I’ve been shooting a lot of real estate for Windermere REALTORS here in Spokane as of late and thought I’d share a few photos.
Taking photographs of empty rooms doesn’t fulfill my creative side as a photographer but I do take satisfaction in making homes look as inviting as possible (no garish HDR here), getting the images back to the agent quickly and doing all of this at a reasonable rate.
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This was an interesting assignment from the Inlander for a recent music lead. P. Wrecks is a local rapper who’s lyrics are, let’s say, deeper and more insightful than what you might expect from the genre. My assignment was to create a composite photo capturing this.
I recently purchased the Canon 6D and it can actually build photos like this in-camera using a multiple exposure feature. I played around with this for a while but in the end decided I wanted more control over the final output then it afforded.
The final image is a composite of 4 photos I took on the same miserably cold and rainy day. I shot P. Wrecks with a gridded beauty dish on one of the walkways that pass above I-90 east of downtown Spokane. The other 3 photos used are of the rain on the window of my car, some of his handwritten lyrics and downtown Spokane.
The lyrics are the most important element in making the photo work. I tried to make them surround and even overlay his face a bit like he’s surrounded by the thoughts coming out of his mind.
The end result was accomplished in Photoshop using different layer blending methods and masks. Can you recognize the scene behind Wrecks? I hope not because it doesn’t exist. The downtown buildings were shot from the drop off area in front of the convention center.
Lit with ambient and a 580ex bounced through a Fong Lightsphere.
I shot these for the Inlander (here’s the story) a couple of weeks ago when it was about 14 degrees outside. Two lights used, one in a large octabox and the other gridded for some rim light (second photo only). It was so cold out that when I was done I just threw all my power cords in the car because they were frozen stiff. I can’t wait for spring.
Here are a couple of shots from an Inlander assignment a while back. It was an interesting story (read it here – http://www.inlander.com/spokane/article-18667-rescued.html) with an obviously interesting subject, Thor the tortoise.
He was the last animal left in a recently shuttered pet store in Spokane Valley. Thor lived in the aquatics room and the photos were taken while he was out of his pen walking laps around the room surrounded by a sea of empty fish tanks.