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May 02, 2016 07:14 |  #8086

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Much better RE photo, but you have to straighten the verticals, and that is easier when you shoot at eye level and use a bubble level to confirm the camera is perfectly straight.

Agree about verticals but I have found mid chest level is usually best. Eye level makes ceilings too prominent while mid chest emphasizes floors and the room overall. My clients have been quite specific about floors being more important than ceilings. I set my tripod height when I first arrive and usually never change it throughout the house. That gives a consistent look to the set.


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May 02, 2016 08:06 |  #8087

Scott Spellman wrote in post #17992592 (external link)
Much better RE photo, but you have to straighten the verticals, and that is easier when you shoot at eye level and use a bubble level to confirm the camera is perfectly straight.

I bought one of those once, & found that it was faster & easier to aim at a point on the opposite wall that was the same height as the camera.


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May 02, 2016 10:25 |  #8088

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Agree about verticals but I have found mid chest level is usually best. Eye level makes ceilings too prominent while mid chest emphasizes floors and the room overall. My clients have been quite specific about floors being more important than ceilings. I set my tripod height when I first arrive and usually never change it throughout the house. That gives a consistent look to the set.

I generally shoot the same way. However shooting too low in kitchens and bathrooms makes it hard to capture the countertops properly - you can lose a sense of depth by not getting the camera high enough!




  
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May 02, 2016 10:27 |  #8089

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I generally shoot the same way. However shooting too low in kitchens and bathrooms makes it hard to capture the countertops properly - you can lose a sense of depth by not getting the camera high enough!

Kitchens a re my most common exception.


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May 02, 2016 19:26 |  #8090

One from today, 1 exposure + window pull. Hand-held flash bounced behind at walls.


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May 02, 2016 21:27 as a reply to  @ tytlyf's post |  #8091

Very clean, maybe less "clarity", otherwise a nice shot!




  
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May 03, 2016 12:07 |  #8092

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May 03, 2016 12:34 |  #8093

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Sounds like fun and I really like that shot. Fortunately my Thunder are still in the hunt. WE have been lucky here to have had CP3 for a couple of years and to watch Blake grow up. Your team has really improved in the last few years. Good luck next year - except when in OKC. :)


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May 03, 2016 15:17 |  #8094

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Sounds like fun and I really like that shot. Fortunately my Thunder are still in the hunt. WE have been lucky here to have had CP3 for a couple of years and to watch Blake grow up. Your team has really improved in the last few years. Good luck next year - except when in OKC. :)

Noted, Richard!!! Hehehehe... All the best to OKC against DA SPURS!!!

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May 03, 2016 16:10 |  #8095

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Very clean, maybe less "clarity", otherwise a nice shot!

Thank you. clarity in LR is around 20. I have recently begun 'eyeing' the blacks and dropping them lower than normal. What's a good indicator in the image that shows it's too much clarity for future reference?


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May 03, 2016 16:30 |  #8096

tytlyf wrote in post #17994800 (external link)
Thank you. clarity in LR is around 20. I have recently begun 'eyeing' the blacks and dropping them lower than normal. What's a good indicator in the image that shows it's too much clarity for future reference?

Obviously I can't speak for Chad, but when you look at the edges of various objects in the image, and you see any kind of artifact or halo, that's a good indicator that you over did it.

If I'm using clarity, it's no more than 5-10, for whatever that's worth. If your glass is sharp, and your focus is good, I don't personally think you need to add any sharpening/clarity.




  
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May 03, 2016 16:37 |  #8097

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Obviously I can't speak for Chad, but when you look at the edges of various objects in the image, and you see any kind of artifact or halo, that's a good indicator that you over did it.

If I'm using clarity, it's no more than 5-10, for whatever that's worth. If your glass is sharp, and your focus is good, I don't personally think you need to add any sharpening/clarity.

Thanks for the info. In the image, what stands out to you? I wonder if dehaze would add to that clarity effect?


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May 03, 2016 17:18 |  #8098

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Thanks for the info. In the image, what stands out to you? I wonder if dehaze would add to that clarity effect?

Yes I think it would, that also produces artifacts to some degree. If you look at some of the edges in your image, whether it's the window frame, wall corner, etc. some look just a bit too sharp. There's also a very subtle halo on some of these edges, which is caused by adding clarity. The clarity is adjusting local contrast, so finely textured surfaces, such as that carpet may be more prominent than before, which isn't necessarily adding anything to quality of the image.

I'd say use selective clarity with the brush tool if anything. Those edges don't need to be extra sharp, so you can just paint in a little bit on whatever part of the image needs it.

It's a subtle thing for sure, clarity gives you somewhat of an HDR look, which I am personally no longer a fan of. I would have given the opposite answer back in 2010 however.




  
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