Whoops, got behind in this blogging thing since the holidays (I guess it happens sometimes). I took some pics for John Herrigel at GreenTree Realty for a house he listing in Portland (41 Nottingham Rd). Its a small bungalow but has really nice details and I tried to highlight them, with rugs (to show off the hardwood floors) and plants in the dining room.
The tough room to shoot was the kitchen (there is always at least one challenge in shotting a house), as you can see, there were some really large beams in the way, which added to the character, but was also hard to show the openness of the kitchen. So I shot it two ways, both with the beams in the way, trying to keep it as symmetrical as possible, and then with the beams behind me, so show the openness of the kitchen. The beams as well as the woodstove definitely gave character to the kitchen so I tried to include them, without it being cluttered.
It was great that they moved most of the furniture out of the house. One of the hardest things to work with is a small house stuffed with furniture, that you have to shoot around and also try not to insult the homeowner, who has lived in the house with this cluttered furniture. When that happens and I need to move things, I explain to the homeowner (and the listing agent too) that the camera sees everything, so it needs to be less cluttered than even when the house is shown.
Here is the visual tour link,
Going to do another set of stills for John this weekend in Brunswick. Stay tuned!