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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #60 on: July 07, 2012, 03:23:40 AM »
@!ex..Interesting..just curious how come you split 70% JPG and 30% RAW?  I only shoot in RAW..far more control and it is the digital negative, JPG's are baked in settings.
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #60 on: July 07, 2012, 03:23:40 AM »

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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #61 on: July 07, 2012, 04:13:54 AM »
@!ex..Interesting..just curious how come you split 70% JPG and 30% RAW?  I only shoot in RAW..far more control and it is the digital negative, JPG's are baked in settings.

I shoot a tone of stuff, on a good day I shoot maybe 200 shots or more, especially if I am on vacation then maybe 6-700.  I changed the settings on my 5d mkiii so that the little function button next to the shutter button switches between RAW and JPEG.  I agree that RAW is the digital negative and has more options for pushing it if the exposure or white balance is a way off, but in my world I know when this might happen based on the shooting conditions.  If it is a really critical shot for a paid assignment and it is a very contrasty or difficult white balance scene, then I'll just hit my handy dandy custom little RAW button so I have saved all the info coming from the sensor unaltered.  Although about 70% of the time I honestly don't need that flexibility since I am either bracketing or just snapping away and the more freedom I feel shooting a ton of shots, the better chances I think I'll have of getting the best moment/composition.  If space was unlimited and I wanted to edit every single image to meet my needs (a necessity with RAW) then maybe I'd shoot more RAW, but I guess I'm an outlier among pro shooters because I think the freedom of shooting JPEG encourages more shots which leeds to more keepers.   I just find that even if I totally blow a shot shooting JPEG, I can still get it where I want with photoshop most of the time, and if I feel that the dynamic range on a single exposure necessitates then I'll hit my  RAW button. 

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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #62 on: July 08, 2012, 03:43:14 AM »
well..that's an interesting theory.  I shoot only RAW cause then if the image is messed up I have a better chance of recovery (say I forgot to change the exposure from the last scene).  Have you ever used the recipe feature in DPP?  Quiet nice as if you have multiple shots from the same scene that all suffer from the same criteria (say under exposure) you can create a single recipe, save it then apply it to to a batch of images all at once, then do a batch process to convert to JPG then delete the RAWs and keep whatever JPG's you like.  I know you mentioned space but not sure if you are concerned about space on the camera or MAC/PC?  I take all my shots on a 32 gig CF card.  If on vacation I then do a "camera copy" to the spare SD card (less costly) then I have the 32 gig free again on the CF.  I found this to be economical without suffering from speed loss (writing to the card).  I rate all my pics and typically only keep the RAWs that are 5 star. So if I've got 8 RAW shots of a hummingbird, I might keep 4 as JPG's but only 1 or 2 RAWs of the best of the 8.  I can already see the 5D Mark III pics chewing away at my disk drive.
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #63 on: July 08, 2012, 08:54:49 AM »
The problem I have with JPEG, other then the limited data it captures for a scene, is that every time you copy it, edit it, or save it the file is degraded and IQ suffers.  If its a one time job then JPEG might make sense, but if you are trying to create an amazing image and hope to refer back to it many times over the years then your image will break down over time if JPEG.  Also, as editing tech improves all that extra data in a DNG file can be exploited to improve your image....   DNG never degrades with copying, editing etc... It's timeless and a hedge that editing software in the future will be able draw more out of the data.   

Hard drive space is so cheap these days that the filesize of RAW does not bother me one bit.  Also, I cull images that I will never use or that were not as good as one that is similar or if it is OOF, etc...

The argument shooting JPEG over RAW due to Harddrive space is a silly one.  Our camera kits contain thousands of dollars worth of camera bodies, lenses and accessories.... yet it's too expensive to go to costco or best buy and drop $120 on 2 Terabytes of storage!?  Even CF and SD cards are relatively cheap especially when considering the old days of shooting film.

A funny story on that though.  My mom switched to digital a few years back.  Just point and shoot for fun.  I found out that she had over 20 2GB SD cards and asked why she had so many.  Her response.... because they kept filling up!  LOVE IT!!! (Still cheaper then film....  ::) )

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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #64 on: July 08, 2012, 09:00:17 AM »
If you hate the "HDR look" effect, then I recommend Enfuse as a lightroon addon. 

Or use the commercial photomatrix, which now includes exposure fusion as well and is better at assembling hand-held images plus has a wysiwyg interface.

