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Please Help - Need RAW Real Estate Images

 
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Oct 01, 2018 14:06 |  #1

I have been a stay at home mom for many years, but I was a web designer and professional scrapbooker and have also trained in Graphic Design, so I am fluent in Photoshop and general photo editing.

I now desperately need a job and would love to do Real Estate photo editing, but I have not used Lightroom yet.

I am not a photographer, so I would be so grateful if I could get some RAW photos from real estate photographers.

Would anyone be willing to let me use their RAW real estate photos, as many as I can get, so I can practice editing and also show that I know what I'm doing for employment?

Please let me know.... Thanks!

(I think I posted in the wrong forum earlier and it wouldn't let me delete it.)




  
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Oct 01, 2018 14:13 |  #2

I am not a real estate photographer so I have no images to share. Just letting you know how to handle miss posted topics.

Under your name in the left hand corner is a link named "Report." Click this link and there will be a drop down menu. Under the reasons to report a post will be an option that says posted in wrong forum. Click on that and give an explanation. The mods will do the rest.


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Oct 02, 2018 10:00 |  #3

Ok so let me ask.... Is there a reason nobody shares RAW real estate images for others to edit? Is there somewhere else I can get some?

I wish I could take some, but I don't have a good camera and I don't really know how to frame real estate photos, and I need to start making income.

I would credit you on any photos I would put on an editing portfolio... I only want to edit.

I need to show I can edit for shadows, window reflections, fireplaces, sky replacement... just anything. I need RAW images to be able to use Lightroom and adjust for lighting/balance, etc.

I can give you a link to my graphic design portfolio if it would help, although it is limited which is why I can't find work with just graphic design.




  
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Oct 03, 2018 22:44 |  #4

I think that many of the people who have suitable RAW images are professional RE shooters working for clients. They/their clients don't want their images appearing elsewhere.

Hopefully someone will come along with some less important images they are willing to share.


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Oct 04, 2018 12:01 |  #5

I guess that makes sense, although I'm just wanting house interiors/exteriors, pools, rooms with windows, etc. so I don't think anyone would know exactly where these homes are located. Generic in other words I guess, nothing extra special. No addresses shown or anything.

But thank you for letting me know!




  
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Oct 04, 2018 17:32 |  #6

I have a folder on my dropbox with raw files I send to photo editors for testing, It has a few different images of different types of houses in them. Send me a private msg and I'll send you the link.

*just don't advertise that you shot it.


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Oct 05, 2018 10:12 as a reply to  @ joooowan's post |  #7

I can't send a PM yet... after I post 20 times I can, so I'll do that! Thanks! (I would never take credit for the photos... I am an artist too... scrapbook, web design).




  
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Oct 05, 2018 10:43 |  #8

Curious what your level of experience is with photo editing. Do you know what luminance masking, tone mapping, and HDR mean?

Are you good with layers and masks?


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Oct 05, 2018 10:52 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #9

I'm not experienced yet... I'm learning. I'm most familiar with levels, color balance, color replacement, exposure adjustments (in Photoshop), and yes, layers and masks. Mostly taking things out of the background of photos with masking or cloning. I have only watched some tutorials on Lightroom, but I haven't used it yet. Was wanting some RAW real estate photos from someone who knows how to take them. I feel like if I use some that weren't taken correctly in the first place (if I do it)... they'll never look good when editing. Hope that makes sense.




  
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Oct 05, 2018 10:56 |  #10

SandiC7 wrote in post #18720110 (external link)
...I was a web designer and professional scrapbooker and have also trained in Graphic Design, so I am fluent in Photoshop and general photo editing.


SandiC7 wrote in post #18722796 (external link)
I'm not experienced yet... I'm learning.

A bit of a contradiction.


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Oct 05, 2018 11:00 as a reply to  @ john crossley's post |  #11

I meant I am experienced in Photoshop (Graphic Design - logos, web graphics, etc.) It's not just for photos.

Photo editing has been a hobby since I started scrapbooking years ago. So I wouldn't say I'm experienced in photo editing (lighting and exposure as related to real estate, etc.)




  
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Oct 05, 2018 11:20 as a reply to  @ SandiC7's post |  #12

If you haven't already, Google "flambient" A combination of flash and ambient.

Also Google window pull

Enfuse is a Lr plugin that some photogs use for blending bracketed exposures.

I've done some RE shooting on my own, and have recently tried to get into editing for others. I admit I haven't really given breaking into the market the attention it needs, but it's a tough nut to crack.

I've also done a lot of graphic design work. Just my opinion, but I wouldn't count on getting into RE editing without a lot of work. It is a very competitive space. Sticking with core competencies rather than branching out into all new areas is usually the fastest path to increased revenue. Again, just my opinion.


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Oct 05, 2018 11:30 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #13

Thank you for the advice. I've seen a few job ads requesting RE editing, which is why I was looking into it.

Unfortunately, I think you are probably right.

I don't have the right degree or work portfolio for any one thing, it's very discouraging.




  
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Oct 05, 2018 12:09 as a reply to  @ SandiC7's post |  #14

I know where you're coming from, probably more than you might think.

I sent you a PM, see if you can send one back.


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Oct 05, 2018 12:27 |  #15

SandiC7 wrote in post #18722796 (external link)
I'm not experienced yet... I'm learning. I'm most familiar with levels, color balance, color replacement, exposure adjustments (in Photoshop), and yes, layers and masks. Mostly taking things out of the background of photos with masking or cloning. I have only watched some tutorials on Lightroom, but I haven't used it yet. Was wanting some RAW real estate photos from someone who knows how to take them. I feel like if I use some that weren't taken correctly in the first place (if I do it)... they'll never look good when editing. Hope that makes sense.

Your last statement makes a lot of sense: it's the "garbage in, garbage out" concept. It's good that you have a bit of a photographic eye. I am not a PS master either, but because I strive to get things right in camera, all I do in PS is minor adjustments and cloning out stuff, and final sharpening. I don't do frequency separations, HDR, or any of that. Most of the processing is done in CaptureOne.

I've done background replacements, and I've seen others do it. I clearly remember a photo where they replaced an overcast sky (I'm assuming they thought it gloomy) with a bright blue sky... only they forgot the building wasn't casting any shadows, and the whole picture looked wrong. Again, a bit of a photo eye is needed for editing.

Hopefully you'll get some good images to work on. I do have real estate photos, but as Mr Marchant mentioned above: my clients would freak out if I shared them.


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