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Jul 31, 2015 11:23 |  #7321

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First I want to say that your flash images above are quite good for a single on camera flash. That said, I prefer the HDR ones overall.

If I may be permitted some mild criticism, in the flashed image of the bedroom, one light is quite good in that little room. I would prefer it to the HDR if it were not for the shadow behind the ceiling fan. Is that a direct flash? Bouncing it off of the wall behind the camera would probably take the edge off of the shadow. I also like the window pull in the HDR better but that's just a function of SS - a faster shutter would not effect flash but would make the window print darker.

The other room is long and narrow and your flash falls off about 2/3 of the way in. It's quite obvious. You could, perhaps, feather it up a bit or maybe hide a small low power flash behind the sofa. I really think the HDR is your best here.

Hope this is all helpful.

Thanks for the feedback. I do bounce off the ceiling and used to use a Lightsphere diffuser which really helped with the harsh shadows and provided a more even light. Then I read that it's better to shoot without it for some reason. (it does look a little goofy but the results were nice). I understand what you're saying with the living room shot and the light fall-off, what I don't understand is why some people wouldn't just use a grad filter in LR to up the exposure? Or use a brush to brighten it up?
When I do these shoots, I'm not charging that much (over a hundred though) and I don't want to spend a lot of time there. And I really don't want to spend a lot of time in post. I try to get in and out in a half hour or so and spend about an hour in post

EDIT: Just took the image and removed all dodge/burn and just used a grad filter.


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Jul 31, 2015 15:30 |  #7322

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Thanks for the feedback. I do bounce off the ceiling and used to use a Lightsphere diffuser which really helped with the harsh shadows and provided a more even light. Then I read that it's better to shoot without it for some reason. (it does look a little goofy but the results were nice). I understand what you're saying with the living room shot and the light fall-off, what I don't understand is why some people wouldn't just use a grad filter in LR to up the exposure? Or use a brush to brighten it up?
When I do these shoots, I'm not charging that much (over a hundred though) and I don't want to spend a lot of time there. And I really don't want to spend a lot of time in post. I try to get in and out in a half hour or so and spend about an hour in post

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MUCH better and by far the most realistic image so far. You could pick it apart and say that the upper left corner is too hot, reflection of flash on sliding door, etc. but for a low budget shoot ($100) I would have no issue presenting this image to a client.


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Aug 03, 2015 15:11 |  #7323

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Aug 03, 2015 19:54 |  #7324

Here are a couple of recent ones. These are all EF - no flash.


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Aug 03, 2015 19:55 |  #7325

And one more.


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Aug 03, 2015 20:08 |  #7326

EF with Flash

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Aug 03, 2015 21:11 |  #7327

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Here are a couple of recent ones. These are all EF - no flash.
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Are you using Enfuse?


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Aug 03, 2015 22:40 |  #7328

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Are you using Enfuse?

Yes these were Enfuse - specifically the LR-Enfuse plug-in. Right now I'm using LR's new HDR merge tool because I think I get better (slightly) results but, looking at these, maybe I need to go back.


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Aug 04, 2015 10:34 |  #7329

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Yes these were Enfuse - specifically the LR-Enfuse plug-in. Right now I'm using LR's new HDR merge tool because I think I get better (slightly) results but, looking at these, maybe I need to go back.

I'm currently just using the HDR merge tool PS and have been for a few years now. I'd really like to move away from it but I'm just too busy to try to switch workflows right now. Hopefully soon though.


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Aug 04, 2015 19:11 |  #7330

What is EF?


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Aug 04, 2015 19:18 as a reply to  @ fontanka's post |  #7331

Exposure Fusion


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Aug 04, 2015 19:19 |  #7332

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What is EF?

Exposure Fusion. It's an alternative to traditional HDR that essentially just automates the kind of blending that can be done in PS. It usually gives a more natural looking merge and, since tone mapping is not involved, it doesn't get the kind of strange effects that HDR too often does. Here's a link to an extensive article about it. (external link)


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Aug 05, 2015 08:06 as a reply to  @ rgs's post |  #7334

Its a shame those spaces don't have furniture in them, with just the one piece and the TV, it feels odd...I know thats out of your control...

I don't know if the floors actually faded the way they show in your images or not...but it looks a bit odd to me. Its most noticeable in the first one, very light near the camera and fading to darker in the room nearest the two arched doorways.


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Aug 06, 2015 05:15 |  #7335

EF without flash this time

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