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02-23-2011, 12:48 PM   #1
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Lens: stock kx Camera: kx Photo Location: moose jaw sask 

Hi everyone.

I have put up some images at the links below.
please take a look and let me know How I may improve.
There are paying customers and I want to do the best I can for them.

This is my first paying job for photography though I've been a hobbyest for quite a while. I am getting good feedback so far but I think they can be better..

The gallery user name and password are :ssre

Here is a link to look at some photos.

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Here is a link to the video on youtube. It was kind of wrecked by the conversion youtube did when I uploaded it but gives the proof idea. The original is not nearly as choppy blurry or grainy? I dont know why this happened?

http://www.youtube.com/user/MetaGraphex?feature=mhum

Thanks everybody.

Jesse

P.S. this is the k-x with the original lens. video too...
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02-23-2011, 12:51 PM   #2
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Your username and password do not work. How about posting the images here.
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both the name and paswords are :

ssre

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There are 31 images I didn't want you all to have to wait for it to load.
Sorry about the external link.

The password works for me in safari and chrome can anyone else confirm this?

Thanks

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02-23-2011, 01:30 PM   #6
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Works for me on a PC using IE.
While far from an expert, one thing that jumped out at me is that the WB doesn't seem to be in sync between shots. Look at image #0004 & #0010. In one the kitchen cupboards look like they're cherry, but in the other shot - of the same cupboards - the wood is very brown (walnut?).
Just a thought - But maybe I'm being too picky.

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This is a good observation. I took the images at two different times of the day but I could do more to produce colour accuracy.

Thank you for your thoughts… I hope more people help out..

My best

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Here is what I can share with you based on a quick skim through the photos.

1. Tripod. Get one that's pretty tall. Shooting from above tends to create more spatial shots. This is desired for real estate. I usually shoot from around 6' tall for establishing shots. So in short - shoot from high above down so that the top of the frame is just hitting the ceiling.

2. As mentioned above by Tim, White Balance. Keeping it consistent is one thing, but another tip is that people tend to respond better (emotionally) to warm tones. I usually do this in PP.

3. Shoot from corners out into the room. Angles are more interesting than straight on lines.

That's it in short. If you need more help, ask

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Here's some examples.





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These look awesome thank you!
I will definitely try that.
I dont know if you checked out the video but I had to do that for a bathroom I did because it was so small that I wouldn't get a lot in the shot if i didn't shoot from the top.

Your very talented!

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You did a good job with the 18-55mm kit lens.
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Just FYI, if I was buying or selling and had to deal with that video, or worse yet, a whole bunch of them, I would be pretty annoyed. The transitions in the beginning are WAY too long and the idea that I'm going to read screens of text about agents before I get to the stuff I want (video of the house) is just not correct.

What about putting text about house details as a horizontal scroller along the bottom of the video so I can be glancing at it as I am watching it? And I would time the ending of the video and that scroller to THEN show me agent name and contact info.

Certainly there are plenty of ways to deal with getting the info to me as a consumer, but I think the video should be primarily about the house visuals. Everything else seems secondary to me.

Just my two cents...
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thank you for your input I will shorten the slideds next time.
I may also put them in the ending.

ken is a new realtor and I wanted to make sure people read the slides
but i guess if there interested they can just pause the show.

Thank you for your suggestions

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Something also to consider, shoot from room entries. This helps the potential buyer get a feel for the flow of the room or property. The high angle is a great point as it adds so much depth to the images.

The detail shots are nice, but make them more compositionally sound, not just catalog shots if you can. Give the potential buyers something to get excited about!

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