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john_galt
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Feb 11, 2012 12:56 |  #4486

i plan on shooting a restaurant that is dimly lit, no windows so no external light. has some lit fish tanks in the middle to divide the room. would you recommend using off camera flash or just blending multiple exposures to keep the dim mood? or would flash on low power still be beneficial and be able to capture the dim lighting? my ps skills are no where near the skills in this thread yet.


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Feb 11, 2012 13:44 |  #4487

Joe.Recon wrote in post #13852545 (external link)
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.

Here is the link for the rest of them : Today's shoot (external link)
I know its a link and I don't expect you all to visit it but if you do, please feel free to comment in these forums. Thank you.

I like your shots. Regarding the living shot, I think it looks fine. I like turning my 17ts-e slightly to get some interesting lines. If you were trying to align parallel with the back wall then that is a different matter. Much patience is required to get that lens parallel to a wall.
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gnwatts
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Feb 11, 2012 13:50 |  #4488

john_galt wrote in post #13868766 (external link)
i plan on shooting a restaurant that is dimly lit, no windows so no external light. has some lit fish tanks in the middle to divide the room. would you recommend using off camera flash or just blending multiple exposures to keep the dim mood? or would flash on low power still be beneficial and be able to capture the dim lighting? my ps skills are no where near the skills in this thread yet.

Long exposures in a dimly lit room can work, as long as the light source is consistent (no mixtures of daylight and incandescent). I tend towards the more realistic looks, but as the photographer, only you can determine what you want out of the photos. Get input from your client and then decide.
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TGrundvig
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Feb 11, 2012 15:01 |  #4489

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.

Yeah, I had a lady on Friday follow me around the entire time, ask to see EVERY SINGLE FREAKING IMAGE, and then would ask me to retake it from a slightly different angle. 2 hours I spent shooting when it should have only taken me about 45 minutes.

Some people have absolutely no respect for other's time. And, MOST of the suggestions she made were horrible suggestions. She wanted all this busy stuff in the photos and her composition was just awful. When I would try to explain to her how some of the stuff was not visually appealing for the image, she would say 'but I think it looks better that way'. LOL, but you are NOT buying this house, you are trying to sell it!!!! I can't wait to hear my client ask me 'what's the deal with these photos'.


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Feb 11, 2012 15:13 |  #4490

TGrundvig wrote in post #13869347 (external link)
Yeah, I had a lady on Friday follow me around the entire time, ask to see EVERY SINGLE FREAKING IMAGE, and then would ask me to retake it from a slightly different angle. 2 hours I spent shooting when it should have only taken me about 45 minutes.

Some people have absolutely no respect for other's time. And, MOST of the suggestions she made were horrible suggestions. She wanted all this busy stuff in the photos and her composition was just awful. When I would try to explain to her how some of the stuff was not visually appealing for the image, she would say 'but I think it looks better that way'. LOL, but you are NOT buying this house, you are trying to sell it!!!! I can't wait to hear my client ask me 'what's the deal with these photos'.

I'd personally **** out the agent in this scenario. In a nice way of course!

This hasn't happened to me nor would I allow it. Then again, I am rather intimidation to most people so they probably wouldn't try that. LOL


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Joe.Recon
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Feb 11, 2012 15:55 |  #4491

I'm certainly not the king of marketing but here is what I use as a strategy when facing "that kind" of owner (my client's client).

I tell them "My job is to market the house and not market your home. I have to create a photographic strategy that promotes the functionality of the rooms and create a desire to live here. All of the houses that I have photographed for your R/E agent, have been sold. So you can trust my eye for what compositions are needed."

This usually works out pretty good for me. Other time, my client (their agent) usually cuts in and tells their client to let me do my job and to trust my eye.

TGrundvig wrote in post #13869347 (external link)
Yeah, I had a lady on Friday follow me around the entire time, ask to see EVERY SINGLE FREAKING IMAGE, and then would ask me to retake it from a slightly different angle. 2 hours I spent shooting when it should have only taken me about 45 minutes.

Some people have absolutely no respect for other's time. And, MOST of the suggestions she made were horrible suggestions. She wanted all this busy stuff in the photos and her composition was just awful. When I would try to explain to her how some of the stuff was not visually appealing for the image, she would say 'but I think it looks better that way'. LOL, but you are NOT buying this house, you are trying to sell it!!!! I can't wait to hear my client ask me 'what's the deal with these photos'.

TheReal7 wrote in post #13869398 (external link)
I'd personally **** out the agent in this scenario. In a nice way of course!

This hasn't happened to me nor would I allow it. Then again, I am rather intimidation to most people so they probably wouldn't try that. LOL


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Feb 11, 2012 16:05 |  #4492

TGrundvig wrote in post #13869347 (external link)
Yeah, I had a lady on Friday follow me around the entire time, ask to see EVERY SINGLE FREAKING IMAGE, and then would ask me to retake it from a slightly different angle. 2 hours I spent shooting when it should have only taken me about 45 minutes.

