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 that had to be corrected.

 

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

 

Photographing Properties in Texas!

March 31, 2017 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

(Commercial Real Estate Photography) – This past November I traveled to Texas to photograph 20 properties for a client. I drove about 1100 miles in two and a half days driving from Houston to Dallas to San Antonio and back to Houston. The days were long and I slept like a log when I got home, but I actually enjoy doing this kind of work.

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Photographing Medical Facilities – Part II

September 26, 2016 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

And here is the “Part II” post! I got to do some slightly more architectural photography at these properties, which I really enjoyed.  Here is “Part I” in case you missed it.

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Photographing Medical Facilities – Part I

September 26, 2016 HDR, Real Estate 1 Comment

Back in late spring a client asked me to photograph several medical facilities in Stockbridge, Snellville and Augusta, GA.  I photographed everything from lobbies to waiting rooms, exam rooms, dental exam areas and the above Cyberknife in Augusta.  I had to arrive pretty early in the morning to photograph areas where patients are usually treated.  Shooting quickly was a must and I didn’t have time to tidy some of the spaces that I was photographing. 

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Five Acre Property on the Ocmulgee River

January 28, 2016 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

I photographed a unique property in Macon, GA a couple of weeks ago.  The house itself is large and quite traditional; parts of it almost look like they were designed to mimic a museum.  But what makes the property unique is its five acres and location on the Ocmulgee River (have you seen “Fried Green Tomatoes”?

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Commercial Property Photography

November 2, 2015 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

Back in mid-September I drove about 1,400 miles through Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and back into Georgia to photograph 18 commercial properties for a client. In early October I flew up to New York to photograph two more. I enjoy going back and forth between residential and commercial property photography – I like the change of pace and getting to switch out one set of challenges for another.

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