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Contractor & Commercial Site Photography…

A couple of assignments from last week while I edit and tweak the images from the Johnson Family shoot this past weekend. I’m usually doing more sports and people-oriented stuff this time of year so a few opportunities to work outside in great weather are a welcome change of pace. Two very different clients with similar needs and expectations contacted me get the job done.

This shot required lots of tender, loving Photoshop care to remove the new construction going on next-door, add bushes by the stairs, and then removal of long two telephone wires which connected to the tree in the foreground and then cut across the house diagonally, to a spot just above the panelling on the left entryway. After some perspective control (missed the ‘ole view camera on this one) and a coupla quick experiments, I taught myself a whole new way to do this detailed retouching using only two of Photoshop’s tools. Can you guess which two?

This next one was for a branding firm from Indy that needed site photos of the new ITT Technical Institute, out by the airport in Cascade Station. With so much construction going on, the biggest challenge was getting a clean shot. Still moving into the building, lots of people and equipment were in and out of the building and parking lots all day long. Getting the right time of sun on the building was critical, as well as using a polarizing filter to make the colors pop. Right at the end after making the last images, I popped on my new 15mm Fisheye, just for fun. Like drinking beer with friends, you always get a different perspective.