Twilight exteriors for real estate can run anywhere from 50 to 100 dollars per photo. Yet, on any given day, we are only able to shoot a single twilight image in the evening, and perhaps one in the morning. In the video, I discuss a technique where we can produce very convincing twilight exteriors that were shot in the middle of the day. And, the best part is, the lighting for the images can be done in under 10 minutes.
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We're many times confronted by pesky little things that simply will not clone! But, if we get in there and use the right tools, a 10 minute clone job can turn into a 45 second job with results that are just as good.
I think you could probably write an entire book on the subject and power of curves adjustment layers within Photoshop. Curves could be the perfect editing tool, whether you are a wedding, architecture, or even forensic photographer. In the video, I examine some of the ways I use curves on a daily basis for my interiors and real estate photography work. I also attempt to explain, by way of an example, how powerful an editing tool curves can be.
Things get in the way on almost every one of our shoots, yet the quantity of real estate photographs we deliver precludes us from doing top notch cloning work. In the video, I discuss ways you can clone things in a fast and efficient manner. I note that in many cases, "cloning" can be much faster and more efficient than moving items back and forth on location. I attempt to convince you that taking care of your inevitable "clone" jobs can many times be accomplished onsite. And lastly, the irony of it all is that actual cloning with the clone stamp tool is rarely your best option.
A discussion on how to set up a couple of useful one-step shortcuts using your Wacom tablet on a Mac; one dealing with getting to your Desktop with multiple programs open, and the other closes all open documents in Photoshop without saving them.
Just recently completed my One Light Real Estate Photography compositing tutorial. The course focuses on ways to keep your image quality high, while at the same time not being burdened by long shoots or post-processing sessions.
I start off the course discussing very simple concepts used in compositing such as what a mask is and how they work. The course culminates with an explanation of the lighting and post-processing of the image below.
More information on the course can be found on the course information page HERE.