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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Yesterday, I recorded a testimonial video with Pamela Jones from Long & Foster and Extraordinary Transitions for Starloft. It came out pretty well, though, the sound is a little echoey from the size of the room. Though, for just using the onboard camera microphone, I think it came out well. I do have a digital recorder that I plan to use for future shoots requiring sound recording. Testimonial videos is a service I plan to offer in the very near future. So, if you’re interested, let me know. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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.
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to photograph Sara’s town house. Here’s one of my favorite images from the shoot…
I spent a little time earlier this week photographing the pub room at my apartment. Below is what I would consider my best photo from the shoot. I would have definitely benefited from using a wider angle lens for this room rather than the 18-55mm lens.