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Archive for September 2009

White Window Pane Tutorial

Written by Malia Campbell Photography

September 27, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Posted in HDR Tutorials, How To, Video

Please vote

I’m thinking of putting together some tutorials to go over HDR for real estate. What do you think?

Written by Malia Campbell Photography

September 26, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Posted in Poll

How to change your guideline color in Photoshop

When I first ventured into the world of Real Estate Photography one of the first lessons I learned was that I absolutely had to get my vertical lines… well… vertical.  Nothing screams amateur so much as a wall tilted at any degree other than 90.

There are things you can when you’re shooting to avoid messy “verts” but even the best of photographers generally need a bit of clean up in post (processing).  The easiest way to do this is to draw some guidelines and use the Skew tool in Photoshop to line everything up.

Cyan Guildes

For most Real Estate Photographers this is not a mind blowing concept but what might blow your mind is this: Did you know you can change the color of your guide lines (note: I’m talking guide lines not grid lines)?

The default color is cyan and I don’t know if it’s my monitor or my 30-something year old eyes but, for the life of me, it takes a lot of eye strain for me to see those lines clearly.

To change your guideline colors access your General Preferences menu by hitting alt + k or
Edit | Preferences | General. Then you’ll choose the Guides, Grids & Slices menu. From this menu you’ll have a drop down of color choices.   You can also choose between a solid or dashed line.

And there you go.  A little tip (to blow your mind) from me to you!

Written by Malia Campbell Photography

September 26, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Posted in How To

iPhoto of the day


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Written by Malia Campbell Photography

September 24, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Posted in Photo of the Day

Preparing your home for a photo shoot

With over 80% of buyers now using the internet to search for their next home, the importance of good photography has never been so critical. Good photography starts with good preparation. We have put together this checklist to assist you in preparing your home for a successful photo shoot.

On the day of the shoot, before your photographer arrives, make sure you open all the curtains/blinds, turn on all your lights (including lamps and range hood), close all toilet lids, lock up any pets and turn off all televisions and computers.  We wish you the best with the sale of your home and hope that this guide helps you in preparing for your photo shoot!

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Written by Malia Campbell Photography

September 4, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Posted in How To, Words

What I’m working on

1) Redesigning
2)Prospecting to new agents
3) Sending email campaign
4) Finish processing headshots
5) Surviving (!)

Written by Malia Campbell Photography

September 1, 2009 at 11:11 am

Posted in Words