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Jan 07, 2012 14:13 |  #4141
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Alright, here's what I have..I'm feeling kind of sick about these, it was my first house, wasn't staged the best, didn't have a whole lot of time, worst time of day for light, and I'm sure there's a lot about shooting real estate that I don't know..if you can think of any ways I can improve these before I send them to the agent please let me know.

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Jan 07, 2012 14:24 |  #4142

Do you mind if we experiment with them and post the attempts? I'm just learning, so I'd love to take a stab at it.


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Jan 07, 2012 14:29 |  #4143
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Please do, I'd be willing to even email the originals, I'm really not feeling too good about these, I'm super nervous about messing up my first time.


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Jan 07, 2012 14:32 |  #4144

gnwatts wrote in post #13663752 (external link)
Having practiced architecture for 32 years I can say with a certain amount of certainty that it is not common for people to truly understand a floor plan. They say they understand it, but a lot of the time it is not getting through.

This may very well be true of your clients, however, it is not true of mine. I have created over 1,600 interactive floor plans and I have never had a single client tell me they don't understand what they are looking at. Furthermore, none of their clients have ever said they don't understand what they are looking at either.

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I think the virtual tours are cool, but as an architect and photographer I wholeheartedly disagree with your above statement. The photograph can capture a piece of magic for a viewer, something a video rarely does IMO.

I agree that photographs are very powerful, they are the primary visual statement I use, along with the interactive floor plan. They are stills. However, my statement was that photos alone are limited when it comes to accurately showing the 'flow' of a home when compared to a walk through video. A well done walk through video will more accurately paint a picture of how the home 'flows' than still photos. Please don't misunderstand me, I am NOT saying video is better than photos, am I saying that a video will more accurately show the 'flow' of a home than photos. I still prefer photos to video for marketing RE. I also agree that photos can capture a piece of magic that video can not. Photos can capture a mood that video can not. However, my statement had nothing to do with those things at all, it was only about the 'flow' of a home's layout. That's it. I think you are reading more into what I wrote than I actually wrote.


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Jan 07, 2012 15:18 as a reply to  @ TGrundvig's post |  #4145

Here's a quick edit on your exterior shot...

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Jan 07, 2012 15:47 |  #4146

barrel distortion, verticals, etc etc.

i personally dont get the fake blur on the edit...


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Jan 07, 2012 15:54 as a reply to  @ mikekelley's post |  #4147
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I guess I don't know what barrel distortion is all my lines look straight to me


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Jan 07, 2012 16:02 |  #4148

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Jan 07, 2012 16:06 |  #4149

Shadow on the Door wrote in post #13664201 (external link)
I guess I don't know what barrel distortion is all my lines look straight to me

There is a very slight curve to some of the vertical lines. This is from using a UWA lens wide open.

Are you using DPP? If you use DPP with a Canon lens, it can correct the barrel distortion based on the camera and lens combo. I actually like this better than the correction in CS5.

You must shoot RAW and I'm 99% sure it must be a Canon lens for this to work in DPP. At least, it does not work for my Tokina or Sigma lenses.


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Jan 07, 2012 16:52 |  #4150

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... i personally dont get the fake blur on the edit...

Haha, to cover up my quick and sloppy cloning! I lost the corners when I corrected the distortion. Any recommendations (short of re-shooting)? (Edit: the other night, I stumbled upon a real estate show called "Selling L.A." On their approach shots to the neighborhood they were using a heavy fake-depth-of-field technique that looked incredible. But only for about five seconds. After the first glance, it looked gimmicky and over-done.)

Here's another quickie, of the living room. Perhaps because of the angle of the shot, I had trouble getting the lines as straight as I would have liked. I purposely left it quite warm and bright. Too much?

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Jan 07, 2012 16:53 |  #4151

TGrundvig wrote in post #13664257 (external link)
... You must shoot RAW and I'm 99% sure it must be a Canon lens for this to work in DPP. At least, it does not work for my Tokina or Sigma lenses.

Lightroom has lens correction for non-Canon lenses.


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Jan 07, 2012 17:19 |  #4152

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... I agree that photographs are very powerful, ...

I've got a story that shows the importance of good photos and the battle you guys face when trying to make a buck taking them.

Our neighbors, close friends, have been thinking about moving from the beach to a horse ranch for many years. A couple of months ago, they fell in love with a place after seeing an ad with just a single photo (an elevated view from a distance), visited the property that day, watched the professionally done slideshow that evening and made an all-cash, no-contingencies offer the next day. They were proud of the slideshow that showed the ranch and made sure that every one of their friends sat down and watched it.

Here's the kicker. They really don't want two homes but they want to get top dollar for the place they're in now. In spite of their need for a quick full-value sale, they're sticking with the realtor's snapshots and figure that they will just wait for the market to come to them. They can easily afford to beef up the marketing of their house but somehow, even though they were sold on the ranch because of a highly professional presentation, they apparently don't think it's necessary for their own sale.


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Jan 07, 2012 17:32 |  #4153

cacawcacaw wrote in post #13664443 (external link)
Lightroom has lens correction for non-Canon lenses.

Yeah, I need to update my LR2 to version 3. I already bought it, I just haven't made the switch yet.


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Jan 07, 2012 19:29 |  #4154

cacaw: i personally think it looks great, nice edit.


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Jan 07, 2012 21:40 as a reply to  @ mikekelley's post |  #4155

I had a chance to shoot some interiors today at the Estudillo Mansion located in San Jacinto, Ca. Here's one of the shots.

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