See you there!
While vehicle-mounted 20m high gas-lift telescopic masts can provide a unique perspective on a property and its surrounding assets, they are a $ignificant inve$tment. However even modest camera elevation can be useful in overcoming hedges, fences and steep driveways to reveal a home (or in this case, a supermarket), and so I modified a 5m (extended) pruning pole which is easily packed into the car.
Often I get booked near the middle of the day when the sun is high and the shadows short or absent. “Flat lighting” as it’s described in the trade. Early and late in the day the sun is low, the shadows long and the light warm and buttery, making for more interesting & attractive interior photos in my opinion.
I’ve had my fun, now back to work. One of my first jobs of the new year was this fantastic home where throwing back the bifolds welcomed in the world outside (I know, I should write marketing copy 😉 But a water feature just inside the front door could be a trap for the unwary… or the plain fonged… coming home after a late night!
It’s not unusual to encounter some form of Australian wildlife when photographing in or around a home. I don’t mind spiders, but it’s hard to suppress that momentary flush of fright when they scuttle out from behind whatever it is I’m moving out of shot! This guy (gal?) started out on a door frame but soon scampered up the wall and onto the scotia.
Time-lapse photography ‘speeds up time’ by taking a series of photos (here taken every 3 seconds) and playing them back at 25 photos per second. As with any video, the music contributes to the viewing experience in a synergistic manner, and can have overriding affect on the mood and message. See the minions (commuters) scurry to their work! 😉