photography portfolio

an ongoing process

A photographer's education never ends. There're always more techniques to know and improve upon... more to learn. The images in this site capture subjects I consider interesting. Many of the images were taken while trying new techniques or working to master old ones. From general to specific photography topics, the camera settings and something about capturing and/or editing the images are provided for those interested.

Feedback is always appreciated.

real estate photography

If your intention is to see real estate photography.

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1. One of my favorites, and the first shot of the day. The sun was at an angle where shadows were beginning to appear inside the doorways providing a greater sense of depth. For the lens, f/stop and distance from the subject selected, the depth of field behind the wall was at least 6' allowing the doors to stay sharp.

(f/5.6, 1/2000 sec, ISO 64, 50 mm)

2. I've always liked the look of wood framing embedded into stone doorways. It adds rustic character to a strong structure. The final editing touch to this photo was copying the porch light onto it's on layer and slightly brightening it.

(f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO 200, 50 mm)

3. Located on a corner, with a beautiful store front, I was surprised to find this building empty. Hopefully the vacancy will not last long. As the sun continued to descend, the shadows in the doorways began to take over. I certainly had plenty of light for a hand held shot at ISO 64 (where I started) and don't recall why I chose ISO 200 so soon.

(f/5.6, 1/2500 sec, ISO 200, 50 mm)

4. As previously mentioned, the colors of the images taken in direct sunlight stand out more than those taken in shaded, ambient light. I'm keeping this house in mind for a morning shoot when the front gets the direct sunlight.

(f/11, 1/00 sec, ISO 640, 50 mm)

5. Definitely my favorite pic of the day. The white wall provides a nice background for the bright colors of the doors; especially the detail in the top halves in sunlight. As shot, the area below the door handles is much darker in shadow. Although I prefer it that way, I decided to carefully dodge (lighten) the area. Not yet sure I like it. As the sun continued to the horizon, the shadows became more challenging.

(f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO 200, 50 mm)

6. Another of the many apartment buildings found in the neighborhood and another shot I'd like to see in direct sunlight.

(f/11, 1/160 sec. ISO 640, 50 mm)

7. By the time this pic was taken, the shadows were taking over. As with photo #5, the darker area in the original version of the shot was dodged to reduce the darkness.

(f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO 200, 50 mm)

8. Due to the many cars on the street, no matter how I shot this house, only part of it was going to be captured.

(f/11, 1/100 sec, ISO 640, 50 mm)

9. This is one exception to my preference to shoot these homes in direct sunlight. In my opinion, the color would have been washed out and not nearly as attractive as it is in, at least some, shaded, ambient light.

(f/11, 1/125 sec, ISO 640, 50 mm)

10. Awesome metal work and door security. A pic that might look better when hit be sunlight.

(f/11, 1/40 sec, ISO 640, 50 mm)

11. The image made of tile was a very unique touch to the homes in this neighborhood.

(f/11, 1/50 sec, ISO 640, 50 mm)

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