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  1. #11
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    Re: Who does Real Estate photography?

    I have done a good bit of it. The lenses I use most for interior shots are my 15mm f/3.5, 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye (rarely though some companies ask if you have one), 18mm f/3.5 and 35mm f/1.4 AIS Nikkors. Although it is certainly not required, a PC (Perspective Control) wideangle is very helpful. My 28mm f/3.5 PC Nikkor has been a lifesaver in a couple of situations. You want straight, non-converging lines in your photos. A camera with 24MP or more is ideal and you should have a sturdy tripod. For exterior shots I often use 35mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.4. You will need several strobes and a way to trigger them all wirelessly. For the most part I use Godox 200 or 400 W/S studio strobes and a Godox wireless trigger but you could also use Speedlight's as long as you could trigger them wirelessly. Many Real Estate companies want HDR (I use Luminance HDR) and some 360 panorama software. I still have a bracket I got when I was working for CirclePix that is clickstopped in 16 places for use with a 28mm (FF) lens or 18mm (DX) lens. Most companies prefer (or even require) that you have FF cameras. There are also times when you may have to balance a mixture of strobe or daylight (~5000K) and incandescent (~3200-3400K) lighting so experience with compositing is helpful too. In those incidences I use my handy 35 year old Minolta color meter III to make sure I am setting the white balance perfectly in the camera.

    Some examples of what I have done can be found on my website:

    Real Estate | scottmurphyphoto (scottmurphyphotography.org)


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  2. #12
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    Who does Real Estate photography?
    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorArts View Post
    I just love that you can take a shot like this at 8mm (12mm) and not have to fix pincushion distortion (this is straight out of camera).

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    That's amazing, Jake. What I read about both lenses (the Sigma and the Nikon 10-24mm I mentioned earlier) is that both suffer from distortion. Yesterday I ordered a preowned copy of the Nikon and will see how it performs. If I'm not overly thrilled with it, I will see about returning it and look for the Sigma. I appreciate your input!

    Quote Originally Posted by STM View Post
    I have done a good bit of it. The lenses I use most for interior shots are my 15mm f/3.5, 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye (rarely though some companies ask if you have one), 18mm f/3.5 and 35mm f/1.4 AIS Nikkors. Although it is certainly not required, a PC (Perspective Control) wideangle is very helpful. My 28mm f/3.5 PC Nikkor has been a lifesaver in a couple of situations. You want straight, non-converging lines in your photos. A camera with 24MP or more is ideal and you should have a sturdy tripod. For exterior shots I often use 35mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.4. You will need several strobes and a way to trigger them all wirelessly. For the most part I use Godox 200 or 400 W/S studio strobes and a Godox wireless trigger but you could also use Speedlight's as long as you could trigger them wirelessly. Many Real Estate companies want HDR (I use Luminance HDR) and some 360 panorama software. I still have a bracket I got when I was working for CirclePix that is clickstopped in 16 places for use with a 28mm (FF) lens or 18mm (DX) lens. Most companies prefer (or even require) that you have FF cameras. There are also times when you may have to balance a mixture of strobe or daylight (~5000K) and incandescent (~3200-3400K) lighting so experience with compositing is helpful too. In those incidences I use my handy 35 year old Minolta color meter III to make sure I am setting the white balance perfectly in the camera.

    Some examples of what I have done can be found on my website:

    Real Estate | scottmurphyphoto (scottmurphyphotography.org)
    Wow, very nice images, STM!
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  3. #13
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    Re: Who does Real Estate photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    That's amazing, Jake. What I read about both lenses (the Sigma and the Nikon 10-24mm I mentioned earlier) is that both suffer from distortion. Yesterday I ordered a preowned copy of the Nikon and will see how it performs. If I'm not overly thrilled with it, I will see about returning it and look for the Sigma. I appreciate your input!
    Turn on lens correction in Lightroom and anything that exists goes away. Like I said, this is completely unedited besides applying lens profile and chromatic aberration correction on input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorArts View Post
    Turn on lens correction in Lightroom and anything that exists goes away. Like I said, this is completely unedited besides applying lens profile and chromatic aberration correction on input.
    Thanks again, Jake. By the way, your example is stellar for demonstrating the abilities of the Sigma lens. I'm really blown away by its performance.
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    Re: Who does Real Estate photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    That's amazing, Jake. What I read about both lenses (the Sigma and the Nikon 10-24mm I mentioned earlier) is that both suffer from distortion. Yesterday I ordered a preowned copy of the Nikon and will see how it performs. If I'm not overly thrilled with it, I will see about returning it and look for the Sigma. I appreciate your input!



