Back in Business & Catching Up

Getting my site switched over to a new WordPress theme has taken a bit longer than I thought it would – and there are still a few formatting changes that I want to make.  But for the most part everything is up and running as it should be, so it’s time for a few new photographs.

These shots are from two houses that I photographed for a new client back in December. The first four images are from one house and the last five are from another house down the street. Most of the properties that I photograph are staged but every now and then I’ll photograph one that is unfurnished. There’s something very pure about the unstaged, furniture-free properties…I can focus entire on photographing the space and the light and the geometry and not worry about which staging item is cluttering the shot.

Oriole II Kitchen Oriole II Bedroom Oriole II BathroomOriole I Exterior Oriole I Entry Oriole I Living I Oriole I Living IIOriole I Bathroom

Squeezing in a Few New Photos Before 2015

December 31, 2014 Assignments, HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

I wanted to post just a few more new photos before 2014 comes to a close. I photographed this property in Athens, GA the week before Thanksgiving. The photos have been edited and ready to post for a while – I’m just a little late in posting them! 2015 will bring more new real estate photography and hopefully some new architectural photography. And there will might even be macro photography.

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New Photos from November

November 24, 2014 Assignments, Real Estate 0 Comments

I photographed a property in Macon a few weeks ago. The apartment itself was staged with some pretty dated furniture, so I haven’t included any of those photos, but here are some from the rest of the property (click on each image to see a larger version).

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More New Photos (also from August)!

September 24, 2014 Assignments, HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

Here are a few more new photos from an apartment complex that I photographed in August. I’m a little late in getting these posted, but it really feels like I just photographed this property a couple of weeks ago!

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New Photos from August

September 18, 2014 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

I have come to realize that I am not very good at keeping up with this blog.  I always feel like I have to write something meaningful and important when all I really want to do is share some new photos. So I’m going to share and I’m not going to try to write anything deep or insightful, unless deep and insightful happens to be the mood that I’m in at the time. Maybe if I take that pressure off of myself I’ll be able to keep up with posting more frequently!

These photos are from a house that I photographed in early August.  I think I’ll do a separate post for the apartment complex that I photographed in later in the month. I photographed a condo and a commercial property last week. Images coming soon!

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.

What that means is that I shoot 1 or 2 underexposed shots (2 full stops underexposed and sometimes 3 stops underexposed), 1 shot that is exposed correctly and 1 or 2 overexposed shots (usually 2 full stops overexposed and sometimes 3 full stops as well).  Those 3-5 shots cover the entire exposure range of the image all the way from deep shadows to the bright highlights. All of those shots are blended together into a single (large) file that I then save in the TIFF file format. Then I process that image in Lightroom (followed by Photoshop if necessary). Technically these images are HDR (High Dynamic Range), just not grungy, over-cooked HDR.  This is a great way to photograph tricky interiors or deal with deep mid-day shadows outside.

(Above: I like the different color temperatures in this shot. The reading nook is lit by warm, incandescent light and the eating area is lit by the cooler, blue-ish daylight. I could have made the whole image have the same color cast but I like the way the lighting emphasizes the nook).

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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