All right. So I'm in the kitchen now and the lighting is a little bit better, but there are still a couple of areas that are problematic just for creating a nice shot that doesn't have like as you can see here, this super bright spots of light. So the first thing in the kitchen that I'm going to do though is raise my camera up. I've been shooting a lot of the bedrooms and stuff at that waist height. But for the kitchen, I really do want it to be a little bit higher so that we can get over the counter tops. Now, the tripod I'm using is nice because it does have a little bubble level here that I can look. It is a video tripod. So it doesn't have a tilt ball head, which is really nice for making those fine tune quick adjustments for leveling, but I can do adjustments with each leg to get it leveled and make sure our lines are a little bit straighter. Now, looking at this photo, let's see, there's a couple ways to approach this and I think I'm gonna do it multiple ways, but one is just the...
straight on kind of shot of the kitchen right here where we have all of the elements of the kitchen. We've got the fridge, the stove, the sink, I'm actually gonna switch over to the 16 millimeter lens for this shot. I know I like that lens. I know I have enough room in this space for the 16. So and I can back up. I just like the sharpness and the not so much warping of this image. So let me see what this looks like. All right. So I see that I still have the splotches of light on the floor which I might be able to get away with cropping out or pushing my camera in tilting up. But I also have it on the sink over there. So this handy dandy umbrella, which is actually for my camera flash, I'm gonna see if I can put it up and block that light coming in from outside. I'm not sure if this is doing anything yet, but I'm putting it there that might work. Oh, we are almost there. There's just a little bit I see. So let's see. And that could get fixed in post, but let's see if we can fix it right now. All right, I think that's as good as we're gonna get. Now, we are, we are also having some clouds come in that also decreases the amount of natural light in this kitchen. So if you're going for a photo that's completely natural light. I'm not sure if that was the best move, but let's try to take this photo with the natural light. We're gonna bump up. Exposure compensation still looks nice. We've got a lot of light coming in from all sides. So let's try. Yes, that looks nice. Now, we are gonna do one with the ambient lights on and then one with a flash, put this flash on this side, see what that looks like. That looks really nice. And I'm just gonna do one more over on this side. Cool. All right. So now I'm just gonna quickly go around the room. I'm gonna move the camera. All right. So now I've moved into the corner and I'm going to try to get a shot where we're seeing that open area over in the side and I know you don't see this yet on the camera, but we're because the kitchen kind of opens into the living space. I wanna show that connection in a photo. So something like this, I'm gonna take just natural right now and I actually really like the natural look of these photos. I'm gonna shoot it with the ambient lights on also with the flam bent lean and this is one where I will do a window pull. Oh Shoot, I kicked that leg. We're all, we're gonna hope that Photoshop fixes that. Now, I think I should retake this one, at least with the uh ambient lights on without the flash then with the flash and then one with exposed to the exterior and one with the window pole with this pointed directly at that window. I'm gonna take one with the flash lighting up this room. This is potentially one of our other hero images. And so I wanna make sure I have the option to combine that part of the room. Hm. It's gonna overexpose just a little bit that looks pretty good. And like I said, this is sort of a hero shot where we're seeing the kitchen, the living space. This is also the dining space as well. I'm gonna continue taking a couple shots of the kitchen from a couple of angles and then also one of the dining space, which is one where we will definitely need to add a table or something and post if we want to show it as a dining space itself. But hopefully seeing how I shot this kitchen helps you. I'm just gonna change the angle. So I get a shot more of uh just the stove, just the sink from that corner, maybe leaving out the fridge and maybe one of just the stove and the fridge really highlighting the pantry as well. So getting those four shots of the kitchen is, is key.