I am now home from my travels for bit and want to get started on using my HDR skills for something different. Selling prints and digital licensing has been great, but I am all for diversifying my styles. The more options the better. Next step is to get into Real Estate Photography. It is an easy gig for 1-2 hours on weekends. I plan to limit my shoots and see how it goes! I have been studying detials for the past few months since my first attempt in which I posted here. If you are an HDR artist…I will keep you updated on my plight. My approximation is that each shoot should run at a price of $250-$1000 depending on house size & number of photos.
So I went out at lunch yesterday and took a few shots of a model home (above) that is right near my house. I took this as I was leaving and thought a full sun HDR..nah. After post processing..not bad! That is thanks to the rock facade! Adds nice details and texture. The next step is to take a bunch more shots/houses and build my portfolio. Then prepare a flyer/mailer to local agents and see how the feedback goes. Later this summer, I hope to land a few gigs. I’ll gladly share my scoops. One more shot of the house (settings below are for the outside shot).
Talke Photography Settings:
- Camera: Nikon D300
- Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
- Setting: Aperture Mode
- Focal Length: 16.0mm
- ISO: 200
- Exposure: HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
- Aperture: f/16.0
- Gear: Tripod
- Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza