I was contacted by the owner of a house in a new Smiths Falls development. As the unit is an investment he needed pictures to share on rental sites to get it occupied as soon as possible.
While the building is almost completed and the rest of the community is still under construction he made arrangements with the builder to give me access at a time that suited their schedule and would allow for delivery of pictures fast.
Though the property is a middle unit and it looks small from the outside it is still quite spacious with an appropriate design to make the most of the space available.
With a nicely laid out kitchen
Laundry and Bedrooms on the main level
And a Basement Family Room with walkout
In my experience, not enough attention is paid to utility rooms found in basements. I like them because basements were always the best places to store things and operate a darkroom but they help me to share a more complete story about how the house was built.
These Photographs were made in under 2 hours, edited and delivered via online gallery within 24 hours.
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Years ago I was on a long train ride with a former golf pro and he told me that the old saying “Practice makes perfect” is wrong.
“Frank, perfect practice makes perfect.”
Each of these pictures is actually 8 pictures stitched together.
When making panoramics you need to follow and practice proper techniques in using a shift lens. If you don’t, the lines in the building won’t match up and it will be all distorted. You do this by leveling your camera, getting a proper exposure between the building and the sky, taking a series of images and then compositing the images together in Lightroom. After all this, you need to use Photoshop, and select the elements to downgrade and accentuate to draw the eye to your subject.
I’m torn between calling this “art” or “illustration” but in the end it is about sharing an idealized version of what the eye actually sees so that you can put yourself, as the viewer, in the scene.
I was at a Christmas Party last December and I brought up that I do Pole Photography.
The person got very excited and asked me if I had done Pole Dancing Photography long.
“Ummm, no, not that type of Pole Photography”
I attach my camera onto an extension pole (the pole is imbedded into a tripod) and then I remotely control the camera from an app on my iPad.
This is an alternative to making pictures with a drone - which you cannot just fly anywhere you want - and is perfect for a different perspective on buildings and getting everyone in a group picture.
Here is a 20’ pole picture:
And here is an unedited ground level picture of the same building:
Ground-level photographs are great for sharing how it looks and feels from an “I’m walking up to the building” perspective while a photograph made at height shares more of the builder and architect’s point of view of a property’s features.
And when you make a group picture from height, everyone is in the picture:
Sharing the story of P3 Panel Company and United Edge Structural Components (Smiths Falls) through photographs.
Drone Photography of the Factory
Ground Level of the yard and building
Pole photography inside the factory
People at work - shot in colour however, when shared in black and white the images take on a photojournalistic edge.
Work in progress - 7 Maple in Smiths Falls, Ontario
Work in progress on Ferrara Drive in Smiths Falls, Ontario
$5,000 camera equipment tethered to iPad
+ 25’ tall tripod
+ construction zone
= A different perspective
Note: for safety/insurance I wear steel-toed work boots, high visibility jacket, and permission to be on site from builder/developer plus all of the workers were gone for the day (a hard hat would be needed if work was going on).
Personal Project: Ottawa’s Museums Part 1
Canadian War Museum - opened in 2005
Link to wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_War_Museum
Link to official site: https://www.warmuseum.ca/