Elevation

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.

Photo of supermarket taken from 5m

A stitch in time

Joining, or ‘stitching’, several overlapping photos together is a great way to include more of a scene than could be embraced by a single photo. Here are a couple of examples, each composed of 3-4 individual photos. In both instances I particularly wanted to include the treetops.

Panoramic image of Australian gum trees .

Modern Australian home with a bush backdrop

Day’s head and tail makes for nice light.

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.

Sunny unit photo by Propertyshoot Photography Sunshine Coast

Late afternoon sun pours into this new unit in a Kawana estate.

Back at the crease.

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!
Open plan home with internal water feature by Propertyshoot Sunshine Coast

Wildlife

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.

Ninderry Sunset

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! ;-)