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Is anyone shooting something other than Ultra Wide HDR for real estate?

 
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Jul 20, 2015 12:54 as a reply to  @ post 17637831 |  #16
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Interesting. I usually take my 24mm TS photos from eye level so as to convey the impression/viewpoint of someone standing there. I'll have to try kneeling a few times.


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Jul 28, 2015 15:20 |  #17

It does seem that a lot of people shudder at the thought of HDR as a result of all the hideously over processed real estate and landscape shots. maybe we should come up with a new term (enhanced dynamic range?) for images that have a greater dynamic range but don't look like an over polished turd ;)


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Jul 28, 2015 16:45 |  #18

Dan Marchant wrote in post #17647746 (external link)
It does seem that a lot of people shudder at the thought of HDR as a result of all the hideously over processed real estate and landscape shots. maybe we should come up with a new term (enhanced dynamic range?) for images that have a greater dynamic range but don't look like an over polished turd ;)

Good point.

In reviewing my previous comment I thought worthy of deletion because it was too harsh. I'll try again:

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Hey there, rgs. Sorry, I missed your post till now that the thread was bumped (I hardly subscribe to threads anymore).

Yes, it is. It's the second on this list: http://www.diamantstud​ios.ca/downloads/ (external link)

Those are not good represntations of high-quality hdr processed images regardless of whether someone got paid or not ;)


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Jul 30, 2015 13:04 |  #19

Alveric wrote in post #17637844 (external link)
Interesting. I usually take my 24mm TS photos from eye level so as to convey the impression/viewpoint of someone standing there. I'll have to try kneeling a few times.

I take 80% of my shots from a kneeling position. The only time I will raise is if A) kitchen shots - need to see over the countertops B) attempting to shoot over a very tall bed in a tight bedroom C) shooting over top of couches.


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Jul 30, 2015 13:08 |  #20

I just recently purchased Scott Hargis's book Lighting Interiors (2nd edition) and it has really inspired me to start using an off camera flash setup. The problem is (and why so many people are using exposure fusion/HDR, including myself) is because it's QUICK, EASY AND JUST GOOD ENOUGH. I get a lot of work (probably finish up over 200+ listings this year just in side work) and I can tell you that if I start shooting off camera flash images I will have to raise my prices drastically and I will lose 75% of my clients. No one is going to pay me $300 to shoot a 2 bedroom town home in a 'meh' neighborhood. For me, I'm willing to try new things but exposure fusion/HDR will always be my main style of shooting because that's what my clients want.


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Aug 23, 2015 23:06 |  #21

UWA is only a problem when used poorly.
My experience is that so many agents and designers want to see the whole room. They look at a great composition and ask "Couldn't we see a bit more over there?"
I shoot fairly grand homes so that is not an issue as the rooms are crazy large to start with. But on more modest homes a narrower view is often best but agents want more, more, more. I find my self using my 17TS-E almost exclusively and on some occasions going to a 14. I used to own a Sigma 12-24 and I found myself at the short end a lot.
The Canon 11-24 would really be single lens solution for most of my photography. I say this as a purist who used to swear by my TS lenses. Today the glass is so good and the post processing tools are so good that they make them nearly irrelevant.

As for HDR, the criticism of it is slightly misplaced. HDR is a post processing tool.
However, inexperienced users resort to a one button solution with it to speed through their poor photography and deliver what they think is startling, eye-catching imagery. This is also true in the wedding world where novices smack their work with a variety of single button actions and call it done.




  
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