A&P A bunch of my recent shit

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  1. ok_computer

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    Going for sale on Monday, I mentioned to the realtor that I was a photographer and could take his photos for him.. I was sure it would be better than the point n shoot shot on his website.

    It's a bit (A LOT) HDR'ey, but i'm not marketing these to photographers, I'm marketing them to dumb upper middle class people who will LOVE it. They already have gotten a ton of comments about them, and the realtor wants to form a longer relationship, and have me take more for him, that's pretty cool I guess. It's easy.


    Well, here ya go :hay::

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    And some photos from a quick 30 minute walk last night:

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    computer
     
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    some of the hdrs are a little too blue; but yea, people eat that shit up.
     
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    Speaking as a guy who's been house shopping all year, having been subjected to probably thousands of terrible real estate photos, I have to wonder if there is a market for this sort of thing. Sure, people selling mansions hire protographers, but nobody else.

    Of course you couldn't charge but so much, but then, it's a bit less involved than shooting weddings. A couple hundred bucks seems like a good investment if the pics end up selling the house.

    And then you have shit like this.
    http://uglyhousephotos.com/wordpress/?cat=69
     
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    Yeah man the color's fucking wacky on a lot of them,
    can't be bothered to spend more time on them though, been so busy lately.
     
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    I like the b&w ones, the HDRs are awful.
     
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    But they're exactly what people wanna see :h5:
     
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    If you got paid for them - thats all that matters.
     
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    Oh, this is my parents' house, I guess that wasn't clear after I changed the thread name. They're all like "OMG they're so incredible you are so good!!" and so is the realtor he's emailed me like 19 times "When are you available, wow these are just amazing".

    It's very ":hsugh:/:ugh:/:hs:"
     
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    If I went to do this professionally/for pay, I would probably use tilt shift/large format, and strobes,

    But I had about 30 mins to take 20 photos :hs:
     
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    What does the inside of the Basilica look like?
     
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    Lots of HDR looks like
     
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    The pics are ok.. but I dont think HDR is necessary..
     
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    No idea, I haven't been in a church in probabyl 10 years, it looks nice though. It has real stained glass at least, and it's gigantic.

    Have you ever taken photos of a house? I think HDR is almost necessary if you need to take photos quickly. It was like 7am so the sun was shining straight into the hosue too.
     
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    Not bad. some of the colors are off, but they look to be selling well for you. Congrats
     
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    So go inside and take some. Im dying to see it.
     
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    Damn, I really like those house pics.
     
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    awwww fuck.
     
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    HDR really is just about a requirement for real estate shots, unless you're bringing in 20 strobes and have awesome places to hide all of em.

    I don't even think you would have to go large format/tiltshift/strobes to go into business here. I think it would be overkill. Sure, if you were shooting 10 million dollar houses, but just as a part time partnership with a realtor? Hell no. 20 shots you took in 30 minutes are WORLDS better than anything else on that realtor's website. Better pictures = faster sales. faster sales = closer to asking price.

    I'd just keep doing what you're doing and get in bed with the realtor. You're not creating art here, you're creating $$. Just keep that in mind.
     
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    Gromer Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K!

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    Hell yeah, listen to Jared. No need to buy more stuff, when what you already did would work great for property listings. I say go for it. Charging $200 for 30 minutes of picture taking and 30 minutes of HDRing sounds pretty good if you ask me.
     
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    Deliver what the client wants. This ain't art, it's about getting paid.

    HDR works well for this application, the interiors are legible and bright.


    These are just houses, not multi-million dollar estates.
    Realtors don't have time to waste on setting up your wood tripod/view camera, 11ty strobes.
    They take you on a whirlwind tour of a dozen properties, snap snap, and we're done.
    This isn't Architectural Digest...

    It's a balance of effort/time vs. cash outcome. So......Good job.
     

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