The Living Room
All right. So now we are photographing the open area which the fireplace kind of connects nicely to the entry way. So that's why I have this photo framed up like this where we see the fireplace along with the entrance as well. So here we're gonna take this shot. It also shows where the kitchen's at, which is nice again, showing those connections. So let's take this shot right here. We've got the ambient lights on and let's get our flash on and now let's do our window pull. This is definitely gonna be a photo where we want that window, pull the exterior shot right there, both sides out the front door and then also that window in the background. So let's go first to the front door pretty nice. And now this one, let's see. Hm I see my reflection cool. So that works while I'm at it over here, I'm gonna do a couple more flash shots, but we gotta boost our exposure. So now this is going to be another photo where doing just a naturally lit photo would look nice, too cool. All right. So let's ...
go ahead and turn off all of the ambient room lights for a natural shot exposure is pretty good. Maybe increase it just a little bit. Let's take that shot and then let's do a window pull mostly of that front window, the door nice, cool. So that's a great shot of this area. So next, we're gonna just move on and see what other angles we need of this space. All right. So I know I'm a little bit dark in this shot. But what I'm going to do now is just get this great room shot, showing the windows in the back, the sliders and just how big this room is. That's the goal of this shot. I wanna show the height of the ceiling. I wanna show the height of the fireplace and then just again, sort of showing the rest of that room that we haven't seen before. So looking at my shot, now I'm gonna take a photo for you to see I'm not recording on my phone. Now, I've composed this image a couple reasons why I wanted to make it a kind of extremely wide. I kind of like the lines coming up the left side and then also the right side, you see a little bit of the lines from the beam on the ceiling in the kitchen. And I really like the fireplace being on that third line. So being on that right third, we got the windows kind of going in the background on that left hand side we also see the beam at the top of the ceiling, which is super cool. I might come down on my tripod a little bit, I'm a little bit high. Now, let me take this photo one more time and this is just with natural light. I kinda don't like how this basket is so much in the frame. A little bit less is fine and that's pretty good. So let's take this photo. I've just been kind of composing this photo. So let's just take this photo for reals with just the natural light. So let's do one with natural light. And at the same time, I'm just gonna do a sort of like a naturally lit photo with a window pull. So I'm just, these windows are too big for me to do a window pull with the slider. So I'm just going to expose to the exterior. We'll see how we can mask that out. I'm going to get this window pulled this way that should help. Let's do one more a little bit closer. We are at full power, but there's so much light coming in. It's hard to compete with that light cool. And while we're at it, let's turn on our ambient lights. So we have that shot as well. All right. So I went a little bit out of order on that one, but this is our last shot to combine for our flam bent shot. So I've turned on all my light house lights and let's get this one. Here we go. There we go. Nice. That will combine to really nice photo. So I'm gonna move over to the opposite side of the room and get another shot of this great room and uh probably from this corner over here. All right. So I moved over to sort of this corner of the great room. We'll call it and I've composed this shot so that we can still see the great fireplace, we can see the entrance to the house, but we could also see a couple other areas that we will highlight in other photos which include the dining space, the little little kids area. You see a hint of the connection to the kitchen and then you also see that this is another sort of sitting area over here. So let's go ahead and take this shot just like so and then I will take a flash shot. Let's take one from over here trying to really highlight this city area right here in front of the fireplace. That's nice. And then we're going to get our our window pull. So let's increase our shutter speed for that exterior front door. It's looking pretty good, nice, maybe a little bit hot. There we go. Cool. So that's another great shot for this area. I'm going to continue to move to the dining area to highlight that spot, which we haven't done so yet you can probably see in my shaky camera, what this looks like. Now, this is gonna be another great shot to really help showcase the, the map of the room where we can now see where that sitting area is, uh, with the TV, in relation to the dining area and the kitchen itself. So I kinda wanna get one shot where we are seeing a hint of the sliding doors. Although I don't think my lens is wide enough for that necessarily. That's a pretty cool shot though. And I'll get one that's more highlighting the dining space there. You can really see my tree house project in the background. Do plan on taking this photo again at a future date when we get a new dining table, which will fill the space a little bit better. So here let's take this shot right here. We've got our ambient lights on. Let's do our flash shots. So here you see me in the camera and looking at this photo, I think it's going to be another great one for just sort of a natural look. So let's turn off the lights and see what that looks like. I like it. I like it. It's pretty nice. Let's make it a little bit brighter. Let's take that photo then I'm also noticing we have a window pool perhaps in the kitchen windows. Let's go ahead and see what that looks like. Yeah, that might look good. So let's go ahead and take that window pull cool So I think that's it for this wide angle. Now I'm gonna push in just a little bit. You can probably follow me on this camera as I get a little bit closer to the dining space, which is gonna highlight the dining space a little bit more. And while still highlighting the kitchen in this great room, it's just not going to be as extreme of a wide. Yeah, something like that's nice. You'd still see that beam on top. Still see our table, the kitchen. This is really starting to highlight the table. All right. So I've lowered my camera a little bit because I kind of wanted to tilt up so we can see this chandelier, we see the fireplace, we see this great room right here, the dining space. So this is really for highlighting that dining space trying to get those lines straight in camera using my level as close as possible. So let me take one photo like this so you can see what we're working with. That's pretty good. We're a little bit hot, but for a natural lit photo, that's probably pretty good. Now let's turn on our ambient lights. It's looking good. So let's take this one shot. We're going to add a quick little flaming shot from this angle. Just a little bit of subtle highlighting of that fireplace, which is nice. And now let's get our window pull, which is pretty nice for this photo. Let's try it from here, you're gonna have to turn on, let's do a 12th timer and see what or a two second timer and see what I can do. So if you don't have a trigger and if you're too lazy to set up your remote trigger, you can do this. That's one way to do it. Let's see. But that is a lot of trial and error, but that actually would look pretty good. So that's this dining room dining area spot, which is great. You also see the bar with the counter over there, which we didn't really highlight before. So next, I'm going to move to a couple of the other bathrooms which are going to be simple and uh see how we can get those.