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Feb 13, 2013 21:21 |  #5596

BushWacker wrote in post #15606537 (external link)
Are we too fixated on Verticals?

This shot does not have correct verticals but to me it is obviously shot from a higher angle and doesn't seem to be a problem since it is understood.

Yes you can pull them in but it will still won't be as good as if done with a tilt-shift lens so why bother? Seems to limit the compositions to only eye level angles.

I bother because I don't want to look like an amateur. ;) Angled walls are distracting, IMO, and should be addressed. And a couple seconds, literally, in post costs me a ton less than a $1200 lens.

And I don't only shoot at eye level, I just make sure my verticals are straight no matter what.

Lol, I just realized I spelled verticals wrong in my last post! Nice.


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Feb 13, 2013 22:27 |  #5597

Ok, so I just wanted to post here to get some tips from you all who've shot photos of new homes or homes for sale before. I have a home builder friend who I've been working with on his company web site and he wants me to take some photos of his homes interior and exterior. Which I've done one other time for a realtor, and it turned out ok, she liked the photos and I thought they were decent.

My questions are for some best practices...time of day to shoot, if the house faces east/west vs. north/south is there a better time to shoot, do you use flash, do you use the interior lights on, etc...stuff like this.

I have a 24-70 which seems to be my widest and probably best lens for this kind of work. So I'm just looking for some tips, or some things that are must dos and donts etc...

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Feb 14, 2013 05:40 |  #5598

annietex wrote in post #15607894 (external link)
BushWacker wrote in post #15606537 (external link)
Are we too fixated on Verticals?

This shot does not have correct verticals but to me it is obviously shot from a higher angle and doesn't seem to be a problem since it is understood.

Yes you can pull them in but it will still won't be as good as if done with a tilt-shift lens so why bother? Seems to limit the compositions to only eye level angles.

I bother because I don't want to look like an amateur. ;) Angled walls are distracting, IMO, and should be addressed. And a couple seconds, literally, in post costs me a ton less than a $1200 lens.

And I don't only shoot at eye level, I just make sure my verticals are straight no matter what.

Lol, I just realized I spelled verticals wrong in my last post! Nice.

Sorry but verticals are very important to me, and about the only time I'll bend is on an exterior shot of a taller building where it looks unnatural to show it without at least a slight lean. I'd agree that the few seconds in post are worth it in the absence of a TS lens but for me the (sometimes) extreme cropping necessary as a result was a problem. I bought a TS-E 17mm and it has paid for itself in under two months. Phenomenal lens, but yes, not at all cheap.


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Feb 14, 2013 05:46 |  #5599

BushWacker wrote in post #15606537 (external link)
Are we too fixated on Verticals?

This shot does not have correct verticals but to me it is obviously shot from a higher angle and doesn't seem to be a problem since it is understood.

Yes you can pull them in but it will still won't be as good as if done with a tilt-shift lens so why bother? Seems to limit the compositions to only eye level angles.

No, we are not too fixated on verticals. If you're shooting real estate or architecture, vertical verticals is a must. Otherwise it just doesn't look correct.

Fixing them in post is not a problem. Why isn't it as good as when shot with a tilt-shift? Other than having to crop a little off the top/bottom and sides, there is no problem for me. I shoot a LOT of real estate and fix my verticals in LR with no problems.




  
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Feb 14, 2013 07:07 |  #5600

Any good link or tutorials for fixing verticals in LR?


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Feb 14, 2013 08:03 as a reply to  @ ESMcBlurM3's post |  #5601

Here's a little article about verticals with some useful links:

http://photographyforr​ealestate.net …r-verticals-are-vertical/ (external link)


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Feb 14, 2013 09:14 |  #5602

annietex wrote in post #15609033 (external link)
Here's a little article about verticals with some useful links:

http://photographyforr​ealestate.net …r-verticals-are-vertical/ (external link)


Thank you for that post... I'm at my day job right now, but it looks like there are quite a few great links in there. I can't wait to check it out this weekend!


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Feb 14, 2013 12:54 |  #5603

Yes thanks for this post but I still think it is obsessive to a degree. Now what about color correction? That's the thing that is missed more often that bothers me even more. I see orange lit rooms way too much... :)

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Here's a little article about verticals with some useful links:

http://photographyforr​ealestate.net …r-verticals-are-vertical/ (external link)


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Feb 14, 2013 13:11 |  #5604

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Yes thanks for this post but I still think it is obsessive to a degree. Now what about color correction? That's the thing that is missed more often that bothers me even more. I see orange lit rooms way too much... :)

Vertical verticals is no more obsessive then WB being correct. They both should be done. Otherwise, you look like an amateur.




  
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Feb 14, 2013 13:57 |  #5605

Awesome info!

A couple before's and after's

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I knew they were off, and other than in my composure of the image, I didn't have a clue how to fix it. Thanks for the excellent links and CC! I'll continue to practice with this set (that are already being used by the realtor). Luckily, she was very happy - but hopefully next time she'll enjoy them even more.

Does this look better?

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Feb 14, 2013 14:11 |  #5606

I think they look much better. Nice job.


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Feb 14, 2013 15:13 |  #5607

ESMcBlurM3 wrote in post #15610164 (external link)
Does this look better?

Much! Very nice job! And yeah, photography for RE has tons of useful info.


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Feb 14, 2013 16:11 |  #5608

ESMcBlurM3 wrote in post #15610164 (external link)
Does this look better?

Much better and it does a great job of showing how much a difference it makes fixing verticals.

Nice work.




  
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Feb 14, 2013 16:37 |  #5609

It makes a huge difference. Thanks again!


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Feb 14, 2013 22:47 |  #5610

I'm curious to find out if anyone here who regularly shoots interiors if you set a custom white balance for every room you shoot as well as using a color chart for every room?




  
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