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Jan 05, 2016 12:14 as a reply to  @ post 17845418 |  #7606

A few questions:

What kind of laptop are you using?
Did you shoot in RAW or JPEG?
Did you shoot using HDR?
Which piece of the image are you using as a reference point for your WB?

Here is what I came up with for you; it's not perfect but it's a start. There would be a bit more latitude for adjustment with a RAW file handy, but the main issue here is your shadows are too bright. With a curves adjustment layer, bull down the middle of the curve significantly and the image begins to look more natural. There are some red casts in the sky (why it looks purple to us), which another curves adjustment can fix.


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Jan 05, 2016 12:47 |  #7607

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I'd like to see "setup shots" someday with how/where you place flashes. I know it's been talked about in this and other threads, but seeing them in relation to the camera would always be helpful.

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Jan 05, 2016 12:57 |  #7608

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Jan 05, 2016 14:09 as a reply to  @ post 17845708 |  #7609

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Jan 05, 2016 23:03 |  #7610

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Nice room. The photo is very dark and the verticals need to be straightened.




  
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Jan 06, 2016 20:36 |  #7611

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Feel like we're starting to split hairs a bit, but appreciate all the helpful remarks nonetheless.

The hairs can never get too fine. Wait til a client begins to split hairs with you. It's important to always be critical of your work and always looking for improvement. Never stop learning.


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Jan 06, 2016 23:02 |  #7612

Bounce off of walls and ceilings and place lights carefully. Use more than one light. EF and HDR (with LR) can solve lots of things but they come with their own set of challenges. Whatever you do, learn to do it well. And then learn the other technique.


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Jan 07, 2016 07:47 as a reply to  @ post 17847847 |  #7613

Get the flash off camera..., bounce of wall behind you, and don't try to show every square inch of a room...because honestly, unless the realtor has a wide angle on a FF, they arent going to see all 3 walls either. And that gives you somewhere to hide the lights..


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Jan 07, 2016 08:27 |  #7614

had to be careful not to show up in the mirror...lol

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Jan 07, 2016 08:30 |  #7615

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Get the flash off camera..., bounce of wall behind you, and don't try to show every square inch of a room...because honestly, unless the realtor has a wide angle on a FF, they arent going to see all 3 walls either. And that gives you somewhere to hide the lights..

I'm going to respectfully disagree here. No, the realtor doesn't have a UWA lens on a FF camera but that's why they are hiring me. Personally, I like the tighter shots but it's not what my clients want. I'm not hired to shoot tight shots of faucets and kitchen tables. I'm hired to show space.


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Jan 07, 2016 09:02 |  #7616

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=njstacker22;17848231'​m not hired to shoot tight shots of faucets and kitchen tables.

That's not what I am saying at all, but if you want to improve the quality of your images beyond what the realtor themselves can do with on-camera flash, then there is going to have to be some comprise. If all you do is run and gun then disregard and continue on. But there is no way I can show all 3 walls of a room AND produce higher quality images. I need somewhere to place my lights especially in larger rooms where a bounce flash behind me wont cover the space adequately.

"No, the realtor doesn't have a UWA lens on a FF camera but that's why they are hiring me"

No, they are hiring you to produce better images then they themselves can produce even with the same equipment...And yes, some do have a UWA and FF, and cant understand why their images aren't as good...


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Jan 07, 2016 12:15 |  #7617

I've shot with one 580 on camera & diffused and one wireless 580 off camera on a cheap tripod for years. 85% of my interior shots are all single exposure.
Worse thing I get is a few stray shadows which I've never had an agent comment on. If it's super high end I'll PS them out. I can't even imagine moving strobes around and layering 4 or 5 shots. But then again, I don't know how....lol. I'm by no means the guy that's gonna charge $500 to shoot, I average $160-$250. It's a side deal because I have a full time job as a sales rep for a real estate product. Right now I turn down more jobs than I take. the homes & tours I've done over the last few years-
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Jan 07, 2016 12:26 |  #7618

PhotogHobbyist wrote in post #17847847 (external link)
Thank you. I will definitely remember those remarks going forward on this journey. Much appreciated.

On a side note, I'm noticing a lot of odd flash bounce shadows in a lot of my shots. I'm thinking either a Gary Fong Lightsphere might help, or shoot more HDR and adjust in post? Thoughts?

On the second shot, fire away!! Please critique as I'm interested in hearing what others have to say about my shots.

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These are good with excellent composition. I think these shots would look better with higher levels of ambient light vs flash. These seem dark and under saturated with the ceilings too bright. On the first photo I would replace the dreary sky with something happier and rearrange the chairs to make the room seem bigger. On the second shot I would have removed the chairs and ottoman at the end of the bed to make the space seem bigger. I use a GF LIghtsphere to diffuse lights in rooms.




  
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Jan 07, 2016 13:28 |  #7619

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Both of these look at least a stop too dark to me. The white? chairs in #2 look a medium gray.

This looks better to me:


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Jan 07, 2016 13:59 |  #7620

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=SeanH;17848507 and one wireless 580 off camera on a cheap tripod for years. http://thepixelplayer.​com/unbranded/ (external link)


Off- camera flash...:-) You have light hitting the subject from more than 1 direction (straight on). I typically use 1 or 2 off-camera flashes, but, have needed on occasion up to 4 because the space demanded it.


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