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Jun 13, 2016 17:13 |  #8191

I think I'm getting the hang of this, good call on the ambient frame for the floors, it made a huge difference in depth.


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Jun 13, 2016 20:49 |  #8192

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For real estate or advertising photography, a sunny blue sky is simply a fundamental requirement. If you are not lucky enough to shoot on a sunny day, then you will have to replace the sky and boot saturation in PS to make it appear that you did. A blah view simply destroys the value of the location and positive impact of the photo.

These are the best real estate photographs I have seen in my life. Nothing even comes close in my estimation actually. They do have some blue skies in there I should note, but they never shy away from a white, bland sky when the conditions are such. I don't know, I would encourage you to rethink that statement. I Don't think good re photos have anything to do with blue skies myself, although I do agree you can be compelled by US clients to make them blue, for whatever reason.

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Jun 13, 2016 22:51 as a reply to  @ PECE Photo's post |  #8193

These look like renderings to me... fantastic images, but I don't believe this is photography. I could be wrong, just my initial thoughts though.




  
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Jun 13, 2016 23:38 |  #8194

PECE Photo wrote in post #18038580 (external link)
These are the best real estate photographs I have seen in my life. Nothing even comes close in my estimation actually. They do have some blue skies in there I should note, but they never shy away from a white, bland sky when the conditions are such. I don't know, I would encourage you to rethink that statement. I Don't think good re photos have anything to do with blue skies myself, although I do agree you can be compelled by US clients to make them blue, for whatever reason.

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I agree about the skies. For RE, I think the important part is to have detail in the sky - not necessarily blue sky with puffy clouds. No one is actually looking at the sky but you do want the image to be attractive. If you have a bad sky, frame as much as possible of it out. I have a client that loves my cloudy day exteriors because she sees the rich color and fine detail that can be produced when the sky is like a big soft light.

As for more formal architecture, there is more time (and budget!) to wait for ideal conditions and clients may have more precise requirements so classic skies are more likely to be expected.


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Jun 14, 2016 04:34 |  #8195

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Jun 14, 2016 06:20 |  #8196

PECE Photo wrote in post #18038580 (external link)
These are the best real estate photographs I have seen in my life. Nothing even comes close in my estimation actually. They do have some blue skies in there I should note, but they never shy away from a white, bland sky when the conditions are such. I don't know, I would encourage you to rethink that statement. I Don't think good re photos have anything to do with blue skies myself, although I do agree you can be compelled by US clients to make them blue, for whatever reason.

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My clients sell $50M+ of real estate every year. When they tell me they always want blue skies-I give them blue skies. We have the skill and technology to fix common challenges in RE photography-perspective, saturation, mixed lighting temperature, unattractive skies, limited dynamic range. I use all the options in my toolbox to make my clients happy.




  
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Jun 14, 2016 09:33 |  #8197

Scott Spellman wrote in post #18036706 (external link)
For real estate or advertising photography, a sunny blue sky is simply a fundamental requirement. If you are not lucky enough to shoot on a sunny day, then you will have to replace the sky and boot saturation in PS to make it appear that you did. A blah view simply destroys the value of the location and positive impact of the photo.

This is true when there's a killer view, but that's not all places. I live in Chicago and there are a lot of high-end houses and condos with mediocre to awful views. When the view sucks, why would you highlight it?

PECE Photo wrote in post #18038580 (external link)
These are the best real estate photographs I have seen in my life. Nothing even comes close in my estimation actually. They do have some blue skies in there I should note, but they never shy away from a white, bland sky when the conditions are such. I don't know, I would encourage you to rethink that statement. I Don't think good re photos have anything to do with blue skies myself, although I do agree you can be compelled by US clients to make them blue, for whatever reason.

http://www.fantasticfr​ank.se/stockholm/till-salu (external link)

These photos are great, I would expect this quality delivered to an interior designer or architect.

I would bet substantial money that they chose to blow out the windows because the view is no good, like I mentioned above.

Forcing the view and blue sky into the image can flatten it, and if not done carefully, you also lose the natural light direction from the window. So it's quite situationally dependent, and I believe there should be a rhyme and a reason to include add a blue sky when you do.




  
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Jun 14, 2016 12:51 |  #8198

cccc wrote in post #18038695 (external link)
These look like renderings to me... fantastic images, but I don't believe this is photography. I could be wrong, just my initial thoughts though.

my photos? or the Till Salu portfolio?




  
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Jun 14, 2016 13:13 as a reply to  @ joooowan's post |  #8199

The Till Salu portfolio. Your images are definitely photographs!




  
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Jun 15, 2016 12:27 |  #8200

mltn wrote in post #18039033 (external link)
This is true when there's a killer view, but that's not all places. I live in Chicago and there are a lot of high-end houses and condos with mediocre to awful views. When the view sucks, why would you highlight it?.

If the view sucks that bad, why does your client want a photo of it?




  
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Jun 15, 2016 12:48 |  #8201

Scott Spellman wrote in post #18040243 (external link)
If the view sucks that bad, why does your client want a photo of it?


Obviously they don't, I interpreted your statement as a blanket decree for all high-end real estate photography, not exclusively for 'view' shots.




  
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Jun 15, 2016 22:51 |  #8202

Scott Spellman wrote in post #18040243 (external link)
If the view sucks that bad, why does your client want a photo of it?

RE photographer's job is to emphasize the good points of a property and minimize the bad without being dishonest about it. Just putting the best foot forward to get the property sold. The view may not be a strength of the house so you work around it and find other aspects that will attract buyers. Most houses have both good and bad.


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Jun 17, 2016 04:57 |  #8203

Would you move in? Shot some spec homes for some builders today.


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Jun 17, 2016 13:13 |  #8204

Shot a well little two bedroom duplex in an older upscale neighborhood of Oklahoma City yesterday.


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Jun 17, 2016 13:14 |  #8205

Two more from the same duplex. It was a classic example of how to make a small property look really nice.


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