For tripod shots and when you want to specify the parameters in numbers, use a) the lr/enfuse lightroom plugin or b) shoot bracketing with magic lantern that puts an assembly & enfuse script next to the shots.

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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #65 on: August 01, 2012, 04:22:19 AM »
I appreciate your points, but I personally edit my digital image processing in MATLAB IDE . It gives high flexibility to have desired look effects and can be implemented in various color spaces as RGB,HSV also NTSC.
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #66 on: August 01, 2012, 11:02:28 AM »
I definitely recommend enfuse and lightroom. It's by far been the quickest way to do RE for me and I the way I end up with the best image quality. It is also easy to get everything balanced properly with out looking overly HDR.
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #67 on: August 09, 2012, 12:18:11 AM »
here is a real estate shot i took with my 5D III & the 24L f1.4


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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #68 on: August 09, 2012, 06:40:18 PM »
here is a real estate shot i took with my 5D III & the 24L f1.4


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That looks really nice. A good lens/body combo although I prefer wider shots myself. good work =-)
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #69 on: August 09, 2012, 07:11:26 PM »
here is a real estate shot i took with my 5D III & the 24L f1.4


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That looks really nice. A good lens/body combo although I prefer wider shots myself. good work =-)

I agree, I wider shot would have been nice. but there is so much distortion with the 16-35 that i prefer using the 24L when i can. I use the 16-35 only when the 24 is not enough! This is a test shot, I'm shooting the final version tomorrow. I'll make sure to post it when is done. If you guys have any feedback to improve the shot let me know, ill definitely keep them in mind for my final image
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #70 on: August 09, 2012, 08:57:50 PM »
The colorful lighting really makes for an interesting and appealing scene however the color casts that it leaves on the white chairs and walls is really unappealing.  I recommend that you try to clean this up in post for your final draft.  Also pushing the corner to the left a little and showing more of the room that leads into this living space might help.  (A wider lens would allow this).  I'm not sure about the TV screen either.  All in all a great start... since you were looking for a critique... this is what I think.

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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #71 on: August 09, 2012, 08:59:58 PM »
here is a real estate shot i took with my 5D III & the 24L f1.4


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That looks really nice. A good lens/body combo although I prefer wider shots myself. good work =-)

I agree, I wider shot would have been nice. but there is so much distortion with the 16-35 that i prefer using the 24L when i can. I use the 16-35 only when the 24 is not enough! This is a test shot, I'm shooting the final version tomorrow. I'll make sure to post it when is done. If you guys have any feedback to improve the shot let me know, ill definitely keep them in mind for my final image

Look forward to seeing them! The 16-35 distortion could definitely be helped lightroom or camera raw so i think i'd recommend that. Just my opinion. I shoot with 5d mmiii and 14mm bower.

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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #72 on: August 09, 2012, 11:39:26 PM »
When I do HDR, I also do the image without it from the normal exposure.  Then I layer the finished HDR on top of the normal, and begin making it transparent, choosing something between the HDR and the normal exposure. 

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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #73 on: August 11, 2012, 12:05:45 AM »
well..that's an interesting theory.  I shoot only RAW cause then if the image is messed up I have a better chance of recovery (say I forgot to change the exposure from the last scene).  Have you ever used the recipe feature in DPP?  Quiet nice as if you have multiple shots from the same scene that all suffer from the same criteria (say under exposure) you can create a single recipe, save it then apply it to to a batch of images all at once, then do a batch process to convert to JPG then delete the RAWs and keep whatever JPG's you like.  I know you mentioned space but not sure if you are concerned about space on the camera or MAC/PC?  I take all my shots on a 32 gig CF card.  If on vacation I then do a "camera copy" to the spare SD card (less costly) then I have the 32 gig free again on the CF.  I found this to be economical without suffering from speed loss (writing to the card).  I rate all my pics and typically only keep the RAWs that are 5 star. So if I've got 8 RAW shots of a hummingbird, I might keep 4 as JPG's but only 1 or 2 RAWs of the best of the 8.  I can already see the 5D Mark III pics chewing away at my disk drive.

Sometimes you don't have a choice.  Especially when you're shooting college sports and the shots go to your laptop where they are then sent to a webmaster, at the game.  You better get the shot right because it's going to jpeg and to a live update website.
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #74 on: August 13, 2012, 02:48:30 AM »


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I like these images a lot! The first image is very nice without hdr look. The contrast of the barren and dull inside with the colorful life as a contrast seen thru the windows. Nice nice images.
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
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