Taking the ‘before’ photos of an extensive new deck before Kawana Floor Sanders weave their magic next week.
Technical note: Camera elevated 3m, two photos stitched.
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.
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! 😉
Property photographers seldom have the luxury of scouting a property in order to choose the best time of day when the sun is showcasing the home. Hopefully the vendor has a good idea of when that might be, and communicates this to their sales agent who books the photographer. So I was rather pleased to turn up at this home yesterday and find the afternoon sun and venetian blinds playing nice together.
However it IS possible to manipulate light if there’s not enough of it in the right place. In this shot, the light pattern on the floor is natural, however the stripes on the dining table were created by placing a flash outside the window on the left.
We’re so spoiled for sun on The Sunshine Coast that many people prefer to to wait if the weather is less than perfect on the day that their photo-shoot is scheduled. It’s easy to forget though that grey wet conditions often prevail at this time of year as tropical storms drift down the coast and moisture-laden winds roll in off the ocean. Interiors can still look bright and attractive with creative flash placement mimicking the sun, and a subtle sky replacement from the library, so perhaps you don’t have to postpone after all?