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Congratulations Austin LaRue Baker! August 2021 PFRE Photographer of the Month

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Published: 06/09/2021

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Congratulations to Austin LaRue Baker of Chandler, AZ — August 2021 PFRE Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was "Daylight Exterior"

August 2021 POTM Winner

Here are the top 3 entries from August's contest:

  1. Austin LaRue Baker #505
  2. Dave Koch #507
  3. Jamie Armstrong #516

Please feel free to view and comment on any of this month's entries here.

Here is what Austin had to say about his image:

I'm so grateful for this community, It has pushed me to be a better photographer and has given me the skills to get there. This image is of one of the most incredible homes I have had a chance to photograph. I felt a straight-on, one-point perspective was the obvious choice for this shot because of the flat, straight lines of the architecture. I already had a couple of wider shots of the exterior so I felt like I could shoot this image a bit tighter. I photographed it at 35mm With my Tamron 28-75mm lens on my Sony A7iii. This is all ambient light and about 3 different exposures blended together using luminosity masks. I tried to use a soft hand on the editing to keep it feeling natural. I felt that leaving the interior a bit dark and the highlights a bit brighter helped keep that natural feel.

Austin LaRue Baker

Congratulations Austin! September's contest is officially open, so be sure to submit your entry here.

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