Photographing an Animal Hospital!

April 2, 2019 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

Back in September I jumped at the opportunity to photograph a new animal hospital that was opening near Dawsonville, GA.  I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again – variety is really important to me.  I’m always eager to photograph different kinds of properties.  When I first started doing real estate and architectural photography I mostly photographed apartment complexes and MLS listings.  It didn’t take long for me to start feeling a little restless and bored.  Since then I have photographed quite a variety of different buildings and spaces and am always open to the opportunity to add to that list!


 

Replacing Gloomy, Tropical Skies

January 16, 2019 HDR, Photography, Real Estate, Sky 0 Comments

It’s a new year and and a new opportunity to maybe stay more on top of making regular posts??  Hahah – we’ll see about that!  Happy New Year!

My first post of 2019 is actually a group of photos that I took last May.  I photographed a property in McDonough, GA on a day when the weather ended up being cloudy during the day and gloomy and drizzly at sunset.  Although the client didn’t make the request, I decided to do sky replacements for all of the outdoor shots; it seemed like the only option!  I had to cover my camera in a large plastic bag (with custom-cut holes) and stand out in the drizzle for almost 30 minutes to get the twilight shots (I know, poor little me).  The ten photos below are some of the final photos that I submitted.  The client was very happy (and therefore, so was I).  Just click and drag the slider on each image to see the before and after for each image…

 

I don’t have an extensive library of blue sky/puffy cloud photos, so I only used three or four different skies for the first seven photos. I’m surrounded by trees where I live and it’s not easy to get photos with lots of sky and minimal clutter. Some of these skies are from vacation photos and one was taken from a big-box store parking lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not only did I have to replace the sky, I had to Photoshop three of the lamp posts back on and add reflections on the water. The lights and reflections were an important part of the ambiance had to be corrected.

 

The replacement sky that I used is from a photo that I took with my (now old) Samsung S6.

 

Painted Lady Butterfly

2017 Fauna Roundup!

October 30, 2018 Animals, Nature 0 Comments

Well, I really did mean to get this posted much earlier in the year! The last few months have been busy, though, and my website usually gets neglected when that happens. But finally, here is part II, the follow-up to my 2017 Flora Roundup post…

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Photographing Architectural Wall Panels

All the way back in February of this year, when it was cool and lovely enough outside to wear jeans and a cardigan and not sweat through everything I was wearing in a matter of seconds, I got in my car and drove three and a half hours to Hunstville, AL to photograph a Planet Fitness (for a client, not just for fun).

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Moss on a Tree

2017 Flora Roundup!

I love getting outside to poke around and see what’s there, what piques my interest. I’m always hoping for interesting mushrooms, seed pods, spiders or insects. I didn’t shoot outdoors quite as much last year as in previous years; I’ll try to do better this year. Hopefully it will be a mild summer!

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