    Wow, very nice images, STM!
    Thanks! For the 360 stuff, I just sent the images to CirclePix and they combined them with their own proprietary software but there are several programs out that there, (unfortunately none are free and some are pretty pricey, like $200) that can generate an image that you can move around your 360 "view" with a drag of the mouse. I don't do enough of it nowadays to justify the cost.
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    Re: Who does Real Estate photography?

    Who does Real Estate photography?
    Here are a couple of images taken with a preowned Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. I only had a short amount of time to be out shooting today so unfortunately I couldn't find any really nice architectural subjects for experimenting. Even when choosing the lens profile in Camera RAW, there was very little adjustment or correction needed.

    The lens seems to offer low contrast images which might be beneficial for real estate and architectural photography. Some contrast was added in post.

    Now I have a question for anyone who knows...supposedly there is a setting in the menu for Auto Distortion Correction which affects certain Nikon lenses in camera. Although I've searched online and in the menu of my D500, I cannot find how to enable this. According to this link, the Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 is one of the lenses corrected in the database for distortion control. Other than adding distortion correction in camera AFTER an image is taken (by going thru the Retouch menu), does anyone know how to turn it on ahead of time? Is that even an option?

    Here is a general Nikon article explaining Distortion Control:

    https://www.nikonimgsupport.com/eu/B...d=1&lang=en_GB

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  7. #17
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    Re: Who does Real Estate photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Here are a couple of images taken with a preowned Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. I only had a short amount of time to be out shooting today so unfortunately I couldn't find any really nice architectural subjects for experimenting. Even when choosing the lens profile in Camera RAW, there was very little adjustment or correction needed.

    The lens seems to offer low contrast images which might be beneficial for real estate and architectural photography. Some contrast was added in post.

    Now I have a question for anyone who knows...supposedly there is a setting in the menu for Auto Distortion Correction which affects certain Nikon lenses in camera. Although I've searched online and in the menu of my D500, I cannot find how to enable this. According to this link, the Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 is one of the lenses corrected in the database for distortion control. Other than adding distortion correction in camera AFTER an image is taken (by going thru the Retouch menu), does anyone know how to turn it on ahead of time? Is that even an option?

    Here is a general Nikon article explaining Distortion Control:

    https://www.nikonimgsupport.com/eu/B...d=1&lang=en_GB

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    I am not familiar with any corrections in the camera, but that does not mean anything, I probably use less than 10% of what any of my cameras offer. As for contrast, quite the opposite is true, you want to have lots of contrast in your architectural images and real estate images. You want the imagest to have pop! for prospective clients, that is what realtors want!
    FTn, F2A, FT2, FE2, F4E, D850, D500, D750

    8-15mm f/3.5-4.5 AFS, 15mm f/3.5 AIS, 16mm f/2.8 AIS, 18mm f/3.5 AIS, 24mm f/2.8 AIS, 24mm f/2 AIS, 25-50mm f/4 AIS, 28mm f/2.8 AIS, 35mm f/1.4 AIS, 35-70mm /3.5 AIS, 50mm f/1.8 AIS, 50mm f/1.4 AIS, 50-135mm f/3.5 AIS, 55mm f/2.8 AIS Micro, 85mm f/1.4 AIS ,135mm f/2 AIS, 80-200 f/4 AIS, 105mm f/1.8 AIS, 105mm 2.8 AIS Micro, 180mm f/2.8 AIS, 200mm f/2 AIS, 200mm f/4 Micro AIS, 300mm f/2.8 AIS, 400mm f/2.8 ED IF AIS, 500mm f/8 Reflex, 600mm f/4 ED-IF AIS

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    Re: Who does Real Estate photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by STM View Post
    I am not familiar with any corrections in the camera, but that does not mean anything, I probably use less than 10% of what any of my cameras offer. As for contrast, quite the opposite is true, you want to have lots of contrast in your architectural images and real estate images. You want the imagest to have pop! for prospective clients, that is what realtors want!
    So I need to look into that. The images I've seen haven't been overly contrasty - at least not what I'd consider to have a lot of contrast. Maybe just average.
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  9. #19
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    Re: Who does Real Estate photography?

    I did a few jobs here in Australia... wasn't to my liking.... Agents wanted you at sunset every night, didn't want to pay much and then also wanted HEAPS of photoshopping - especially to skies and making sure vertical walls are vertical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Now I have a question for anyone who knows...supposedly there is a setting in the menu for Auto Distortion Correction which affects certain Nikon lenses in camera. Although I've searched online and in the menu of my D500, I cannot find how to enable this.
    Shooting Menu -> Auto Distortion Control (might be the third menu set as you scroll through)

    It only impacts JPEGs, as is the case with most of the stuff in there.
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