Still Photo Contest Closing – Video Contest Open

January 15th, 2015

JanStillContestStill Photo Contest Closing: This month we have a record number of Photographer of the month entrants (50). This is a stunning group of twilight exterior shots. The jurors have their work cut out for them to choose the winner out of this group. I suggest that very one that is interested in raising the bar on their own photography, take time to look through this group and analyze what works and what doesn’t. Please feel free to join the Photographer of the month flickr group and comment on  your favorite entries. Don’t worry about distracting the jurors, we had a vote about when comments should start and the majority of jurors are OK with having comments when voting is in progress.

Update 1/16 9:30 Pacific: Still contest is now closed. 

Video Contest Opening: The monthly video contest will open tomorrow Fri 1/6 and will remain open until 1/23 or until we get at least 6 to 8 entries.

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3 Responses to “Still Photo Contest Closing – Video Contest Open”

  • As a Novice in Real Estate Photography, could someone please tell me how Architectural Photographers make the photos so smooth, like renderings. Is there a special software to buy?
    I am just learning Lightroom and Photoshop, but I haven’t found a technique for Blending my images, if that’s the right term. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Stuart P.

  • Stuart – a lot of it is lighting, and there are numerous methods. The two most popular that I have noticed in this community are the methods Scott Hargis (http://photographyforrealestate.net/lighting/) and Mike Kelly (https://fstoppers.com/product/mike-kelley-where-art-meets-architecture) use. I use a combination of both and occasionally add in a LR Enfuse (http://photographyforrealestate.net/enfuse/) edit if it makes sense for what I am doing. I wouldn’t consider myself all that good with getting “that” look yet. I tend to rush through my jobs too quickly.

  • Hi Jordan,

    Thank you for taking the time to respond to me, I appreciate the links and will definitely try them out.

    Best regards

    Stuart

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