ Joe.Recon's post |  #4479

Nice job joe. My only comment would be you might want to also make a second exposure for the light outside and blend the two images because the windows are a bit hot exposure wise. Nice job with perspective.




  
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Feb 09, 2012 12:48 |  #4480

airfrogusmc wrote in post #13856215 (external link)
Nice job joe. My only comment would be you might want to also make a second exposure for the light outside and blend the two images because the windows are a bit hot exposure wise. Nice job with perspective.

Good point. Noted and thank you.


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Feb 10, 2012 18:03 |  #4481

I just LOVE shooting a house full of kids with a parent who has NO control over them!!!!!

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Feb 10, 2012 18:08 |  #4482

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I just LOVE shooting a house full of kids with a parent who has NO control over them!!!!!

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That angry man and the rest of the post is ironic. :p

Seriously though, people bugging me while I'm out shooting has to be the #1 annoying thing ever.


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Feb 10, 2012 21:02 |  #4483

SuperHuman21 wrote in post #13864844 (external link)
That angry man and the rest of the post is ironic. :p

Seriously though, people bugging me while I'm out shooting has to be the #1 annoying thing ever.

Agreed. The last house I shot when it came to shooting the guest rooms, I set the camera up and he was like

'oh, you fixing to take a picture of that room?"
(I wanted to say no I just wanted to see what this room looked like through my camera. It will be at least an hour before I shoot this one. Just a doing a little planning. But I digress.)
I said yes why?
"Oh I want to put this tree in that room."
OK.
(so i move my camera. He places the tree. I set back up. I take the shot. Then move to the next room.)
Repeat.
Same tree two rooms.

And just before that he had a hell of an argument with his soon to be ex wife. Later on in the shoot he was removing pictures from the wall. He looks at me and says he don't want any shots with both of them that can be recognized. I told him to leave them and I would blur the faces in post. At least that would be faster. And I hadn't had dinner and was getting cranky.

Damn. So was it a full moon this past week or something.


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Feb 11, 2012 08:36 |  #4484

TheReal7 wrote in post #13864826 (external link)
I just LOVE shooting a house full of kids with a parent who has NO control over them!!!!!

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Or a wild dog. Dogs blurred across a long exposure are my fav! LOLOL:lol:


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Feb 11, 2012 11:32 |  #4485

airfrogusmc wrote in post #13852955 (external link)
I was shooting something for a client in a new wing that had yet to open and Hedrich Blessing was doing the architectural shots and it was a half day to get one shot. Large format digital, half dozen assistants, 10 maybe 12 lights etc.

So I'd say 5 shots in 6 hours is crank'n especially for the quality that the client is getting.

Interesting. I must've forgotten that what Mike was shooting is different from RE. I can understand that. What usually takes me about 5-7 mins a ring to shoot, can easily take an hour if I start to play around with the light.

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Agreed. The last house I shot when it came to shooting the guest rooms, I set the camera up and he was like

'oh, you fixing to take a picture of that room?"
(I wanted to say no I just wanted to see what this room looked like through my camera. It will be at least an hour before I shoot this one. Just a doing a little planning. But I digress.)
I said yes why?
"Oh I want to put this tree in that room."
OK.
(so i move my camera. He places the tree. I set back up. I take the shot. Then move to the next room.)
Repeat.
Same tree two rooms.

And just before that he had a hell of an argument with his soon to be ex wife. Later on in the shoot he was removing pictures from the wall. He looks at me and says he don't want any shots with both of them that can be recognized. I told him to leave them and I would blur the faces in post. At least that would be faster. And I hadn't had dinner and was getting cranky.

Damn. So was it a full moon this past week or something.

:lol: I guess it also comes with the photographer type. People see a young fella and assume I don't know what to do or what they want. Part luck, I tell ya.


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