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Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Chris Parrott, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Chris Parrott

    Chris Parrott TPF Noob!

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    I am looking for somebody that can help with getting bright white / focused images inside homes.
    I have a Canon 5d Mark iii with 16-35mm lens and 600 ex-rt flash. I am beyond a "newbie" however very limited time spent with post production and raw images.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


     
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    Ysarex Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Tripod.

    Joe
     
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    dennybeall No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Light, light , and more light so you can get max DOF and color. If you have light problems you can't solve on site, such as bright outside light through window or not, you can go to post process and stack or merge shots. So, if you set up on a tripod and take multiple shots you will have the material to do your pp tricks. I mostly bracket at least 5 shots changing only shutter speed. If there are vastly different amounts of light then take 6 or 8 shots.
    There are some guys that do RE for a living and they can tell you about using multiple strobes and such.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hire a professional who has the gear and knows what he/she is doing. One lens and one light are not going to cut it for high end real estate photography.
     
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    The thing is the photographer I hire has the exact same camera and lenses. The pictures turn out perfect. I'll keep using the photographer, I just wanted to learn for my own knowledge.
     
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    dennybeall No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Keep in mind that you could get all the photos for a high end real estate shoot with a single lens and flash BUT the amount of time, effort and processing you'd need to do to overcome the lack of the proper equipment would not make it a profitable effort in my opinion.
     
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    This is exactly why photographers get so offended when someone says, "Your camera takes great pictures!" When all is said and done, the most important aspect is the person behind the camera.

    If you'd like to post a picture you took that you are dissatisfied with, I'm sure there are some people that could help you see where you have trouble and how to fix it.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Can you share a link to this person's work? I would be interested in seeing if we agree on the definition of "perfect".
     
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    If you want to check out my site www.chrisparrott.ca and look at listing "8235 fairways west drive". These pictures are reduced for the website however I really do like the look and feel of them. The photographer uses 5d mark iii with 16-35 lense and I usually have a 24 hour turn around with him as well.
     
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    Okay... that's pretty much exactly what I expected. IMO, those are 'okay' at best. The lack of lighting equipment is causing serious problems with reflections, almost all of the windows are blown out, and quite frankly, the staging is horrible ('though that's nothing to do with equipment). As mentioned, you could indeed return much better results with this gear, but it would take more time.
     
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    Those pics look like they have been HDR / Tone Mapped through Photomatix or similar. Some of the pics are of unfinished rooms with wiring hanging out the ceiling, not very complimentary for a $700,000 house.
    The exact same set of pics is on the REMAX site.
     
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    Personally, my favorite is the tipped over tricycle near the end of the set. Really? You couldn't actually pick that up and move it? It's on WHEELS for crying out loud!
     

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