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Old 08-07-2007, 01:04 AM   #1
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A link that David may already be familiar with.

http://photographyforrealestate.net/

All sorts of tips on choosing the best time of day to shoot houses, how to correct perspective, barrel/pincushion distortion, etc.
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A link that David may already be familiar with.

http://photographyforrealestate.net/

All sorts of tips on choosing the best time of day to shoot houses, how to correct perspective, barrel/pincushion distortion, etc.
Thank you, Lois, for a very interesting site that I have not seen before.
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You are very welcome. I hope it comes in handy.

Certainly judging by the dreadful snaps of houses for sale in our local papers, the agents could do with reading the site carefully!
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You are very welcome. I hope it comes in handy.

Certainly judging by the dreadful snaps of houses for sale in our local papers, the agents could do with reading the site carefully!
One problem is that those who take digital photos don't realize that the photos need editing, sometimes beyond what the website services provide. The R.E. web sites often allow the person uploading a photo to lighten or darken a photo, but they don't offer a lot of other options.

Particularly important is to have the right ratio, 1.333 for our service here in Philadelphia. If the ratio is out, we get short, fat houses, which look strange. Many of our houses are twice or three times as tall as they are wide. Suburban houses are often the opposite, so we are the ones who have to adjust.

I do other editing, too. Weeds get torn out and trash gets swept up, all in Paint Shop Pro. The blotches we discussed before get taken out, but I have found that taking two photos at slightly different angles often gives me a shot without one of those blotches.
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Interesting, thanks.

And it led me to this article from Reuters blog: The use of Photoshop which makes interesting reading, especially the comments!

   
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Yes - the comments are fascinating!
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