Some people have absolutely no respect for other's time. And, MOST of the suggestions she made were horrible suggestions. She wanted all this busy stuff in the photos and her composition was just awful. When I would try to explain to her how some of the stuff was not visually appealing for the image, she would say 'but I think it looks better that way'. LOL, but you are NOT buying this house, you are trying to sell it!!!! I can't wait to hear my client ask me 'what's the deal with these photos'.

Haha. Sheesh. That's exactly what I'm talking about. I get suggestions all of the time no matter what I'm shooting. I have people tell me to walk closer to the scene of action, people asking me multiple times if everybody looks good and fits in the frame until I just start shooting to signal them to stop talking, telling me that I'm taking way too long and then joke about how fast they can shoot it compared to me and all sorts of things. I'm sure I'm not alone in this but it just never ceases to amaze me how smart everyone thinks they are. And no, to the grammar police, that's a proper sentence since it was a list.


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Feb 11, 2012 19:54 |  #4493

john_galt wrote in post #13868766 (external link)
i plan on shooting a restaurant that is dimly lit, no windows so no external light. has some lit fish tanks in the middle to divide the room. would you recommend using off camera flash or just blending multiple exposures to keep the dim mood? or would flash on low power still be beneficial and be able to capture the dim lighting? my ps skills are no where near the skills in this thread yet.

I would guess you're going to have to blend the tanks. That or try to balance the room with OCF. I'd just blend them, IMO that would be much easier. Watch those tanks, if they have white or light sand they are brighter than you think. They blow out super easy and the shot looks like crap......trust me on this ;)


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tomjwu
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Feb 13, 2012 00:54 |  #4494

Hi, just join the group and am doing some R/E interior for a client recently and would like to learn more about the technique. For the basic, what tools, i.e. tripod or leveling device, do you use to get the edge perfectly straight. I shoot with my 24mm and the edge distortion is unmanageable even using PS lens correction.
Thanks in advance,
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Feb 13, 2012 01:19 |  #4495

Camera model ?

tomjwu wrote in post #13876944 (external link)
Hi, just join the group and am doing some R/E interior for a client recently and would like to learn more about the technique. For the basic, what tools, i.e. tripod or leveling device, do you use to get the edge perfectly straight. I shoot with my 24mm and the edge distortion is unmanageable even using PS lens correction.
Thanks in advance,
Tommy.


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Feb 13, 2012 07:59 |  #4496

Shot a small house this past weekend

IMAGE: http://www.livingphoto.ca/52garden/images/Dining.jpg

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How nice would it be to do this full time.

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Feb 13, 2012 08:09 as a reply to  @ discoduck's post |  #4497

^^Those people like to party! ^^

I also liked the Virgin Mary sconces :) Nice work, BTW.


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gnwatts
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Feb 13, 2012 09:59 as a reply to  @ annietex's post |  #4498

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IMAGE: http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000Nc1iVpR5JKw/s/850/I0000Nc1iVpR5JKw.jpg


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IMAGE: http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I00001j2FkZR_SL0/s/850/I00001j2FkZR_SL0.jpg

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IMAGE: http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000Pk9O2i2XM9A/s/850/I0000Pk9O2i2XM9A.jpg

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IMAGE: http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000n9An9H3mVes/s/850/I0000n9An9H3mVes.jpg

Drove up to Boulder to shoot this house for the millwork contractor and the interior designer. Amazing location, lousy weather, snow etc. My task was to document the cabinetry, tile work and fixtures. Lot's of detail shots which was fun.
Link to the rest of the shots:

http://gnwatts.photosh​elter.com …/Boulder/G0000s​1q74lec8Vg (external link)

Comments appreciated.

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Feb 13, 2012 15:21 |  #4499

How would the following tripod/ball head work for an entry level RE support system?

http://www.amazon.com …4XNF9RY/ref=cm_​cr_pr_pb_i (external link)

It has been reviewed by a forum member(who left review on amazon). It is also believed that Triopo the manufacturer is the OEM of HorusBennu.

https://photography-on-the.net …?p=13815405&pos​tcount=333

I found some reviews of the Triopo B-2 ball head which is included with the above tripod and it looks promising.

http://phototechnology​.wordpress.com …and-b-3-ball-head-review/ (external link)
http://www.linkdelight​.com …-for-Gitzo-Manfrotto.html (external link)

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Feb 13, 2012 21:16 |  #4500

Looks very similar to my Dolica Carbon fiber tripod I purchased for $90 off NewEgg. If it's as good or better than mine, I say go for it.


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