post 325 Mossy Pointe | MegaHome Tour

February 21st, 2011

Filed under: Blog — Matt @ 9:34 am

325 Mossy Pointe, Duluth, GA 30097

325 Mossy Pointe, Duluth, GA 30097

This 4 bedroom 4.5 bath in Duluth, GA is a gorgeous ‘classic southern beauty’. The updated kitchen stands out with its white antique finished cabinetry and granite-topped large center island! The home is gorgeous and a gem for the price.
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post So what is all this talk about HDR photography, anyway?

January 17th, 2008

Filed under: Blog — Matt @ 1:41 am

overexposed1.jpg Good question! Actually, HDR stands for high dynamic range and refers to the range of brightness in a variably lit room. Most common in our photography, HDR can be seen in interior photographs. Typically, interior shots in real estate virtual tours cover all areas of the home. Many photos include shots of rooms with windows. Since houses usually are not equally as bright on the inside as the sunlight on the outside, windows get blown out / washed out / over-exposed. Here’s an example:

Properly exposed windowDigital photography allows easy correction of this common problem. The best way to correct the issue is to place a camera on a tripod, obtain one properly exposed image for the interior and at least one additional image for the exterior. This technique will render the exterior of the home properly exposed, while the interior of the room will be under exposed. Example:

underexposed.jpgWhen producing the final image for display, the two (or more depending on the high-dynamic range of the shot) images will be overlayed perfectly in Photoshop. The two images will register perfectly assuming a tripod is used and all adjustables are securely tightened prior to releasing the shutter. The final result of the bracketed shots will typically closely to what we see naturally through our eyes:

This is a very popular technique to allow the viewer to see what the view is like outside of the rooms they are viewing. Sometimes this technique is ill-advised, however. Balancing the light coming in through the windows can be oddly distracting to the point where the photos look completely surreal.

The most important thing is to keep the buyer’s eyes on the house on display. Our goal is to keep the buyer focused on the rooms they’ll live in for the next chapter of their lives and not get distracted with poor photography.

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