Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Summit Terrace Stills and This Week's Work
Well I've finished editing about 1200 stills that I took over the past few weeks for Summit Terrace Apartments in South Portland. I'm now working on the virtual tours for the four apartments and the exterior, then will be done! It was a big project, one that encompassed a staged apartment already, two unstaged ones that I did the staging on, and one lived in apartment where I mostly decluttered in order to shoot it.
I also got up two mornings at the crack of dawn in order to get good light and spent about 3 hours shooting a sign. It was all fun! Here are some pictures from that shoot. I will also post the virtual tours when ready.
This week I have two houses to shoot for Real Estate Agents, (thanks to Chris Albert of Allen and Selig, and John Herrigel of GreenTree Realty). I shot one house
yesterday in Gorham and will be posting the stills and virtual tour by the end of the week. I will also post my notes about it, some challenges to overcome and how I did so. This house was decorated for Christmas so we had to minimize that effect so it wouldn't become dated too quickly.
The other house I will be shooting in Portland tomorrow. With the short days you have a limited time to capture the light for the exterior shots. What's nice about this time is there usually is some really soft low horizon light to be had at any time of day. However, it's best not to go too early or too late because the trees (or if there is a ridge) will create strong shadows. Frankly its kind of a cool time to shoot because even at 1pm you have nice soft light that usually one gets only in the later afternoon or early morning the rest of the year. Oh the joys of living this far north!