I ventured out today for another bathroom shoot for Collins Tile and Stone. The skies are still dreary from Hurricane Sandy, but the rain has thankfully stopped.
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Recently, I photographed another bathroom remodel by Collins Tile & Stone which was pretty challenging. The shower had some glass doors with a bright window directly across from the doors so the reflection of the window showed in the shower glass. A polarizing filter really helps cut glare from reflective surfaces. I had recently sold my cheap polarizing filter because it was adversely affecting the quality of my images. But I hadn’t yet ordered a new, higher quality polarizing filter. I really wish I had one for this shoot. So, I just ordered a new one so I have it for the next shoot. To solve the issue, I got some big black garbage bags and covered most of the window with them and then I did quite a bit of editing in Photoshop to remove the reflection of the window. Here are the before and after images:
And here’s one more image that I rather liked that really showcases the company’s tile work on the walls and floor. I don’t usually like images that have the toilet in them, but this one was pretty well hidden by the dividing wall.
Thursday’s adventures included another great bathroom remodel by Collins Tile & Stone.
I had the opportunity to shoot another bathroom remodel by Collins Tile & Stone yesterday. I had a little trouble with this one because I had a pretty small space to work in. It was a rectangular, narrow space with the toilet at one end (which I try not to include in the photos very often) and glass shower doors at the other end (which pretty much act like a mirror reflecting my likeness back unless I’m at an angle). The shower was pretty sweet with two shower heads and beautiful tile.
On Monday, I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful model home in Creighton Farms for Pamela Jones of Extraordinary Transitions and Long & Foster. The exterior shot could have benefited from a little cloud cover so there wasn’t a big shadow across the front, but it still looks pretty darn awesome. I loved the detail and craftsmanship in this home. So, I used HDR to showcase some of that detail. For just $2,350,000, this home could be yours!
I had the opportunity to photograph another bathroom remodeled by Collins Tile & Stone on Saturday. I loved the little hexagonal shaped floor tiles, the stand alone tub, and the brightness of the room. Another remodeling job, well done! Here are a few of my favorite shots from the shoot.
I think I need to learn how to edit chrome. My reflection ended up in nearly every faucet. Add that to the list of millions of things I need to learn.
Earlier this week I did bathroom shoot for Collins Tile & Stone. Felt good to be shooting again after having baby! Below are a few shots that I liked.
I really like what this real estate photographer has to say about how young buyers are home shopping in today’s market based on an article from Texas Realtor Magazine.
On Friday, I had the opportunity to do a shoot of the landscaping and design work of Main Street Landscape. It was a beautiful home and yard! With being 35 weeks pregnant, I was quite exhausted by the end of the shoot. I don’t think it would have been so bad if it wasn’t so hilly, but I loved being in the environment and enjoying the scenery.
More photos can be viewed here.
For our first family vacation, we stayed at the Villa Roma Resort near Calicoon, New York in the Catskills. It was pretty much in the middle of nowhere. There were some small towns nearby which were sort of interesting. I couldn’t imagine living in a small town at all. We had pizza from one of the small town restaurants which was pretty good. We also walked around and explored. It rained a lot the first few days we were there and since we were near some major waterways there was a bit of flooding in the area. We were disappointed to drive out to this place called Sonoma Falls Farm only to find that it was closed indefinitely.
We visited two parks both with unique bridges. The first was Stone Arch Bridge Historical Park which featured a 3-arch stone bridge which was built in 1880. There was grass growing on top of it. The river that ran beneath the bridge was overflowing its banks from all the rain. I did get some nice HDR photos of the bridge.
The second park was Livingston Manor Covered Bridge Park. I’ve never seen a covered bridge in person. Apparently, the founder of the YMCA lived in the house next to the bridge. So, that was sort of interesting. Alex enjoyed running around in the grass that was there and playing with the rocks.
We also spent some time swimming at the indoor pool, playing at the playground, enjoying the game/play room, and eating at the dining hall at the resort. I tried Cornish hen for the first time which was pretty tasty. Unfortunately, the outdoor pool and water park at the resort wasn’t open yet for the season, which we didn’t know when we planned the trip, but it was too cold to be swimming outside anyhow.
More photos from our trip can be seen here.
Earlier this week I photographed a town home in Reston for a “For Sale By Owner” property. Here are a few photos from the shoot.
On Saturday, I had the opportunity to join some friends to photograph the Franciscan Monastery in Washington DC. I used a technique called HDR (High Dynamic Range). Basically, I took multiple shots of the same scene at different exposures in order to capture both the bright highlights and the dark shadows and then I combined the images using software which results in one highly detailed image. Below are some of my favorite images from the shoot.
Yesterday I photographed a home for Realtor, Gina Tufano. Here are a few images from the shoot…
On Thursday, I did a shoot for Collins Tile & Stone featuring tile back splashes. It was some beautiful work in four bathrooms and a kitchen.
For the shot below, I had to lower the tripod down low enough to not be seen in the mirror and I hid behind the partially open door and used my wired remote to trigger the camera.
On Tuesday, I started an interesting project for two clients, one is an investor who flips houses and the other is an interior decorator. I took the “before” photos for a house in Washington DC that is going to be flipped and resold. They had started the demo the morning of the shoot so there was a lot of debris already down and it was pretty dirty. The place was filthy, actually. Kind of hard to believe people were previously living there. So, I had to shoot hand-held instead of using a tripod. Because of this, the verticals are off and the photos are lit a bit unevenly, but I think my flash did a pretty good job considering the conditions. I’m very excited to go back and do the “after” photos once the project is finished.
On Friday, I photographed a new tile floor in a basement for Collins Tile & Stone. The tile was interesting because the coloring and look of it made it look like wood. The room was a little dusty, and I think the photos would have benefited from having a bit of staging to the room. But the floor still looks good!
This week I photographed a beautiful home in Lovettsville, Virginia for a Realtor named Roger. It’s an amazing 3,400 square foot property on 10 acres of land in Loudoun County. Below are some of my favorite shots of the house.