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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Single raw real estate photos
« on: January 30, 2013, 01:20:13 AM »
I used to do a lot of real estate photos... The issues I have with are the colors for the exterior and colors for the windows/open door just look off...  HDR tends and faux HDR tends to do that... I think it's odd and many realtors hire me because they dont like other photographers over-doing HDR.  With that said, I do like the interiors...  The living room/kitchen shot, I would crop a bit to get rid of the excess ceiling and floor...  As i was trained... if an area of the photo doesn't HELP a photo, then it's hurting a photo and get rid of it.  The excess ceiling and floor doesn't help, it just makes the walls and kitchen far away...  I'd crop that about 20-30% to make a great panorama.  I may even do that for the exterior and get rid of some sky and get rid of part of the cracked driveway.  Lastly, while I love that spiral staircase...  that looks wonderful, the wide angle makes the hanging light chandelier look VERY distorted and unnatural.  I would reposition the camera so either than light fixture isn't in the shot, or nearer the middle so it doesn't warp as much in the wide angle.


I really appreciate your critique and take it very seriously. I would do other aspect ratios and panoramas (I particularly love panorama shots) but the customer always wants 3x2. But I can absolutely crop in to remove the bad sky, cracked driveway and grass. let me know if these re-edits/crops are a little better as far as post processing is concerned. Also, I didn't do any "true HDR" processing with these photos at all. As in I didn't use an HDR processing application to produce the images look. just the basic RAW controls in lightroom to maximize the dynamic range. So i'd say they are kinda, half way hdr since they are "high(er) dynamic range" than just a standard photo.




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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Single raw real estate photos
« on: January 30, 2013, 01:14:27 AM »
Yeah. The client likes the unnatural looking style better. and pushed saturation and stuff.. I usually do HDR and enfuse in LR but it was just a cheaper job and didn't really want to put the time into doing hdr for this job at all.


It's interesting... I don't think I like the style, but I suppose if that's what the client wants, it's hard to argue with that. And for what it's worth, it looks like you've pulled off the style very well... things look sort of, ethereal? I dunno, but there's a certain soft quality to the light that is nice, if that's what you're into. I'd be curious to see what these looked like SOOC, if you wouldn't mind posting one for comparison's sake?

Thanks for sharing!


Here is the SOOCs for two of the shots. And the softness you are referring to I believe would be the adjustment to the "clarity" in Lightroom. I bring it way down in a lot of these shot to soften the lighting.

Raw unedited - but was of course converted from cr2 to jpeg



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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Single raw real estate photos
« on: January 25, 2013, 10:56:56 AM »
Yeah. The client likes the unnatural looking style better. and pushed saturation and stuff.. I usually do HDR and enfuse in LR but it was just a cheaper job and didn't really want to put the time into doing hdr for this job at all.

It's interesting... I don't think I like the style, but I suppose if that's what the client wants, it's hard to argue with that. And for what it's worth, it looks like you've pulled off the style very well... things look sort of, ethereal? I dunno, but there's a certain soft quality to the light that is nice, if that's what you're into. I'd be curious to see what these looked like SOOC, if you wouldn't mind posting one for comparison's sake?

Thanks for sharing!

I definitely know what your saying and I actually agree with you =D. And what do you mean SOOC?

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Video & Movie / Re: bmx+slowmotion video with 7D
« on: January 22, 2013, 02:37:31 PM »
This is awesome. Love your editing.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Sunrise
« on: January 21, 2013, 12:40:08 PM »
I love the colors in this shot. Very well done

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Video & Movie / Re: 5D mkIII Wedding - Jenna + Eric
« on: January 20, 2013, 06:45:33 PM »
Well done.

I must say, very very nice work! I really loved the video although the music was a bit to loud towards the end :)

Thank you fiend and and shane1.4. I really appreciate your comments. and Ill try to pay more attention to the music levels =-)

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Video & Movie / Re: 5D mkIII Wedding - Jenna + Eric
« on: January 20, 2013, 03:15:53 PM »
Very nice work.  Had a nice cinematic quality that I'm sure made the bride and groom feel that they were starring in their own movie.  Shots had a good storytelling quality.  Nicely done.

P.S.  I like the warm quality to a lot of the footage.  Excellent

Thank you. I put a lot of hard work into that day and the edit and I am so happy it can be appreciated. I did receive a very nice review from the couple. And I do work hard on color correction and grading to make sure everything matches and looks nice.

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Video & Movie / Re: 5D mkIII Wedding - Jenna + Eric
« on: January 20, 2013, 01:16:33 PM »
The video is very beautiful - the cinematic 24fps, the color, scenes, and smoothness. I have always thought about doing video but the vast spectrum of different rigs - both premade and DIY, for stabilization always freaked me out. Someday, maybe.

Thank you very much. Video really is a lot of hard work and there is so much gear to carry with you. But it is very fulfilling. If you ever need help in picking gear I can help you out with a few suggestions.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Single raw real estate photos
« on: January 19, 2013, 07:45:04 PM »
The greens look very unnatural to me.
 
Also, I've found that shots like these that include a bright light source in the shot, like bright sun through the windows, switched on light fixtures and such can often benefit from a conservative application of HDR.

Yeah. The client likes the unnatural looking style better. and pushed saturation and stuff.. I usually do HDR and enfuse in LR but it was just a cheaper job and didn't really want to put the time into doing hdr for this job at all.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Single raw real estate photos
« on: January 19, 2013, 05:43:52 PM »
I think these are GREAT....much more natural looking.

What methods did you used in LR?

Thanks
Dylan

Thank you =-) I pretty much pulled the highlights down and the shadows up all the way. added lots of contrast, lowered the clarity and upped the vibrance. Then white balance and lens correction stuff as needed.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Single raw real estate photos
« on: January 19, 2013, 02:56:46 PM »
This was a cheaper job I did and instead of the standard 5 shot bracket fused together with LR/Enfuse, these just single raw shots edited in LR. Let me know what you think =-)

The rest of the photos here











The rest of the photos here

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Need you to critique this annual calendar
« on: January 09, 2013, 01:18:39 AM »
Hi,

I created an annual calendar with a photo of the Hawk that came visiting on the 16th of December this year. FYI, this is the third version of the calendar and I believe (hope, pray, etc...) that I am done, but I would like you all to give me your thoughts on how the calendar can be improved. I am sure I have missed something... The image is sized to be printed on A3 paper. The noise you see on a 100% view of the image does not show up on the printed copy. An item to note that I have just noticed that the months February and November need to be center alligned and I will do that. Look forward to your inputs.

Thanks in advance. :)




I actually really like everything about it except the 2013. Maybe you could put the 2013 inside a similar green box as the months. The only other thing would be maybe desaturated the reds in the text just a little. Other than that I think it's great! Great work!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Big Sur and San Fran 5D3 Long Exposure
« on: January 06, 2013, 02:36:35 PM »
There are more photos on my site with monterey and santa barbara:http://www.stockhammedia.com/2013/01/06/amazing-landscape-photography-big-sur-monterey-san-francisco/

Big Sur






Golden Gate

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http://www.stockhammedia.com/2012/12/29/rancho-sante-fe-real-estate-photography/

Let me know what you think!

5D mkIII and Bower 14mm f/2.8
LR4 and LR/Enfuse

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