Apple Valley Ohio Lake Community by Sam Miller

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HDR for Real Estate Photography

Kevin provides an excellent series of examples showing the sequence of photos and the power of using HDR photos.  Creating "High Dynamic Ranch" photos requires extra effort but the end results are certainly worth the added effort.  I am super excited about the new release of the latest full frame Canon DSLR models - the Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon 1DX.

I wanted to run through what I did for photgraphy on a recent shoot of a loft I listed.  You can see all the shots at 35 Riverwalk Way Lowell MA.


I am finding I am using HDR or I should say the exposure fusion feature of Photomatix more and more.  Its very quick once you get a system down and can give excellent results for real estate photography.  This particular unit was about 40 feet long and 23 feet wide with 5 massive windows and very low light levels for the interior.

Here is the best interior shot from one single frame I could get some window detail but the interior goes dark and gets muddy.

On this particular shot I did nine exposure all 1 stop apart.  4 shots under exposed, 4 shot overexposed.  You can see the 9 photos.  To get window detail you lose the interior and to get the interior exposed properly the windows blow out and flare.

composite

With a run through the Photomatix program using exposure fusion I combined the above exposures into one. This is the final result after a quick run through Photoshop Elements.

Living Room

Photomatix is relatively inexpensie and you can use any camera that you can control exposure, but you need a tripod!!  This is pretty much what I do for most of my listing when a homeowner takes the time to stage and prepare their home for the real estate market.  You can see how the imaging is used on my lisitings by visiting your Home Marketing- Your Homes Online Image

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p>This post was provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate In Tewksbury MA. You can contact Kevin by email at kevin@kevinvitali.com or call 978-360-0422.

I pride myself in the quality of my work while helpingbuyers and sellers make dreams come true.

Real Estate Services in the northeast Massachusetts, around the Merrimack Valley, Southern New Hampshire including the towns of Andover, Billerica, Boxford, Chelmsford, Dracut, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence,  Lowell, Merrimac, North Andover, Newbury, Newburyport, North Reading, Rowley, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Westford, Wilmington, West Newbury

 

 

 

 

 

Comment balloon 0 commentsSam Miller • March 03 2012 01:14AM
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