Architectural shots with the 5D2

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gipper51
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Architectural shots with the 5D2
May 5, 2012

Some photos from a side job last weekend. Sorry for the watermark, but gotta have it these days Most images taken with the Canon 17-40L, a couple with Tamron 28-75/f2.8. All interiors used lighting.

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In reply to gipper51, May 5, 2012

Why bother posting photos if you're going to obscure the whole image with your copyright text? We're not the clients you're expecting payment from.
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In reply to gipper51, May 5, 2012

Nice shots and thanks for posting.

Are you saying you used strobes to balance the lighting of interior shots with the view through the windows? These are some large expansive interiors so I'd have to ask how many strobes did you use? The results are great but do you think you could have achieved similar results with blending several image files?

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In reply to gipper51, May 5, 2012

Sorry...Too much copyright for me !

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In reply to gipper51, May 5, 2012

This is absurd.

Looking at those photos is hardly possible. The watermarks make it not only impossible to see the photos as they are, they also leave an impression here that you make people waste their time.

If you are afraid that someone steals them, just do not post them

Hint: Those who may intend to steal images from you would not have paid for them anyway.

B.

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In reply to gipper51, May 5, 2012

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Exterior - North Stair (Original)
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 32 mm, ISO 200, 1/60 sec, f13, 0 EV, Apr 28, 2012 09:36:12

was probably perspective corrected in photoshop, but looks strange.
Better to re-do that one, before submitting to your customer.

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In reply to mischivo, May 5, 2012

Sorry folks but I won't post samples this large without a watermark, and nobody wants to only see 900x600 images.

I guess I'll just not post images then.
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rwbaron wrote:

Nice shots and thanks for posting.

Are you saying you used strobes to balance the lighting of interior shots with the view through the windows? These are some large expansive interiors so I'd have to ask how many strobes did you use? The results are great but do you think you could have achieved similar results with blending several image files?

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The strobes are used for some interior fill but also giving form and highlights to many objects in the scene. I do use exposure blending on most interior images, and the windows in the fitness room were manually blended in.

Many things I 'can' do with exposure blending (like the windows), but I've found for the overall 'look' of the image nothing in software can replace real lights. For example, the lighting on the glass door in the "Waiting Room" was very simple with a couple of strobes.

I carry 8 lights with me, and used them all on several images.
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In reply to fdxx, May 5, 2012

fdxx wrote:

The picture

Exterior - North Stair (Original)
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 32 mm, ISO 200, 1/60 sec, f13, 0 EV, Apr 28, 2012 09:36:12

was probably perspective corrected in photoshop, but looks strange.
Better to re-do that one, before submitting to your customer.

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I'm sure you're referring to the highest wall and that it's not parallel with the rest of the building. That stair wall is actually at a different angle than the rest of that end of the building. Odd? Yes, but that's how it is

EDIT:

That one did take perspective correction. I'll look at it again and make sure everything is square. It looks like the low right side may need some adjustment. Thanks for pointing it out!
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Bernie Ess wrote:

This is absurd.

Looking at those photos is hardly possible. The watermarks make it not only impossible to see the photos as they are, they also leave an impression here that you make people waste their time.

If you are afraid that someone steals them, just do not post them

Hint: Those who may intend to steal images from you would not have paid for them anyway.

B.

Sorry for wasting your time. I won't post images this size without a watermark. In the future I just won't post images.

And yes, people who do steal images are not going to pay for them, but they won't be stealing them from this thread.
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gipper51 wrote:

rwbaron wrote:

Nice shots and thanks for posting.

Are you saying you used strobes to balance the lighting of interior shots with the view through the windows? These are some large expansive interiors so I'd have to ask how many strobes did you use? The results are great but do you think you could have achieved similar results with blending several image files?

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The strobes are used for some interior fill but also giving form and highlights to many objects in the scene. I do use exposure blending on most interior images, and the windows in the fitness room were manually blended in.

Many things I 'can' do with exposure blending (like the windows), but I've found for the overall 'look' of the image nothing in software can replace real lights. For example, the lighting on the glass door in the "Waiting Room" was very simple with a couple of strobes.

I carry 8 lights with me, and used them all on several images.
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Thanks,

You do a nice job on the lighting.

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In reply to gipper51, May 5, 2012

I'm in the advertisement business for many years now and i really wonder why anyone would want to steal these specific images that are not indexed by any searchengine. People would have to stumble upon this thread, of which the chance is close to none with all the trolling posts lately and find them useful for "something" i can't think of. Next time maybe you should post larger images on a seperate hosting server for the pixl peepers and show us your 720p wide ones without a watermark like you do on your website. I enjoyed the ones on your site though.

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p.s. have you ever considered using TS lenses? I think they are essential for your type of work and save you alot of time correcting geometric distortion (which sometimes get a little tricky as you could have have noticed).

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In reply to gipper51, May 5, 2012

As best I can tell though the frickin' type, these are very good. I often use the 5DII with the 16-35, but don't use lights, instead shooting RAW and PP. (Nothing against lights, just not my style.)

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Marcus Antonius wrote:

I'm in the advertisement business for many years now and i really wonder why anyone would want to steal these specific images that are not indexed by any searchengine. People would have to stumble upon this thread, of which the chance is close to none with all the trolling posts lately and find them useful for "something" i can't think of. Next time maybe you should post larger images on a seperate hosting server for the pixl peepers and show us your 720p wide ones without a watermark like you do on your website. I enjoyed the ones on your site though.

Marcus.

I can understand, but I like to err on the side of caution. You never know who may steal what image. I"ll repost them without watermarks. You're right, chance of finding them here are slim to none.

p.s. have you ever considered using TS lenses? I think they are essential for your type of work and save you alot of time correcting geometric distortion (which sometimes get a little tricky as you could have have noticed).

Believe me I want them! But the cost of such lenses puts them out of reach for now. I'd like to add them as funds permit, but right now the money from photography is paying other bills. Photoshop is correcting them well enough for my needs currently.
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I've been convinced Here they are without watermarks, slightly smaller size.

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In reply to gipper51, May 5, 2012

Ah, much better! These look good, nice use of lights. You might want to include your name and copyright information in the data fields on your 5DII (see image below). Just makes the image a bit harder to rip off.

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Great shots!

And yes, TS-E 17 and 24 would be the right thing for that.

I own a TS-E 24 since a few weeks and love it.

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gipper51 wrote:

Sorry folks but I won't post samples this large without a watermark, and nobody wants to only see 900x600 images.

I guess I'll just not post images then.

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If I were the customer, I would reject these images. They have text all over them. That's just dumb. Was the text actually floating in mid-air when you took the pictures?

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You're a very talented architectural photographer. My question is how do you manage to keep all the lines straight and acheive a correct perspective with the 17-40? Even if you're relying on Photoshop, you've done quite an admirable job here as my 17-40 is a mess (and the TS-E suggestions would seem to serve you well.)

On the watermarks you go from one extreme to the other. Your talent is worthy of a watermarked image and as unlikely as it is someone will want these specific images, my suggestion is keep one watermark in the center of the image - just shrink/fade it a bit. (I've never seen multiple watermarks like this and thought I had seen it all.)
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