New Real Estate Photography!

June 17, 2014 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

I’ve been keeping busy with my first commercial real estate shoot, my first house shoot for an MLS listing and another apartment complex. I’ve been shooting 3-5 bracketed shots and processing all of my images as 32-bits TIFFs.

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Graduation Season is (Finally) Over!

It’s been a little while since I posted anything.  Graduation season has kept me busy but is mostly over now.  I get to put the black pant suit away for little while!  This May I drove almost 710 miles, spent 14 hours in the car, photographed 11 graduation ceremonies and almost 4,900 new graduates!

I’m looking forward to getting back to the slower pace of real estate photography over the next few weeks.  I have an apartment complex to photograph this week and several commercial properties to shoot at the end of May and beginning of June.  Mixed in there will be a lot of Lightroom organization time and and some studying for the Adobe Certified Expert Exam.  I can’t wait!

(the photo above was taken at a nature preserve in Morrow, GA in early May)

A Quick Visit to Macon, GA

April 6, 2014 Assignments, HDR, History 0 Comments

I drove down to Macon, GA early last week to photograph a property. When I was done I headed into downtown Macon and documented some points of interest around the city. I’ve passed through Macon many, many times over the years, but only on I-75 – I hadn’t ever seen the old downtown area. Like most cities that you pass by on the highway time and time again but never visit, it has more to offer than you might expect…

(I replaced the plain, blue sky in the image above with one that has some clouds)

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A Little More HDR

April 28, 2013 HDR, Sky 0 Comments

**Update #2: Since posting my last comment about the original image not being a very good HDR creation I have removed the original image. I just couldn’t leave it there for anybody to see. I was just getting started with HDR and I don’t think my original captures were very good. I have posted an updated version in which HDR toning was not used.

**Update: Since posting this photo I have come to realize that it is not a good HDR image. There shouldn’t be shadows behind the clouds. I have recently learned how to do 32-bit HDR processing and I love it. You can produce much more realistic-looking images than this one.

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My, it’s been a little while since I posted anything.  There is a future life in my imagination where I have the time and opportunity to get out and shoot interesting things and places whenever I want to.  That life hasn’t happened yet, haha!  I know I’m not alone =)  I stopped to capture several brackets for this scene while on my way out of a parking deck recently.  It was such a nice day and everything was so green – and the sky was good for an HDR.  Like I said in my last post, I’ll re-process this when Photomatix makes its way into my life.  I’m hoping I’ll be able to get rid of the “HDR look” of the sky. It looks like there are shadows behind the clouds.

Experimenting With HDR

March 11, 2013 HDR, Sky 0 Comments

I have finally started to experiment with HDR after spending a lot of time looking at other peoples’ HDR creations. I think I’m going to like it =) I’m not sure if I like the way the sky looks in this image or not, but the clouds were moving pretty quickly and that’s why it turned out looking that way. I processed this in CS6 but I’ll re-process it after I get Photomatix.