EM-5 + 9-18 for Real Estate photos...Love it!

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
richj20
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Re: EM-5 + 9-18 for Real Estate photos...Love it!
In reply to Brent J, Jan 31, 2013

Brent J wrote:

A quick adjustment with DxO's Viewpoint program.

It can be used as a plugin or standalone program.

I've found the program effective and more importantly easy to learn and use.

I agree it is impressive what you can do with that program but to me that isn't how that room looks in real life. The doorway on the right isn't as large as it appears in your version. If you were to move the right side of the image to the left (and keep the perspective of the rest of the room and contents) and keep vertical lines perfectly vertical it would look closer to reality.

On looking more closely, I agree completely. It does look a bit unnatural, which is why I've used the Skew tool in Photoshop very judiciously. You can only rearrange perspective to a certain degreel

If you look through Real Estate photos (go to Flickr group Photography for Real Estate for examples) you'll see that the corners of rooms opposite the camera position tend to diagonal down towards the floor. I think that's a normal perspective.

Yes, I've noticed that, although I would characterize it as an "accepted" perspective. Hen3ry also wrestles with this problem, as he mentions in his post here:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50769562

regards,

Richard

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